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

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. 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 with criminal offences who...

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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...

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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...


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

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers 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 the...

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

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers 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 weasel words in the...

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The DOB files – The latest news from the Melbourne, Broadmeadows & Heidelberg offices of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers

News Time Our last DOB News update was way back in March and so much has happened since then. Let’s have a look back over the past three months to reminisce, rejoice, revisit – and perhaps revel. ADLA ADLA Conference...

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