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      What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

      Broadly speaking, there are two types of law in Australia with various differences, being criminal law and civil law. There are also similarities between the two types of law. When choosing a lawyer to represent you, it is crucial to determine whether they specialise in a particular area. Civil Law vs Criminal Law The main […]

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      Is Bigamy or Polygamy Legal in Australia?

      Polygamy in Australia is illegal. Polygamy refers to a person having more than one marriage at the same time. It comes from ancient Greece where the word meant “married to many” or “often married”. Legislation has been enacted that makes it a criminal offence to marry more than one person. This offence is known as […]

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      Glossary of Legal Terms

      Going to court and having to hire a lawyer can be stressful enough so the last thing you want is your lawyer speaking to you in another language with all their legal lingo!

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      Lawyer Salary Australia – How Much Do Lawyers Make in Australia? 2024 UPDATE

      Many people believe that the average lawyer salary in Australia is amongst the highest earning in Australia, but is that actually the case? And what areas of law pay the highest salaries? Thanks to a recent release of statistics by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), we can now reveal the highest paid jobs in Australia. […]

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      A Criminal Lawyer’s Top 5 Best True Crime Docuseries

      As criminal lawyers, we often get asked for our list of the best true crime documentaries of all time. Whether it is a cold case from the past or a recent incident fresh in the memory of the public, true crime captures the minds of people across the board. The below list is what appeals […]

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      10 Most Common Myths About Dealing with the Police

      As specialist criminal lawyers, we have heard numerous arguments from people about what they think their rights are when dealing with police. Here are 10 of the most common myths and urban legends. If you need to know what laws actually do apply to your situation, call Astor Legal on (02) 7804 2823 or email […]

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      Can Police Ask for ID in NSW

      To the average layperson, a common question they may ask is, can police ask for ID in NSW? While police have a significant number of powers to compel citizens to provide information, this is not unlimited. For the most part, these powers are contained in legislation which make them easily accessible. The following information will […]

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      Best Law Schools in Australia

      Any person who intends to become a lawyer will likely ask, what are the best law schools and universities in Australia? There are a number of results that are published each year, but there has never been a definitive list that aggregates all findings – until now. Below is an analysis of the most reputable […]

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      Is It Legal to Record a Phone Call in Australia?

      In Australia, it is against the law to record a private conversation without the consent of the other person. The Telecommunications Interception and Access Act 1979 makes it an offence to listen to a live phone call or call recording without the permission of one or both of the parties involved. It does not matter how you record the […]

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      Can a Lawyer Defend Someone Who is Guilty?

      One of the most common questions asked of the legal profession is, how can a criminal lawyer defend someone who is guilty? There appears to be view that a criminal defence lawyer uses technical arguments or legal loopholes to free persons who are ostensibly guilty of offences. Further, a prevailing view in the community is […]

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