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About Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Australia’s Most Awarded Criminal Law Firm

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® is a trusted team of experienced criminal lawyers with offices across the Sydney Metropolitan Area and beyond, including Sydney City, Liverpool, Parramatta, PenrithBankstown, ChatswoodNewcastle and Wollongong.

Our specialist defence lawyers are passionate about achieving outstanding results for our clients and maintaining a high level of client satisfaction, and our unparalleled track record of success has led to numerous awards and accolades, including “Criminal Defence Firm of the Year in Australia” for several years running.

Click here to browse through our most recent awards.

The right team behind you

Our firm is focused on results and client satisfaction, and our team of dedicated lawyers and support staff will ensure you receive the highest quality legal representation and are fully informed throughout the court process.

Our unsurpassed track record is evidenced by our consistently exceptional criminal and traffic case results, and the testimonials regularly sent to us and publicly posted by our valued clients.

Specialist lawyer guarantee

We guarantee that our clients will be represented by specialist criminal defence lawyers with substantial courtroom experience.

Our team is spearheaded by ‘Accredited Criminal Law Specialists‘, including our Principal Ugur Nedim who has been certified by the Law Society as an accredited specialist since 2005 and been practising in the criminal law  profession for more than 20 years.

All criminal and traffic cases

We represent clients in all types of criminal and traffic cases, including:

Flexible conference options

We offer flexible conference options including attending one of our eight our offices, over the phone, or via Skype, Zoom or Facetime.

We also offer free parking at our city offices, which are across the road from the Downing Centre Court complex.

Transparent fees

Our firm appreciates that not everyone can afford an expensive legal bill and so we offer a range of flexible options such as:

All Courts, Prisons and Police Stations

We attend all NSW Courts, Prisons, and Police Stations to ensure you have professional legal representation to defend your rights.

We Speak Your Language

Our culturally diverse team comes from a wide range of backgrounds, and we have lawyers who speak Arabic, Korean, Filipino, Greek, Chinese (Cantonese), Turkish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

And members of our administrative team can speak Chinese (Mandarin), Greek, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Zulu, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Xitsonga, Tswane, Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi and Sotho.

For other languages, we have a network of interpreters and translators to assist with communication.

So our valued clients have access to the very best legal representation, whatever their mother tongue.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Help Fund

As a socially responsible law firm, we have established the ‘SCL Help Fund‘ – which is a charity entirely funded by our practice.

The fund aims to help those in need – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or even species (animals included).

We have had the privilege of donating many thousands of dollars to a wide range of amazing charities that are making a real difference to the lives of those in need.

Our Help Fund has also allowed us to wholly fund the building and ongoing costs of a school in an impoverished region of Bangladesh – giving children access to education they would otherwise be unlikely to obtain.

Our commitment to social responsibility also sees our team participating in a range of fundraising events.

We Can Help!

Whether you are charged with a traffic offence or are facing criminal charges, we will fight to ensure you get the best possible result, whatever your particular situation may be.

Call Sydney Criminal Lawyers® today on (02) 9261 8881.

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Our Lawyers

The Sydney Criminal Lawyers defence team comprises some of the most highly-respected and experienced Criminal Lawyers in Australia. We work closely together to produce exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Ugur Nedim

Principal Lawyer

Sherleen Chand

Senior Associate

Jason Koh

Senior Associate

Kent Park

Senior Criminal Lawyer

Fahim Khan

Senior Criminal Lawyer

Tuan Phan

Senior Criminal Lawyer

Eddie Nedim

Senior Criminal Lawyer

Deniz Nedim

Senior Criminal Lawyer

Patrick O’Sullivan

Criminal Defence Lawyer

Mariecar Capili

Criminal Defence Lawyer

Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer

Our Administrative Team

Mia Kowalski

Practice Manager

Isil Ozkartal

Law Clerk

Nehal Gosal

Law Clerk

Emily Wong

Legal Secretary

Norvette Mnisi

Legal Secretary

Kiara Bletsas

Legal Secretary

Jessica Ho

Legal Secretary

Barristers We Instruct

Winston Terracini

Senior Counsel (NSW) Queen's Counsel (WA & Tas)

Anthony Bellanto

Queen's Counsel

Malcolm Ramage

Queen's Counsel

Clive Steirn

Senior Counsel

William Brewer

Criminal Defence Barrister

Luke Brasch

Criminal Defence Barrister

Jack Tyler-Stott

Criminal Defence Barrister

Wali Shukoor

Criminal Defence Barrister

AJ Karim

Criminal Defence Barrister

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What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    A non conviction and a clean record!

    Fred was my lawyer who delivered the results, very happy customer. I highly recommend this…

  • ★★★★★

    Happy with the outcome

    Sherleen Chand handled my case very professional happy with the outcome. I highly recommend her…

  • ★★★★★

    Fred was incredibly professional

    Fred was incredibly professional, He walked me through the process on how to prepare and…

  • ★★★★★

    I'm extremely happy with the outcome

    I was represented by Tuan Phan. I'm extremely happy with the outcome.

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