ADVICE

We provide advice to:

  • persons of interest / suspects (pre-charge/arrest)
  • persons who have been arrested and/or charged with a criminal offence
  • persons who are facing allegations of misconduct in the workplace
  • persons who have been issued with a subpoena to attend court, including PINOPs and complainants
  • acceptable persons (for the purposes of bail)
  • potential witnesses or associated persons who are contacted by another solicitor or an investigative body

Seeking cogent and comprehensive advice from a lawyer at an early stage will best ensure that your rights and interests are protected and will help you make the best decision about whether or not to speak to police and/or other investigators. It is important that you know what your rights and obligations are so that you can make informed decisions.

Even if you have not yet been charged with a criminal offence, you should seek advice from a lawyer at an early stage to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

REPRESENTATION

We appear in courts and tribunals throughout NSW on a daily basis.  We can also appear nationally and internationally.

We are accomplished solicitor advocates and, when required, have access to leading barristers across the country.

We appear for persons being prosecuted by:

  • NSW Police
  • DPP (NSW or Commonwealth)
  • Others bodies including the Crown Solicitor’s Office, Australian Tax Office, State Debt Recovery Office, Roads + Maritime Services

We also appear in proceedings which have been commenced by organisations including:

  • Health Care Complaints Commission
  • Medical Council of NSW
  • Law Society of NSW
  • New South Wales Bar Association
  • Police Integrity Commission
  • NSW Crime Commission / Australian Crime Commission
  • Children’s Guardian
  • Parole Authority

COURT APPEARANCES

Our lawyers frequently appear in the following jurisdictions:

  • Bail (Release) / Detention applications
  • Applications to vary bail
  • Defended hearings
  • Disputed facts hearings
  • Sentence hearings
  • Applications under section 32 or 33 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act
  • Fitness hearings
  • Committal proceedings (argument / hearing)
  • Plea traversals
  • ADVOs or APVOs (private or police applications)
  • Applications relating to Property Recovery Orders
  • Costs applications
  • Annulment applications
  • Call-up proceedings or applications in relation to breaches of bonds / revocation of CSO
  • Applications to set aside subpoenas
  • Contempt proceedings
  • Extradition proceedings
  • Sentencing errors
  • Forensic procedure applications
  • Applications for the return of property

 

Traffic matters

  • Sentence hearings
  • Defended hearings
  • Licence appeals (RMS or Police suspension)
  • Applications to remove licence disqualifications
  • Applications to quash habitual offender declarations
  • Applications against refusal / withdrawal of licence (on medical grounds etc)
  • Applications against other decisions of the RMS
  • Trials
  • Sentence hearings
  • Disputed facts hearings
  • Appeals from the Local Court
  • Bail (Release) / Detention applications
  • Applications to vary bail
  • Fitness hearings
  • Plea traversals
  • Costs applications
  • Call-up proceedings or applications in relation to breaches of bonds / revocation of CSO
  • Applications to set aside subpoenas
  • Contempt proceedings
  • Confiscation proceedings
  • Civil actions: Suing the police or another person / organisation
  • Applications concerning High Risk Violent/Sex offender (Supreme court only)
  • Defence appeals (sentence and/or conviction)
  • Crown appeals (against interlocutory decisions and/or leniency)
  • Summons
  • Appeals from decisions of other courts (e.g. Local Court, Supreme Court)
  • Urgent interlocutory applications
  • Proceeds of Crime proceedings
  • Defended hearings
  • Sentence hearings
  • Costs applications
  • Contempt proceedings
  • Applications for Special Leave
  • Appeals

INQUESTS, COMMISSIONS, TRIBUNALS ETC

We also provide representation for people in the following areas:

  • Heath Care Complaints Commission / Medical Council of NSW / Health Professional Councils Authority
  • Office of the Legal Services Commissioner / Law Society / Bar Council
  • Police Integrity Commission / Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
  • Advice to persons being investigated
  • Examinations
  • Public inquiries
  • Examinations
  • Confiscation proceedings
  • Appearing on behalf of an interested party and/or person(s) of interest
  • Working with Children Checks
  • Suspension / revocation of security licences
  • Suspension / revocation of firearms licences
  • Appearing on behalf of an interested party and/or person(s) of interest
  • Parole hearings (refusal to grant parole, breach of parole, revocation of parole)
  • Applications concerning conditions of parole
  • Breach of Intensive Correction Orders
  • Breach of Home Detention Orders
  • Advice to registered victims
  • Voluntary and involuntary patients
  • Forensic patients
  • Community Treatment Orders