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Mutant gene or Murder? The Kathleen Folbigg coincidence case

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  • 04 March 2021
Coincidence Evidence and the deaths of 4 babies As with our previous blog on the use of tendency evidence in a criminal or civil trial. There also exist coincidence evidence in law. Closely
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Are some forms of Violence ok?

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  • 03 March 2021
  Many would think that violence against another person or group is subject to criminal penalty or at the very least subject to some sort of penalty. However, there are certain kinds o
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Cruelty, Animals and the Law

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  • 27 February 2021
For pet owners, the companionship provided by a dog or cat is generally overall a rewarding experience, considerably improving the quality of life of the owner. However, unfortunately instances of
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Manslaughter and the Legal Duty of Care

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  • 21 January 2021
On Wednesday the 20th of January 2021, the Cairns Queensland Court held Goodstart Early Learning Centre childcare worker Ms Dionne Batrice Grills’ criminal charge for involuntary manslau
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Traffic Fines and Suspension (what to do)

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  • 19 January 2021
Many of us have found the occasional and sometimes more than the occasional traffic infringement notice (driving fine) in our letter box. Below is a brief but very useful blog on how to get a f

Preethi’s Law – Expanding Domestic Violence Laws

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  • 16 November 2020
Preethi’s Law  New changes may be coming soon to the current Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act in NSW. It is named after Ms Preethi Reddy, a young dentist who was murde

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

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  • 28 September 2020
Being criminal responsible for a crime is said to being able to distinguish between the right and wrongness of the crime. Adults for the most part are thought of as criminally responsible by th

Disclosure Obligations of Police/Prosecutors

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  • 22 September 2020
It is well known in the legal industry that a prosecutor in a criminal matter must disclose relevant documents to the accused person or his defence team. However, disclosure request from an acc

The ‘CSI Effect’ & Forensic Evidence

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  • 22 September 2020
People often assume especially juries that when there is forensic evidence available and an expert is testifying in a criminal trial regarding the forensic evidence the truth of what they are sayin

Self Defence – when does it apply?

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  • 08 September 2020
There is a common perception that you can act in Self-Defence of yourself and /or others when there is danger present. Whilst this is true you must be aware of just when and how you can claim S
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