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."
Court of Appeal
The Supreme Court also has two separately constituted courts – the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Court of Appeal. The court was established on the 1st of January 1966 and operates under the Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW). It is the final court of appeal in New South Wales for civil matters.
The Court of Appeal hears appeals from single judges of the Supreme Court as well as appeals from other NSW courts and tribunals. For example, it hears appeals relating to contractual disputes, commercial disputes and civil suits for personal injury or negligence. Most appeals require leave to be granted by the court and must relate to an error of fact or law by the Judge who determined the matter in the lower court such as the District Court or the Local Court.
Appeals are typically determined by three Judges, however some cases will be determined by five Judges. The Judges do not need to unanimously agree on the outcome and an appeal can be decided by a majority. In certain cases, grants of leave or appeals relating to the amount of compensation ordered can be determined by fewer than three Judges.
If an appellant is not happy with the decision that the court has made, they can apply to the High Court of Australia for special leave to appeal the decision in the High Court. Leave will only be granted by the High Court in limited circumstances, so in effect, it is is the final court where an appeal can be heard for the majority of matters.
Leadership of the Court of Appeal
When the court was formed in 1966 the first president was Sir Gordon Wallace who was born in Redfern and studied law at the University of Sydney after a period in the Australian military. The current president of the court is Andrew Bell who took the position on the 28th of February 2019 after a long career in law, having studied at the University of Sydney. The current Chief Justice of NSW is Tom Bathurst who was appointed to the position on the 1st of June 2011. He also serves as the Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, as a deputy Governor of New South Wales, a position he has held since the 1st of February 2012. He also graduated from the University of Sydney’s Law School. Between 2013 and 2019, Margaret Beazley was the president of the Court of Appeal, the first and only woman to hold the position.
If you require information on lodging an appeal or any other legal matter please contact Armstrong Legal.
WHERE TO NEXT?
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
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