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Galbally Rolfe Welcomes First Female Partner

Galbally Rolfe Welcomes First Female Partner

The Team at Galbally Rolfe are pleased to announce the promotion of Ruth Parker to the role of Partner effective as of 1 July 2018. Ruth has worked within our office since September 2007, when she started as a law clerk and trained under the tutelage of Robert...

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Preparing for Prison

In the first episode of Orange is the New Black, the protagonist, Piper Chapman, is taken into custody at a minimum-security prison camp after being sentenced to 15 months. She is asked by a fellow inmate, “what are you in for?”, to which she replies, “are you...

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Critical Changes to Criminal Law & Sentencing Law

The beginning of the legal year has seen the introduction of new legislation, which fundamentally changes aspects of the criminal law. The following is a summary of recent changes in the criminal law: Assaults relating to Custodial Officers The Crimes Legislation...

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Bail Application Information Guide

Most people have never been in a situation where a loved one is held in custody and they must assist to prepare a Bail Application on their behalf. Often, when a person is first introduced into custody, they are held in ‘Police Custody’, either in the Melbourne...

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Important New Practice Notes in Effect

For all those practitioners who utilise our website for up to date legal information, please be advised that there are now new practice notes in effect for the relevant Courts and Jurisdictions: Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – Fast Tracking of Family Violence...

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New gun laws introduced to target increase in shootings

New gun laws are being rolled out as of this month to address the increase in public shootings and proliferation of firearms in the community. The following excerpt has been taken from the Premier's Media Release on these reforms. New laws to help police remove...

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Numbers of Women in Custody Rising

An article from The Age reports that the number of women in custody is rising, which is a trend we have noticed as interlinked with reforms in Parole laws and the ice epidemic. As can be seen in this excerpt from the article published on 6th December 2015. There is a...

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Kelly McKay – Barrister Profile

The criminal law is a hard area to get into and a difficult area to maintain. Kelly McKay has earned her place. And as an impressive up and coming barrister and a original members of the new David Ross Chambers, by far the funkiest criminal law chambers in the legal...

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New Rules to Impound Cars driven by Drink Drivers

Legislation Update – As of 1 August 2015, first time drink driving offenders with readings over 0.1 BAC, will face significant fines, periods of licence disqualified, and the impound of the vehicle they were driving for 30 days. Police Minister Wade Noonan announced...

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