Criminal defence for accused persons
Murder, manslaughter, unlawful killing
Drug offences -manufacture /supply /possession
Drug importation matters
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
DUI and PCA’s (drink drive/drug drive offences)
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
In the Supreme Court of NSW, District Court of NSW, Local Courts of NSW
TRIBUNAL & COMMISSION HEARINGS
NSW Crime Commission
Australian Crime Commission
Mental Health Review Tribunal
Appearances before State Parole Authority and liaison with SPA and DCS
In the Supreme Court, District Court and Local Courts.
Bail pending trial, hearing or appeal.
To the District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal & High Court of Australia
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.
Tel: 0448 880060
Tel: 0430 552 045
Tel: 0421 081 645
Tel: 0404 317 160
Tel: 0433 338 922
We are located at suite 203 on Level 2 of the heritage-listed National Building.
203/250 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
T: 02 8068 0630
F: 02 8068 0631
M: 0448 88 00 60
For any general inquiries, please contact us on the numbers above or fill in the following contact form: