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Contempt of Court

Court Won’t Charge Presenters With Contempt, But Will Instead Ask Them For Undertakings

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By now, most of the nation knows the story: Channel 10 presenter Lisa Wilkinson spoke glowingly of Parliament House sexual assault complainant Brittany Higgins during her Logies acceptance speech on 19 June 2022, causing the trial of defendant Bruce Lehrmann...

Channel 10 Hires Top Defamation Barrister and Warns Against Publicly Criticising its Presenter

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that television broadcaster Channel 10 has hired leading Sydney defamation barrister Dr Matthew Collins AM QC to go on the offensive against those who may defame presenter Lisa Wilkinson over comments she made during her Silver...

Television Presenter Could Face Contempt of Court Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, was due to begin in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on Monday. But an acceptance speech by television presenter...

What is a Contempt of Court?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A man has taken the extraordinary step of personally suing a Family Court Judge after he was sent to prison for contempt of court during family law proceedings. The story so far In 2018, Mr Stratford (his real name cannot...

Judge Threatens Peter Dutton With Contempt of Court Charges

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has again shown that he feels he is above the law, causing long delays in an immigration case which involves a protection visa for an Iranian man. Visa application in court A Federal Court...

Do I have to attend the court if subpoenaed?

by Ugur Nedim & Zeb Holmes
A subpoena is a court order to attend court, produce documents or both. Although it is normally prepared and filed by the defence or prosecution in criminal proceedings, it is important to be aware that the failure to comply can...

Politicians Should be Allowed to Criticise Judges, Argues Former High Court Justice

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon has written a searing critique of a hearing last year in the Victorian Court of Appeal (VCA), which determined whether to prosecute three federal ministers for contempt of court after they criticised the Victorian...

High Court Rules that Police Interview is Inadmissible

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Richard Filihia was armed with a bowie knife when he entered a brothel on the night of October 24 2012. He stabbed the establishment’s receptionist Brian Gaudry, before fleeing with the cash he’d taken from the man’s back pocket. The receptionist...

Journalist Faces Contempt of Court Charge

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A young Sydney journalist who ignored publishing protocols and caused a murder trial to be aborted has had her case referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Yahoo 7 reporter Krystal Johnson may face contempt of court charges after...

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