The case was heard at the La Trobe Valley County Court.
The matter proceeded to trial and after legal argument, we succeeded in having the trials separated. The first trial where the granddaughter was the complainant proceeded. This was instructed by Amelia Ramsay; and Joshua Taaffe (in-house counsel at Doogue + George) appeared for the client. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
- The accused must have taken part in act of sexual penetration with another person.
- The sexual penetration must have been intentional.
- The parties must have been in a prescribed family relationship.
- The accused must have known about that relationship.
Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation of drugs, cultivation of drugs, and sexual offences. Her work has included trials in the County and Supreme Court, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal. Amelia works closely with barristers including briefing Queen’s and Senior Counsel. Amelia also appears regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and suburban courts as a solicitor advocate.
Check out Amelia’s profile to know more about her legal background and specialisations.
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