Our Team


John Sutton - National Practice Director (Criminal Law)

John is the National Director of Criminal Law at Armstrong Legal. He was admitted to practice law in NSW in 1999 and prior to that had five years advocacy experience in the Local Court of NSW as a prosecutor. John is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria and the High Court of Australia, though he can appear in any jurisdiction as required. Prior to joining…

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Andrew Tiedt - Director of Criminal Law

Andrew is one of the small number of solicitors in New South Wales recognized as being an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. 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 drug offences. He also has experience in handling government investigations…

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Michael Hempsall - Director of Criminal Law

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

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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Andrew Fraser - Senior Associate

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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Will Del Din - Senior Associate

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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Tyson Brown - Associate

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 - Solicitor

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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WHERE TO NEXT?

In NSW, traffic offences are treated seriously. Therefore, it is important to get competent legal advice as early as possible, whether you have received a penalty notice, had your licence suspended or been charged with a serious offence. Our lawyers are highly experienced and understand the difficulties you face without a licence. We can guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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