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Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A jury in Downing Centre District Court has heard that a then-19 year old woman felt “dead inside” when NRL payers Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair allegedly forced her to have sexual intercourse in the early hours of 9...

What Does the Law Say About Consent in Sexual Assault Cases?

by Sonia Hickey
When twenty-two year old Chantel Contos shared her story of an alleged sexual assault in a private school, she was not expecting the enormity of the response. Since her disclosure, hundreds of other women have come forward, telling details of...

Complainant’s History of False Sexual Assault Allegations is Inadmissible

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In a recent decision, a five judge bench of the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) ruled that legislation which prevents criminal defence lawyers from asking questions to complainants in sexual assault cases about their sexual history extends...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by 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...

Life Sentences in NSW: “Life Meaning Life”

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
At the conclusion of their highly publicised Supreme Court trial, Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara were found guilty and subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for murdering Sydney student Jamie Gao. Gao was shot dead in 2014 after Rogerson and...

Do People Lie About Sexual Assault?

by Ugur Nedim
Incidents of sexual assault have been widely publicised in the media following a number of high-profile cases, including that of Kings Cross nightclub heir Luke Lazarus. Data published in 2014 indicates that Australia has a huge problem with sexual assault...

Mandatory Indefinite Sentencing – A Good Idea?

by Ugur Nedim
How would you feel if you were sent to prison for an indefinite period of time? Such a scenario had been proposed by the Victoria state government before its election defeat over the weekend In a bid for popularity, the...

Validity of Anti-Biker Laws Upheld by the High Court

by Ugur Nedim
The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act, upholding its validity. The decision is the latest in a long running saga between the United Motorcycle Council and State governments. Governments have passed various pieces...

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