Mr Ugur Nedim is the Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

He has a distinguished career as an exceptional criminal defence lawyer and has been recognised by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for a decade.

Mr Nedim commenced his criminal defence career in 1992 as a law clerk with specialist criminal law firm Brezniak Neil-Smith and Co, under the mentorship of legendary criminal defence lawyer Angus Neil-Smith (now retired).

He excelled academically – completing a combined Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts degree, then a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and finally a Master of Laws degree at Sydney University achieving a rare ‘high distinction’ grade average.

He commenced practising as a courtroom criminal defence lawyer for prominent criminal law firm Freemans in late 1998; independently representing clients in a range of criminal & traffic cases such a drink driving, assaults, AVOs, fraud and all types of drug cases.

He regularly conducted difficult & complex defended hearings and appeals, achieving an outstanding success rate.

He started ‘Nedim Lawyers – Criminal Defence Specialists’ in 2001, which later became ‘Sydney Criminal Lawyers’.

Mr Nedim has represented clients in some of Australia’s highest profile and most difficult criminal cases, including:

  • Australia’s largest ever drug importation trial, which involved the importation of over $600 million dollars worth of heroin; all 3 clients found ‘not guilty’.
  • Nearly 20 murder & manslaughter trials, including those arising from the 2003 ‘gangland wars’ in Western Sydney;
  • Over 100 serious criminal trials including dozens of sexual assault trials, commercial drug trials, complex fraud trials, grievous bodily harm, robbery, detain for advantage, intent to murder, dangerous driving occasioning death, proceeds of crime and various other trial matters;
  • Protecting client interests in all types of courts and tribunals, including ICAC, Crime Commission & Coroner’s Court;
  • Successful Appeals at every level – from the Local Court, to hundreds in the District & Supreme Courts (including NSWCCA) all the way up to the High Court of Australia.

Mr Nedim is a dedicated, knowledgeable and persuasive criminal lawyer who is respected by magistrates, judges and prosecutors.

He fights hard to have cases ‘dropped’ and is consistently able to defend and win serious criminal cases that other criminal lawyers are unable to win (see Recent Cases).

Mr Nedim has conducted 3500+ local court cases over his career, with a particular emphasis on:

  • drink driving and major traffic offences,
  • drug possession & supply,
  • assaults and AVOs,
  • fraud & dishonesty offences, and
  • defended hearings, committal hearings, guilty pleas, bail applications and mental health cases.

However, he now focuses on serious crime, with a special emphasis on commercial drug cases, large-scale fraud, sexual assault, assault occasioning GBH and murder / manslaughter cases.

Mr Nedim is a true specialist because he has always practised as a criminal defence lawyer – not a prosecutor, general lawyer or commercial lawyer, which have little relevance to high quality criminal defence work.

Being able to focus exclusively on defence has allowed him to develop specialised procedures, methods and techniques to win various types of criminal & traffic cases – especially serious criminal cases.

He is respected for going the extra mile for clients, and his high-quality work is consistently praised by magistrates, judges and clients alike (see Client Testimonials).

With Mr Nedim, clients can rest assured of receiving the best defence whatever their particular criminal or traffic case.

Ugur's Testimonials
"Very helpful and understanding"

Nedim is very very helpful and understanding, the willingness to help and provide support is there.

K.S. (Published by client on Google)

"They obtained the best possible outcome"

The team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers were very professional and diligent. Ugur Nedim organised quick representation, even though he was on holidays. Steven Patrick was very approachable and provided exceptional assistance with his wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend this team, as they obtained the best possible outcome. Very happy. Thank you again!

Praneet P. (Published by client on Google)

"The best lawyer"

I like thank the Mr Ugur Nedim. He good man. He good lawyer. The best! He talk me on phone long time and tell me good things for my case and my wife she stay with me now and very happy ending my case.

Thanks much.

Bernando B. (Published by client on Google)

"I got the section 10 today. You and your team are just so perfect."

Dear Mr Nedim,

Thank you so much for your help.

I got the section 10 today.

You and your team are just so perfect.

I cannot believe that everything happened is real.

It is really difficult to find words to express my gratitude. You really saved my life.

Maryanne is so professional and dedicated. She helped me out.

She saved my life as well.

Would be able to convert my gratitude to her when you have free time.

You and your team are best lawyers in the universe.

My highest gratitude.

Best regards,


"Best Lawyers in Sydney!"

Sydney Criminal Lawyers provided me with an excellent level of service. They were cost effective and fought to have my case thrown out of court. Mr Nedim then got the Magistrate to order Police to pay my legal costs.

Best Lawyers in Sydney!

James B. (Published by client on Google)

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