Our Recent Criminal Defence Case Studies

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is continually achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We wanted to share with you our recent case studies so that you can be assured of our expertise, skill and commitment in criminal defence representation. We assisted several clients in getting no conviction recorded by way of Section 10 of the Crimes Act including two young Read more about Our Recent Criminal Defence Case Studies[…]

Slave-Like Treatment in Embassies

The most recent Four Corners’ episode Behind Closed Doors has revealed that, behind the doors of diplomatic embassies domestic staff are trapped in slave-like working conditions. This is extremely concerning given that these places are isolated and hidden from plain sight. Vulnerable and helpless embassy workers Before coming to Australia these workers agree to enter Read more about Slave-Like Treatment in Embassies[…]

Make a Submission to the Banking Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry holds its first public hearing today. The fact is that many people’s lives and livelihoods have been devastated by ruthless and greedy misconduct within the financial services industry. The Royal Commission represents an opportunity to thoroughly examine the corporate mentality of these institutions and Read more about Make a Submission to the Banking Royal Commission[…]

Proposed New Laws Targeting Espionage and Foreign Interference

At the end of last year PM Turnbull introduced a package of new laws aimed at targeting espionage and foreign interference in Australia’s political system. This bill is being debated presently. New Criminal Offences The bills introduce a range of new espionage and foreign interference offences for: Possessing, receiving or communicating sensitive information; Failing to disclose ties Read more about Proposed New Laws Targeting Espionage and Foreign Interference[…]

What is the Australia Day debate really about?

What is the Australia Day debate really about? With Australia Day coming up there has been continued debate about whether the date should be changed. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull released a video on Facebook putting forward his strong view that Australia Day should remain as is. He says: “I am disappointed by those who want Read more about What is the Australia Day debate really about?[…]

The Risks of Medical Tourism

Globalisation has resulted in a rapidly growing medical tourism industry. Medical tourism is the term used to describe instances where individuals travel overseas to undertake medical procedures. This has been an increasing trend with estimates that around 15,000 Australians travel overseas each year for cosmetic and dental surgery. However, recent incidents have raised concerns over the risks involved with medical tourism. It Read more about The Risks of Medical Tourism[…]

Australia Criticised for ‘Serious Shortcomings’ in Human Rights Record

The latest Human Rights Watch report released yesterday provides extensive criticism of Australia’s Human Rights records. O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors agrees with many of the findings having represented clients whose human rights have been neglected by institutions. The HRW report has identified some crucial areas as follows. Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Australia Read more about Australia Criticised for ‘Serious Shortcomings’ in Human Rights Record[…]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Recent social movements, such as #metoo, have brought to the forefront the prevalence of systematic sexual harassment. At O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors we recognise that sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality for most women. Nearly half of all women have been sexually harassed and a quarter of women have experienced sexual harassment in the Read more about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace[…]

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors: Year in Review

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors has had a remarkable year in 2017. We are proud of the wide range of successes that we’ve had this year that span from our involvement in Royal Commissions to our successful outcomes for clients in both criminal and civil cases and our pro bono work. A year filled with Read more about O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors: Year in Review[…]

Recent Successful Cases at O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors continues to achieve successful outcomes for our clients in regards to criminal matters. We pride ourselves on our trial advocacy and ability to represent clients in trials across all criminal law matters. Our solicitors have handled recent criminal cases around NSW including charges such as assault, drug and traffic offences to name Read more about Recent Successful Cases at O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors[…]