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Gavel and Books

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...

Greg Melick

Appearing before anti-corruption bodies

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Solicitor Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is the body established to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct within the Victorian public sector. Powered by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Act 2011, IBAC’s...

Paul Higham

ADLA Conference 2015 speaker – Paul Higham, Victorian Bar – Commissions, enquiries and derivative use

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Solicitor, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. His areas of expertise include criminal defence, corporate corruption and compliance, inquests and enquiries, professional tribunals and human rights.  He has practiced exclusively in the field of criminal defence work and...

Elderly

Dementia and fitness to stand trial

Written by Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. When dealing with cases involving fitness to stand trial, the matter usually relates to serious psychiatric illnesses and the accused’s inability to understand the process of a trial and to participate in any...

Hand Holding a Substance

Drugs, impairment and post-incident administration

Guest post by Dr. Michael Robertson – Independent Forensic Consulting Dr. Robertson is a forensic toxicologist at Independent Forensic Consulting and a specialist consultant to a range of medico-legal organisations. Dr. Robertson graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Medicine...

Polygraph Readings

Lie detectors and the deception of detectives

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. I read an “exclusive” in the Herald Sun yesterday (August 14th, 2013). The news was that a former police officer is the prime suspect in the murder of Melbourne woman...