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Welcome to Sydney Criminal Lawyers™

Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ is Australia’s Leading Criminal Defence Firm, with offices in the Sydney CBD, Liverpool and Parramatta.

Our ability to consistently produce outstanding results for our clients has led to numerous prestigious accolades, including:

  • “Criminal Defence Firm of the Year in Australia”, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Corporate INTL Legal Awards,
  • “Criminal Defence Firm of the Year – Australia”, 2017 Lawyer International Global Awards,
  • “Australia – Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year”, 2016 & 2017 ACQ5 Law Awards,
  • “Best Criminal Law Firm 2017”, Apac Insider Australian Enterprise Awards,
  • “Australian Lawyers of the Year”, 2017 Corporate Vision Legal Elite Awards,
  • “Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year – Ugur Nedim”, 2017 Finance Monthly Global Law Awards,
  • “Australian Criminal Law Firm of the Year”, 2015 & 2016 Global Law Awards,
  • Australian Enterprise Award – Best Criminal Law Firm 2017
  • “Australia – Customer Service Law Firm of the Year”, 2016 ACQ5 Law Awards,
  • “Law Firm of the Year – Criminal Defence – Australia”, 2016 M & A Global Awards,
  • “Criminal Defence Firm of the Year, Australia”, 2016 Finance Monthly Global Law Awards,
  • “Best Criminal Law Firm in NSW”, 2015 APAC Business Awards,
  • Winner, 2015 LexisNexis Legal Innovation Awards,
  • Finalist, 2015 & 2016 Telstra Business Awards (the only NSW firm to reach final),
  • Finalist, 2015 & 2016 True Local Australian Small Business Champion Awards,
  • Finalist, 2015 Lawyers Weekly Law Awards.

Our experienced team of highly-respected criminal lawyers will ensure you receive the best legal representation, whatever your criminal or traffic case may be.




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Recent Cases

Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ Blog

Recent Cases

Our client is a constable in the NSW Police Force. On a Thursday night, the complainant was ejected by security officers from a hotel in Lidcombe due to his level of intoxication. Our client and another police offi...


Our client is a 35-year old IT professional who had never previously been in trouble with the law. He made a foolish decision to drive the short distance home after a work celebration, where he had been drinking alcoh...


Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ Blog

Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim ‘Ag-gag’ laws prohibit individuals, including animal rights activists, from filming or photographing animal agricultural practices on farms and in slaughterhouses. The laws are supp...


The 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates there are 45.8 million people around the globe currently in some form of modern slavery. While Australia has one of the lowest rates in the world, the index still puts the number ...


Our Clients Say

My experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers was outstanding

My experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers, specifically Foaud Awada, was outstanding. His explanation of the process I was about to…

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Extremely professional and very approachable

I highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers, extremely professional and very approachable. They worked hard to get the best possible outcome…

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Result well beyond expected

I would like to make a sincere thank you to the team at SCL namely Steve Patrick who on the…

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Calm and professional

Thank you Sydney Criminal Lawyers and especially to "Steve Patrick" my case worker for all of your hard work efforts…

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All charges dismissed!

If you are confused as I once was and trying to get a trustworthy solicitor to represent you, then look…

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Case dismissed, charges dropped!

Ali Saleh, remember this name if you want to win a case you thought you never had a chance of…

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The best possible outcome, a section 10!

Ali Saleh represented me for my offence and got the best possible outcome, a section 10. He was very compassionate,…

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Got the section 10

My first time in court, great to work with Ali. Got the section 10 with a mid range.

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Highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers

I will highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers. The lawyer who represented me was Ali Saleh, he is the best lawyer…

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Professional service, highly recommended

Ali Saleh went above and beyond the call, swift and professional service, highly recommended.

, David R. rated 5 of 5   > Read full review



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