Defamation: Recreation for the Rich or a Tool for the Powerless?

Joe Hockey’s short-lived “victory” of $200,000 in damages – awarded in his defamation suit against Fairfax – was last week dwarfed by a costs order requiring Fairfax to pay just 15% of his legal costs. Graham Hryce, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, estimated that this would leave Hockey approximately $650,000 behind. Hockey has asserted Read more about Defamation: Recreation for the Rich or a Tool for the Powerless?[…]

Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law

Let’s take a moment to review the history of bail law in NSW, so that we can appreciate in full the stupidity of the most recent reforms. In 1978 Attorney-General Frank Walker’s reformed bail law entered into force, doing away with the discriminatory system of “cash bail” and introducing a general presumption in favour of Read more about Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law[…]

Criminal Defence Lawyers Sydney

Criminal Defence Lawyers Sydney…Protecting Your Rights Crimes varies in categories whether it is a crime against property, a crime against person or in relation to traffic laws, they can tarnish your reputation and can affect your future employment. Crimes happen because of self defence and others are premeditated. If you are facing criminal charges in Read more about Criminal Defence Lawyers Sydney[…]

Drug Charges – Importing or Exporting Drugs

Drug importation and drug exportation offences are taken seriously by the Criminal Justice system.  There is a strict approach to the implementation of penalties for offenders found guilty of the importation and exportation of border controlled drugs or plants, due to the effects the supply of controlled drugs has on the wider community. The import Read more about Drug Charges – Importing or Exporting Drugs[…]