Doogue + George – Criminal Defence Lawyers

Josh Taaffe

Joshua William Taaffe

JOSHUA WILLIAM TAAFFE 7 July 1979 – 27 November 2023 Director, Trial Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist It is with immense sadness that we say goodbye to our long-time Director and colleague, Josh Taaffe. There are presences that loom large...

Books for Training Lawyers

The Benefits of Training Lawyers

The article The Benefits of Training Lawyers is written by Bill Doogue and Sophie Parsons of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Bill Doogue is one of the Directors of Doogue + George and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist ever...

Isabelle Skaburskis and Felicity Gerry

Human trafficking victims who commit crimes – How defence lawyers can best represent them

Human trafficking victims who commit crimes – How defence lawyers can best represent them On Friday, 8 February, Felicity Gerry QC gave a talk at Doogue + George about how defence lawyers can best represent the interests of clients charged...

Horse Race

Race rigging

Greyhound racing attracts quite a large amount of betting and consistently draws a large crowd of punters to Victorian arenas Sandown Park and The Meadows. We have recently appeared at the Greyhound Racing Victoria Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board and after being immersed in the arena of...

Lidia Scafidi

Lidia Grace Scafidi

Lidia Grace Scafidi April 3 1983 – July 22 2013 Lawyer at Doogue + George, Friend, One of the Good Ones Lidia Grace. Middle names are usually overlooked, revealed only if conversation permits (personally, only under duress) or if someone...

Gavel

Double-jeopardy in jeopardy – New legislation to allow re-trial after acquittal

Double-jeopardy in jeopardy – New legislation to allow re-trial after acquittal New legislation is being introduced in Victoria to allow re-trial after acquittal, as outlined in the Herald Sun newspaper article 14/11/2011. The article quotes the Police as saying that...

Two Men Fighting

Mandatory sentencing – Government should be brave enough to call it what it is

Mandatory sentencing – Government should be brave enough to call it what it is The Attorney General issued a press release today and “welcomed” the Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) report on gross violence offences. If there have ever been greater...