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NSW TO INTRODUCE CAMERAS TO DETECT USE OF MOBILE PHONES WHILST DRIVING

The New South Wales Government have announced they will be introducing cameras to detect illegal mobile phone use by drivers. This is as a result of the Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Road Safety) Bill 2018. Drivers who use their mobile phones illegally are targeted as part of the NSW Government’s road safety reforms, which have […]

Response to Media Article by Herald Sun ‘Baby dies after reported two-hour wait in Sunshine Hospital’

Longton Legal Partner, Jonathan Coyle, responds to recent media article posted by Herald Sun on June 15, 2018 – Baby dies after reported two-hour wait in Sunshine Hospital If an infant was not to receive timely medical treatment at a hospital’s emergency department which resulted in the unfortunate death of the infant, a claim for […]

What a person/entity (“party”) can do if they suffer loss caused by his/her lawyer’s negligence

What a person/entity (“party”) can do if they suffer loss caused by his/her lawyer’s negligence Lawyers have duties to exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence. If a party suffers loss as a result of a lawyer’s advice or failure to provide advice, they may have a cause of action in one or more of the […]

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENCE

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENCE Of the substantive criminal offences, personal violence offences are some of the most common that criminal lawyers deal with. A personal violence offence is where a person physically assaults another person, or engages in a violent action against them. Where a client is charged with a personal violence offence, there are […]

Children and the Law – NSW Criminal Law

Children and the Law – NSW Criminal Law This article contains general information for children involved in criminal law matters in NSW and should not be considered tailored legal advice. This information is generic and if you need to talk about a specific case, we encourage you to contact our office to arrange a confidential […]

As Infrastructure Grows, is your Property in the Government’s Sights?

As Infrastructure Grows, is your Property in the Government’s Sights? In NSW, all levels of government can acquire privately owned land for “public purposes”. They may take the whole property, part of a property or an interest in the property including easements for power lines, sewer or water. Usually, privately owned land is acquired by […]