Australian Government Second Stimulus - Key Measures

We are weathering the storm with our clients and the Cairns community through these turbulent times by providing as much helpful information as possible and rapidly adjusting to assist with practical and legal issues arising from this novel situation.  Takeaways from the... ... read more »

A nervous wait for Tenants and Landlords

Many of our clients and tenants nationwide await the implementation of the model rules for tenants that are intended to provide relief to families and businesses which experience hardship during the next 6 months due to COVID-19.  Likewise, a large proportion of landlords are... ... read more »

COVID-19: Can it be raised in bail applications?

On 23 March 2020, the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory decided the matter of R v Stott (No 2) [2020] ACTSC 62. Ms Stott had applied for bail.  In order to succeed it was necessary for her to show a change in circumstances since her last application... ... read more »

How we are managing COVID-19

O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers is committed to maintaining a quality legal service to all our valued clients during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our staff members and clients who do need to attend at our office. Our criminal and... ... read more »

Is there any such thing as a "traffic conviction"?

Background The applicant in the matter of Parker v Commissioner of Police [2016] QDC 354 had been sentenced in the Magistrates Court in relation to dangerously operating a motor vehicle.[1] The learned Magistrate had made orders in these terms: So in all those circumstances... ... read more »