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2020 Doyle's Guide

Leading Criminal Defence Firm 

Pre-eminent Criminal Defence Solicitor

Criminal Law Rising Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal defence  for accused persons 

PRACTICE

AREAS

  • Murder, manslaughter, unlawful killing

  • Drug offences  -manufacture /supply /possession

  • Drug importation matters

  • Terrorism

  • Firearms/prohibited weapons offences, and objections to firearm prohibition orders

  • Other commonwealth crime including social Security fraud

  • Assaults/Wounding/Grievous bodily harm/violence crime

  • Robbery, armed robbery, stealing, dishonesty offences

  • Break and enter

  • Fraud and white collar crime

  • Identity theft

  • DUI and PCA’s (drink drive/drug drive offences)

  • Licence Appeals

  • Other traffic matters

  • Apprehended domestic 7 personal violence orders (AVO’s)

  • Appearances before the NSW Crime Commission/ Australian Crime Commission

  • Appeals against Local Court decisions

  • Appeals against conviction and/or sentence from the District Court

  • Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal

  • Appeal to the High Court of Australia

  • Arrests

  • Bail applications

TRIALS
In the Supreme Court of NSW, District Court of NSW, Local Courts of NSW
TRIBUNAL & COMMISSION HEARINGS 

NSW Crime Commission

Australian Crime Commission

Royal Commissions

Mental Health Review Tribunal

PAROLE
Appearances before State Parole Authority and liaison with SPA and DCS
BAILS

In the Supreme Court, District Court and Local Courts.

Bail pending trial, hearing or appeal.

APPEALS
To the District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal & High Court of Australia
SENTENCE HEARINGS
Preparation and appearances on sentence hearings aimed at minimising any  sentence.  
 

OUR VISION & IDENTITY

We are passionate about protecting the rights of an accused against the powers of government: the police, DPP and other  prosecuting authorities, who often seek to imprison, restrict  and coerce the individual. 

Bannisters Lawyers is a Sydney based law firm practising exclusively in criminal law. The firm is headed by Abigail Bannister who has over 20 years experience practising in criminal law. Abigail is supported by a dedicated and experienced team of passionate lawyers and support staff.  We practice across all jurisdictions including the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court and  the High Court of Australia in defended hearings, trials, sentence hearings, appeals, and other matters. We are members of the Legal Aid Serious Crime Panel, Legal Aid Indictable Panel and Legal Aid  General Crime  panels. We are predominantly and extensively engaged in defence of allegations of serious crime.

We represent accused from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including the privileged and under privileged. We are passionate about remedying disadvantage in our community and  offer pro-bono assistance for Aboriginal Australians and other disadvantaged persons where appropriate. 

We also appear regularly before Tribunals, Commissions  and Boards including the State Parole Authority, NSW Crime Commission, Australian Crime Commission,  and Mental Health Review Tribunal.

We have appeared in many in some of this State and the country’s most notorious criminal trials/appeals including trials for murder, organised criminal gang activities, terrorism large-scale drug importations, drug manufacture and supply. We also act in large and complex white collar fraud matters.

We have access to a large  database of specialist experts to assist in supporting a defence including senior counsel, junior counsel, psychiatrists, psychologists, forensic pathologists, blood splatter, neurologists, cyber & IT experts, data recovery & computer analysis, telephone and network specialists, DNA, Drug and drug analysis Scientific, Analytical accounting and those with any other fields of expertise.

 

OUR TEAM

ABIGAIL BANNISTER
PRINCIPAL LAWYER
JAMES LANG
SENIOR SOLICITOR

Tel: 0430 552 045

jl@bannisterslawyers.com.au

Doyles Guide to Criminal Lawyers-

2020 Rising Stars, Criminal Defence Lawyers NSW

https://doylesguide.com/criminal-law-rising-stars-nsw-2020/

SERAE KOPRA
LAWYER

Tel: 0433 338 922

sk@bannisterslawyers.com.au

OLGA GOKMEN
CLERK
Tel: 0433 338 922 clerk@bannisterslawyers.com.au
ANDREW MILNE
CLERK
Tel: 0432 860 908 clerk@bannisterslawyers.com.au
 

CONTACT

BANNISTERS

LAWYERS

PRINCIPAL ADDRESS

We are located at suite 203 on Level 2 of the heritage-listed National Building. 

 

203/250 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

E: info@bannisterslawyers.com.au
T:  02  8068 0630

F:  02 8068 0631

M: 0448 88 00 60

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