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Leading Australian defence
lawyers and advisors for
over 55 years

Criminal Lawyers in Sydney

We are an international award winning criminal defence law firm based in Sydney, Australia’s global city.

Established for over 55 years we are market leaders in all aspects of general, complex and international criminal law and are widely recognised for our involvement in some of Australia’s most significant cases. Our solicitors are regarded as the leading criminal lawyers in Sydney.

In the field of domestic and local criminal law our reputation has been built on the principles of delivering the highest quality legal service in every type of case for over half a century, including leading cases in the High Court of Australia and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

We are experts in assisting companies and individuals the subject of white collar and corporate crime investigations and prosecutions, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions such as global banks and hedge funds. We specialise in matters involving money laundering, complex fraud, domestic and foreign bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, taxation offences, and other dishonesty offences, which are  prosecuted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Commonwealth DPP (CDPP), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), the State Police, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Our Sydney criminal lawyers act in complex crimes such as murders, sexual assaults, drug importations and frauds and are acknowledged experts in general crime, drink driving and traffic law (including license appeals).

We have specialist capabilities in Crime Commissions, Royal Commissions and ICAC inquiries as well as a niche practice in civil proceedings against the Police for malicious prosecution.

Our international law practice focuses on transnational corporate and financial crime, bribery and corruption, international money laundering, cybercrime, international asset freezing and forfeiture, extradition and mutual assistance law. We also provide specialist advice to States on matters concerning public international law, including diplomatic and consular immunities, international criminal law and the implementation of multilateral treaties.

We strategically advise and appear in matters where transnational cross-border investigations and prosecutions are being conducted in parallel jurisdictions, involving some of the largest law enforcement agencies and financial regulators world-wide. Working with our international partners we have advised and acted in proceedings across the globe.

We are approached regularly by international lawyers to provide expert advice and consultancy assistance concerning Australian criminal law, Australian criminal practice and procedure and compliance with Australia’s Anti – Money Laundering laws.

Our approach to litigation is client focused and involves a deep understanding of criminal practice and procedure, both locally and internationally, combined with strategy, legal technical excellence and sophisticated advocacy.

We pride ourselves on our team of highly skilled and experienced criminal lawyers in Sydney. Our defence lawyers are renowned for their in-depth knowledge of the legal system and their unwavering dedication to defending the rights of our clients. With their profound expertise in all aspects of general, complex, and international criminal law, our team stands ready to provide you with the best legal representation possible.

We understand that facing criminal charges can be daunting and emotionally overwhelming. In addition to providing the highest quality legal advice and representation, our criminal lawyers are known for providing compassionate emotional support. We build a trusting relationship with each client, fiercely protecting your rights and striving for the best outcome. With us, you’re not alone – we’re your partners throughout the entire process, guiding you towards justice and a brighter future.

While our team of criminal lawyers is based in the Sydney CBD, we provide representation and attend all courts throughout NSW and the ACT.
We also defend clients who are facing charges in multiple jurisdictions, and often travel overseas to provide advice and representation in international investigations where there is an Australian connection. In such cases, we represent clients throughout all Australian states and territories.

We believe that everyone should have access to proper legal counsel, especially during challenging times. To demonstrate our commitment to supporting individuals in need, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. During this confidential meeting, our experienced criminal defence lawyers will listen to your side of the story, assess the legal complexities, and provide you with honest and practical advice on how to proceed.

We are committed to providing the highest quality legal service in your native language where required. Our criminal lawyers in Sydney speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Greek, Filipino, Spanish, French, Korean, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Farsi. If you require assistance in any other language, we can arrange for an experienced translator to help us provide you with the advice and representation that you need.

  • Respected Reputation: In 2023, Nyman Gibson Miralis was recognised as a First Tier Criminal Defence Law Firm in Sydney by the esteemed Doyles Guide. Our reputation speaks to the level of dedication we bring to each case we handle.
  • Unique Expertise: Our specialisation and capabilities in areas such as white-collar crime and international criminal law sets us apart from other criminal law firms in Sydney. We possess the expertise to handle complex cases with international dimensions.
  • Proven Success: With a history of success in criminal defence since 1966, we have successfully defended numerous clients against a wide range of criminal charges including complex fraud, corporate crimes, money laundering, cybercrime, extradition, white collar crime and all other serious criminal offences.
  • Always There: We are available to provide 24/7 legal advice. We attend all courts throughout NSW and the ACT, and we can also attend all police stations and prisons to ensure that your rights are upheld at any stage of the legal process.
  • Tailored Strategies: Each case is unique, and we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work in the legal field. Our Sydney criminal lawyers will tailor a robust defence strategy that best suits the specific circumstances of your case.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We take the time to listen, understand your concerns, and communicate with you every step of the way.

When you are facing criminal charges, having the right legal representation can make all the difference. Trust Nyman Gibson Miralis to provide you with unwavering support, expert advice, and a steadfast defence.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards safeguarding your future.

Criminal lawyers are specialists in defending people charged with a criminal offence. They are also known as criminal defence lawyers, and defence lawyers. Criminal lawyers deal with issues surrounding the arrest, investigation, criminal charges, sentencing, bail, appeals, and other post-trial issues.

A criminal lawyer is someone who has completed an approved course of study of law, usually lasting a minimum of four years, and has then been licensed by the state in which they work to practice law.

“Lawyer” is a general term for all legal professionals and applies to both solicitors and barristers.

A solicitor is a lawyer that is involved in the day-to-day management of your case. A solicitor can provide advice, represent you in court, and is trained in areas such as sentencing hearings and appeals.

A barrister is a lawyer who is specifically trained in representing clients in court, and who may be retained by a solicitor to provide legal representation in highly complex legal matters or to provide written advice on specific areas of law.

Where appropriate, the solicitors at Nyman Gibson Miralis work with the best barristers in NSW.

Criminal law differs from civil law in that a higher burden of proof is required, such as beyond a reasonable doubt, rather than on the balance of probabilities. This means that the prosecution’s case must be very strong for a conviction to be secured in a criminal court.