Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
Dictionary To Appeals Section
You may come across these legal terms when reading through the content of the appeals section of our website.
An appeal against the severity or leniency of a sentence.
An appeal against a finding of guilt, the recording of the finding, and the complete orders made by a court in relation to the finding.
An appeal against conviction and, if unsuccessful, an appeal against severity of sentence.
Appeal As Of Right
An appeal that can be pursued without the need to obtain the court’s permission.
Appeal Ry Leave
An appeal that can only be pursued once you have been granted leave (permission) by the court that will hear the appeal. Whether or not the court will grant leave depends on the facts and circumstances of your case.
The act of rendering something void. In this case, it means to set aside a conviction or sentence.
The Court of Appeal is a division of the Supreme Court and is the highest criminal court in the Australian Capital Territory. It hears appeals from the Supreme Court. Three judges sit as a panel in Court of Appeal matters.
The Court of Appeal is a court of review. It hears matters from other courts. Where a conviction is challenged, the court will review the proceedings and the judgment of the lower court, and must decide whether there was an error of law in the original court.
Error Of Law
An error of law is a misinterpretation or misapplication of a principle of law, or the application of an inappropriate principle of law to the facts concerned. The Court of Appeal may grant leave to appeal in matters involving questions of fact or mixed questions of fact and law. It may also grant leave to appeal in cases where the severity or adequacy of the sentence is challenged.
The High Court was established in 1901 and the highest court in the Australian judicial system. It is the court of final appeal. It hears appeals from the federal, Commonwealth, state and territory courts.
High Court Appeal
A High Court appeal is an appeal from a lower court such as the Supreme Court, District Court or Local Court. When a matter is taken to the High Court, the party that wishes to appeal must persuade the High Court in a preliminary hearing that there is just cause for the appeal to be heard.
Special leave is required for High Court appeals. It is the agreement, given by three judges of the High Court that a party should be allowed to pursue an appeal to the High Court. This is usually only granted where the appeal concerns a question of law that is of public importance.
If you require legal advice about appeals or any other legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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