Site Policies

This is a not-for-profit website. Neither the authors of papers posted on this site nor the Content Manager / Owner of this site receive any payment or reward of any description in exchange for the posting of papers on this site.

The acceptance of advertising of this site is at the sole discretion of the site’s Content Manager / Owner, and will only be accepted if 100% of advertising revenue is donated to a not-for-profit or charitable purpose nominated by the Content Manager / Owner in their sole discretion.

The content of this site (or any content linked from this site) does not constitute legal advice. Users of this site should rely upon their own research and enquiries. No liability for any errors or omissions is accepted. By using this site you agree to be bound by the site policies.


This site aims to facilitate the free exchange of information and knowledge between practitioners of criminal law in New South Wales, Australia. The site aims to contribute to higher standards in the practise of criminal law.

This is a “not-for-profit” site. It does not contain any advertising. The site does not contain within it any links to profit-driven websites. All papers loaded on this site are checked for such links, including “hidden” or “buried” links prior to being uploaded to the site. The site does not provide any legal advice, recommendations or referrals to either legal practitioners or members of the public.

CPD papers that have been presented at CPD conferences open to practitioners generally, or to a class of practitioners generally, are eligible for publication on the site and will normally be published as a matter of course. In the event that there are any concerns as to the quality of the paper, the matter will be referred to three practitioners already published on this site nominated by the Content Manager (and excluding the Content Manager) for adjudication.

CPD papers that have not been presented at a CPD conference open to practitioners generally, or a class of practitioners generally, must be submitted to three practitioners already published on this site nominated by the Content Manager (and excluding the Content Manager) for adjudication in order to be approved for publication.

Practitioners who wish to have their paper posted on the site should forward the paper by email to the Content Manager. The paper should be in Word format or scanned into PDF format. Hyperlinks to relevant case law and legislation are preferred but not mandatory. The author should clearly state the CPD conference or in-house presentation at which the paper was presented (or clearly state that it has not been presented), as well as the location, month and year of presentation. If the paper has been updated since last presented, the month and year of the most recent update should be clearly stated.


This site does not constitute or provide legal advice to members of the public. Members of the public should make their own enquiries.

This site does not provide recommendations or referrals to legal practitioners. Members of the public who wish to be referred to a legal practitioner with respect to a criminal or traffic law matter should contact the Law Society of New South Wales Solicitor Referral Service at this link.

The Law Society of New South Wales provides this service free of charge.

Members of the public should not attempt contact this site under the guise of being a legal practitioner. People and contact details not known to this site will be checked against the details for bona fide legal practitioners who are members of the NSW Law Society, NSW Bar Association or equivalent body in the relevant jurisdiction.


Law students and academics are welcome to subscribe to this site using a bona fide email domain name from a recognised academic institution only.

This site does not provide or refer law students to Practical Legal Training placements, undergraduate or graduate employment. It does not provide career advice or mentoring.

Law students may be assisted in their legal research by using this site, but are reminded that this site has a practitioner-based focus as opposed to an academic focus. This site, and authors contributing to this site, do not provide answers to university assignments.