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."
High Court of Australia
The High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian legal system. Established in 1901, it decides appeals of special federal importance relating to all areas of law – not just criminal law. It hears appeals from other courts, and certain matters which begin in the High Court.
The High Court determines challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and hears appeals against decisions of the highest courts of each of the states (for example, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal or Court of Appeal). The High Court also has the power of judicial review over laws passed by the Parliament of Australia and the parliaments of the states and territories
The High Court of Australia is located in the Parliamentary zone on Lake Burley Griffin in the Australian Capital Territory. The High Court also convenes periodically in all the Australian capital cities to hear special leave applications and, in some instances, hearings of appeals that have been granted special leave.
High Court Of Australia Appeals
An appeal can only be heard by the High Court of Australia where ‘special leave’ has been granted. A person who wishes to appeal to the High Court makes an application for ‘special leave’ to appeal. Normally, the parties involved are represented by Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel who specialise in appellate work, instructed by solicitors. The application for special leave is submitted in writing with supporting documents and evidence. It is heard by three judges of the High Court and subject to strict time limits. Most applications for special leave are refused. The High Court can only hear an appeal if special leave is granted.
Where a matter is heard by the High Court of Australia, it will be heard by either five or seven Judges of the High Court. A matter before all seven High Court Judges is an appeal before the Full Court of the High Court. A matter may be heard before the Full Court if it involves interpreting the Constitution, considering whether a previous High Court decision remains good law or should be departed from, or where the court considers the law involved is one of major public importance.
Prior to the High Court of Australia hearing a matter, written submissions and appeal books must be filed. There are strict rules for the formatting, content, referencing and filing of such documents. If the documents are not perfect, they will often be rejected by the court.
The High Court hears appeals relating to all different areas of law including criminal matters, immigration matters, contractual matters, commercial disputes and constitutional matters. Appeals can relate to the way in which legislation is interpreted and applied, the rules of evidence and whether certain evidence should, or shouldn’t have been, admitted into evidence in a case. They can also relate to divergence or discrepancies in the way in which different states apply legal principles.
Armstrong Legal has instructed prominent Senior Counsel and successfully sought and been granted special leave to appeal to the High Court. We have also appeared at hearings of appeals to the High Court of Australia.
If you require information on the High Court of Australia 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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