Practice and Procedure

International Client Management (ADLA Seminar) – Presented by Mr WangZhang Chew, Bell Legal Group

International Client Management (ADLA Seminar) – Presented by Mr WangZhang Chew, Bell Legal Group The Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance (ADLA) is a legal collective that features members from every state and territory in Australia. The role of ADLA is to...

Mandatory Counselling for Family Violence

Mandatory Counselling for Family Violence Respondents – A Specialist Court Intervention

Mandatory Counselling for Family Violence Respondents – A Specialist Court Intervention In a specialist family violence court, even where you agree to final order without admissions, the Magistrate must make an order requiring a counselling assessment. This is an issue...

Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Belief

Defence of Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact: What is it and When Does it Apply?

Defence of Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact: What is it and When Does it Apply? When is the defence available? The defence of honest and reasonable mistake of fact is available in strict liability offences. A strict liability offence...

factual dispute law

Factual Dispute

Factual Dispute If you are charged with an offence, the police need to prove each element of that charge for you to be found guilty. A defence of ‘factual dispute’ arises where you dispute the facts that police are saying...

Protest

Assault and Affray

Assault and Affray No doubt you would have seen in the news recently that people protesting against COVID-19-related restrictions have been charged with several different types of assault. You might be wondering why this is and more importantly, does this...