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How to Write a Character Reference for Court

When someone close to you is pleading guilty to a criminal or traffic charge, the magistrate is permitted to take into account his or her character. In fact, evidence of good character - as well as any steps taken to...

How Much Does a Lawyer Earn in Australia?

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According to figures released by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) on 17 July 2020, being a lawyer is not among the top earning jobs in Australia. If that surprises you, then consider this – lawyers don’t even make the top...

Imprisoning the Innocent: The Causes of Wrongful Convictions in Australia

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‘It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer’. These words of 18th century English jurist William Blackstone resonate just as loudly today as they did back then in relation to the magnitude of the injustice...

Accused Murderer Granted Bail

Former high school teacher Lynette Dawson disappeared in 1982, just two weeks before her daughter was due to commence kindergarten. The mother-of-two was last seen at the Bayview home shared with her husband, Chris Dawson. Mrs Dawson’s body has never...

More Music Festival Overdoses, But Still No Pill Testing

Another music festival, another death from a drug overdose – and the festival season is just beginning. 19-year Callum Brosnan from Baulkham Hills is dead and three other young adults are in critical conditions after suspected drug overdoses at the...

Parramatta Justice Precinct: The New Heart of the Sydney’s Legal System

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According to European history books, Parramatta is the second-oldest city in Australia, founded by Governor Phillip in 1788. First People had been in the area for some 30,000 years before that, referring to Parramatta as ‘Burramatta’, which means head of...

How Do I Find the Right Lawyer in New South Wales?

There may be times in life when you find yourself in need of the best lawyer for your particular case. Buying and selling property, getting divorced or dealing with family issues, recovering a debt, resolving an employment-related issue, or going...

Keeping Legal Costs Down

Are you going to court but don’t want to spend a fortune? Lawyers don’t come cheap, but they can make all the difference to the outcome of your case. Anecdotes about greedy lawyers abound, but there are many ethical lawyers...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Named as Finalist in LexisNexis/Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index 2015

The team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers® is delighted to announce that we have been named as finalists in the LexisNexis and Janders Dean 2015 Legal Innovation Index. The Legal Innovation Index is an annual award which recognises outstanding innovators in...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers®: Three Things that a Criminal Defence Firm should Aim to Achieve

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® commenced operation in 2001. Since then, we have introduced a range of innovations to the criminal law profession, including: ‘Fixed Fees’ that are published on our website, A ‘Senior Lawyer Guarantee’, meaning that clients will be represented...
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