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District Court ‘Severity Appeals’ in NSW: Appeals from the Local to the District Court

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
29-year old Victorian man Anthony Khallouf was arrested in Sydney just days before the planned protest in the CBD on Saturday, 24 August 2021, after travelling down from Queensland. Days before the planned gathering, Mr Khallouf uploaded a social media...

The Most Commonly Cited Case in Australia

by Ugur Nedim
Many cases that are decided in the higher courts become ‘precedents’, forming part of Australia’s common law. Where relevant, judges and magistrates are required take these previous decisions into account when deciding later cases. But with thousands of cases going...

How To Use Legal Principles To Protect Your Client and Get a Better Result – A Simple Guide to ‘Parker Warnings,’ ‘Double Counting’ and ‘De Simoni’

by Ugur Nedim
Sentencing is a challenging exercise which tests the skills of even the most experienced criminal lawyers, magistrates and judges. And when courts are too heavy-handed, an appeal may be the best way to set things straight. An appeal against a...

Appealing a Drink Driving Sentence

by Ugur Nedim
It is a criminal offence to drive while under the influence of alcohol. If you have been charged with drink driving, you face a number of different penalties depending on the level of alcohol alleged to have been in your system at...

Why Choose a Specialist Appeal Lawyer?

by Ugur Nedim
If you have been convicted of a crime that you didn’t commit or you have been given an overly harsh sentence, you have the right to appeal to a higher court. Generally, you only get one chance to make an...

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