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Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail – How to Successfully Manage Criminal Charges

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail – How to Successfully Manage Criminal Charges

Written by Sam Cooper, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Being charged with criminal offending is extremely stressful. A natural reaction to being charged is to become overwhelmed and refuse to confront the reality of a pending court date. I...

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 VLRC review of contested committals

The VLRC review of contested committals

Written by Sophie Parsons, In-House Counsel, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The criminal justice system is in the midst of another major review. The focus is on the contested committal system, an important part of any criminal trial. The Victorian...