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Inquest into the death of Matthew Leveson

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November 11, 2016

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The inquest into the death of Matthew Leveson took yet another dramatic turn, long after it seemed that Mr Leveson’s family was never to find out the truth. Matthew Leveson disappeared in 2007. His family and police immediately suspected that his de facto partner, Michael Atkins, had killed him. He has not been heard from since, and a body has never been found. Atkins was tried and acquitted of the murder in 2009. Leveson’s family have, since then, campaigned long and hard for an inquest into Leveson’s death, in the hope […]


Legal Representation and Non-convictions

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November 8, 2016

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Non-conviction orders are the best result you can hope for if you have been found guilty of, or pleaded guilty to, any criminal offence. But getting them is not easy. The courts have long held that a non-conviction, known to many and sought as “a Section 10” (NSW) or “a section 17” (ACT) is, to quote the most quoted High Court case on the subject, “an exceptional outcome”. A recent ACT case shows the tests that have to be applied when considering granting an application for a non-conviction order. Simultaneously, the […]

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