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Farewell to the $60 welcome letter: Keddies taken over by Slater & Gordon

Kate McClymont THE law firm made famous for charging clients $60 for a welcome letter and $49 for reading a thank-you card will soon be no more.

Judges to hand down Gordon Wood appeal decision

Louise Hall and Lisa Davies THREE appeal judges will reveal on Friday whether Gordon Wood's appeal against his conviction for the 1995 murder of his model girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, is successful.

Gordon Wood acquitted of murdering Caroline Byrne

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Lisa Davies, Louise Hall and Paul Bibby Gordon Wood's murder conviction has been quashed, an appeal court today acquitting him of killing his girlfriend Caroline Byrne 16 years ago.

Appeal bench to decide on Gordon Wood's future

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Louise Hall THE Court of Appeal will decide whether Gordon Wood should walk free from prison, face a retrial or remain behind bars after the hearing of his appeal against his conviction for the murder in 1995 of...

Sydney's Randwick pulls ahead of rivals to lead in racing stakes

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Daisy Dumas Sydney's push to become the centre of Australian horseracing appears to be paying off, as Randwick's The Championships draws talent - on and off the field - from far and wide.

Fickle Sydney diners force Manu Fieldel to move to Melbourne

Kim Arlington How fickle are Sydney diners? Acclaimed French chef Manu Feildel has complained that they show no loyalty and ''fly like birds'' whenever a new restaurant appears on the scene.

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At the third stroke: George the talking clock now on atomic time

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Julie Power At the third stroke it will be …

Beachfront land rights head to court

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Heath Gilmore Disputes over the ownership of land gradually surrendered to the sea date back to 14th-century England.

TV cameras to be allowed in NSW Supreme Court verdicts

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Louise Hall Television cameras will be allowed into the NSW Supreme Court for verdicts and sentences in criminal trials, the Attorney-General, Greg Smith says.

Judges fight 'out of touch' tag with courtroom broadcasts, jurors' surveys

Louise Hall The state's senior judges have hit back at suggestions the judiciary is ''out of touch'', saying the community fails to understand the complexity of the sentencing process.

Accidents waiting to happen: Fire-trap buildings in NSW

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Nicole Hasham Buildings across NSW are routinely declared safe despite being potential fire traps, and contractors are installing poor fire protection out of ignorance or to cut costs, two peak fire bodies have...

Simon Gittany threatened to kill Lisa Harnum, make it look like suicide: new witness

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Paul Bibby, Emma Partridge A new witness claims convicted murderer Simon Gittany threatened to kill Lisa Harnum and make it look like suicide several times before he eventually threw her off the 15th-floor balcony of their...

Poor planning left schools at 'critical' levels

Cosima Marriner Flawed demographic modelling led to the short-sighted decision to shut primary schools across the north shore 25 years ago, parents say, forcing the O'Farrell government to spend $70 million on new...

Rachelle Yeo and Paul Mulvihill continued affair after her engagement, court hears

  Accused murderer Paul Mulvihill

Louise Hall Rachelle Yeo, allegedly stabbed to death by her lover Paul Mulvihill, became engaged to her boyfriend Paul Maher in Byron Bay in the last weekend of July 2011.

Simon Gittany not the brute he's been painted, say friends

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Paul Bibby The picture of Simon Gittany painted by his friends and family in the courtroom seemed completely at odds with the 40-year-old's brutal crime.

I did not kill Lisa Harnum, Simon Gittany tells court

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Emma Partridge, Paul Bibby Convicted killer Simon Gittany has told the family of his late fiancee that his "heart goes out" to them, but adamantly told his sentencing hearing that Lisa Harnum "did not die as a result of being...

Simon Gittany's girlfriend leads protest into court declaring his innocence

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Paul Bibby, Emma Partridge The family and friends of convicted murderer Simon Gittany have marched into court for his sentencing hearing bearing placards proclaiming his innocence and comparing him to Lindy Chamberlain and...

Premier targets Eddie Obeid's millions made in corrupt coal deal

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Michaela Whitbourn The state government is set to pass extraordinary laws to strip corrupt former Labor minister Eddie Obeid and his family of at least $30 million in profits from a coal deal at the centre of a...

Mayors put hands up for Premier Barry O'Farrell's drinking laws

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Nicole Hasham NSW mayors across the political spectrum have backed the O'Farrell government's controversial plan for lockouts and alcohol curfews in central Sydney and want the harsh measures enforced at...

Self-proclaimed godson of Gough Whitlam jailed for supplying cocaine

Paul Bibby The self-proclaimed "godson" of former prime minister Gough Whitlam has been jailed for supplying cocaine.