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Justice is simply a matter of perception

The fallout from the recent decision of the High Court of Australia in Patel v The Queen has highlighted the fact that “justice” is a construct of perception and certainly in legal terms is not an absolute. Dr. Patel was granted bail after the High Court...

Tough New Graffiti Laws Miss Point

The NSW Attorney General, Mr Greg Smith, SC has announced ‘tough’ new laws tackling graffiti particularly among juvenile offenders. The Government’s Media Release can be found below: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/Corporate/ll_corporate.nsf/vwFiles/220812_graffiti_law.pdf/$file/220812_graffiti_law.pdf In summary, the proposed new laws will require juvenile graffiti vandals to appear before the Court for a graffiti offence...

Queensland Courts Offender Levy

The Queensland Government has introduced a levy to offenders sentenced in a Queensland court The purpose of the levy is to help pay for the cost of law enforcement and administration. The levy is not an order of the court and does not form any part of...

The Going to Court Checklist

1.  Receive summons/notice to appear/granted watch-house bail 2. Confirm exactly which courthouse you are to appear before Double check your paperwork or alternatively ring the appropriate courthouse registry Note there are two separate magistrates court buildings in Brisbane City Different courts begin at different times – ensure you make...

Morcombe Hearing in November

In the case of Brett Cowan, the man alleged to have committed the murder of Daniel Morcombe, Bosscher Lawyers, Michael Bosscher has had the matter set down for committal hearing in November. A further two weeks of evidence will be sought early next year to...

Hostage Siege Case

Michael Bosscher of Bosscher Lawyers will appear on behalf of Mr Steven Cheetham on July 3 in relation to a hostage siege that took place in Mt Gravatt on June 12 2012. Steven Cheetham is facing a raft of charges after allegedly holding four people...