What is an independent inquiry and how does it relate to the rule of law?
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Trial Strategy and Evidence – why did Bradley Edward’s lawyer rest his case so soon?
In recent weeks’ evidence stage of the colloquially termed ‘Claremont serial killer’ trial, came to an end, in a way that probably took a lot of people by surprise. Bradley Robert Edwards, the man charged with the murder of three girls between 1996 and 1997, did not bring a defence...Read More
2020 – New laws potentially affecting you
The beginning of a new year sees the introduction of new laws that may well affect you or your loved ones. Read more to get the scoop. Speed camera locations From 1 January 2020 the WA government is no longer publishing the location of speed cameras! Don’t get...Read More
Commercial & Criminal Law: Corruption charges laid against Paul Whyte
We’ve all done it – called in sick to spend the day at the beach, headed home after a conference rather than returning to work for the last half hour of the afternoon, fraudulently raising $25 million worth of fake tax invoices against your employer over the course of 11...Read More
Family Law: How does a Family Violence Restraining Order affect Family Court proceedings?
What is an FVRO? A Family Violence Restraining Order (“FVRO”) makes it unlawful for a person to do certain things, such as approach where the protected person lives, works or is educated, communicate with the protected person, go within a certain distance (eg. 50 meters) of the protected person or...Read More