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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...

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Developments in Victorian Criminal Law Due to COVID-19 – Judge Alone Trials

Written by Sam Cooper, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an already overburdened Victorian criminal justice system to delay hearings to accommodate public health imperatives. Perhaps the most noteworthy example of this was the March...

Man in 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...