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Statement – Concession of the Appeal of Zlate Cvetanovski

Statement – Concession of the Appeal of Zlate Cvetanovski

The appeal of our client, Zlate Cvetanovski, in relation to his conviction for drug offences as part of Operation Posse has been conceded by the Director of Public Prosecutions on the basis that there was a substantial miscarriage of justice in his case. The basis for...

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COVID-Safe Plan

COVID- SAFE PLAN FOR GALBALLY PARKER LAWYERS Under Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Restrictions announced by the Victorian Government, criminal defence law practices like ‘Galbally Parker Lawyers’ remain Open (for on-site work) so long as we have a COVID-Safe plan in order to...

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Omnibus Emergency Legislation Now in Effect

On 24 April 2020, the COVID 19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 came into law in the State of Victoria. This has, for the time being, changed the criminal justice system to accommodate social distancing measures as a result of the pandemic This article acts as a...

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Open Letter to Corrections Victoria

Open Letter to Corrections Victoria

This afternoon, our office wrote an Open Letter to the Minister for Corrections, Ben Carroll, the Commissioner for Corrections Emma Cassar and the Assistant Commissioner for Corrections, Jenny Hoskins. This letter reflects the concerns that have been communicated to...

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Magistrates’ Court Protocol for COVID-19

Magistrates’ Court Protocol for COVID-19

The Magistrates' Court has announced is amended procedures for all stakeholders in the Court, including criminal defence lawyers, accused persons and parties to Intervention Order and Disciplinary Proceedings. Please find the announcement here.

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The Courts’ Response to COVID-19

The Courts’ Response to COVID-19

The Supreme Court has produced a Statement that outlines what the Courts are considering when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 (or 'Coronavirus'). These will include more flexible working arrangements, tele-Court and staggering the Court lists. You can...

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Notice to our Clients – COVID-19 Protocol & Precautions

Notice to our Clients – COVID-19 Protocol & Precautions

As of the time of writing, we have received limited advice from the Justice Department, Law Institute or Courts in relation to how criminal proceedings may be affected by closures, quarantines and restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. What we know,...

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Second Chance Appeals (‘Orman’s Law) Come Into Effect

Second Chance Appeals (‘Orman’s Law) Come Into Effect

We are delighted that second chance appeals have come into effect which allows people to appeal to the Court of Appeal where they have previously exhausted their right to appeal conviction. Exhaustion can occur where leave to appeal has not been granted or the appeal...

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The Bourke Street Coronial Inquest and Bail Reform

The Bourke Street Coronial Inquest and Bail Reform

The Coroner's Court is currently examining the circumstances leading up to the Bourke Street Rampage and what steps could have been taken to prevent it, including decisions regarding bail. Our Principal, Ruth Parker, spoke to Raf Epstein on ABC Drive about Bail in...

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