Monthly Archive September 1996

DPP v W & Ors (1996)

Greg Walsh represented three defendants in committal proceedings heard over 62 days before Mr D Price LCM. These charges arose from a complaint that was made by W’s eldest child who had attended upon a therapist who adhered to Repressed Memory Syndrome. The prosecution’s case involved bizarre allegations. Expert evidence was called by both the prosecution and defence as to psychiatric issues including recovered memory. Each of the defendants were discharged in respect of the charges brought against them.

R v Tutton (1996)

Represented on a pro bono basis, a young man (aged 19 years) was charged with counts of sexual assault upon two young boys (aged 5 and 6). The accused was suffering from an intellectual impairment and a judge alone trial was conducted by Urkhardt DCJ at Parramatta District Court. The trial was conducted over five days and the accused was ultimately convicted of lesser counts and a non-custodial sentence was imposed.

McLeod-Lindsay v State of NSW (1996-1997)

Represented Mr McLeod-Lindsay in civil proceedings arising from his alleged wrongful conviction and false imprisonment. This matter was successfully mediated by Sir Laurence Street.

Rendell v The Queen (1996-1997)

Represented Mr Rendell in respect of an application to set aside a wrongful conviction which was heard in the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal. The appeal was granted and a verdict of acquittal was entered.