Tough new bail laws ‘rushed’ through NSW parliament

“Swift and decisive” new bail laws have passed NSW parliament in a “national first”’ move by the government to strengthen its already tough legislation, but…

Black letter law*

An exploration of how a black letter application of the Bail Act can command fairer outcomes for First Nations people.

Criminal law: April 2018

Reporting and analysis of the most recent notable decisions of the NSWSC and NSWCCA. By THOMAS SPOHR.

Criminal law: April 2017

Reporting and analysis of the most recent notable decisions of the NSWSC and NSWCCA. By THOMAS SPOHR.

Bail in 2016: a wrap from the Court of Criminal Appeal

Bail decisions made by the Court of Criminal Appeal provide precedential value in relation to the interpretation and operation of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW)….

The Bail Amendment Act 2015

The Bail Amendment Act 2015 expands key sections of the Bail Act 2013, including those sections relating to show cause requirements and terrorism offences. By…

Changes to Supreme Court bail procedures

Legal practitioners are required to sign a Notice of Readiness to Proceed and provide undertakings that certain steps have been taken to ensure that the…

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: March 2016

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Showing cause under the Bail Act 2013: lessons from the CCA

The Bail Amendment Act 2014 (NSW) introduced a ‘show cause’ test in circumstances where bail is sought for certain offences. By ALANNA VAN DER VEEN.

Criminal law: May 2015

Reporting and analysis of the most recent notable decisions of the NSWSC and NSWCCA. By THOMAS SPOHR.