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SANE AUTOMATISM the defence at law

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  • 24 August 2021
  This month we highlight the often-misunderstood defence in criminal law of SANE AUTOMATISM In our criminal law jurisdiction, all criminal offences require proof that an accused perso
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Reasonable excuses to leave your residence at present due to COVID 19 restrictions

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  • 17 August 2021
There are 16 separate Reasonable excuses to leave your residence at present due to COVID 19 restrictions   You may leave your home to: -   ONE -  Obtain food or othe
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Is this legal for an employer to mandate their employees to be vaccinated before returning to work?

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  • 13 August 2021
  In the coming months this question and others like it will be asked by both employees and employers as businesses emerge from lockdown.   The ‘no jab, no work’ i
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Why you need a good advocate at Court

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  • 26 July 2021
  Some people try to go it alone when they are facing a matter in Court. Whilst for some people this will not be problematic as they are confident and believe they can argue their case
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Opinion Evidence at law - exceptions to inadmissibility

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  • 09 July 2021
  Whether you are facing a criminal or civil matter, the opposing side may attempt to use what is known as ‘Opinion Evidence’ against you. Generally, the rules of evidence
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Freedom of Contract - is there really such a thing?

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  • 02 July 2021
  It has been premised that employers and employees have the right to negotiate their terms of contract. The concept of autonomy describes this as people should be free to choose whom they
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Tendency Evidence

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  • 18 June 2021
When you are charged with a criminal offence the prosecution may attempt to use what is known as ‘Tendency Evidence’ against you. Additionally, tendency evidence can also be used in civ
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Hearsay – What is it & how to identify it in law

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  • 10 May 2021
There is a lot of confusion in law as to what and what is not hearsay.  The below is a brief but simple version on what is hearsay and how to identify it when you are either dealing with a
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Can a Defendant be Prosecuted Using Illegally Obtained Evidence?

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  • 14 April 2021
In some instances, evidence that points to a defendant’s guilt may have been obtained illegally.  For example, by a police search without a warrant, or a covert video of a crime being co
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The Importance of Open Justice

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  • 12 April 2021
Open justice is a central feature of Australia’s judicial system.  Open justice means court rooms are open for the public to view.[1]   In particular, it allows for journalists
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