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Indecent Assault

Rolf Harris Cleared of Indecent and Sexual Assault Charges

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A jury in London found Australian entertainer Rolf Harris not guilty of ‘groping’ a blind and disabled woman, and a 13-year old girl who asked for an autograph at a radio station. He was also cleared of sexually assaulting a...

Sydney Lawyer Charged with Indecent Assault

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Forty-year old Carl Harrap of Seaforth is employed as a patent and trademark attorney at the Sydney office of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. The firm’s website describes Mr Harrap as having “… particular experience and interest in assisting his...

Lawyer Guilty of Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 35-year old lawyer from London is facing prison time after his drunken behaviour got out of control at a Christmas Party at the prestigious London Rowing Club, leading to convictions for ‘racially-aggravated assault’ and ‘sexual assault’. Festive celebrations went...

Hyde Park Rapist Loses “Incoherent” Appeal

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A man convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenager in Hyde Park in Sydney has lost his appeal case. Joseph Stephen Rosenburg argued that the 18-year-old girl had lured him into the park in an elaborate...

Abolishing the Partial Defence of Provocation: An Interview with Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The partial defence of provocation can be argued in a court of law when a person who’s killed another claims to have been provoked by the deceased in such a way that they lost self-control and were therefore less culpable...

Sexual Harassment Rife Within the Legal Profession

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The legal profession is reeling from media reports that it’s an industry where sexual harassment thrives and very little is done about it. The claims, made on the ABC’s 7.30 Programme, are backed up by research conducted by the Law...

‘Epidemic’ of Sexual Offences on Public Transport

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim A number of recent cases have raised concerns about the prevalence of sexual offences against women in taxis and on public transport. A Sydney taxi driver was recently charged with indecently assaulting a 19-year...

Predator Dentist Allowed to Work with Children

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim Australia is renowned for its strong approach to border protection, with tough immigration laws making it difficult for many to settle in our country. However, government authorities have been criticised after allowing a dentist...

Bullying and Harassment Rife Within the AFP

by Ugur Nedim
Former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, who conducted an investigation into the Australian Defence Force in 2011, has released her report into bullying and harassment within the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Ms Broderick’s investigation, commissioned by AFP Chief Andrew Colvin,...

Restorative Justice – Does It Really Work?

by Ugur Nedim
If you had been physically or sexually assaulted, would you ever consider facing the person who assaulted you to tell them how the incident had impacted upon your life? Such a situation might seem confronting, but for some it offers...
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