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Sherleen Chand

Senior Associate
LL.B, G.D.L.P.
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Senior Associate
Highly sought-after senior lawyer with an outstanding track record of successfully defending clients accused of serious and complex crimes
SCL LAWYER

Ms Sherleen Chand is the Senior Associate of our law firm.

She is a highly sought-after criminal defence lawyer who has an outstanding track record of successfully defending clients who are accused of serious and complex crimes; including several notable murder, intent to murder, manslaughter, aggravated sexual assault, multi-million dollar fraud and commercial drug importation, supply and manufacture cases.

Sherleen is a formidable defence lawyer who is respected by judges, magistrates, police and DPP lawyers alike, and is frequently able to persuade prosecutors to discontinue criminal proceedings altogether, or accept significantly reduced charges in cases where the prosecution evidence is strong.

Sherleen is also vastly experienced in interlocutory matters such as bail applications and committal hearings, having achieved success in cases where clients received advice from others lawyers that positive outcomes were impossible to achieve; including bail in commercial drug cases involving in excess of 300 kilograms, murder allegations and extremely serious multiple sexual assault allegations, and the discharge of defendants at committal hearings despite the prosecution evidence initially appearing to be insurmountable.

She excels at developing and implementing defence strategies that achieve results, and has the ability to digest enormous amounts of material, identify flaws and build defence cases that lead to positive outcomes.

She also has substantial experience in less serious matters that remain in the Local Court, such as many assaults, drug cases, larceny and fraud cases, AVOs and traffic matters such as drink and drug driving, driving whilst disqualified, negligent driving and licence appeals.

Sherleen’s clients benefit from her experience and expertise, professionalism, dedication and dogged determination, and her formidable courtroom skills.

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

What Sherleen's Clients Say

Professional law firm with very good team

Very professional law firm with very good team, in particular Sherleen who gets great results. Highly recommend using them.

Delivered the optimal result

Counsel Sherleen Chand presented my case and was by all means exceptional. She achieved what I hoped for. It is about how she applied her legal knowledge and experience in the context of opportunity and dynamic negotiations, which delivered the optimal result. 5/5 for sure. Thank you SCL.

What I really liked about Sherleen was

Sherleen Chand was a pleasure to deal with. What I really liked about Sherleen was the fact that she would always respond to my calls, texts or emails in a very timely manner, whereas some lawyers you’re constantly chasing them down. She was all over my case and up to date with everything after it being handed to her at the last minute. She left no stone unturned and was up front and honest with me the whole time. Sherleen was very well spoken and confident in the court room and knew exactly what to say when and when to just be quiet. We got the non conviction we were after. Would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with any sort of matter.

Helped me every step of the way

Sherleen and Fahim were brilliant helped me every step of the way. I would not hesitate to use Sydney Criminal Lawyers again. Top work.

Made a difficult situation a little easier

Sherleen made a difficult situation a little easier with her knowledge of similar cases and her guidance for the best preparation. Thanks to Sherleen, the outcome was great!

Professional and supportive

I've been through very stressful and tough process. Fahim Khan and Sherleen Chand represented me in the court on a very serious case. They've always been so professional and supportive. I always got answers that I need. I highly recommend them.

Helpful and so professional

Mrs Sherleen Chand has being very helpful and so professional... If anyone has to appear in Court for a criminal matter I would highly recommend her!

Extremely calm and knows her job

Sherleen was amazing, she is extremely calm and knows her job. She was informative and re assuring, especially since she didn’t know me well. I would recommend her, and Kent to anyone who unfortunately finds themselves in a difficult situation. Thank you again. K

She is great!! 10/10

Excellent services, Sherleen was absolutely fantastic with the whole traffic offence case. Got me the best result. No fines, no suspension of licence and most importantly no conviction!! I truly appreciate the work she has put in my case! She is great!! 10/10 would recommend!!

Section 10 dismissal of the whole fine

I would like to thank Sherleen and Julianne for their advice, support and representation at the court for my traffic offence, the outcome was to my favour and granted section 10 dismissal of the whole fine.
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