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Accredited Specialists in Criminal Law


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Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

Armstrong Legal has more Accredited Specialists in Criminal Law than any private law firm in NSW – in fact, we have twice as many as any other firm.

Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise. To be Accredited Specialists, solicitors must pass a series of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. To retain their accreditation specialists must undertake, as a minimum, twice as much professional education in their area of expertise each year.

Of the 32,000 registered solicitors in NSW, only about 170 are Accredited Criminal Law Specialists.

Formal Specialist Accreditation is conducted by the Law Society of NSW and is a reliable bench mark for the members of the public to use in assessing the quality of the legal representation they will receive.

John Sutton
Accredited Specialist

John Sutton - National Director of Criminal Law

John is the head of the Criminal Law division at Armstrong Legal. He was admitted into practice in 1999 and before that, worked in the police force and then as a prosecutor conducting prosecutions of corrupt police officers. John has appeared in the every strata of the courts of NSW and commissions at State and Commonwealth levels, he is regularly called upon by the press to provide legal commentary. John’s extensive experience in criminal law and a mix of defence and prosecution skills, together with his team at Armstrong Legal, means you can be certain of accurate, dependable and practical advice on how your matter can be dealt with.
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Andrew Tiedt
Accredited Specialist

Andrew Tiedt - Director of Criminal Law

Andrew is a Director of Criminal Law at Armstrong Legal, and has been part of Armstrong Legal for over a decade. Over the years he has developed an excellent rapport with magistrates and judges alike and has an outstanding reputation. He has appeared in both television and print media and is relied upon as a source of information and guidance, and writes frequently for peer journals.

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Angela Cooney
Accredited Specialist

Angela Cooney - Managing Associate

Angela has extensive experience appearing in District Court Trials, Local Court Hearings and sentence matters. Angela is passionate about providing clients with high quality and easy to understand legal advice and her experience allows her to guide clients through their difficult times with ease and confidence. Angela is able to advise clients on all types of criminal and traffic matters. Read More >

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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.

Why Choose Armstrong Legal?

Leading Criminal Law NSW 2017 ISO 9001 Legal Best Practice Accredited Specialists Criminal Law Sydney Business Awards Winner 2011