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Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the day-to-day operation of the justice system. A recent example of this is Victoria Police’s decision to suspend...

COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria

The article COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria is written by Sophie Parsons, Senior Associate, In-House Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers In the current situation, it is vital for anyone that is in remand or arrested, that...

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Bail – The new Everest of criminal law

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Earlier this year, the Victorian government introduced amendments to the Bail Act 1977 (‘the Act’), following the tragic Bourke street incident in January 2017. These amendments have made it more difficult for people...

Prison

Presumption against bail

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Increasingly, I am left shaking my head at law and order in Victoria. The similarity to the Trump presidency is frightening in its capacity to strike a blow every few days...

Prison

Bail or bust

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The issue of bail and night court is still running in the media since the tragic events unfolded in  Bourke Street where a number of people were killed. As someone involved...

Building and People

Bourke St, bail and blame

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Last Friday, a terrible incident occurred in our city and like everyone else who heard and saw it all unfold, it is hard to be unmoved by the tragic event. As...

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Bail documents – When a client is in custody

Where a client is in custody and bail is granted in their absence (or if they are on telelink) – what you already knew is that the bail documents get sent to the prison to get signed… what you didn’t...