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criminal law

Family Violence Evidence

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders

Evidence in Family Violence Intervention Orders In criminal law proceedings, complex rules of evidence can be the cause of lengthy legal argument. In contrast, in contested Family Violence Intervention Order Applications, Section 65 of the Family Violence Protect Act (‘the...

Boat

Hostile activities – Part 1

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Criminal law gives the government power to take away people’s liberty. It is also meant to curb and constrain this power. The power to detain in a liberal society is...

Building and People

Bourke St, bail and blame

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Last Friday, a terrible incident occurred in our city and like everyone else who heard and saw it all unfold, it is hard to be unmoved by the tragic event. As...

Presentation on Ethics for Criminal Lawyers

Ethics for criminal lawyers

Written by Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. On 18 March 2016 I heard Rob Franklin, Managing Director of Potts Lawyers, give a lecture on ethics as part of the 2016 ADLA conference. In addition to being Managing Director at Potts...

Peter Hollingworth on a Royal Commission Hearing

Cross-examination at the Royal Commission into institutional abuse of children

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. We have been appearing at a large number of the case studies involved in this Royal Commission. This Royal Commission has been a fascinating, sometimes truly terrible, insight into both humanity...