Incorrect Prescription Entered into Medical Chart Results in Death of Patient

A 54 year old man died as a result of a mistake entered into a hospital’s computer system. Paul Lau was given the wrong medication by Macquarie University Hospital after undergoing a knee construction operation. He later died as a result of the medication. A coronial inquest into his death found that Macquarie University Hospital Read more about Incorrect Prescription Entered into Medical Chart Results in Death of Patient[…]

Secret Police Blacklist Targets Young People and Aboriginal People

NSW Police are targeting minority groups with a secret blacklist. The Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP) is a police list that identifies people who police believe are at risk of committing an offence in the future. 55% of STMP targets are Aboriginal and almost half are under the age of 25. Children as young as Read more about Secret Police Blacklist Targets Young People and Aboriginal People[…]

Police Brutality is Too Common & Internal Investigation Procedures are Inadequate

In just one week there has been three reports of police brutality in Victoria. It is clear that there is a systemic problem that is allowing police to abuse their powers. The community should have confidence in the ability of police to use their powers appropriately, and to investigate allegations of misconduct in an impartial Read more about Police Brutality is Too Common & Internal Investigation Procedures are Inadequate[…]

Unfair measures targeting Bikie Organisations in Police crackdown

A series of shootings and fires across the Hunter Valley region have led to the NSW Police initiating a task force aimed at cracking down on local rival bikie organisations. As part of this, bikie organisations have been targeted by NSW Police who have proposed severe measures that would forbid them from associating with other Read more about Unfair measures targeting Bikie Organisations in Police crackdown[…]

The Need to Overhaul the Drug Detection Dogs Program

Police drug detection dogs (‘drug dogs’) are now an ordinary sight at airports, train stations, music festivals and in other public areas. A positive indication by a drug dog usually results in the police searching the person’s pockets or bags under a ‘reasonable suspicion’ that the person is in the possession of illicit substances. Police Read more about The Need to Overhaul the Drug Detection Dogs Program[…]

Mobile Drug Tests: The Need to Review Existing Regimes

Australia’s current drug driving laws punish individuals who present no risk to other drivers, and attempts to bring the war on drugs into traffic management, but on a completely false pretext. It is an offence in Australia to drive a vehicle with illicit drugs present in your bloodstream. This is in addition to the laws Read more about Mobile Drug Tests: The Need to Review Existing Regimes[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held its final sitting today. The five year inquiry has concluded with the final report to be presented to the Governor-General tomorrow. O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, led by Peter O’Brien, has been heavily involved in this Commission having represented key individuals involved in the case Read more about Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse[…]