In 2018, this blog reported that criminal lawyer Adam Raydon Magill from the firm Lawler Magill was one of a few lawyers charged with defrauding Legal Aid Queensland and laundering money for “serious and organised crime”.
Subsequently, he was granted bail on strict conditions on his own undertakings. Continue reading “Criminal solicitor struck off for series of bail breaches”
It is a criminal offence for a Defendant in criminal proceedings to fail to appear in court unless they have a reasonable excuse to do so. A recent case which resulted in an acquittal of such a charge sheds light on the meaning of reasonable excuse for the purposes of s33 of the Bail Act 1980 (Qld).
Continue reading “Failure to appear conviction quashed on appeal”