Sydney Lawyers

Armstrong Legal’s Sydney Lawyers are committed to providing excellent legal services to clients in all parts of Sydney and surrounding areas. With dedicated teams that specialise in family law, corporate crime, criminal law, traffic law and contested estates law, our Sydney lawyers deliver sensitive, professional and timely legal services to clients in their time of need.

Our lawyers understand the importance of being supported by the right lawyer who will ensure you understand all the legal principles and procedures that will affect your case and are aware of all your options. They will empower you to use the court system to obtain the best possible outcome in your matter.

Sydney Contested Wills Lawyers

Dealing with the death of a family member is never easy. When there are unresolved legal matters it can be even more trying. Sometimes when a loved one passes away, people close to them have expectations about what provisions will be made for them in the deceased person’s will. Those expectations are not always met.

If that is the case or you want to question the validity of the will entirely our Sydney Contested Estates lawyers can help. On the flipside if you want to protect your share of the estate they can also help you defend a will.

In some cases they can provide you with a no win no fee agreement, so you do not need to worry about finding any upfront costs if you’re already facing financial difficulties.

Sydney Corporate Crime Lawyers

Corporate crimes may be committed by companies or individuals acting on their behalf. They are federal offence and  include ASIC offences, money launderingtax fraud,. bankruptcy offences and environmental offences.

Our Sydney corporate crime lawyers can assist you if you’re being investigated by a commonwealth agency or if you or your company have been charged with corporate crimes. Corporate crimes can attract very significant penalties including lengthy periods of imprisonment. They can also have serious consequences for the company involved.

If you or your company are being investigated for offences, it’s prudent to contact Armstrong Legal’s Sydney lawyers who can guide you through the legislation and court processes

Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Armstrong Legal’s Sydney Criminal Lawyers have experience dealing with all aspects of criminal law and take pride in defending clients who are facing criminal charges. If you have been summonsed to attend court, arrested and bailed or remanded in custody, our Sydney lawyers are there to help obtain a positive outcome for you.

Our criminal lawyers appear regularly in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court and Children’s Court and can handle your criminal matter from its first mention until final resolution. Whether you want to apply for bail, seek to have charged dropped, plead guilty or take a matter to trial, our Sydney lawyers will support you every step of the way and ensure you are across all your options. Our lawyers also regularly run criminal appeals so contact them if you want to appeal a conviction or a sentence.

Armstrong Legal’s Sydney lawyers can advise you on all aspects of criminal law so contact them on 1300 038 223.

Sydney Family Lawyers

Leaving a relationship is never easy and sorting out the legal issues that follow can be very stressful. Armstrong Legal’s team of Sydney Family Lawyers deals regularly with de facto separations, divorce, parenting matters and property settlements, offering a sensitive, thorough and timely legal service to clients at their time of need.

Our lawyers will endeavour to reach a resolution out of court wherever possible so that you keep your costs to a minimum. When court proceedings cannot be avoided, they will represent you with expertise and tenacity, ensuring the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact our Sydney lawyers today on 1300 038 223.

Sydney Traffic Lawyers

Traffic offences range from minor summary offences like driving unlicensed to serious offences like drink driving, dangerous driving and dangerous driving causing death.

Our Sydney lawyers deal with all aspects of traffic law, offering clients expert advice and representing them in pleas and at trial. Whether you’re dealing with a drink or drug driving offence, a driving while suspended or disqualified matter or allegations of dangerous driving,  our Sydney traffic lawyers can assist.

Whatever traffic law matter you’re dealing with, give us a call on 1300 038 223 or send us an email.



Alun Hill - National Practice Director – Sydney

Alun Hill is the national director of the contested estates division of Armstrong Legal. Alun holds a Masters of Applied Law majoring in wills and estates. In 2019 Alun became an accredited specialist in wills and estates law. In 2018 and 2019 Alun was named by Doyles as one of the leading wills and estates litigation lawyers in New South Wales. He has worked on a wide range of estate…

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Andrew Tiedt - Sydney

Andrew is one of the small number of solicitors in New South Wales who is an accredited specialist in criminal law. He is the 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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Angela Cooney - National Practice Director – 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 prior…

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Trudie Cameron - Practice Director – Sydney

Trudie is an accredited specialist in criminal law and practises 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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Alison Brown - Special Counsel – Sydney

Alison holds a Bachelor of Laws and is also a registered Family Dispute Practitioner (mediator) and is passionate about providing the best family law solutions to her clients. Alison understands that there is time to mediate and a time to litigate. She has over 10 years’ experience as a family lawyer and has worked on an array of matters including complex parenting matters where there are significant issues of abuse,…

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Bree Staines - Senior Associate – Sydney

Bree is a senior associate in our family law team. Bree has a long-held passion for family law and believes that the law can be a mechanism to achieve positive and just change and resolution for her clients. Bree has practised exclusively in family law since her admission to the profession. Prior to joining Armstrong Legal Bree worked at the family law courts in Sydney and Wollongong and developed a…

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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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David Evans - Senior Associate - Sydney

David has extensive experience in estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. With a strong background in drafting wills and testamentary trusts, David has a keen eye for the various traps and pitfalls that allow a will to be contested. Dealing almost exclusively with claims under the family provision by family members seeking adequate provision from a will, David is sensitive to the needs of his clients and takes a…

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Felicity Reeman - Associate – Sydney

Felicity graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Juris Doctor. Prior to studying law, she gained a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.) and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from the University of Sydney. She previously worked as a clinical social worker for 6 years in one of Sydney’s largest teaching hospitals bringing that invaluable knowledge and experience to her practice of family law. Felicity is a qualified…

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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 accords,…

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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 practised 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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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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Natasha Heathcote - Senior Associate – Sydney

Natasha completed her Bachelor of Business, majoring in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. She has long held a strong passion for family law, and believes that the law can be used to achieve positive resolutions for her clients. When working with clients, Natasha shows compassion and first seeks to understand what is important to her clients, then looks for legal solutions that will…

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Jack Leitner - Special Counsel - Sydney

Jack was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2003 and of the High Court of Australia in 2008. He has practised almost exclusively in the area of criminal law throughout his career with extensive experience in handling very serious and complex matters as well as more minor matters. Jack also has experience in family law, civil law, and sports law. Jack’s…

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Daniel Shestowsky - Senior Associate - Sydney

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics from Macquarie University. Daniel was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a lawyer after completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at The College of Law. Daniel was also admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia. Daniel has a particular interest and expertise in criminal law. Daniel has appeared…

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Nicholas Hardy-Clements - Senior Associate - Sydney

Nick completed a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), a Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University, and received a University Certificate in Workplace Essentials at Charles Sturt University. He subsequently completed his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also from UTS. Nick is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is also admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia.…

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Sara Woolford - Senior Associate - Sydney

Sara Woolford holds a Masters of Law and Legal Practice from the University of Technology in Sydney as well as a Master of Arts (painting) from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting & drawing) from the University of New South Wales. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2010 and in the High Court of Australia…

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Jacinda Casson - Associate - Sydney

Jacinda Casson holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. In May 2020, she graduated with a Master of Laws (Crime and Criminal Justice) from the University of New England. Jacinda was admitted to practise in New South Wales in 2016. She is currently completing a Master of Laws at the University of New England…

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Joanna Fan - Solicitor - Sydney

Joanna Fan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. She was admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in July 2017 Joanna has experience in family law, including property and parenting matters. She is experienced in drafting financial agreements, consent orders and negotiating settlements to achieve beneficial outcomes. Joanna is invested in finding practical solutions to resolve conflicts. She strives to understand what…

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Benjamin Edye - Solicitor - Sydney

Benjamin Edye joined Armstrong Legal in 2020 after gaining criminal law experience at boutique firms. Ben is very approachable, understanding and sensitive to his clients’ stresses when faced with the adversity of the criminal justice system. A passionate and meticulous advocate, Ben has experience in a range of criminal matters including robberies, commercial drug supply and manufacture, serious sexual assaults, and fraud offences. As a client-focused and outcome driven professional,…

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Vanessa Barnsley - Solicitor - Sydney

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. Vanessa is admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Vanessa is experienced and passionate about criminal law, having worked previously with the Department of Justice in the Local Courts for a number of years. She understands the needs of clients, having…

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Sydney Courts

Our Sydney lawyers appear in courts all over Sydney. Some of these courts are listed below.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hears the most serious criminal matters including sexual offences, murder, manslaughter and fraud offences. It also hears more complicated civil matters and appeals from lower courts.

District Court

The Local Court hears the vast majority of all criminal matters. It also deals with apprehended violence order matters and minor civil cases.

Children's Court

The Children’s Court deals with criminal matters where the defendant is under 18. It also deals with applications for apprehended violence orders where the defendant is a juvenile and care and protection of children matters.


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