Match Fixing: What is the law in respect to fraudulent sports betting activities?

Soccer stadium: A common site for match fixing   Nyman Gibson Miralis | 03.06.2016   TOPIC: Match Fixing   Keywords: Match Fixing, Anti-cheating Laws,   There is renewed focus on fraudulent sports betting activities in the wake of this week’s allegations of match-fixing. In 2011, a Canterbury Bulldogs player was fined $4000 and placed on a 12 months good…

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What is Doli Incapax? When A Child Has Been Charged with a Crime…….

On occasion, a child may be charged with a crime. A common question that arises in criminal law is how old a person has to be before they can be convicted of an offence. Section 5 of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 states that no child under the age of 10 can ever be found guilty of an offence. However, there is a common law rule which states that a child between the ages of 10 and 14 also cannot commit a crime unless the Prosecution can prove that the child knew the difference between right and wrong. This rule is known as the common law doctrine of doli incapax.

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The NSW Protected Admissions Scheme for Young Offenders

Protect Admissions Scheme: Keeping young offenders out of court   Criminal Defence Lawyer | 16.09.2015   TOPIC: The NSW Protected Admissions Scheme for Young Offenders   Keywords: Law Revision, Children,    The NSW Protected Admissions Scheme for Young Offenders In mid-2014, the Protected Admissions Scheme came into operation in NSW. It is a ground breaking scheme aimed…

Malicious Prosecution

What is Malicious Prosecution?

Malicious Prosecution: prosecution through unfair means   Nyman Gibson Miralis | 15.09.2015   TOPIC: Malicious Prosecution   Keywords: Malicious Prosecution, Police, Civil Claim   From time to time, the prosecution of an alleged offence will be commenced for reasons that are far from pure. The stressors confronted by people who face criminal prosecution are substantial enough. Add…