How Does COVID-19 Affect Bail Applications in NSW?

By Fouad Awada and Jimmy Singh.   On 30 March 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down a decision granting conditional bail to Mr Abdul Rakielbakhour who was accused and charged with serious domestic violence charges. Mr Rakielbakhour was arrested and charged with common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, alleged ...continue reading

COVID-19 – Key Changes Made by District Courts Affecting all Criminal and Traffic Cases in NSW

  From 30 March 2020, the District Court have implemented a number of changes to the way in which criminal cases are heard during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to remain up to date as arrangements are likely to continue to change. If you have a criminal matter in the District Court currently, please ...continue reading

How COVID-19 is Affecting NSW Local Court Cases in Australia

  Taking affect Monday, 30 March 2020, a number of key changes have been made to the way in which NSW Local Court matters are to be dealt with during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 24 March 2020, the New South Wales Chief Magistrate, Judge Graham Henson AM, released a Memorandum regarding some of the key ...continue reading

Woman Charged with Larceny After Stealing Face Masks and Other Medical Supplies from a Hospital

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As the community prepares for the frightening pandemic situation of coronavirus, it’s become plain to see that our unsung heroes amongst the crisis are the doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers, operating around the clock to help the hundreds of sick patients. Whether dealing with cases of ...continue reading

Elderly Man Tortured with Taser & Drill in Murray Bridge Aggravated Kidnapping Ordeal

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It is reported that an elderly man was bound, kidnapped and tortured with a taser and drill by two men in a gruesome incident at Murray Bridge in the south-east of South Australia. According to South Australia Police, in the early hours of 29 February 2020, the elderly ...continue reading

HOW MUCH DO LAWYERS MAKE IN AUSTRALIA? – LAWYER SALARY AUSTRALIA

  The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have released the statistics report on the average income based on occupation (and state) for income year 2016/17. The report is based upon 16.5 million 2017 income tax returns in respect to 13.9 million individuals, and 970,000 corporations. In a nutshell, the report reveals the top paying jobs or ...continue reading

What are the Rules Around NSW Police Strip Searching a Person?

241,000 is the number that has been given to NSW Police Officers, representing the quota for conducting personal searches, including strip searches on people for the 2019 financial year. In fact, in 2019, NSW Police failed to meet its quota  by just under 2000 searches. NSW Greens managed to obtained the shocking revelation through the ...continue reading

What is a Criminal Lawyers’ Role?

  Criminal lawyers represent people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, movies and TV shows have portrayed criminal lawyers in a bad light, prompting members of the public asking the question criminal lawyers get asked too often, “but how can you defend a criminal?”, or “how can you defend a guilty person?”. Too often we ...continue reading

What are the Penalties, Defences and Charges for Break and Enter in NSW?

  In a bizarre break and enter, a burglar has broken into a Florida home on Christmas eve in the city of Bradenton in the Manatee County, Florida. The bizarre thing about this break and enter is that home owner who was fast asleep woke up to the burglar sucking on his toes. It’s reported ...continue reading

Law on Break, Enter and Commit Serious Indictable Offences in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Australia is burning amid one of the country’s worst fire seasons on record and against the backdrop of this devastation, never before has human suffering been so unprecedented. The fires have now killed at least 25 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, while the blazes have transformed skies ...continue reading

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