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Melbourne Magistrates' Court

What is a Contest Mention?

What is a Contest Mention? You may have heard your lawyer refer to your matter ‘proceeding to contest mention hearing’. A ‘summary contest’ is what we call a ‘trial’ in the Magistrates’ Court. The summary contest is heard by a...

Magistrates' Court

Got charged for the first time? Don’t go it alone.

Written by Hester Kelly, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Have you been charged for the first time? A person’s first interaction with the criminal justice system can be daunting. I once read the Magistrates’ Court described as the ‘legal...