Thank you for your representation and help. Fingers crossed for the next step and parole. I just want to say that from the first phone call to your office, your service has been outstanding and have put my mind at ease. I am glad I picked your number to ring.
Thank you Armstrong Legal, the lawyers that have helped over the past 3 years but more importantly, thank you to Thomas Allen for the major part you and Mr Buckland played. Cannot thank you enough. Cheers.
Hi all. I would like to thank Ms Lisa Riley for all her help with my legal issues this past month. It was the most harrowing experience of my life and thanks to her expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the law, I came out almost unscathed. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa Riley and Armstrong Legal if you need help. The service is amazing and the cost was very minimal for the great outcome. Thank you Lisa for helping me in the most difficult time.
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My whole life I was thrown away, you made me feel like I did mean something. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. Your compassion and love for your job is inspiring. Your upfront and honesty were muchly appreciated, you are a beautiful person. Thank you for not giving up on me and thank you for all the work you put in. I wish you all the best for the future and I will be recommending you to everyone I know. You're amazing!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for representing me on Monday, I was overjoyed & relieved with the outcome. I don’t think it could have gone any better. All the best, I hope you got to celebrate this one instead after work, you forever made a difference in my life.
I know I thanked you before we parted company but please allow me to reiterate in writing my sincere deepest thanks for defending me in court today. … Armstrong Legal certainly has a great Lawyer you are a credit to the company and I'm quite sure you will secure a very successful future! … My Kindest Regards and Thanks
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.
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Court Etiquette (NSW)
Following court etiquette is important when attending court in New South Wales as it displays respect for the courts and the legal system and shows you are taking your matter seriously. The rules of etiquette must be followed by all persons who attend the court including those who are not involved in the proceedings. If court etiquette is not followed, the judicial officers may order a person to leave the court or, in more serious cases, the person may even be charged with contempt of court.
You can ensure that you are well prepared to attend court and are clear on the rules of court etiquette by getting to know the court system prior to your court date. You can familiarise yourself with the New South Wales Court website, or by attending and watching similar court proceedings before your matter is due to be heard.
If you are attending a court proceeding that you are not involved in, you should sit in the public seating area in the back and refrain from interrupting the proceeding. Most proceedings are held in open court, meaning the public and the media can attend. If a matter is being heard in closed court, members of the public and those who are not involved in the matter must leave the courtroom.
Court Etiquette and Punctuality
When attending court for your matter, arrive early to allow enough time to check for any changes and to find the right courtroom. You can do this by checking the court list displayed on screens in the court foyer.
In the Local Court, matters are generally placed in a list, which is due to start at a particular time, for example, 10 am. If your matter has been listed for 10 am, this does not mean it will necessarily be called on at 10 am. It means only that it is in the 10 am list.
You should come to court prepared to be there for most of the day. Take a book or something else to do and if you have children, make arrangements for them so that they do not have to wait around with you.
Court etiquette requires persons to bow to the Coat of Arms behind the judge or magistrate when you enter and exit a courtroom in New South Wales as a sign of respect to the legal system.
You must always behave in an orderly and respectful manner when in a courtroom. You should wait in the public seating area at the back of the courtroom until your matter is called.
In courtrooms in New South Wales, the following rules of etiquette should be observed:
- Turn of mobile devices;
- Do not speak unless instructed by the judicial officer;
- Do not eat or drink;
- Remove hats or sunglasses from your head;
- Do not record or publish any of the proceeding, including posts on social media.
The judge or magistrates sits at the front of the court facing the rest of the courtroom and manages the proceedings. Everyone in court must behave respectfully towards the judge or magistrate by:
- addressing them as ‘Your Honour’;
- bowing when entering or exiting the courtroom;
- standing silently whenever they enter or exit the courtroom;
- standing any time the judicial officer speaks to them;
- listening to and following any instructions given by the judge or magistrate.
Court etiquette and Dress code
Court etiquette in NSW requires that you wear clothes that are neat, clean and conservative in the courtroom. This shows respect and demonstrates that you are putting in your best effort and taking the matter seriously.
You should dress in:
- subtle or dark colours;
- long trousers and long-sleeved shirts;
- skirts that are knee-length or longer, dress pants or dresses;
- clean closed shoes;
You should not dress in:
- bright colours;
- singlets or strapless tops;
- clothing with slogans or graphics, especially provocative ones;
- skirts or shorts that are above knee length;
It is important to observe court etiquette when attending court in New South Wales as this reflect well on you and places you in a better position to achieve a good outcome in your court matter. It is also important because more serious breaches of court etiquette, such as swearing in court or deliberately disobeying an instruction from the judge or magistrate, can result in a criminal charge such as contempt of court.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter please contact Armstrong Legal.
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