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My legal matter concerning an application for a Domestic Violence Order was managed by Mr Thomas Allen. I am grateful for the outcome he obtained. Without Mr Allen and his ongoing support, I would be certain of a different result. It has been an extremely stressful period. Mr Allen’s astute ability to liaise on my behalf and his expertise was invaluable and for which I am grateful as I am now able to move forward. Thanking you
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Armstrong Legal and specifically Mr Thomas Allen for representing me in my recent case. At the outset, I would like to thank Mr Allen for the very professional delivery of his legal service. From the first time that I met Mr Allen, I was very impressed with his demeanour and delivery as he made me feel at ease knowing the severity of my case. Mr Allen not only gave me the possible positive outcomes of the case but also the realisation of the worst-case scenario as far as sentencing goes. … I will certainly be recommending Armstrong Legal to any of my friends or family needing representation in criminal matters. Thank you so very much.
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.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
Working With Children Check - WWCC (NSW)
In New South Wales, child-related employment requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC). Some charges or convictions may disqualify you from working with children without a tribunal order. Serious convictions may automatically disqualify you.
Even volunteer activities, such as coaching a child’s sporting team, require a WWCC in NSW. Applications for this check are located on the NSW Government website. Before you can be employed to work with children, most employers will require you to pass a WWCC from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. This check will consider:
- any charges or police investigations involving you;
- any convictions (including cases where no conviction was recorded or you were acquitted on appeal); and
- any other legal proceedings or government information which relates to your behaviour around children or young people.
Unsuccessful WWCC Applications and Appeals
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) can review WCCC decisions made by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. Applications for a review must be lodged with NCAT within 28 days of receiving notification from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. We can prepare and present a review application for you.
A WWCC does not need to establish facts beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead, it is a risk assessment where the priority is the safety of children. This means that even if you successfully defend a matter, you are not guaranteed to pass a WWCC. You may need to have legal representation to advocate on your behalf through the assessment process.
If there are concerns during the risk assessment process that there is a likely risk to the safety of children, the Office of the Children’s Guardian will issue an interim bar until it has completed a risk assessment.
If you receive a notice saying that you have received an interim bar you must immediately stop working in child-related employment. The employer will also be notified that you have received an interim bar. Interim bars can be appealed at NCAT after six months.
You cannot appeal a bar when:
- there are ongoing proceedings relating to a disqualifying offence (you must wait until these proceedings have been concluded);
- you were convicted of a disqualifying offence and were sentenced to full-time imprisonment or remain subject to certain types of orders.
When considering whether or not to seek a Working With Children Check clearance, it is important to have an understanding of your chances of success before you start. This is because a refusal from the Office of the Children’s Guardian also generally results in a five-year disqualification period on seeking another clearance.
We can provide you with guidance on your chances of success and the types of expert and supporting evidence that will be relevant in proving your suitability for a Working With Children Check clearance.
If you require legal advice or representation in any legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
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