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
"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.

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James B. (Published by client on Google)

"Words can't express how much I appreciate all you've done for me"

I would like to express my sincere thanks for the efforts of Mr Nedim and the amazing team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

Ive been in trouble with the law before and have used many lawyers.

I was charged earlier this year with very serious allegations and police refused to give me bail.

I call Sydney Criminal Lawyers that night and they came to court the very next morning and got me out.

My previous experience with lawyers is that they promise alot but never deliver. They usually just let the case run or tell me to plead guilty.

Mr Nedim and the team are completely different.

He said he would fight to get the case dropped and that’s exactly what he did.

I’ve never had lawyers work so hard for me before. They care and do what they say theyll do, awesome lawyers.

I will be keeping your letter to the DPP and telling anyone who needs a lawyer to go straight to you guys.

All of the charges against me were dropped and I didn’t have to face another day in court.

Words can’t express how much I appreciate all youve done for me but I hope to never have to call you again!

Chris C.

"Sydney Criminal Lawyers is undoubtedly the best criminal law firm in Sydney"

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Nedim and Mitchell for the dedication, professionalism and the great efforts they put in my case.

The outcome was much better than I expected.

I only expected Section 10 with no conviction.

But Nedim and Mitchell fought very hard to have my serious charge dropped.

They saved me time and money of not having to go to a defended hearing.

Thank you so much for your help. I will never forget.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers is undoubtedly the best criminal law firm in Sydney.

I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a dedicated lawyer fighting hard for their case.

T. Nguyen (published by client on

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