Monthly Archives: August 2015


NSW Supreme Court awards over $2.3 million in damages for malicious prosecution


The New South Wales Supreme Court has awarded $2,310,350 plus interest and costs for damages for the malicious prosecution of Ms Rosanne Beckett.  Beckett had been convicted of soliciting the murder of her ex-husband and served 10 years of a 12 year sentence.  Her conviction was ultimately quashed by the Court of Criminal Appeal after a [...]

NSW Court of Appeal considers privilege against self incrimination in light of ASIC Act


In Regina v OC [2015] NSWCCA 212 (13 August 2015), the NSW Court of Appeal considered the application of the principle of privilege against self incrimination in the context of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Act 2001 (Cth). The court confirmed that the prosecution must discharge the onus placed upon on it and can not compel the accused to [...]

Clerical Errors in Wills


If a Will has been executed that contains a clerical error or does not reflect the testator's instructions - it may be possible to obtain an order for rectification from the Supreme Court. Strict time limits apply. For further information, please contact Mr Michael Campbell.