Assaults and Property Damage
Man declares his innocence after being charged with the murder of his wife and her hairdresser 24 years ago
Australia Associated Press & Sally Lee
The elderly husband who has been charged with the murder of two women in Victoria nearly 24 years ago - one of them being his wife - has described the accusations as 'bizarre'.
Two men charged over body-in-boot murder
Nino Bucci and Adam Cooper, The Age, January 30 2015
Defence counsel Robert Stary told the court Mr Bacak only became involved "after the injuries are inflicted".
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Good Samaritans who took law into own hands over Bourke Street assault of woman escape conviction
Steve Butcher, The Age, May 16 2014
Rob Stary, for Martinelli, who pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious injury, said police had agreed for the case against both men to proceed by way of a diversion hearing on Thursday morning, but another magistrate had refused to grant the application.
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CFMEU official Derek Christopher fined for assaulting manager
Steve Butcher, The Age, 28 August 2013
Mr Stary said the confrontation "escalated regrettably" but his client, whose conduct was "aberrant", still faced possible internal sanctions...
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Kidnap thug jailed
Anthea Cannon, Geelong Advertiser, 20 June 2013
Duncan Ferguson of Robert Stary Lawyers said the accused had not been before the courts before and his new girlfriend trusted him with her three children...
Man who struck back at nightclub nose biter avoids jail
Gangland murder charge against underworld hitman Faruk Orman dropped over Sunshine Crew's Paul Kallipolitis
Anthony Dowsley, Elissa Hunt, Herald Sun, 18 April, 2013
Today prosecutor Michele Williams SC told the Supreme Court Orman's charge would be dropped."He's very relieved," defence lawyer Rob Stary told the Herald Sun.
'Our battle's not over': Elisabeth Membrey's parents shocked by verdict
Andrea Petrie,The Age, April 28, 2012
Bond's solicitor, Sam Norton, said today's verdict confirmed his client's innocence
Police to interview Russell St bomber
Brisbane Times, Melissa Iaria, 17 February 2012
Minogue's lawyer Rob Stary said his client, now known as "Dr Minogue" as a result of his studies while in jail, was aware of the public importance of the ...
Growing calls for defensive homicide review
Herald Sun, Courtney Crane, 13 February 2012
Rob Stary, a spokesman for the institute's criminal law section, represented both women who successfully argued they had killed as an act of defensive ...
Man accused of stockpiling bomb chemicals bought on accused on bail
Herald Sun, Mark Dunn, December 7, 2011
"He speaks about his desires to protect his family,'' defence lawyer Sam Norton told the Supreme Court today. Mr Marsh had also told police about his ...
theage.com.au, Paul Miller, Steve Butcher and John Silvester, November 30, 2011
His solicitor, Andrew Halphen, of Robert Stary Lawyers, told the court that Undy had been concerned for his life. Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg jailed Undy ...
D'Zilva faces downgraded charge
theage.com.au, Vince Cahdwick, November 24, 2011
Defence lawyer Andrew Halphen, from Robert Stary Lawyers, said today "we welcome the Crown's decision to withdraw the charge of attempted murder".
In the line of fire: precarious profession of bikie enforcer
ABC Online.com.au, September 21, 2011
Criminal lawyer Rob Stary who represented one of the accused explained all to Faine. And yesterday was the second day that the man accused of murdering ...
Thug's free kick after St Kilda star Sam Fisher punched at Eve ...
Herald Sun, August 23, 2011
Defence lawyer Rob Stary said Hollow - who spent the day drinking at the races before heading to the nightclub where he continued to drink - had no criminal ...
Intervention Orders Clogging the Courts
theAge.com.au, Mark Russell, June 26, 2011
John Woudstra Institute spokesman Rob Stary said the orders - which prevent a person from behaving in a way that makes another person feel unsafe ...
Assisted suicide case sparks law reform calls
ABC News Online, 24 May 2011, by Liz Hobday
"I think all that does is point to the fact that our politicians need to change this law. It's impossible for the courts to try to administer laws that are so badly structured." Lawyer Rob Stary says there is little public interest in prosecuting
'Despicable' Wendy Peirce's vow
Audio and text posted by 3AW Radio Drive program, 7 Jan 2011
...Rob Stary from The Law Institute of Victoria has told the 3AW Drive program the four men charged and acquitted for the murders cannot be...
Rockefeller 'murder' couple remanded in custody
Steve Butcher, theage.com.au, 1 February 2010
A couple charged with murdering Melbourne multimillionaire Herman Rockefeller were this morning remanded in custody by Victoria's Chief Magistrate………Schembri's lawyer, Bridget Coath, said her client did not have any custody management issues
Chase 'put road users in danger'
BEN SCHNEIDERS, The Age, September 9, 2009
During the chase, on April 1, workers sacked from a labour hire firm used on the West Gate project pursued workers who had been employed by a separate labour hire firm and had been dubbed ''scabs''....
Teen umpire's basher fined $1000
Mark Dunn, From: Herald Sun, heraldsun.com.au, 1 September 2009
Mr Norton said Innella was profoundly remorseful for his actions, had apologised to Matthew in writing and volunteered himself to police after the incident.
Charges dropped against workers in West Gate case
BEN SCHNEIDERS, The Age, August 18, 2009
Lawyer Rob Stary, whose firm represented those charged, and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union yesterday demanded an apology from Ms Gillard for those charged. Last night the Deputy Prime Minister said she stood by her comments....
Deputy PM Gillard won't face contempt charges
ADRIAN LOWE, The Age, June 5, 2009
Lawyer Rob Stary, who is representing at least 10 men charged as part of the West Gate dispute, received a special mention hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court today to deal with Ms Gillard's comments, which he said risked a fair trial for his clients....