Hayden is an accomplished criminal defence lawyer who specialises in complex state, commonwealth and international criminal law matters including:
- Cyber crime
- Complex transnational money laundering
- Proceeds of crime proceedings
- White collar crime
- Sexual assault
- Drug offences
Hayden appears regularly in sentencing proceedings, severity appeals, s. 32 applications and AVO matters. As well as managing a busy local court practice, Hayden also instructs counsel in complex criminal trials in the District Court.