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Recovering legal costs in criminal law matters

Recovering your legal costs in criminal law matters

One of the first questions we’re often asked by new clients is ‘Will our legal costs be reimbursed if we win?’ A large percentage of the population is ineligible for Legal Aid funding. Being a defendant in the criminal justice system can, therefore...
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What is sexual assault - criminal law

Sexual Assault Explained

Sexual assault is any assault (an unlawful touching) of an indecent nature regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or relationship with the offender. The most common question which arises in cases of sexual assault is “what does indecent mean”?
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Can I be a surety for someone applying for bail?

Can I be a surety for someone applying for bail?

A ‘surety’ is a person who pledges financial security to ensure the person charged complies with their bail undertaking and appears in court.
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How do I choose a criminal lawyer?

Choosing a criminal lawyer

Choosing the right lawyer to defend you in a criminal matter is crucial. The skills of your lawyer will not only affect the ultimate outcome of your case, but will also impact on how stressful you find the journey through the criminal justice system.
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Domestic violence order breaches

Domestic violence order breaches

If you have been named as a respondent on a domestic violence order, you may think that as soon as you walk out of court, that’s the end of it. This is not correct. Not only are you required to strictly comply with all conditions on the order (for the duration of the order) but as a respondent...
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