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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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…

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The Tyson debate brings history into the spotlight

I’m going to weigh in on the recent kerfuffle about boxer Mike Tyson coming to Australia next month to head…

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Dear Victoria Police: As many emails as it takes.

There is a disturbing practice emerging from within Victoria Police. One that sees our clients’ fundamental rights to know the…

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Five tips: Difficult clients and how to deal with them.

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers As criminal defence lawyers, our client base includes a varied…

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The persistent questions surrounding pre-sentence detention, Renzella time and Doubly Warranted Detention

It will, from time to time, occur that a client currently serving a sentence will come before the Courts to…

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10 things to know about: Adjournments of court cases

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers Courts want their business to go ahead so have a…

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Community corrections order – Impacts and issues

The new Community Corrections Order (CCO) has been introduced and consequently Intensive Correction Orders (ICO), suspended sentences for certain offences…

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