jury trials

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The verdict on jury trials

Written by Annamiek Van Loon, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Jury trials have been given a significant amount of media attention recently. The High Court’s quashing of George Pell’s conviction has led many to question not just the utility...

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...

Piggy Bank With Money

VLA funding and the two-tier trial system

Recent changes to Victoria Legal Aid funding mean that fees will only be paid for two half days of instructing for solicitors in a trial. That means that the instructor will be there to help pick a jury but probably...