Dental Worker Impersonates Police Officer While on a 12-Hour Rampage

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On 19 April 2020, a gunman disguised as a police officer went on a 12-hour rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, killing at least 17 people in what was gravely hailed as the worst act of mass murder in the country’s history. Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old ...continue reading

When Are You Allowed to Use a Laser Pointer in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   When a police helicopter is fervently flying around trying to track pursuits or search for a wanted suspect, the bright shine of a laser pointer is the last thing a pilot wants to see. It might sound inconsequential, but even a small, battery-run laser pointer can be capable ...continue reading

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

Sydney Woman Charged with Damaging Property by Fire After Allegedly Burning Down Home in Domestic Violence Act

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It is reported that a young woman has been arrested after she allegedly used a candle to set fire to her own home in Sydney’s north. According to NSW Police Force, at around 10pm on 26 February 2020, multiple fire crews were called to a property engulfed by ...continue reading

Explosive discovered in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Property

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Last week, a live explosive was discovered in a property in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, leaving families with no choice but to abscond as they took to their safety. At around midday on 21 February 2020, officers from the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command were called to a building ...continue reading

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

  On 17 July 2020, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released the statistics report on the average income based on occupation (and state) for income year 2017/18. The report is based upon millions of 2018 income tax returns in respect to millions individuals, and hundreds of thousands of  corporations. In a nutshell, the report reveals ...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 is Self-Defence Under the Law in NSW?

  It is reported that on new year’s eve, as Pope Francis walked in Vatican City whilst greeting pilgrims on his way towards the cobble esplanade, footage has emerged of a woman from the crowd grabbing the Pope’s hand and pulling him towards her. The act appears to cause the Pope pain, as the footage ...continue reading

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