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Jury trial statistics

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers 2012 Stats – How We Fared As a law firm who handle a large number of criminal jury trials, we have taken the time to reflect on what we do well and what...

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VLA funding and the two-tier trial system

Recent changes to Victoria Legal Aid funding mean that fees will only be paid for two half days of instructing for solicitors in a trial. That means that the instructor will be there to help pick a jury but probably...

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Police interviews for sexual assault allegations.

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I am frequently contacted by people about to be interviewed at a police station in relation to sexual assault allegations. And the questions I am asked generally fall into the...

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What is the point of the Sex Offender Registry?

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Last week I attended a plea for a client who was charged with failing to notify the Sex Offender Registry that he had changed work places. Now, let’s rewind the...