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SHORTLISTED FOR CRIMINAL LAW GONG

SHORTLISTED FOR CRIMINAL LAW GONG

Nyst Legal Associate Jonathan Nyst was this week shortlisted as one of 10 finalists in the Criminal Law division of the national Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards. Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30 program awards the rising stars of the Australian legal industry,...
COVID FLUX

COVID FLUX

With COVID-19 directives flying thick and fast from both federal and state institutions, many of us may be getting a little confused about precisely what we can and can’t do, as a matter of law. Every day, someone asks my advice about the fine detail – “Can I...
NO ORDINARY TIME

NO ORDINARY TIME

It’s sometimes said that one man’s loss is another man’s profit, and that’s evidently true, even in these strange and troubled times. Just ask all those previously-struggling toilet paper and face mask makers. One curious example has even...
A MILE IN THEIR SHOES

A MILE IN THEIR SHOES

On 20 February 2020, the historical drama, “The Professor and the Madman”, starring Hollywood heavyweights, Sean Penn and Mel Gibson, was rolled out to Australian cinemas. It is loosely based on the 1998 book ‘The Surgeon of Crowthorne’ written by Simon Winchester,...
MALICE AFORETHOUGHT

MALICE AFORETHOUGHT

Last week, a Queensland mother became the first person to be charged under the State’s new, expanded definition of murder laws, after allegedly leaving her two infant children to die in the blistering heat of her car, after falling asleep one Saturday...
YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE

YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE

School’s out! So hold onto your hats, folks, it’s on again. As thousands of school-leavers descend upon Surfers Paradise for the annual ritual of revelry that has become known as Schoolies Week, thousands more parents hold their collective breath in dread...

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