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John Sutton


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Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

John Sutton

Partner - Acc. Spec. (Criminal)

Accredited Specialist

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John is a Managing Partner of Armstrong Legal and head of the Criminal Law Division. He was admitted to practice law in NSW in 1999 and prior to that had five years advocacy experience in the Local Court of NSW as a prosecutor. John is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria and the High Court of Australia, though he can appear in any jurisdiction as required.

Prior to joining Armstrong Legal, John was practicing interstate, conducting protracted prosecutions of corrupt police officers with a particular focus on drug squad officers. Before this, John was practicing law in NSW, assisting clients with criminal law issues that covered the field of criminal law offences, including major traffic offences, violence, dishonesty and sexual matters.

John has a wide range of experience, appearing in the following jurisdictions: the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW, the Guardianship, Nursing and Administrative Decisions Tribunals of NSW, the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board (Cth), the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth), the Federal Court of Australia and the Magistrates, Country and Supreme Courts of Victoria.

John has also experience in coercive investigations by the Australian Investments and Securities Commission, the NSW Crime Commission, the Australian Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

The experience and qualifications that John possesses, being a high quality mix of defence and prosecution skills, together with his team at Armstrong Legal, means you can be certain of accurate, dependable and practical advice on how your matter can be dealt with.

John is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, recognised by the Law Society of NSW. John also sits on the Disclosure Committee and Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Law Society.


John Sutton was excellent in handling my matter. I couldn't have made a better choice. At such a dark time for me John was a strong ally and excellent representative. Thank you very much.

A great outcome from a superb lawyer.

Could not fault the service from John Sutton - very professional

You are very fortunate to have John Sutton on board. He acted in a professional manner and was very sympathetic towards myself and my family in dealing with this matter.

Hi John (Sutton), Just a quick email to say thank you once again. The way you handled the case form beginning to end was not only very professional but also personal.

My Mother felt so comfortable with you handling the case after meeting you in person. I hope to never use you again on a personal note but would highly recommend you to anyone in my situation.

With your research and experience you delivered a result that surpassed my expectations. Once again thank you.

It took a few days to realize that you have achieved a miracle in my court appearance. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your legal team in obtaining this result for me. This has been a life changing experience for me and has given me the means to move forward and continue in my next phase with my career. Any other outcome would have been devastating in many aspects.

This is just a quick note to thank you for this morning. We all very much appreciated your expertise and professionalism as well as your understanding and uncommon sense. Most importantly it was a pleasure dealing with you. You enabled us to relax as much as possible.

I was especially impressed with the fact that you looked after the other guy. You might be one of the last remaining representatives of a species which is dying out, people who actually care.

Many thanks John, you did a great job.

John, thanks for helping me out of that unfortunate and stressful situation.

Totally satisfied with the outcome of the matter. I felt extremely confident in John's advice and approach. He offered me the feeling that we had a genuine rapport. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Armstrong or John's services to others.

John, a thank you for the expert way in which you handled my case. Looking back at the advice and guidance you gave during the Nov/Dec period there is no doubt that it lead to the best possible result from a pretty tough Magistrate. I appreciate the time and effort you put in on my behalf. I also appreciate your approach which always gave me confidence in our dealings and later meeting in Court.

We had seen your website and were very impressed with the information you provided. Because you are based in the city we decided to go originally to a local solicitor. They knew less than we did (although your website gave us the heads up) in fact when I left their office I was very stressed and worried. Then I gave John a call. He was so helpful and efficient that I was immediately at ease that even if the outcome of my case was not positive I would have the best counsel possible and you gave me a surreal confidence. I just want to stress how happy and confident we were with the whole process and would happily recommend your company in the future.

A very personal approach by Mr Sutton with a positive professional result

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