Criminal Law

Consent in Sex Matters

Consent in Sex Matters What is consent in a Sexual Assault case? The definition is surprisingly complex. If a person charged with sexual assault of an adult held a reasonable belief that the person who alleged they had been sexually...

Family Violence Evidence

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders In criminal law proceedings, complex rules of evidence can be the cause of lengthy legal argument. In contrast, in contested Family Violence Intervention Order Applications, Section 65 of the Family Violence Protect Act (‘the...

Family Violence

The Basics of Going to Court for a Family Violence Intervention Order

The Basics of Going to Court for a Family Violence Intervention Order The current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions may be exposing cracks and widening divisions in family relationships and household dynamics that may have long existed under the surface. Loss of...

workplace manslaughter

Workplace Manslaughter

Workplace Manslaughter It is safe to say every employer’s worst nightmare is for one of their employees to die at work, let alone having to face a charge of workplace manslaughter. Many employers spend considerable resources on creating a workplace...