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James Clements

Senior Associate Criminal Defence Lawyer
B.A., LL.B, G.D.L.P.
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Accredited Criminal Law Specialist
"Vastly experienced in all facets of criminal and traffic law, and has been a highly respected and sought-after defence lawyer for many years."
20 years of experience
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James (Jamie) Clements is a Senior Associate of our firm who was admitted as a lawyer in 2004, and has been certified by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

He is vastly experienced in all facets of criminal and traffic law, and has been a highly respected and sought-after defence lawyer for many years.

Jamie also has several years of experience in other fields, including in high-level diplomatic and trade relations with some of Australia’s most important trading partners, including China.

He commenced his legal career as a lawyer with one of the Central Coast’s largest and most successful law firms, where he was exposed to a wide variety of criminal and traffic law cases.

He went on to work as a Senior Legal Officer with a number of Workers’ Unions before commencing his own mixed legal and consulting law firm, which he ran for a number of years thereafter.

Jamie proceeded to specialise in his field of greatest interest, criminal defence, joining a firm as their Managing Lawyer responsible for heading and supervising a team of criminal defence lawyers and handling the firm’s day-to-day running.

During his criminal defence career, Jamie has forged a reputation as a formidable lawyer both inside and outside the courtroom; one who is consistently able to deliver exceptional outcomes to his clients by virtue of his many years of experience,  comprehensive knowledge of the law and legal process, careful formulation and effective execution of legal strategies and persuasiveness inside the courtroom.

He has successfully defended clients in some of Australia’s most serious and high-profile cases, and his commitment to clients and dedication to social justice is exemplified by his pro bono work, including his representation of asylum seekers before the High Court of Australia for both special leave applications and before the Full Bench of the Court.

Indeed, Jamie has independently appeared at all levels of the court system, firmly establishing himself as a thorough, effective and persuasive advocate.

He is a results-focused lawyer, who is passionate about achieving optimal outcomes for his valued clients, whatever their criminal or traffic law cases may be.

Jamie is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What James's Clients Say

Delivered an outstanding outcome

I strongly recommend James Clement who delivered an outstanding outcome on my appeal case. His communication was excellent. He demonstrated professionalism and was skilled and knowledgeable.

Good rates and very helpful service

James was great being able to assist with my case. Good rates and very helpful service. Guidance for the matter in which I had was beyond expectation.

A fantastic outcome for me

Highly recommend the team, great work by James and a fantastic outcome for me. Thank you.

Always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings

James Clements is an amazing Barrister & Solicitor. I was so pleased that he represented me in Court. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable Solicitor, I definitley recommend James.

I finally got a good result with my appeal

I was very lucky to have James Clements as my lawyer. He is very professional and rigorous. Very clear advice and guidance will be given before the court date. He said very well in court that he would stand in my situation and consider the charges against me, and I finally got a good result with my appeal.

Very professional and rigorous

I was very lucky to have James Clements as my lawyer. He is very professional and rigorous. Very clear advice and guidance will be given before the court date. He said very well in court that he would stand in my situation and consider the charges against me, and I finally got a good result with my appeal.

I experienced professionalism with outstanding communication

I experienced professionalism with outstanding communication with Mr Clements and he handled my case really well. So happy with a successful outcome.

He actually made the process very simple and gave me a successful outcome which I am very thankful of him

I would like to thank Mr Clements for his professional service. I had a very complicated AVO against me by a family member and I was very stressed due to having limited legal knowledge. Mr Clements was very patient, professional and informative. He explained the law and guided me through all the process for my appeal. He actually made the process very simple and gave me a successful outcome which I am very thankful of him. Thank you once again Mr Clements for your excellent work and for saving my reputation. And thank you Sydney Criminal Lawyers for great communication and service!

He helped me to solve a traffic matter and got a very good outcome

James Clements is a very experienced lawyer. He helped me to solve a traffic matter and got a very good outcome.

Helped me get an excellent outcome, to which I'm grateful

James Clements represented me for a traffic matter. He was supportive, honest, and new his stuff. James helped me get an excellent outcome, to which I'm grateful. Could not have done it without him. I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position.

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