Sexual Offences
Criminal Law

Sexual Offences

Sexual offences in Queensland Sexual offences are treated seriously in QLD and cover a wide range of criminal conduct. Most offenses are against adults involving sexual acts without consent. This post aims to highlight the differences and the penalties that come with these charges in QLD. What is sexual assault? Sexual assault is when unlawful…

General Law

What does without prejudice mean?

“Without prejudice” is a term used in legal negotiations to help parties reach a settlement without actually going to court. The use of the words mean that you can say things in negotiations that aren’t admissible in court and are not going to diminishing the strength of your case so long as they are genuine…

Criminal Law

What is double jeopardy?

Double jeopardy: the prosecution or punishment of a person twice for the same offence. Alison and Jillian Barrett, Sydney Morning Herald The term ‘double jeopardy’ was made famous by 1999, the film , but what does it actually mean in the context of Australian law? A double jeopardy clause provides protection against an individual from…

General Law

Top tips when choosing a lawyer

Just as your personal case and situation is unique, so to is each lawyer. Each lawyer has a different personality type, unique ways of working, as well as broad or narrow experiences and specialties. Choosing a lawyer that is right for yourself and your case is not an easy thing to do but here are…

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What’s the difference between a lawyer and a barrister?

Their names are sometimes used interchangeably by the average person. However, they play two very distinct roles in the Australian legal system. This confusion generally comes from the overlapping responsibilities between these two legal professional, as they often work very closely together. What is a lawyer? A very simple explanation of a lawyer is a…