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Workplace Manslaughter

Workplace Manslaughter

Written by Sophie Parsons, Senior Associate, In-House Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers It is safe to say every employer’s worst nightmare is for one of their employees to die at work, let alone having to...

COVID-19 and plea hearings in the Magistrates’ Court

COVID-19 and plea hearings in the Magistrates’ Court

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The Magistrates’ Court has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adjourning most matters to later on in the year. However, this should not be treated as a reason to put...

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

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...

The impact of COVID-19 on your driver’s licence

The impact of COVID-19 on your driver’s licence

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers There isn’t anything which hasn’t already been said to describe the wide-reaching impact the COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) pandemic is having on people. It is interesting to see the anomalous affect coronavirus...

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Written by Sam Cooper, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the day-to-day operation of the justice system. A recent example of this is Victoria Police’s decision to suspend bail reporting conditions from Friday 24...

The Rights of People Accused of a Crime are Especially Important in a Time of Crisis

Several temporary legislative measures responding to the coronavirus pandemic will be included in the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 (Vic) which will be introduced into Parliament on Thursday 23rd April 2020. Sam Cooper delves into what these changes mean to the rights of people in the criminal justice system.

COVID-19 and the courts: How are courts responding to COVID-19 in their decisions?

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The outbreak of COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) has radically changed our lifestyle in a way that we could never have predicted. It has indiscriminately stunned every aspect of our lives. The drastic...

COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria

The article COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria is written by Sophie Parsons, Senior Associate, In-House Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers In the current situation, it is vital for anyone that is in remand or arrested, that...