Violence orders dominate small-town justice systems
Neill McCarthy is a lawyer in a small town on the South Coast of NSW. He was briefly a public prosecutor but then went into private practice working mainly in criminal law.
The working life of a small-town lawyer is now consumed by protecting men from false accusations of violence, which are generally being used to gain advantage in family law battles.
Neil will talk about some of his recent cases. Men dealing with the pain of being kept away from their children, excluded from their homes, risking criminal charges and prison sentences from alleged breaches of their orders, and spending all their money trying to protect themselves.
He has fascinating tales to tell of a broken justice system where
police are given no option but to take action against accused men, even when there is no evidence and they suspect the woman is lying. Magistrates and prosecutors don’t dare speak out about the miscarriage of justice occurring every day in their courts. And women bear no consequences from perjuring themselves in court.