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Manny Conditsis

Manny Conditsis on Coronavirus and the Law – 7 News, Sunrise

By Manny Conditsis / April 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

Watch Manny Conditsis, Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, Senior Trial Advocate and Director at Conditsis Lawyers, share his thoughts on how COVID-19 and the law may interact with one another in civil and criminal cases.

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Manny Conditsis ABC Radio Interview on COVID-19 and effect on Bail

By Manny Conditsis / April 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

https://youtu.be/itI9Asx_o0M Manny Conditsis discusses COVID 19 and the effect on Bail during an interview with ABC Radio.

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Cardinal Pell Court of Appeal Decision

By Manny Conditsis / February 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

https://youtu.be/uxZQdtTa8h0 Manny Conditsis discusses the recent Court of Criminal Appeal decision in the Cardinal Pell matter.

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Dean Waters Trial

By Manny Conditsis / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

In 1997, the public’s national attention focused on the firm as a result of a successful verdict given in the highly publicized “Dean Waters Case”. The accused, Dean Waters, was one of three brothers who were all famous boxers in their own right and who were trained by their father, Ces Waters. Together they formed…

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Manny Conditsis Remarks on Strip Search Law – ABC RADIO

By Manny Conditsis / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIkOzDzaMCc Manny Conditsis Discusses Strip Search Law with ABC Radio.

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Strategies & Practical Considerations in Sexual Assault Matters

By Manny Conditsis / January 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The reader is reminded that this paper is not intended to include detailed legal research, either as to the common law or legislation relating to sex matters. It is intended to provide the ‘basics” in some terminology and directions given by a trial judge; and to get the reader thinking about potential strategies and which…

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Under Age Consensual Sex – Should Either Party Be Charged?

By Manny Conditsis / May 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

 Background – Case Study – Client John Note: Psyuedonyms for all names   Initially, John was charged in relation to two complainants – Mary and Jane. At the time of the alleged offences, Mary was about 16 years and some months and Jane about 15 years and 9 months; and John was about 6 months…

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Self Defence in NSW

By Manny Conditsis / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

In New South Wales the law as to self-defence is essentially contained in Section 418 of the Crimes Act 1900 and there are various case authorities that interpret that section. Essentially, there are two (2) legs to making out a defence of self-defence and they are: The person who asserts he or she is acting…

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Major Changes to NSW Sentencing Law

By Manny Conditsis / February 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Proposed Legislation The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 No 53 will make substantial amendments to the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 [“the Act”] and is scheduled to be proclaimed in about May 2018.  Gloss Overview  Abolition of Good Behaviour Bonds (s9) AND replacement with Conditional Release Orders (“CRO’s”) OR Community Corrections Orders…

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EAGP Reforms

By Manny Conditsis / January 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Amending Act [EAGP] passed Parliament on 18 October 2017 and the Department of Justice [“DoJ”] has advised it is expected that the EAGP reform will commence by May 2018. The Department of Justice [“DoJ”] has referred to the EAGP reforms as “a systemic shift in the way serious criminal matters are managed in the…

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The Newcastle Herald: Behind Newcastle’s rising crime statistics

By Manny Conditsis / September 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Opinion | What’s behind area’s rising crime statistics The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research disclosed last week that crime across most of NSW had remained stable or fallen over the past two years. The bad news, particularly for Newcastle, is that most major crimes are increasing in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Statistical Area. This…

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New increased police powers unjustified and problematic

By Manny Conditsis / August 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Recent changes to parole and shoot to kill laws and regulations introduced through amendments to terrorism legislation in New South Wales present some very real concerns to our priceless civil liberties under the repeated political populace mantra that this is necessary to make us “safer from terrorists that would see us harm”. This bill was…

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ABC News Radio: Changes to Parole

By Manny Conditsis / June 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

  Manny Conditsis presents the potential significant impacts of changing parole laws with ABC News Radio.

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Involuntariness Case Study: Dean Waters

By Manny Conditsis / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

I appeared for Dean Waters as trial advocate, in my first murder trial [at Newcastle Supreme Court] in 1997 before his Honour RS Hulme J (as he then was), when after a 9 day trial, the jury took about 30 minutes to find the accused not guilty of the murder of Allen Hall; notwithstanding the…

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Mental Health and Criminal Law

By Manny Conditsis / January 1, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Drugs In Sport: A discussion with the Coast FM Sports Panel

By Manny Conditsis / December 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Following a recent ACC (Australian Crime Commission) report on drugs in sport, Manny Conditsis joins the Coast FM Sports Panel to discuss wide-ranging questions around drugs in sport the impact they could have on players, sports scientists and clubs on a local, national and international level.

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Man Charged with Murder and Maliciously Wounding

By Manny Conditsis / July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis Man Charged with Murder and Maliciously Wound after wild brawl Numerous Co-Accused faced a 5 month trial in the Supreme Court and whilst they were acquitted of murder they were all found guilty of manslaughter and are serving lengthy sentences of imprisonment. Our client was charged with the murder of…

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Dazed Stranger Found in House with Drugs

By Manny Conditsis / July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis Dazed Stranger Found in House, Allegedly in Possession of Ecstasy Pills for Supply A bizarre case where our client was found dazed and confused in a strangers house, having a shower in the early hours of the morning. Not surprisingly our client asked to leave the premises and he did…

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Family Law Appeal Won

By Manny Conditsis / June 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Manny Conditsis The firm took over a Family Law case after the man had appeared for himself at a hearing in front of a Judge of the Family Court, when the Judge made unfavourable orders against the man. An appeal was lodged on behalf of the man to the Full Court of the Family Court…

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Conspiracy to Import Methamphetamine

By Manny Conditsis / June 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis The Australian Federal Police (AFP) charged 5 co-accused with conspiring to import 40kg of the powder into Australia by ship from Europe. Manny Conditsis represented one of the accused, who worked on the wharves at Port Botany. Each of the other co-accused were represented by separate trial lawyers. The AFP…

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Gosford Criminal Advocate Receives Top Pro Bono Award

By Manny Conditsis / June 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

President of the Law Society of NSW, Justin Dowd, has congratulated Gosford criminal advocate Manny Conditsis, recipient of the Law Society President’s Award announced as part of the 2012 Justice Awards last night. The Law Society President’s Award is presented to an individual solicitor for pro bono work undertaken through the Law Society Pro Bono…

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Battered Spouse Murder Defence

By Manny Conditsis / June 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis A battered spouse was charged with the stabbing murder of her husband, although she had no recollection of and did not believe that she committed the offence. After a six week trial in the Supreme Court, the jury acquitted our client, likely on the basis of self defense. This case…

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Citizen’s Arrest and the Right to Self-Defence

By Manny Conditsis / May 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Law of Citizen’s Arrest and the Right to Self-Defence in Australia

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Possession and Intended Manufacture of Drugs

By Manny Conditsis / May 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

Possession of Powder and Intended Manufacture of Methylamphetamine A very difficult 2 month trial won against all odds! A significant quantity of pseudoephedrine powder and precursors such as Hypophosphorous Acid was allegedly found on our client’s premises by police. Manny Conditsis and Natasha Konic spent many hours pouring over the police video of the execution…

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Indecent Assault and Rape

By Manny Conditsis / May 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

An elderly man was charged with alleged sexual offences. We were able to satisfy the jury that the complainant had ulterior motives in making the complaints and Manny Conditsis and Natasha Konic spent many hours pouring over loads of documents that we had subpoenaed. The documents established that the complainant had told a series of…

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Man Charged with the Rape of a Woman

By Manny Conditsis / May 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis Solicitor – Natasha Konic A man was charged with the rape of a woman. The man said that the sex was consensual. After the cross examination of the woman, and the man, Manny Conditsis asked the judge to invite the jury to acquit our client without the jury hearing all…

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Man Charged with Malicious Wounding

By Manny Conditsis / May 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

Trial Advocate – Manny Conditsis Solicitor – Natasha Konic A man was charged with the malicious wounding of another man causing him grievous bodily harm. If the man had been convicted he would have gone to jail for a long time. The man was found on the victim’s property, in the early hours of the…

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2GO: Self-defense within the Home – Discussion with Manny Conditsis

By Manny Conditsis / March 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Manny Conditsis discuses the truth behind self-defense legislation.

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Consensual Sex Between Minors – A Criminal Offence?

By Manny Conditsis / September 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

What a lot of parents don’t realise, particularly parents with teenage children, is the concern where two young people, and I mean under the age of 16 years… they might go to school together for example… meet, have a relationship, have sex. Do you realise that one or the other, and it’s usually the boy,…

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How Does Bail Work?

By Manny Conditsis / August 31, 2015 / 0 Comments

The topic of bail frequently comes up in conversations. But what people don’t realise is that there have been three changes to the bail laws in the past 18 months or so. And they have been fairly significant. Having said that, as simple as one can state at the moment, persons applying for bail fall…

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Advocacy: What Should be the Focus?

By Manny Conditsis / January 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

What is Advocacy in a Criminal Law context?

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When should provocation be accepted as legitimate self-defence in a murder trial?

By Manny Conditsis / June 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

ON July 3, 2001, Scott Tindall sat in a chair in an Adamstown flat for 10 or 15 minutes, smoked a cigarette, decided “I just couldn’t take any more” and raised a hammer above his older brother Donald’s head, striking his skull up to 11 times. It was five months after Donald was acquitted of…

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