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The Oscar Pistorius Trial – Guilty of Murder

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December 18, 2015

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No Prosecution in living memory has captured the attention of the South African media in the way the Prosecution of Oscar Pistorius did. The defendant was a famous athlete, and the prospect of him being thrown in gaol on the charge of murder was as tantalizing as it was gripping. The trial was the first occasion that a trial in South Africa had been broadcast live on television, the media even going so far as to set up a dedicated channel for the period of the to broadcast the trial. At […]


Not Guilty Verdict in State’s First Major Drug Analogue Case

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September 2, 2014

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Two weeks ago a District Court Judge found two men not guilty of all charges in New South Wales’s first major drug analogue case. The defendants were represented by Armstrong Legal. The drug analogue provisions are an interesting area of law. They were developed in an attempt to keep one step ahead of clandestine chemists. The Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act NSW contains a schedule of numerous prohibited drugs. Any substance on that list is illegal to possess, manufacture or supply. However, relying on the list alone leaves a gaping loophole. […]

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