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Criminal Law

The right to silence

The right to silence

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I was surprised to come across an online article on the ABC news website this morning which reported a murder trial in Western Australia. The article is titled – ‘Accused...

Resolving Conflict in the Age of Lawyer X

Resolving Conflict in the Age of Lawyer X

Written by Annamiek Van Loon, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I don’t enjoy watching law related shows – they make our business seem easy, artificial and/or sexy. Lawyer 3838, which aired recently on Channel Nine, is no exception. But I found myself...

COVID-19 and the courts: How are courts responding to COVID-19 in their decisions?

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The outbreak of COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) has radically changed our lifestyle in a way that we could never have predicted. It has indiscriminately stunned every aspect of our lives. The drastic...

COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria

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 bail applications are considered, prepared and made. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Coronavirus Penalties

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The State government has just established a coronavirus enforcement squad of five hundred police officers to ensure containment measures that have been put in place to combat the virus are followed.  What will...

What are the defences to a rape charge?

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Being charged with a serious sexual offence, particularly rape, can be devastating. In order to understand your chance of beating a charge, it’s important to look at the defences that...