Contested family violence intervention orders and children

Written by Kate Da Costa, Senior Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Where there has been a marriage or partnership…

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Suspension of reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 – What are the benefits?

Written by Jessica Clothier, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Let’s make something clear at the outset… not all people…

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The role Victoria police play once a phone call is made about domestic violence

Written by Kate Da Costa, Senior Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers What will the Police do when there is…

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ASIC prosecuting company directors

Written by Bill Doogue, Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers It has become a loosely held secret around legal circles…

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Human trafficking victims who commit crimes – How defence lawyers can best represent them

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. On Friday, 8 February, Felicity Gerry QC gave a talk…

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Dutton’s proposed public sex offender register – Populist and just a bad idea

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The proposal by Peter Dutton, supported by the Prime Minister, to make…

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Varying a Family Violence Intervention Order in the Magistrates’ Court

Both a Protected Person and a Respondent can seek a variation of the conditions of an existing Family Violence Intervention…

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Rebecca – A victim of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. A recent report of the Victorian Ombudsman details the inhumane treatment of…

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The benefit of undergoing drug treatment before pleading guilty

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. It is widely known that there is an alarming correlation between crime and…

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