The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
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Free diary helps seniors know their rights
Last published on 02 Dec 2021 in Media Releases
Scams, retirement planning and e-safety are covered in a free 2022 diary for seniors to help them understand their legal rights.
Court transcripts to be 'Click'n'Collect
Last published on 01 Dec 2021 in Media Releases
Legal practitioners, self-represented parties and the judiciary will soon be able to order, track and receive transcripts for their cases from a new online service to be launched by the NSW Government.
Applications open for $250,000 justice grant
Last published on 29 Nov 2021 in Media Releases
The hunt is on for the next big idea to break down access barriers in the legal system with applications for the NSW Government’s $250,000 Access to Justice Innovation Fund (AJIF) opening today.
$20 million to boost support for domestic violence victim-survivors
Last published on 25 Nov 2021 in Media Releases
More domestic violence victim-survivors will receive critical support with a $20 million reliefpackage for more than 180 NSW specialist frontline services being delivered, as an annualinternational violence prevention campaign kicks off today.
Pilot of specialist approach for sentencing Aboriginal offenders
Last published on 22 Nov 2021 in Media Releases
Eligible Aboriginal offenders will receive a more culturally-specific and community-based approach to sentencing, as part of a new pilot in the NSW District Court.
Historical offences to face modern justice
Last published on 21 Nov 2021 in Media Releases
Perpetrators of sexual violence and other criminals who’ve evaded the criminal justice system for years, or even decades, will now face the prospect of tougher sentencing from NSW courts, which will no longer be bound [...]
Tougher sentences for crimes that cause the loss of an unborn child
Last published on 20 Nov 2021 in Media Releases
Offenders whose criminal acts cause the loss of an unborn child will face tougher sentences after reforms passed NSW Parliament this week.
New President of the Children's Court of NSW
Magistrate Ellen Skinner has been appointed as President of the Children’s Court of NSW and a judge of the District Court.
Video tech signing of legal forms here to stay
The remote witnessing of important legal documents such as wills, statutory declarations and affidavits over video will become a permanent feature of the NSW legal landscape.
Reforms to better recognise the loss of an unborn child due to criminal acts
Last published on 10 Nov 2021 in Media Releases
Expectant parents who lose an unborn child due to another person’s criminal act will be better supported and offenders will face tougher sentences under a suite of reforms proposed by the NSW Government.