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Criminal Record Expungement

Criminal Record Expungement

Laws that regulate criminal record expungement Spent convictions legislation can be challenging to understand. In New South Wales (NSW), criminal record expungement is governed by ...
Understanding Bail Laws in Australia

Understanding Bail Laws in Australia

In New South Wales (NSW), bail laws can be rather confusing to understand. In this article we are going to be breaking down bail laws, ...
Homicide Defence Tactics

Homicide Defence Tactics

In a nutshell… Homicide is a serious offence and will require the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Murder charges fall into the most ...
Domestic Violence Case Defences

Domestic Violence Case Defences

Facing false Domestic Violence charges can be tough, thrusting individuals into a legal quagmire with real-life consequences. Navigating the complexities of defending against such accusations ...
Assault Charges What you Must Know

Assault Charges: What You Must Know

Navigating assault charges in Australia can be daunting. Understanding the legal landscape is crucial. Assault encompasses a range of offences, from simple assault to more ...
Updates on Subclass 500 Visa Regulations

Updates on Subclass 500 Visa Regulations

We are thrilled to share some exciting news regarding the Subclass 500 Visa Regulations in Australia. The Australian government has recently introduced some significant updates ...
Drug Offenses Legal Guide

Drug Offenses Legal Guide

Drug offences are an important aspect of criminal law. Consumption, possession, distribution and supply of illicit substances in Australia is a serious offence. Drugs are ...
Appealing Criminal Convictions

Appealing Criminal Convictions

Understanding the criminal conviction system can be challenging. In Australia, navigating the complexities of appealing once, let alone a second or subsequent appeal can be ...
Legal Rights in Arrest

Legal Rights in Arrest

Being arrested by a police officer can be really tough for anyone. It’s a scary and confusing situation. But did you know you have rights ...
Rights During Police Interrogation

Rights During Police Interrogation

  In a nutshell… Police interrogation regarding suspected criminal offending is no process to take lightly as the outcome of an interrogation could be criminal ...
Defending Against DUI Charges

Defending Against DUI Charges

Defending against a drink driving charge in Australia can be daunting. In New South Wales (NSW), the law takes a firm stance on drink driving, ...
Juvenile Justice System Insights

Juvenile Justice System Insights

The Australian Juvenile Justice System handles children aged 10–17 involved in criminal activities. Managed by state and territory governments, it emphasizes rehabilitation over detention. Each ...

Policies for repeat offenders

Australia’s criminal justice system is complex, and sentences imposed for repeat offenders can vary across different states and territories. Additionally, laws and policies that are ...
Legal Defences In Self Defence And Provocation Cases

Legal Defences In Self Defence And Provocation Cases

Self defence and provocation cases are a difficult area of law. The arguments suggest that an incident resulting in serious injury, harm or death may ...
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The Future Of Criminal Law Trends And Challenges

Criminal law is subject to constant legislative reform, review and criminal justice reform. Crime prevention research is a continual process and criminal law trends and ...
Understanding Sentencing in Criminal Law

Understanding Sentencing in Criminal Law

Sentencing in criminal law is a complex and important aspect of the criminal justice system. Sentencing for criminal matters signifies the end point for the ...
Parole System and Procedures In Australia 2

Parole System and Procedures In Australia

The parole system is an integral aspect of the criminal justice system. Parole is a lifeline provided to defendants whereby they can be released from ...
Legal Defenses Against Drug Charges in Australia

Legal Defenses Against Drug Charges in Australia

Navigating the world of drug laws and charges in New South Wales, Australia can be a real challenge. As people’s attitudes towards drug laws have ...
Criminal Law and Drug Offences

Criminal Law and Drug Offences

Understanding drug offences can be a difficult and daunting process. Laws have changed a lot in the years and society’s attitudes towards and understanding of ...
Australias Immigration Wave Reshapes Economy and Property Market

Australia’s Immigration Wave Reshapes Economy and Property Market

In the bustling corridors of Australia’s economy, a new narrative is unfolding. A recent report highlights an immigration surge poised to reshape the landscape of ...
witness protection in criminal law

Witness Protection In Criminal Law

Witness protection is an important aspect of criminal law and a lot of time, effort and resources has gone into creating the Witness Protection program ...
Section 10

Section 10

Section 10 refers to section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. Section allows a court authority to find a defendant guilty of an ...
Public Liability Claim Guide 1

Public Liability Claim Guide

Definition of a Public Liability Claim A public liability claim is claim for compensation to cover the losses incurred as a result of sustaining an ...
The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Criminal Trials In Australia

The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Criminal Trials In Australia

In Australia, everyone should have a fair chance at justice, no matter how much money they have. Unfortunately, that is not always the case today, ...
Drug Offences and Drug Lawyers in Australia

Drug Offences and Drug Lawyers in Australia

Being charged with a drug offence can be a scary time. The laws may seem confusing to you, and if you plead guilty to drug ...
Parole System and Procedures In Australia

Parole System and Procedures In Australia

The parole system is an integral aspect of the criminal justice system. Parole is a lifeline provided to defendants whereby they can be released from ...
Social Medias Role in Criminal Law

Social Media’s Role in Criminal Law

Many people in Australia use social media like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter every day. They share photos, videos, and messages to stay in touch ...
Speeding Charge Dismissed

Speeding charge dismissed.

Speeding Charge Dismissed We recently appeared in Burwood Local Court on behalf of a 43-year-old man charged with exceeding the speed limit by over 20km/h. ...
Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy in Criminal Law

Double jeopardy in criminal law is a legal principle that prevents a person from being tried again for the same offense after they have already ...
Sexual Assault Trial Ends in Not Guilty Verdict

Sexual Assault Trial Ends in Not Guilty Verdict.

In October 2023, we appeared in Campbelltown District Court on behalf of a 32-year-old man charged with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent. Our ...
Insanity Defence In Criminal Law

Insanity Defence In Criminal Law

Insanity Defence In Criminal Law There are many criminal law defences which are used to try and explain why criminal liability is either mitigated or ...
drug offenses in criminal law

Drug Offenses in Criminal Law

Drug offences are a critical component of criminal law. Drugs have become a large aspect of society and unfortunately the high level of drug use ...
drive whilst suspended charge ends in no disqualification

Drive Whilst Suspended Charge Ends in no Disqualification

Drive Whilst Suspended Charge Ends in no Disqualification Recently we appeared before Burwood Local Court in a Local Court Sentence acting on behalf of a ...
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Changes to TSS & TRT Stream of the ENS Visas | Jameson Law

Changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) visas From ...
The Business Innovation and Investment Visa

The Business Innovation and Investment Visa

Note: The Business Innovation and Investment Programme is currently closed to new applications until further notice. Australia’s Business Innovation and Investment Visa program has stirred ...
What to do if you are injured in a hit and run motor vehicle accident

What to Do If Hurt in a Hit & Run Car Accident? Jameson Law

What to do if you are injured in a “Hit and Run” motor vehicle accident? In the usual scenario, when you sustain injuries in a ...
What are special damages in a personal injury case

What are special damages in a personal injury case?

You might have heard about the concept of damages before in a compensation case. “Damages” mean the money one person may have to pay to ...
Appealing Criminal Convictions In Australian Courts

Appealing Criminal Convictions In Australian Courts

What Is A Criminal Conviction? A criminal conviction is a guilty verdict following a criminal act being committed. This can either be within the magistrates ...
Do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

The question, ‘Do I need a personal injury lawyer’ can come up often right after being injured in the workplace. Personal injury law can be ...
Increased Student and Student Guardian financial capacity requirements

Higher Student & Guardian Funds Necessity | Jameson Law

Increased Student and Student Guardian Financial Capacity Requirements Migration LIN 23/070 – F2023L01349 – Evidence of financial capacity—Subclass 500 Visa and Subclass 590 Visa Amendment ...
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Amendments to Resolution of Status Visa 2023 | Jameson Law

Amendments to Resolution of Status eligibility Migration Amendment (Resolution of Status Visa) Regulations 2023 – F2023L01393 This amendment provides further necessary amendments to the Migration ...
The Role of Magistrates in Criminal Cases

The Role Of Magistrates In Criminal Cases

Criminal Law Cases In The Magistrates Court The Magistrates court deals with summary offences and is classed as the lower court. This is in contrary ...
Criminal Law and Domestic Violence

Criminal Law and Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence offences form a large aspect of criminal law. Domestic violence is unfortunately a common situation in Australia and the statistics are only getting ...
Recent Changes in Criminal Law

Recent Changes in Criminal Law

Recent Changes in Criminal Law Criminal law legislation is regularly under review to make sure that the criminal justice system is as effective as possible. ...
Criminal Law vs Family Law

Family Law vs Criminal Law

Just like comparing surfboards to skateboards, criminal law and family law in Australia are worlds apart. Criminal law takes on an individual committing a criminal ...
Common Defences in Criminal Law 1

Common Defences in Criminal Law

In New South Wales (NSW), criminal defence means getting legal help for someone who’s been accused of a crime. It’s the methods that you use ...
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Partner SC309 & Permanent Partner SC100 After Claims

Partner SC309 and permanent Partner SC100 simultaneously after claims for domestic violence Congratulations to our client who was granted both her temporary Partner sc309 and ...
Work Injury Damages Claim Guide 1

Work Injury Damages Claim Guide

What is a Work Injury Damages claim? A work injury damages claim, often referred to as a common law claim, entails seeking a lump sum ...
Can you Change Lawyers in a Personal Injury Case

Can you Change Lawyers in a Personal Injury Case?

Picking a good lawyer can make or break a personal injury claim. Sometimes you may wonder if changing lawyers is possible. Can you change lawyers ...
what is the role of a prosecutor in criminal law

What Is The Role Of A Prosecutor In Criminal Law?

The prosecutor is responsible for presenting the state’s case to the court to try and prove the defendants guilt. They are an integral aspect of ...
impact of technology on criminal law

Impact of Technology On Criminal Law

Technology is shaking things up in Australian criminal law. Think about all the evidence from our phones, computers, and social media – it’s everywhere, and ...
the intersection of immigration and criminal law

What Is The Intersection Of Immigration And Criminal Law?

There are many different areas of law which intersect with one another. The basic principles of law are the same across the board. Two such ...
product liability claim

Product Liability Claims

Bought something that caused injury? Buying a product that fails the safety standard is not only a waste of your money, but also put a ...
criminal law in nsw

Criminal Law in NSW

Any criminal offence is classed as a serious breach of the Crimes Act and the matter will be referred to either the local court or ...
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Closure of the Pandemic Event Visa

The Albanese Labor Government has announced the cessation of the Pandemic Event visa. Key Updates: From 2 September 2023, the Pandemic Event (sc408) visa will ...
How an Assessment of Whole Person Impairment WPI Can Impact Workers Compensation Claim

How Assessment of WPI Can Impact Worker’s Compensation Claim

The assessment of whole person impairment (“WPI”) can have an impact on a worker’s compensation claim and the ongoing benefits they may receive. The worker’s ...
contract law civil or criminal

Is Contract Law Civil Or Criminal?

Contract law falls within civil law legislation and is subject to civil proceedings. Civil law proceedings comprise areas of law such as Family law, wills, ...
Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable Income

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable Income?

Personal injury settlements are protected at the federal level and are tax exempt. The settlement funds are not classed as a form of income because ...
skilled migration program update

Western Australia 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program

As another year unfolds, so does Australia’s vibrant migration landscape. Among the pioneers this season is Western Australia (WA), launching its 2023-24 Skilled Migration State ...
Fence Dispute with your Neighbor

Fence Dispute with Your Neighbour

A dispute over the common fence with your neighbour can trouble you every single day. We have been instructed to assist our client resolve a ...
Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution in Family Law Proceedings

Mediation is a dispute resolution process where parties involved in a dispute are assisted by an independent third party to help them reach agreement. It is ...
Burden and Standards of Proof Australia

Burden and Standards of Proof in the Australian Legal System

In the Australian legal system, burdens and standards of proof play a critical role in determining the outcome of a case. Burden of proof refers ...
What is Bail in Criminal Law

What is bail in criminal law?

Bail and bail laws can be incredibly complex and confusing to understand. Here at Jameson Law, we understand that finding yourself or a loved one ...
What do Criminal Lawyers Do

What do criminal lawyers do?

In Australia, and around the world, a criminal lawyer is someone who comes to the rescue when you’re tangled up in legal trouble. They’re like ...
Nervous Shock Claims

Nervous Shock Claims

Experiencing a traumatic car accident or being a close family member of a victim involved in a car accident, even if they didn’t witness the ...
What are some examples of Criminal Law

What Are Some Examples of Criminal Law?

Criminal law is a complex area of law and legal advice should be sought at the first opportunity. There are many different aspects of criminal ...
What is Burden of Proof Criminal Law

What Is Burden Of Proof In Criminal Law?

The “Burden of proof” is a key criminal law principle which factors into the prosecution of each separate criminal offence. All accused defendants are presumed ...
What is the purpose of Criminal Law

What is the purpose of Criminal Law?

The purpose of criminal law is a subject that people have pondered for generations. In fact, there exists an entire field of academia, called Jurisprudence, that ...
What is a Personal Injury Claim

What is a personal injury claim?

In Australia, a personal injury claim is when someone seeks legal action after getting hurt physically or emotionally due to someone else’s negligence, mistakes, or ...
Is Defamation a Personal Injury

Is Defamation a Personal Injury?

The simple answer is yes! A defamation lawsuit can be considered a personal injury lawsuit in legal terms. This is because a personal injury claim ...
What is affray in criminal law

What Is An Affray In Criminal Law?

Affray is the use of or threat of force against another individual which would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to ...
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The Curious Case of a Pilot-turned-Pretend Lawyer

In what sounds like the plotline of an ill-fated TV pilot, Nathaniel Whitehall, a 55-year-old retired Qantas pilot, has faced court after making a rather ...
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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? How an Emoji Changed Contract Law

Imagine this: You’re buying something big, maybe a car. After some discussion, the seller sends you a photo of the written agreement. You reply with ...
What is beyond reasonable doubt criminal law

What is beyond reasonable doubt criminal law?

If you have watched any legal or crime drama on TV before, chances are you have heard the term ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ before. It’s a ...
Workers compensation when working from home

Workers’ compensation when working from home

Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employees, and this responsibility extends beyond the traditional office setting. It is crucial ...
What is a Consent Order Family Law

What is a Consent Order Family Law?

What are Consent Orders? Simply put, Consent Orders are Orders made by consent of the parties. Broadly speaking, there are two avenues which can be ...
Is Criminal Law State or Federal

Is Criminal Law State Or Federal?

Criminal law is a complex area of law. It is a culmination of criminal principles and the criminal justice system, designed to deter and punish ...
Absolute Liability in Criminal Law

What is Absolute Liability in Criminal Law?

The law can be quite complex and confusing. Criminal offences in particular can be hard to understand. The laws vary from state to state and ...
Common Law vs Criminal Law

Common Law vs Criminal Law

Common law and criminal law are not the same however they may overlap in certain situations. Criminal law is a body of law which aims ...
consequences of criminal law

Consequences of Criminal Law

Criminal law is a complex area of law. The criminal justice process works within a structured framework and aims to bring about three main outcomes; ...
is fraud civil or criminal law

Is Fraud Civil or Criminal Law?

The simple answer is, it depends! Fraud can be considered both a criminal offense and a civil tort in New South Wales and Australia more ...
What does a good criminal lawyer do

What does a good criminal lawyer do?

Criminal lawyers are one of the most important members of our legal system. However, their jobs are often shrouded in intrigue and mystery. What does ...
Journey Claims NSW

Journey claims NSW

What is a journey claim? Were you aware that in New South Wales (NSW), you are protected by workers’ compensation when traveling to and from ...
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Claims With Uninsured Employers

In New South Wales (NSW), workers’ compensation is a legal requirement for all employers. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to provide financial assistance to employees ...
5 basic principles of Criminal Law

What Are The Five Basic Principles of Criminal Law?

Criminal law is a complex area of law as it relates to the criminal justice system. Crimes committed under criminal law are subject to several ...
What is Criminal Law NSW

What Is Criminal Law in NSW?

Criminal law is a complex area of law which is designed to protect society above all else. Criminal offences create danger to the community and ...
criminal law public or private

Public vs. Private: is criminal law public or private?

Private, public and criminal law: conceptual distinctions Criminal law is considered a type of public law, as it is concerned with offenses committed against society ...

Direct Pathway to Citizenship for NZ citizens

Good news for New Zealand citizens residing in Australia: on 22nd April 2023, the Australian Government unveiled a direct pathway to Australian citizenship for New ...

How Does Criminal Law Protect Society?

Criminal law is an integral aspect of protecting the wider society as it holds people accountable for their criminal actions. It attempts to create a ...
Immigration changes australia

Major Rewrite of Australia’s Immigration System April 2023

On 27 April 2023, the federal government announced a major rewrite of Australia’s immigration system. 2023 Changes to Immigration System Among the changes foreshadowed will be: ...
What Type of Personal Injury Qualifies for Compensation

What Types of Personal Injury Qualifies for Compensation in NSW

Personal injury can have a significant impact on a person’s life, resulting in physical, emotional, and financial consequences. In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, individuals ...
anzac day

New Pathways to Citizenship for ANZAC Day

It appears that Australia is close to amending its immigration rules for around 500,000 New Zealanders living here. The Australian government has announced plans to ...
civil vs criminal law

Differences Between Civil and Criminal Law

Civil and Criminal law deals with a multitude of matters but are categorised as different types of disputes in NSW and Australia. The differences between ...

Urgent Recovery Order Application

Our solicitor, Mr. Christopher Alis, represented a 19-year-old mother in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The 19-year-old mother had recently separated from ...
Criminal Law Perspectives to Practice

Criminal Law Perspectives: From Principles to Practice

It is important that criminal law is considered from all angles for a comprehensive approach. Criminal law principles are crucial as they are the fundamentals ...
Income Protection Claim Guide

Income Protection Claim Guide

Income protection claim refers to a financial benefit that can be claimed by individuals who have been unable to work due to an illness or ...
Conspiracy to commit murder

Conspiracy to Commit Murder

What Is Conspiracy To Murder? Have you been charged with conspiracy to commit murder? Do you know what it is that you need to do? ...
Penalty notice for drug possession

Penalty Notice for Drug Possession

Drug possession is a serious offence and it is not a charge that should be taken lightly. Drug possession can have implications not just for ...
driving over speed limit appeal allowed

License Suspension Due to Demerit Points | Jameson Law

Our Solicitor Wissam Philopos represented our client at Parramatta Local Court on 9 March 2023 in relation to the clients License Suspension Appeal pursuant to ...
negligent driving

No Prison, Positive Result in Careless Driving Fatality

Our solicitor, Mr Wissam Philopos, represented a middle-aged woman at Mt Druitt Local Court in mid-March 2023 in relation to a serious matter in which ...
business and investor visa australia

Complete Guide to business and investor visa australia

Investor Visa Australia If you are fortunate enough to have a talent for business and substantial funds to invest, and have a genuine and realistic ...
enforce settlement court orders

Section 73 of the Civil Procedure Act: Enforcing Settlement

Transfer of property from trustee to beneficiary and asset protection Depending on your personal circumstances, having an asset protection strategy in place that involves a ...
property transfer stamp duty

Transfer property without paying stamp duty

Stamp duty (also called transfer duty) is a substantial cost component of a property purchase, and if there’s any exemption or concession whatsoever you’d want ...
Superannuation TPD Claim Guide

Superannuation TPD Claim Guide

If you’ve suffered an injury or illness that prevents you from returning to work, you may be entitled to a TPD insurance benefit through your ...
Conviction Overturned

Contravene Prohibition – Conviction Overturned

Our solicitor, Mr Wissam Philopos represented a man at Parramatta District Court in relation to a District Court Appeal. The matter proceeded before the Judge ...
estate planning

Estate Planning

Often people will make inquiries regarding preparation of a will with the fear that their assets will not make their way to the family members, ...
Your right to silence

Your Right to Silence

When arrested, you have a fundamental legal right to silence. You are innocent until proven guilty and the police cannot accuse you of being guilty without ...
license suspension appeal

Last Minute License Suspension Appeal

On this occasion, our senior solicitor, Mr Wissam Philopos, represented a man whom we filed a licence appeal for to save his licence from suspension. ...
license suspension reduced

Suspension of 3 Months Reduced to 2 Weeks | Jameson Law

On this occasion, our senior Solicitor Wissam Philopos represented a woman at Parramatta Local Court for a Licence Suspension Appeal against Transport for NSW. Our ...
driving whilst suspended

Traffic Offence – Driving Whilst Suspended

Our Senior Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 19-year-old man at Parramatta District Court in relation to the following charge: Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended ...
criminal defences nsw

Criminal Defences in NSW

If you have committed a criminal offence or if you are accused of having committed an offence then you will need to seek advice immediately ...
bail conditions

Bail conditions you can apply for

The core principle of bail conditions is that they minimise the risk of the offender re-offending. The conditions will be specific to the crimes committed ...
Similarities between Civil and Criminal Law

Similarities between civil and criminal law

The legal system can be incredibly complex and confusing. Most of the general public understand the legal system to only involve the criminal law and ...
common assault

Conditional Release Order without conviction pursuant to Section 9 (1) (b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Our Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy, represented a man at Parramatta Local Court in relation to the following charge: Common assault (domestic violence) pursuant to section 61 ...
drink driving

Drink Driving Sentence Significantly Reduced

Our Senior Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 50-year-old woman at Moss Vale Local Court in relation to the following traffic offence: Drive with a medium ...
summary vs indictable offences

Summary Offences Vs Indictable Offences

Types of Criminal Offence categories: In criminal law, there are two types of criminal charges or criminal offences. Summary offences which have a maximum penalty ...
workers compensation claim

Your Guide to a Successful Workers Compensation Claim

What is workers compensation? Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to injured workers’ who have suffered a workplace injury or have ...
what happens if i get caught whilst suspended

What Happens if I get Caught Driving Whilst Suspended?

Have you been caught driving while suspended? Traffic offences of any nature are considered a criminal act — however, repeat offending is a serious matter. ...
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Slip and Fall Claim Guide

It is not uncommon for people to experience slips and falls in public places which can often lead to serious back, neck or head injuries. ...
whats the penalty for drug driving

What’s the penalty for drug driving?

In NSW, it is against the law to drive with the presence of any illegal drug in your system. Penalties can range anywhere between heavy ...
what to look for in personal injury lawyer

What Should I Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer?

In legal terms, personal injury refers to an individual sustaining physical or psychological damages at the hands of another party. If you have a personal ...
section 10 outcome

One final opportunity: treatment and rehabilitation

We had the opportunity to assist an elderly aboriginal person who had extensive mental and cognitive impairments, coupled with a criminal history, dating back to ...
how to prepare for court

How do I prepare for Court?

Do I really need to seek legal advice? Legal advice should be your first point of call when preparing for court. It is important to ...
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Notice of Intention to Cancel Visa – Decision set Aside

There’s nothing more satisfying than winning a life changing case for a client. Though this thank you cake was definitely the icing on top! Notice ...
criminal law

What is Criminal Law?

Criminal Law is the body of law that encompasses everything that relates to crime. Criminal Law governs criminal offences, regulates apprehension, charges and trial of ...
Section 103 of the Crimes Sentencing Procedure Act 1999

Sec10 Granted in Domestic Violence Matter with Child Present

Our Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 40-year-old man at Parramatta Local Court in relation to a common assault domestic violence related offence pursuant to section ...
No Win No Fee

How do no win no fee lawyers work?

No win no fee lawyers are a critical aspect of the legal sector. Legal work is universally accepted to be expensive and it is a ...
Proceeds of Crime

Success Story – Proceeds of Crime

Our Solicitor, Wissam Philopos, represented a 39-year-old man at Sutherland Local Court in relation to two serious offenses. These offenses included: Recklessly deal with proceeds ...
One Punch Law

One Punch Law

Are you aware of the law surrounding one punches? Do you know what to do if you get caught committing this type of crime. The ...
protection visa

Benefits Of Protection Visas

Being a protection visa holder, you can:  Live and work in Australia as a permanent resident  Have access to Medicare (Australia’s health care scheme) and ...
Assault

What Happens if you are Charged with Assault?

Assault refers to the use or threat of force against another person and are the second most common offences (14%) appearing before the Local Court ...
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How Can I File a Personal Injury Claim in Sydney?

Personal injury claims are intended to financially compensate individuals who have suffered harm as a direct result of another individuals negligent actions. The compensation is ...
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Workplace Bullying: Your Compensation Rights | Jameson Law

Everyone has the right to feel safe at work. However, this is not always the case. You may be entitled to claim workers compensation if ...
A man in pain after being in a motor vehicle accident

How Long After Motor Vehicle Accident Can You Put in Claim?

If you have been injured in a car accident as a driver, passenger, rider or pedestrian, regardless of whether you were at fault or not, ...
last minute bail application

Successful Last Minute Bail Application

Emergency Bail Application Request I received a call on the evening of Sunday 28 August 2022 from an unknown number. The male on the phone ...
Negligent driving matter dismissed

Negligent driving matter dismissed.

Our Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 28-year-old man at Blacktown Local Court in relation to the following three offences: Negligent Driving (no death or grievous ...
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How can I file a personal injury claim in Sydney?

Personal injury claims are intended to financially compensate individuals who have suffered harm as a direct result of another individuals negligent actions. The compensation is ...
Care and Protection Lawyer

Care and Protection Lawyer

Care and Protection proceedings in New South Wales are conducted in the Children’s Court of NSW in the first instance. The act governing such proceedings ...
bail

Can I Apply For Bail?

Bail applications are a tricky task as there are so many factors that need to be considered. Some people apply for bail several times before ...
success license

Driving Over the Speed Limit on a Public Holiday

Our Solicitor Danielle Epifania represented a 20-year-old female at Parramatta Local Court in relation to the clients License Suspension Appeal. Licence Suspension Appeal, pursuant to ...
intoxication

Is intoxication a defence?

Intoxication is a slippery slope as it impairs judgment, mobility and reaction time. In most circumstances, a little inebriation is nothing to worry about, however, ...
go to court lawyer

Going to Court

The court process is often confusing and stressful to those who are unfamiliar with it. The Local Court is where most people have the majority ...
wrong person convicted lawyer

Is it a case of mistaken identity?

An important component of any prosecution involves identifying the perpetrator of any criminal act. It is equally important in traffic matters but potentially difficult where ...
street racing lawyer

Caught Street Racing? Not Guilty.

On many occasions we have defended drivers and riders charged with street racing. Interestingly we often find the charge is based on subjective elements that ...
licence suspension appeal lawyer

What can I do about my licence suspension?

It is important to understand the different types of suspensions in NSW. The core rests at whether the suspension is handed by the Police or ...
burnout lawyer

Busted doing a burnout? Here’s what you need to know

The sad truth, is that some of our prospective clients come to our office charged with a burnout resulting from rather innocuous facts and not ...
motorbike offence lawyer

4 riding habits that are illegal!

1 Standing on Footpegs For many years many riders would stand on the footpegs to stretch our legs or to go over an obstruction oblivious ...
habitual offender lawyer

Habitual Offender Legislation changes

For many years it wasn’t uncommon to be approached by convicted traffic offenders who had been disqualified by the courts for significant periods. Sometimes in ...
negligent dangerous driving lawyer

Defending a Dangerous Driving, Drive Manner Dangerous or Negligent Driving Charge

The criminal liability associated in a traffic accident is no laughing matter. If you are found at fault, the following are some of the likely ...
speeding fine lawyer

How to defend your speeding fine

Let us assume that on a lovely sunny day you are riding when you are pulled over by a police vehicle. The officer approaches you ...
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What To Do If I Get Caught?

Committing a crime can land you in a world of trouble if caught and knowing what the right thing to do if you are caught ...
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Pleading guilty or pleading not guilty to a drug charge

Being charged with a drug offence is a serious matter and is one that should not be taken lightly. The way you handle your matter ...
bail application lawyer

Will I get bail NSW?

Bail applications are perhaps the most tricky aspect of criminal law because there are considerable legal factors to take into account. An individual applying for ...
Negligent Driving

Common Assault (Domestic Violence related) and Negligent Driving matter dismissed

Criminal Law and Traffic  Law related charges Our Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 33-year-old woman at Parramatta Local Court in relation to four serious offences. ...
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Have you committed a summary offence? Are you confused about what to do next? A summary offence is a criminal offence which is dealt with ...
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Strangulation & Punch with a Charge of Common Assault Dismissed

Common Assault (Domestic Violence related) matter dismissed Our Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 68-year-old man at Wyong Local Court in relation to one charge: Common ...
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Common Assault & Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm Charges Dismissed

Our client was allegedly involved in verbal disagreement with his wife at their residence. It was alleged by the police that our client had raised ...
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Common Assault & Negligent Driving Matter Dismissed

Our Solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 33-year-old woman at Parramatta Local Court in relation to four charges. The charges Common Assault (Domestic Violence Related), pursuant ...
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Covid 19 Public Health Orders

Covid-19 Vaccines Arguably, the most controversial aspect of the pandemic has been whether or not people should or should not have the covid-19 vaccination. In ...
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Speeding offence caught by speed camera discharged

Motor Vehicle exceed limit caught on Camera Our client was charged with ‘Motor vehicle exceed speed limit – not more than 10km/hr – Camera recorded ...
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L / P Plate Driver Uses Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

Section 10 for using a mobile phone whilst driving on a provisional and learner licence. Our solicitor, Ms Stephanie McClelland represented a young woman at ...
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What is an Enduring Guardianship? In the event that somebody anticipates losing the capacity to make their own decisions about their health or lifestyle (such ...
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Non-conviction for Domestic Violence Related Common Assault

Successful Outcome for Common Assault (Domestic Violence Related) Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a young man at Downing Centre Local Court in relation to Common ...
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Neighbour Disputes and AVOs

We understand that disputes with your neighbours can arise over the smallest of disagreements. Usually, both parties begin with the best of intentions but the ...
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Drive in Right Lane Where Speed-Limit Over 80km/h

Case Dismissed: Drive in right lane where speed-limit over 80km/h Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a middle aged male at Wyong Local Court in relation ...
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What happens if I breach my AVO?

Have you breached your AVO? In Australia, an apprehended violence order (AVO) is a legal mechanism that looks to protect a person (protected person) from ...
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Making a will provides an essential protection for individuals and their assets. Each and every person, no matter how big or small, has a pool ...
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A Complete Guide for Bail Applications

Introduction to Bail Applications Bail applications can be a stressful process, made more stressful in the context of criminal charges where criminal prosecutions can often ...
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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

What is assault occasioning actual bodily harm in NSW? The criminal offence of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm” refers to an act in which one person, ...
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Australia backs out of contract with French company Naval Group In 2016, Australia signed a contract with French company Naval Group to supply Australia with ...
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Teachers, health and construction workers have unsuccessfully challenged the Health Minister A group of workers made up of teachers, health and construction workers have unsuccessfully ...
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Revenue Reprieve – Double Demerit Points

In an unusual move, the State Government has given drivers in New South Wales a one-off reprieve from double demerit points. David Elliot, the Police ...
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Lockdown has been difficult. However, it has been made even more difficult for those who have found themselves behind bars with COVID making its way ...
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Privacy Law versus the Pandemic

Privacy vs pandemic Privacy vs pandemicMass vaccination appears to be our ticket out of lockdowns. However, concern is being raised by individuals and industry around ...
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Marching up and down the square! The infiltration and advancement of the Delta variant through New South Wales has placed immense pressure on our Health ...
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Protesting and the law. It’s my right!

Protesting is a public expression or declaration of objection, disapproval or dissent often against the government or corporations. In New South Wales, the right to ...
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Criminal Offences Maximum Penalties

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Successful Outcome for Common Assault and Stalk & Intimidate Case

Successful Outcome for Common Assault and Stalk and Intimidate Case Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a middle-aged male at Parramatta Local Court in relation to ...
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3-Month Ban, CCO & CRO for 2x Driving While Barred

Successful Outcome for Driving Whilst Suspended Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a young male at Sutherland Local Court in relation to the following charges: Drive ...
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Bail Granted for Common Assault & Stalk Intimidate

Bail Granted for Common Assault Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a young male at Burwood Local Court, seeking an application for bail, in relation to ...
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6 month disqualification for driving whilst disqualified

Successful Outcome for Driving Whilst Disqualified Our Solicitor, Stephanie McClelland represented a young male at Fairfield Local Court in relation to the following offence: Drive ...
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Non-Conviction for Driving whilst Disqualified

Successful Outcome for Driving Whilst Disqualified Our solicitor, Stephanie McClelland, represented a 26-year-old male at Parramatta Local Court in relation to the following offence: Drive ...
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1 month disqualification for Low-Range Drink Driving

Successful Outcome for Low-Range Drink Driving Offence Our solicitor, Stephanie McClelland, represented a young male at Hornsby Local Court in relation to the following offence: ...
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Good Behaviour and Disqualification for Dangerous Driving Causing GBH

Successful Outcome for Dangerous Driving and Negligent Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm Our solicitor, Stephanie McClelland, represented a lady at Blacktown Local Court in relation ...
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Good Behaviour for Common Assault Offence

Our solicitor, Stephanie McClelland, represented a middle-aged male at Mount Druitt Local Court in relation to the following charge: Common Assault pursuant to Section 61 ...
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It’s all in the evidence

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What is Admissible in Court? Admissibility of Evidence Flowchart

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Australian Consumer Law

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Court Injunctions

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Declarations, Rectification and Delivery Up

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Elements Plaintiff has a cause of action in contract – namely, a breach of contract; Defendent’s breach of contract has in fact injured or caused ...
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Rescission Nature of the Remedy (general) Rescission is the reversal of a transaction so that each party is restored to its original position. Rescission is ...
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Injunctions

Nature One of laws most potent and used remedies Purpose: It orders a person to do an act or not to do an act Typical ...
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Part 1 Key Cases: Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (1993) 176 CLR 344 Koufos v C Czarnikow Ltd [1969] 1 AC 350 ####Alexander v Cambridge ...
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Introduction There is a strong relation between tortious and contractual liability.[1] These areas of law have been regarded as both historically and notionally interlinked, where ...
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Civil Procedures and Arbitration

Civil Procedures and Arbitration Topic 1: The Adversarial System Chapter one Introduction Procedural law is the law which governs the conduct of proceedings before the ...
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Stalk & Intimidate & Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

Successful Outcome for Stalk and Intimidate and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy-Clements, represented a 37-year-old male at Hornsby Local Court in ...
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Successful Outcome for Driving Whilst Suspended

Successful Outcome for Driving Whilst Suspended Our solicitor, Stephanie McClelland, represented a 20-year-old male at Fairfield Local Court on 21 June 2021, in relation to ...
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Successful Outcome for Supply Prohibited Drug

Successful Outcome for Supply Prohibited Drug Our solicitor, Nicholas Hardy, represented a 25-year-old male at Windsor Local Court on 20 May 2021 in relation to ...
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Successful Case Dismissal for Speeding Offence

Successful Case Dismissal for Speeding Offence Our solicitor Nicholas Hardy-Clements represented a 27-year-old woman at Burwood Local Court on 22 June 2021 for driving a ...
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COVID 19 Restrictions: To ride or not to ride?

Motorbike riding restrictions in place The question that appears to be on everyone’s mind at the moment is whether to ride or not. Here’s our ...
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What Personal Injury Compensation Are You Entitled To Claim?

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Family Law Financial Matters: 5 Steps to Making An Offer

Are you looking to work out what offer to make in a family law financial matter? We are here to help!
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Uncovered Load Fine Dismissed Despite Bad Driving Record

The Events and Police Charges Our client is a sole-trader, having worked in the carpentry industry for 14 years. He was found driving his vehicle ...
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Common Assault Case Dismissed

The Facts behind the Common Assault Charge Our client, a middle-aged bank worker residing with her partner whom she had been married to for almost ...
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Section 10 Non-Conviction for alleged Domestic Violence

The Events and Police Charges Our client was involved in a domestic altercation entailing two separate charges of common assault under s61 of the Crimes ...
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Only 6 Month Driving Disqualification for Bad Driving Record

Multiple breaches of Driving Whilst Suspended Our client is a young international student on a visa who came to us with a poor driving record, ...
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No imprisonment for trust fraud over $70,000

The Events and Police Charges Our client was a real estate agent, holding his licence for over 30 years. He was seeking legal representation, having ...
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No Disqualification & $5000 Fine Cut for Driving While Banned

Caught Driving Whilst Suspended Our client is a young TAFE student who was required to undertake a random breath test on a major south Sydney ...

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Section 10 And 6-Month Disqualification For High Range Drink Driving

Arrested for high range PCA driving Our client is a single mother from north-west Sydney was signalled to partake in a mobile breath test where ...

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What our traffic lawyers Sydney are asked about speeding offences Was riding along the Cumberland Highway towards Liverpool and a highway patrol camping just after ...
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What happens in Criminal matters?

What happens in Criminal Matters? The Criminal Procedure Act is a New South Wales legislation and accordingly, the Criminal procedure is not a Commonwealth uniform procedure and therefore different in every state. The ...

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