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Ugur Nedim

Principal Criminal Defence Lawyer
B.A., LL.B., G.D.L.P., LL.M.
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer since 1998. Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers since 2001. Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 2005.
Mr Ugur Nedim is the Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers®
26 years of experience

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 since 2005.

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 began practising as a courtroom criminal defence lawyer in 1998; independently representing clients in a range of criminal & traffic cases.

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

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

He attained the coveted certification of Accredited Criminal Law Specialist in 2005 and has maintained that certification ever since.

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

  • Australia’s biggest ever heroin importation trial, which involved the importation of over 600 kg of heroin; all 3 clients found not guilty (3 co-accused, represented by other criminal law firms, were found guilty);
  • Over thirty murder & manslaughter trials, including several arising from the ‘gangland wars’ in Western Sydney;
  • Over 100 other serious criminal trials including dozens of  commercial drug trials, complex fraud trials, sexual assault trials, intentionally causing grievous bodily harm, various forms of robbery and kidnapping, intent to murder, dangerous driving occasioning death/GBH, money laundering – cases spanning of the gamut of serious crime;
  • Representing companies and individuals over allegations of corporate crime and through ASIC investigations, anti money laundering allegations, accusations of bribery and other forms of corruption, fraud and ‘white collar’ crime,
  • Protecting client interests in all types of courts and tribunals, including the NSW ICAC, the Australian and NSW Crime Commissions & Coroner Courts;
  • Protecting client assets in Supreme Court criminal assets recovery cases, in association with criminal proceedings for money laundering and proceeds of crime;
  • 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.

He has represented numerous well-known senior executives including CEOs of some of Australia’s largest corporations, as well as senior executives of multi-nationals with offices in Australia, several sporting stars including footballers and Olympic Athletes, actors on the international stage and professionals including lawyers, state and federal politicians and corporations suspected of regulatory breaches and criminal offences including against anti-money laundering and corporations legislation, as well as money laundering and proceeds of crime offences.

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

He fights hard to have cases ‘dropped’ and is consistently able to defend and win serious criminal cases after clients have received advice from other lawyers that their cases have no prospects of success (see Recent Cases).

Mr Nedim has also conducted 4000+ local court cases over his career, with an 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 and complex crime, taking on a limited number of the most difficult cases and working on them to the very highest quality standard, while also ensuring the exceptional standards of legal work at the firm are maintained on all 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. Over and above this, he has independently carried his cases from start to finish since the start of his legal career – undertaking advocacy (courtroom) work where other lawyers may need the assistance of others.

He has developed specialised procedures, methods and techniques to achieve desirable outcomes for his corporate and individual clients.

He is respected for his ability to grasp large volumes of complex material, identify the relevant issues and formulate winning strategies, and his high-quality work is consistently praised by members of the judiciary.

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

What Ugur's Clients Say

Passionate and thoughtful communicator

Ugur is a passionate and thoughtful communicator.

Supportive in and out of the courtroom

Great team really supportive in and out of the courtroom - from the Principal Ugur to my other lawyers. They did a fantastic job and I highly recommend their services to anybody looking for a team of lawyers who care.

Trust me you wont be disappointed!

Ugur Nedim is Legend! It was a pleasure working with him. Trust me you wont be disappointed!

Very helpful and understanding

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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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