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How Common Are False Sexual Assault Claims?

A sexual assault allegation is very serious matter, so why would a person make a false one? In this blog, we explore how common false sexual assault claims are and why they may be overreported. We’ll also look at why it’s important to recognise when a claim is false, and what consequences a person may […]

Criminal Cases Recommencing in NSW: Update on Local and District Courts in COVID-19

The District Court of NSW have been using virtual and electronic proceedings since the beginning of lockdown in March. As a traditionally in-person and paper-heavy industry, this represented a major step forward for the law and digital services. In this article, we’ll explain how the courts will adapt for health and safety since recommencing in […]

Which Drugs Are Illegal?

Drug use in NSW is an ongoing political issue, but how does it affect you when it comes to the law? In our previous blog, we explored the different types of drug offences in NSW – including common illicit drugs and offences you may be charged with. For this blog, we’ll examine what makes a […]

Bail, Juries & COVID-19: How the Legal Industry is Responding

Every profession has had to change how they operate during COVID-19, including the law. The District Court of NSW have implemented a range of safety measures and innovations to ensure the legal industry can continue to practice. Here are the current changes to be aware of. Juries returning from 15 June 2020 To comply with […]

Explaining Domestic Violence and Common Assault(s) in Relationships

Domestic violence is often talked about in our society and on the news – but what does it look like in a legal sense? Here is a basic overview of how domestic violence and assault in relationships are categorised by the law. What is domestic violence? Domestic violence in NSW law is classified as an […]

Understanding the Basics of Consent

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An important deciding factor in many sexual assault cases is whether both parties consented to the activity. While you may understand logically what consent is, you may not know all the ways in which it can be applied under the law. Here are the most important basics for understanding the laws of consent in NSW. […]

Roadside Drug Testing: Your Rights & Responsibilities

With the festive season upon us, the police presence on our roads is set to increase. By 2020, the NSW Centre for Road Safety expects up to 200,000 roadside tests will be undertaken each year[1]. In this blog, we’ll cover the mobile drug testing (MDT) procedures including; what happens during a test, what happens if […]