Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

24.04.20

Dodgy Police Warrant Ruled Invalid by the High Court

You don’t need to have watched many crime TV shows to appreciate how important search warrants are. As Lord Denning MR memorably stated in Southam v Smout [1964] 1 QB 308 at 320, cited with approval…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

16.04.20

Criminal and family law interplay: you need a master in your corner.

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘jack of all trades but master of none’ before.  Sometimes you need a master: a specialist in a particular area that is an expert in that field.  In…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

15.04.20

Jubelin’s convictions show no one is above the law

You would be forgiven if you missed the news that disgraced former NSW detective, Gary Jubelin, was convicted of 4 charges of breaching the Surveillance Devices Act last week, what with the barrage…

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Law Updates

By Peter Woodhouse

07.04.20

High Court quashes Pell’s convictions and acquits of all charges

In one of the most awaited decisions in Australian legal history, the High Court of Australia, by a unanimous decision of all 7 judges, have today quashed the convictions of Cardinal George Pell…

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News & Current Affairs

By Minuri Dharmasena

02.04.20

Coronavirus and corporations – temporary relief for affected companies (or should that be infected?!)

The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing chaos in more ways than one. The impact on the economy has been disastrous and Australian companies, particularly small to medium businesses are really feeling it. Amid…

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