Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue O’Brien George Criminal Defence Lawyers. Kyle McDonald recently posted a blog covering diversion and police discretion to prosecute. It is, as ever with Kyle, a well-researched and interesting analysis of the issues involved. This is a hot issue with many involved in the criminal justice system. There is considerable discontent […]
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Written by Andrew George. Partner, Doogue O’Brien George Criminal Defence Lawyers. Since Professor Allan Fels’ report into the Victorian Taxi Industry was released it seems that a day doesn’t pass when some aspect of the industry isn’t in the media. Our firm, Doogue O’Brien George, has acted for a number of taxi drivers over the years both in […]
Yesterday seven of our solicitors went and undertook a day’s training at Victoria Legal Aid for the Youth Crime Panel. Attending this training is a necessary prerequisite of handling Legal Aid Youth Crime matters as Victoria Legal Aid want their panel members having a certain level of skill. I am all for the panels. Lawyers […]
As defence lawyers we spend a lot of time working out issues about our clients’ mobile phones; Who do we subpoena to get information for a particular number? Where were they at a certain time? (what tower were they near when making calls) Who have they been ringing? Who has been ringing them? I came […]
Since we last wrote about the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to child sexual abuse, we have received a number of enquiries in relation to the difference between the conduct by the Royal Commission of private sessions and private or public hearings. The idea of a private session in a Royal Commission is relatively new. […]