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
Very helpful and understanding

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

K.S.

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!

Praneet P.

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.

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,

J.P.

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!

James B. 

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

The professionalism from all of you helped me to win this case in court.

Hi Mia,

Thank you. Please pass my thanks onto Mr Nedim as well. Your support is really appreciated and the professionalism from all of you helped me to win this case in court.

Wish you all the best and thanks again!

X. Li

Thank you for your professional help and for understanding our situation.

Dear All,

I would like to sincerely thank you for all the effort you put into my case, especially Mr Nedim and Mr Jimmy.

Without you we could not have gone through this.

Thank you for your professional help and for understanding our situation.

Jacob R.

My day was made much better because of the assistance I received.

Afternoon Anna,

Thank you for your assistance with my case and please thank Mr Nedim for his work.

I hope you have an excellent day, I know my day was made much better because of the assistance I received.

Regards.

M. Lee

We got the absolute best outcome that we could have hoped for.

Thank You!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you for your support and hard work, I am still in shock that we got the absolute best outcome we could have hoped for.

I believe with most lawyers it would not have been possible.

Jimmy I appreciated your straight up approach, letting us know the facts and not beating around the bush. That was refreshing.

Nedim, all your hard work with negotiations gave us the best shot at sentencing, and your advice, recommendations and constant support were brilliant.

Having said all this, I hope to never have to see you guys again!

Cheers guys.

B. Hickson

Mr Nedim got my charges dropped before I even started trial. I owe my life to you guys.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers are Gold. I’ll tell you my story:

I was wrongly charged by police looking at a long time in jail I got charged for a serious home invasion.

From the start I told Mr Nedim the whole story how I was innocent an did not do the crime.

He stuck by me and believed me and fought from the start to the finish for me.

Mr Nedim got my charges dropped before I even started trial he got me the best barrister anyone could get and within a week of that my charges were dropped.

My case was going for nealy 2 years I always had updates text messages phone calls to let me know how it was going.

I owe my life to you guys, you are amazing at what you do and my family are so thankful for everything.

Now me and my partner don’t have to stress about our 3rd baby coming into world because I will be here.

Once again thank you very much. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SYDNEY CRIMINAL LAWYERS. Nedim is a legend.

N. Ratcliff

Thank you for getting my drug supply charges dropped and keeping me conviction-free!

A big THANK YOU to the great team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers for all the hard work you put into my case.

Mr Nedim thank you for working so hard to have my supply charges dropped and keeping me conviction free. Thank you for guiding me to counselling and with my references and apology letter, Mia thanks for your support all the way through.

Having a team of great lawyers and people working to make me feel comfortable and get me the best result made all the difference.

I highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers to anyone who wants a strong legal team behind them.

Thanks again!

Daniel J.

Thank you for getting me a section 10 - you made the whole court process easy from start to finish.

Dear Mr Nedim

I would like to thank you so much for everything you have done in concern to my matter,

It was a very tough time for me and you guys made the whole court process easy from start to finish, from having a fixed fees service to helping me draft my apology letters, I couldn’t ask for more.

At first I had two charges against me, with police facts that read very poorly.

Thanks to you Mr Nedim, you convinced the prosecution to have one of my charges withdrawn and have the police facts amended in such a way to get the very best result.

Considering how serious my case was and facing a tough magistrate, you were able to convince the magistrate to grant me a section 10 with a good behaviour bond, which the magistrate agreed to after considering the submissions, character reference and apology letters

I’m very happy with the result and I thank you so much for everything you have done in concern to my matter.

I’m more than happy to confirm any of the above if requested

Thanks

Mourad

Section 10 for high range drink driving - I got to keep my license and job!

Dear Mr Nedim,

I’m so grateful for your dedication and persistence in court in my high range drink driving case.

I knew it would be almost impossible to keep my licence and my job.

Thank you for guiding me all the way and especially for pushing so hard in court.

I hoped for a section 10 but you made it a reality.

I will never forget what you did for me.

Thanks from my whole family.

D.S.

I would rate Sydney Criminal Lawyers: 10/10.

I am so grateful to Mr. Nedim for his hard work and effort. To say “Thank you so much” is not enough–for what he has done for me. I highly recommend him as the best lawyer for others. Thanks Mia for your kind support and help. I would rate Sydney Criminal Lawyers: 10/10. Best wishes, Tanvir.

Raymond C. 

Sydney Criminal Lawyers helped me get my charges withdrawn and no convictions!

After my previous lawyer recommended that I plead guilty to both charges and said that I did not have a good chance of getting out of a conviction, I decided to meet with Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

Mr Nedim’s confidence in the matter made me certain that he knew what he was doing.

He was persistent throughout the process and kept me apprised of any new developments in this naturally nerve-wracking situation.

He was able to get one charge withdrawn and made the other appear as minor as possible, resulting in no conviction being recorded.

Thank you so much!

M.N.

Thank you for the great outcome in my drink driving case.

Hi Mr Nedim,

Thank you for your help throughout my drink driving matters.

I am very grateful about the outcome.

Thank you!

Andrew L.

Your professionalism and attention to detail through the process was invaluable.

Many thanks to the fine team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers; their professionalism, attention to detail and willingness to guide and advise a novice such as myself through the process was invaluable.

The team’s continued efforts throughout the engagement, including filing representations on my behalf, Mr Nedim’s inspiring confidence and knowledge of the matter during the appointed court date, and Mia’s ongoing attention to detail and regular updates from day 1 simply served to confirm that I had made the right choice in my legal advisers.

Having achieved the best possible result on the day, I have nothing but high praise and strong recommendations for the Sydney Criminal Lawyers team for any similar legal engagements.

Thanks again.

J.J.

Thank you for everything you have done. We can't thank you enough.

Dear Mr Nedim,

Mum and I just wanted to say a big thank you or everything you have done to assist us in this matter.

We can’t thank you enough.

We wish you all the best.

Best Regards,

June L.

Your advice, negotiations, representations and assistance were invaluable.

Dear Mr Nedim

Thank you for the professional legal assistance given from you and your team.

I can see that the advice, negotiations to reduce the seriousness of the charge, representations and assistance were invaluable and priceless for me.

Not only did it make the difference between going to prison or not, but certainly also reduced the period of the good behaviour bond.

I remember the Magistrate specifically mentioning taking into consideration the apology letter, the counselling, not to mention that he had read the character references and the full pre sentence report when deciding my sentence, all of which you advised.

Thank you for your strong presentation in court and professionalism.

Thank you also Ugur for encouraging me and showing empathy and compassion for what I was going through, as well as the hard work, know-how and seriousness you showed for my case.

I appreciate all that you did for me and your attitude of care and concern.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.

Blaise M.

Transparent and easy communication and the best result in my drink driving case.

感谢NEDIM律师在我DRINK DRIVING案件中的代理,以他专业素质及丰富的经验帮我争取到了最好的结果。NEDIM律师易沟通收费透明,案件先期材料均提供样本予以充分准备,指导思路简单易了,特别是在我的案件中,以他对DOWNING CENTRE 地方法院各个法官的熟知,在被通知了开庭日的主持法官后,有针对性的调整了叙述材料和应对方针,帮我争取到了满意的结果。庭上我也没有被要求发言,仅用十分钟左右走完整个流程,强烈推荐在悉尼有酒驾之类刑事案件需要上庭的华人朋友可试着与他接触。Thanks again NEDIM.

T. Wang

Thank you for all your dedication and hard work.

Hi Nedim,

I would like to say thank you for all your dedication and hard work.

I am so grateful for what you have done for me.

T. Ahmed

You did a great job and I couldn't be happier.

Hi Nedim,

Just wanted to thank you once again mate.

You did a great job and I couldn’t be happier.

Will definitely recommend you to mates.

Thanks

S. Stephens

You did a superb job - still shocked at the great result I got!

Hey Nedim,

Thanks again mate you did a superb job!!

I’m still in a state of shock. In a good way!

Ben S.

You're my lawyer for life (if I ever need you again!).

Dear Nedim, Eddie and Mia, you lifted the world off my shoulders and for that I will be forever grateful. Thank you all for supporting me from day one. Nedim thanks for fighting for me, you’re my lawyer for life (if I ever need you again!).

(Published by client on Google)

The team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers provided an outstanding and extremely professional service.

Ugur Nedim and the team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers provided an outstanding and extremely professional service.

Mr Nedim accurately explained all aspects of my matters and kept me promptly informed and properly focused from the start to the end of the process.

All of the charges were dismissed in the court.

Mr Nedim then submitted an application for costs and costs were awarded to me.

My previous lawyers told me that it would be almost impossible to get costs awarded.

I would be happy to recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers for anyone seeking exceptional professional legal assistance.

Mr Nedim has my consent to contact me if you require confirmation on any of the above.

(Published by client on Google)

Charges dismissed and costs awarded - an outstanding and extremely professional service.

The team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers provided an outstanding and extremely professional service.

Mr Nedim accurately explained all aspects of my matters and kept me promptly informed and properly focused from the start to end of the process. All of the charges were dismissed in court.

Mr Nedim then submitted an application for costs and costs were awarded to me.

My previous lawyers told me that it would be almost impossible to get costs awarded.

I would be happy to recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers for anyone seeking exceptional professional legal assistance.

Mr Nedim has my consent to contact me if you require confirmation on any of the above.

Neil S. 

Passionate, diligent, attentive, principled and professional.

Ugur Nedim is passionate, diligent, attentive, principled and professional.

I also appreciated how he proactively developed a position of trust and empathy between us.

I would recommend him without a moments hesitation.

Jacob 

I will never forget your patience, your efforts and your professionalism.

Dear Nedim,

I still can’t believe this is real, a thousand thanks for your great help, I will never forget your patience, your efforts and your professionalism.

Best regards.

J. Zheng

Thank you for all the work and effort you've put into my case.

I would just like to thank Ugur Nedim for all the work and effort you’ve put into my case.

I shall definitely refer my friends to you if they ever find themselves in a similar position.

Roger D.

I can't thank you enough for supporting me and urging me to keep fighting when I just wanted to give up.

Dear Mr Nedim,

I can’t thank you enough for supporting me and urging me to keep fighting when I just wanted to give up last month. Thank you.

I will not forget what you have done for me.

God bless you.

Song Y.

I thought all criminal lawyers were the same...Thank you for fighting and having the charges withdrawn.

Dear Nedim,

I wish I hadn’t waited nearly 6 months before seeing you.

I truly thought all criminal lawyers were the same.

Thank you for advising me that you could fight for the withdrawal of my charges.

I remember how surprised you were that my other lawyer said I didnt have a chance and that I would get a long prison sentence.

Thank you for fighting and having the charges withdrawn.

I’m free to move ahead with my life. God bless you.

Joan T.

Thank you for helping us get the best outcome possible.

Hi Nedim and Deniz,

Just want to thank you again for representing us at court on 17th.

Thank you for helping us get the best outcome possible.

Your work was much appreciated.

All the best.

Melissa M.

Thank you for your support and effort throughout the case.

Dear Ugur Nedim,

I would like to thank you for your support and effort throughout the case.

Everyone including my father was happy to hear about the result knowing that he will be out soon.

Nasim

Thank you for having our beloved Roxie returned to us and the dangerous dog declaration revoked.

Dear Nedim,

Thank you for having our beloved Roxie returned to us and the dangerous dog declaration revoked.

She’s happily part of the family again.

We will never forget your dedication and persistence.

R & K. Nadler

Thanks for getting the charges dropped...I really appreciate your sincere efforts and guidance at every step.

Dear Nedim,

Thanks for all your support and work you have done.

I really appreciate your sincere efforts and guidance at every step during the case.

Thanks for getting the charges dropped.

And thanks also to Deniz for the assistance.

G. Singh

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