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12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Sydney Lawyer ‘Struck Off’ for Stealing Client’s Money

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Another NSW lawyer has been struck off for engaging in professional misconduct. This time it was Mr Thai Le Huu Nguyen. The Civil and Administrative Tribunal found him guilty on November 18 this year, for conduct it deemed to be...

Psychics and Fortune Tellers: Supernatural or Super-Illegal?

A Google search of the word ‘psychic’ reveals a never ending list of businesses offering their supernatural services for a fee. From telephone psychics who charge by the minute through to expensive personalised face-to-face services costing hundreds of dollars per...

Daniel Morcombe’s Killer’s Lawyer Suspected of Fraud

Until recently, criminal defence lawyer Tim Meehan enjoyed a glowing profile on his firm’s website. Now, his name has been removed from both the website and the Queensland Law Society’s online directory of lawyers. It has been reported that Mr...

Bogus Books Delivered to Sydney Mosques Defame Uyghur Leader

Two weeks ago, boxes containing hundreds of copies of a book defaming the character of exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer were mysteriously dropped off out the front of several Sydney mosques. The incident seems to be an attempt to discredit...

Law Graduate Guilty of Pretending to be a Lawyer

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A Queensland law graduate has been found guilty of engaging in legal practice without being entitled to do so after a Brisbane court heard he advised clients during police interviews, failed to correct police officers who referred to him as...

The Profile of a Shoplifter

There has been a great deal of media attention on the recent rise in supermarket shoplifting, with this form of larceny being made easier by the advent of self-serve checkouts. ANU criminologist Emmeline Taylor says anonymous surveys suggest that up...

Sex By Deception – Is Lying To Get Sex Considered A Crime In NSW?

Let’s say a man pretends to be very independent, wealthy and successful in order to seduce a woman into bed – should he be guilty of an offence if he is really unemployed and lives with his mum? Or how...

Cases That Fall Under the Legal Definition of Fraud in NSW

Fraud offences are on the increase, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). Figures from July this year show that the crime rate for fraud has been steadily increasing over the previous two years, at a...

Craig Thomson found ‘Not Guilty’ of 49 Fraud Charges

Many would be aware of the highly publicised controversy surrounding disgraced former Federal MP and Health Services Union secretary, Craig Thomson. 50 year-old Thomson is alleged to have committed numerous acts of fraud, after a Health Services Union secretary identified...
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