Category: Criminal Law

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POSTED: 09 May 2022
The Daily Telegraph on 9th May, 2022 recognised Sharon Ramsden, Partner in charge of Marsdens Law Group Criminal Law Department as one of Sydney’s leading female criminal law experts to watch in 2022. The Telegraph commented “The world of law and order was historically a bloke’s world – but female...
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POSTED: 13 Apr 2022
Over the past month, there has been increasing conversations about Drug Law Reforms in New South Wales, specifically the diversion away from the Criminal Justice System. While these changes are yet to be materialised, it is important to review the current law surrounding Prohibited Drug Possession in NSW.
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POSTED: 03 Feb 2022
The NSW Supreme Court have again updated the public on their COVID-19 Protocols on 31 January 2022. Included in these protocols is a “trial bubble”. What exactly does this mean and does this apply to other Courts in NSW?
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POSTED: 09 Nov 2021
On 20 October 2021, the NSW Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Mark Speakman introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Consent Reforms) Bill 2021 in NSW Parliament, a step towards adopting an affirmative consent model.
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POSTED: 17 Sep 2021
While there is a large focus on the roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions, it is important to remember that breaches of the current restrictions can result in fines and, in some circumstances, charges.
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POSTED: 19 Aug 2021
Congratulations Sharon! We are delighted to share that our Criminal Law Partner, Sharon Ramsden has been acknowledged in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide as a leading Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyer. Doyle’s Guide is a well-known independent organisation that rates and recommends law firms and lawyers based on interviews with clients,...
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POSTED: 26 Jul 2021
The restrictions across Greater Sydney impact the Court and the ability to hear criminal matters. There are restrictions in both the Local and District Courts.
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POSTED: 04 Jun 2021
In 2020, mandatory sentences were introduced for Child Sex Offences under the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2020 (Cth).
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POSTED: 13 Apr 2021
On the 27th March 2021, the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW) came into action. The act follows New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s 2013 recommendations and carries changes to key forensic mental health questions.
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POSTED: 16 Nov 2020
Not only is drink driving a criminal offence, it also hinders your own safety and the safety of other motorists. Concentration and judgement are key requirements for driving, especially when considering external factors such as changing traffic situations and weather.
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