Our Team

Andrew Tiedt - National Practice Director – Sydney

Andrew is one of the small number of solicitors in New South Wales recognized as being an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law and is Criminal Law National Practice Director at Armstrong Legal. Andrew handles many of our most complex and difficult cases. He also appears in matters where experience and finesse are particularly important. He has handled cases across the entire spectrum, including prosecutions for murder, fraud, violence, sex and…

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Michael Hempsall - Practice Director - Sydney

Michael has represented clients in hundreds of criminal law matters right across the spectrum from fine only offences to those carrying life imprisonment. In each case he brings to bear a wealth of insight into the criminal law process from investigation to prosecution. He has positive relationships with the Police Prosecutors, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Court staff and is regularly able to negotiate favourable terms before…

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Angela Cooney - Managing Associate – Sydney

Angela is able to assist clients with all criminal offences such as assaults, drug charges, traffic matters, theft, break and enters, firearms, sexual offences and apprehended violence orders. Angela is an experienced Court advocate having appeared in the Local and District Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal as well as in Federal jurisdictions in a multitude of matters, including complex strictly indictable trials. After graduating with First Class Honours and…

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Trudie Cameron - Senior Associate – Sydney

Trudie is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law and practices exclusively in criminal and traffic law. Trudie defends clients charged with both state and commonwealth offences and appears on their behalf in Local and District Courts. Trudie has also instructed Counsel in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court. She combines her impressive skills in advocacy and legal analysis…

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Andrew Fraser - Senior Associate - Canberra

Andrew works in the areas of criminal law and traffic law, providing practical advice in all of his clients' matters. Andrew has, over many years, developed positive working relationships with prosecutors, magistrates and judges. His no-nonsense approach means he has a reputation for putting forward the best case possible for clients. Andrew has won many matters for his clients, including costs orders against the prosecuting authorities. He believes in thorough,…

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Thomas Allen - Senior Associate – Brisbane

Thomas has been at the sharp end of the criminal law for close to 20 years. He knows how criminal charges can affect you and those around you. In an often stressful and frightening situation, Thomas delivers straight-forward advice in plain English so that you know where you stand and what can be done to help you get through the court process and reach the best outcome achievable in your…

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Will Del Din - Senior Associate – Sydney

Will is a determined advocate with an enthusiasm for criminal law. Since his admission as a solicitor Will has practiced exclusively in traffic and criminal law and is well equipped to advise his clients in these areas. Will rigorously applies his impressive communication skills and legal analysis to each matter. He is skilled at preparing each client for what to expect from the court process and working with his clients…

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Jonathan Brancato - Senior Associate - Melbourne

Jonathan has spent his legal career working exclusively in criminal, traffic and family violence law. Jonathan has both the knowledge and experience to provide sound advice in these practice areas. He appreciates that being charged can be a very stressful experience and is committed to providing clarity concerning the legal issues in each client’s case. It is imperative that you understand your rights as soon as a police investigation is commenced,…

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Chris Main - Senior Associate – Brisbane

Chris is a persuasive advocate and has primarily practiced in criminal law since his admission as a solicitor in 2015. He understands the challenges his clients, and their families, face through the criminal process. With a specific focus on advocacy and legal strategy, Chris ensures that his clients understand the law surrounding their matters and all available options to secure the best possible outcomes. Chris works to return control to…

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Tyson Brown - Associate – Sydney

Tyson has a down to earth, straightforward approach to life and the law, one which is well received by all who meet him. Tyson has the ability to relate to all clients on a personal level, having spent many years prior to his legal career in customer service and hospitality. As a manager of some of Sydney’s best known venues, Tyson was regularly involved with security, police, licensing and liquor…

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Cara Maynard - Associate – Sydney

Before joining the team at Armstrong Legal, Cara worked as a DNA expert preparing and giving DNA evidence in criminal trials. In this role she liaised with police, DPP and defence practitioner regarding a variety of matters including DNA transfer, deposition and recovery. Cara has reviewed and interpreted thousands of DNA profiles that were reported as intelligence to the NSW police, and when requested, submitted reports and gave evidence in…

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Anastasia Qvist - Associate - Canberra

Ana is based in our Canberra Office and practices in both ACT and NSW jurisdictions. Ana has over 5 years’ experience working as a criminal law advocate. Ana has appeared in the Local, District and Supreme Court in NSW and the Magistrates Court in the ACT. Ana is a strong advocate in the Courtroom and has appeared without Counsel in all of these jurisdictions. Ana is easy to approach and…

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Aurhett Barrie - Solicitor – Sydney

As a former Judge’s Associate Aurhett has rare insight into how cases are heard and decided. This knowledge allows him to persuasively advocate for his clients’ interests, both inside and outside of a courtroom. He has spent his career practising exclusively in criminal and traffic law and has advised hundreds of clients on an extensive range of matters. He takes a friendly, but professional approach with each and every client…

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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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