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Sydney Criminal Lawyer Loses Appeal Against Finding of Deceptive Conduct

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney-based criminal defence lawyer with ties to conman Peter Foster has lost her appeal against a decision made by the Supreme Court that both she and Mr Foster engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to a fraudulent...

The Offence of Participation in a Criminal Group in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
30-year old Dylan Farrell, who once played for the St George Illawarra Dragon and South Sydney Rabbitohs, has been arrested in Nowra, south-east New South Wales. Police say he was arrested at around 8.30am on Thursday, 8 July 2021 when...

The Offence of Supplying a Large Commercial Quantity of Prohibited Drugs in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Two New South Wales men are facing charges for drug offences after police allegedly seized $12 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, or ‘ice’, and cocaine in Sydney’s South West over the weekend. Police allege the two men were arrested during...

False Sexual Assault Allegation Ruins Man’s Life

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
False sexual assault allegations are rarely publicised, and no official data is collected about them. In fact, those who publicise these allegations can find themselves on the receiving end of criticism for reporting on an issue which they say pales...

The Offence of Assaulting a Police Officer in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner has defended the actions of police officers who manhandled a 62-year old female store manager while arresting her for not wearing a face mask at an organic food store in Bowral in the...

Passenger Charged with Murder After Police Officer Struck and Killed

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The tragic death of a police officer who was struck by a car last weekend has triggered debate about whether a passenger in a car should be considered legally responsible for the conduct of the driver, and well as raised...

Sydney Criminal Lawyer Vows to Fight Charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey
Sydney Criminal Lawyer Steven Mercael is currently on bail and continues to practise as a defence lawyer, as he awaits his trial which is scheduled to commence in February 2021. Mr Mercael’s criminal defence team applied to have his name...

The Law, Penalties and Defences Relating to Money Laundering in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney millionaire has been arrested and charged after police claim to have found $7 million dollars in a backyard bunker. Well known businessman, 39-year old Hugo Jacobs was arrested at Sydney Airport before boarding a flight to Dubai after...

What is a Conditional Release Order in New South Wales?

by Patrick O’Sullivan
On 24 September 2018, the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Community-based Orders and Other Matters) Regulation 2018 came into effect. The Regulation amended the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (the Act) by, among other things, replacing the old “section 10(1)(b) good...

Sydney Police Officer and Catholic Priest Charged with Child Abuse Material Offences

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A Catholic Priest and Police Officer, both based in Sydney, have been charged with child abuse material offences after an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May this year into data being stored on and distributed from an electronic...
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