Sydney Criminal Lawyers is Australia’s most awarded criminal law firm because we consistently deliver outstanding outcomes and provide an exceptional level of service to our clients.

We have been recognised in a range of awards programs – from prestigious business awards with rigorous assessment processes such as the Telstra Business Awards and Small Business Champion Awards, to industry specific awards such as the Global Law Awards, ACQ5 Law Awards and LexisNexis Innovation Index which are decided by those within the legal profession.

Some of our most recent awards, memberships and accolades include:


CorporateINTL Global Awards - Winner 2015 & 2016 Criminal Defence Firm of the Year in Australia

Corporate INTL is a respected network of over 1 million business leaders, lawyers and advisers worldwide, connected through a global internet network and the Corporate INTL magazine. The coveted Global Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in professional fields such as law, accountancy and consultancy. The award of 'Criminal Defence Firm of the Year in Australia' is the most sought-after and competitive in the the domestic field of criminal law. Candidates are put through a rigorous selection process involving a lengthy and involved application and multi-staged assessment, and the winner is ultimately selected after performance and achievements are subjected to careful analysis.

True Local Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2015 & 2016 - Finalist

Since its creation in 1999, the Australian Small Business Champion Awards has become the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program dedicated to small businesses throughout the nation. The awards are described as "the pinnacle of business success. They recognise the values associated with successful small businesses. These values include service, commitment, leadership, endurance, courage, innovation, performance, persuasion and generosity."

Global Law Experts - Winner 2015 & 2016 Australian Criminal Law Firm of the Year

The Global Law Experts annual awards celebrate excellence, innovation and performance across legal communities from around the world. The awards are designed to recognise the most deserving law firms and legal professionals across the globe, and winners are determined through a rigorous process of nomination, application and a multi-stage assessment. The award of Australian Criminal Law Firm of the Year is the organisation's most prestigious in the field of criminal law in this country.

ACQ5 Law Awards 2016 Australia - Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year

The ACQ 5 Law Awards celebrate achievement, innovation and brilliance in the field of law. The nomination and assessment process rely not only on information provided by the candidates themselves, but a careful assessment process and all award winners are chosen by members of the legal profession. The award of Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year is the most competitive and prestigious in the field of criminal law.

ACQ5 Law Awards 2016 Australia - Customer Service Law Firm of the Year

The ACQ 5 Law Awards celebrate achievement, innovation and brilliance in the field of law. The selection process involves careful assessment and all award winners are chosen by members of the legal profession. The award of Customer Service Law Firm of the Year recognises the legal practice which delivers the most exceptional level of service to its clients.

"Law Firm of the Year - Criminal Defence - Australia", 2016 M & A Global Awards

M & A Global is one of the world’s leading awards programs, covering 163 countries and attracting votes from the magazine’s 108,000 subscribers as well as industry leaders. Each nomination is subjected to a comprehensive assessment process, designed to separate the truly remarkable from their peers. Once finalists are selected, a panel of judges examines material submitted by the finalists and conducts its own research to select a winner. The comprehensive selection and judging process ensures all winners are truly at the cutting edge of their respective industries.

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016 - Winner Criminal Defence Firm of the Year Australia

The 2016 Finance Monthly Law Awards celebrate and recognise excellence from law firms and legal professionals who have consistently excelled in all aspects of their work and set new standards of client service. A lengthy process began in November 2015 to determine these honourees. This comprised an online voting process, including personal nominations. After votes were compiled the research team analysed individual and firm performance through information made available via client feedback, news reports and market data. Finance Monthly’s research team then collated the votes and examined all the nominations to compile a definitive list of industry leaders. As a result those celebrated represent a wide range of respected individuals and firms from all over the world. Finance Monthly’s awards process honours those at the top of their game as they continue to provide first class legal services.

Telstra Australian Business Awards - 2015 NSW Finalist

The Telstra Business Awards celebrates outstanding achievement in small and medium business. It is Australia premier business awards attracting thousands of applicants in each state and territory every year. Sydney Criminal Lawyers was one of only 5 finalists in the small business category, and the only law firm in NSW to reach the final.

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Innovator of the Year 2015 - Finalist

The legal profession's leading magazine, Lawyers Weekly, is the authoritative source of independent news, analysis and opinion about the practice of law in Australia. The Australian Law Awards represent recognition from within the legal profession of exceptional achievement in the field of law.

LexisNexis 2015 Legal Innovation Index - Winner

LexisNexis Legal Innovation Index seeks to provide national recognition to the most innovative law firms in Australia and New Zealand, through initiatives that deliver uniqueness and value to their clients and differentiate their organisation.

APAC Insider Business Awards 2015 Winner - Best Criminal Law Firm NSW

The 2015 APAC Insider Legal Awards recognises law firms in the Asia-Pacific region which have achieved world-leading results in their area of legal specialisation. Candidates must demonstrate consistent high performance and class-leading outcomes in their field of law. Those results are scrutinised and performance is assessed against a large number of candidates in each category, and the successful candidate is recognised in the APAC Insider magazine.

Criminal Law Accredited Specialist

Only a small portion of lawyers in NSW are 'Accredited Specialists'. An Accredited Specialist is a lawyer with at-least 5 years of experience in a particular field of law who has been certified by the Law Society of NSW as an expert in the area. Only the very best lawyers are awarded Accredited Specialist certification. It is the Law Society’s assurance of quality, experience and expertise. Sydney Criminal Lawyers is spearheaded by Accredited Specialist Criminal Lawyers.

Legal Aid New South Wales

Sydney Criminal Lawyers has several lawyers who are members of the General Criminal Law Panel and Serious Criminal Law Panel, in recognition of their experience and expertise in the field of criminal law.

The Law Society of New South Wales

The Law Society of NSW is the body which accredits lawyers in our state.

Cover of Excellence

The Cover of Excellence is a scheme which bind law firms to monitor, enforce and improve the professional standards of lawyers and protect clients. Law firms must continually maintain excellence in professional standards including client service in order to display the logo.