Testimonials For Our Criminal Defence Lawyers

My wife and I would like to thank you for your help with the mid range PCA charge at the Downing Centre yesterday. The professionalism you showed me at our first meeting gave me the confidence I was in the right hands, at a time when I most needed it as my world came crashing down. Thank you for your direction and your efforts in getting the correct information and material prepared for the court day.

Thank you for representing me in court, i am very happy with the outcome of a section 10b with good behaviour bond. You put a great case together and delivered it perfectly. Your great preparation stood out in a very crowded court room. We were impressed in your court room presence and how well you handled the prosecutors objective views, while gaining the trust of the Magistrate.

You have given me a second chance. I am so great full that you have given me back my life by getting my driver’s licence back. I will keep my job and be able to provide for my family, for that , i thank you. I will learn from this experience and not re-offend. I have no hesitation in recommending you and your firm, as you have done a fantastic job helping me and my family.

You are all seriously AWESOME – thank you soooo very much for your support today – we will arrange a special early Christmas gift for our solicitor as she was exceptional….really astounding in her defence of me today……I’m really, truly grateful for all of your assistance today – you are a remarkable team (pity you couldn’t do mine and R’s property settlements as she is more on the ball than our own solicitors!! Many thanks (for everything!)

Thank you oh, so much and also to our solicitor who was simply AWESOME – what a great team you all make. Thank you for your help, it has been quite a stressful situation for me and you all have a very nice calming manner, thank you.

Just a note (maybe belated) to say a big thankyou. I regained my driver’s licence last Thursday, so I’ve been back on the road for a full week, as at today. It’s been a long sixteen months, but I know the disqualification could have been much longer and other penalties much more severe. Among other things, you were successful in having one of the charges withdrawn. You always acted professionally, you were non judgemental and treated me with respect at all times. It was great to have someone on my side, even though I’d made really bad decisions by driving on both those occasions. So a big THANK YOU again

Kind Regards…K

You are incredibly smart and articulate- thank you!

Words cannot express my gratitude for the great result yesterday. I’ve had time to reflect when this case first begun. From day one you gave me the right and best advice, and whatever you had said would take place unfolded just as you said. I thank you for believing in me and trusting me. I thank you for your patience with me. I am an honest person with a decent upbringing and a decent Family background. I was always innocent, but in my desire to help some unfortunate people, I had left myself wide open. I have learnt a valuable lesson in life….Thanks to you my daughter now changed her mind about being a doctor, she now wants to be a Lawyer just like you. You have inspired her with your kind words! As a Father, I can only pray that her dreams can be achieved.

I was very impressed by the way in which you handled the Case with such intelligence and professionalism. Today at Mass, I just could not concentrate very well, however, I can only promise to remember you at daily Mass, and my prayer is that you will continue to succeed, that your career dreams would be achieved and that you will always fight for justice of innocent people. I hope to be in contact with your office, and should I be available, I’d love to come into your court and watch you conduct your business. With my brief contact with Adam, I am very sure he is so lucky to have a Mentor in you. He is bright and intelligent.

You took on my case without knowing my back ground. I thank you for this. Yesterday, I was so happy that I hugged you, just as I would hug my daughter’s. It may have been very unprofessional of me, but from my heart it was the only way to say Thank You

Philip – Your assistance is very much appreciated. Your solicitor was very competent and professional. The Prosecutor did not utter a word. The Magistrate read all our material, briefly commented about the Pharmacology Report, some medical references of mine and TOIP’s reference about me, then listened to the oral submission in favour of a S10 Bond, and then, more or less, he just handed down his ruling. As simple as that! The NSW Police were nowhere to be seen. I think your plea of “not guilty” and the Pharmacology Report set the scene. No contest from them! One for the website comments , I’d say!I have ended up where I planned to be when I appointed your firm in mid-March. So, certainly no complaints from this end! Many thanks to you, and all the courteous and friendly staff.

Just a quick note to thank you for the result you were able to achieve regarding my charges your job performance was excellent.

DUI & Drug Driving

Thank u soo soo much… I can’t tell u how happy I am. J best legal eagle in Sydney hands down!

If your solicitor is any indication of the calibre of people and calibre of work done at Nyman Gibson Miralis, then it really is a fantastic firm.

For him to have done what he did, I know he must of put in hours and hours of work.

In recent years I have been turned off lawyers however with this lawyer’s experience, I now think much better of lawyers.

Thanks very much for your help and time. We both had a win. I’ve decided as a sign of respect for your work that I will not tell any more lawyers jokes for the two years of my bond (Section 10).

The case against this client was dismissed without a conviction being recorded. Accordingly, the happy client kept their licence. The potential penalty included a fine of up to $1,100 and an automatic period of disqualification of 6 months as well as a criminal conviction.

High Range PCA – Severity Appeal – District Court – Section 10 (reading 0.193)

Getting a section 10 for High Range Drink Driving was a massive achievement. You said it was a big ask but not impossible, you never gave up on trying your hardest to get it & you got it. The research and detail in your submissions was amazing. You have one of the most positive ‘can do’ attitude’s I have seen in any business. I will certainly be recommending you & your firm to anyone that has a Criminal problem.

This client came to us after being represented by another lawyer in the Local Court and receiving a heavy fine and lengthy disqualification as well as a criminal conviction. The potential outcome was an automatic disqualification period of 3 years, a fine of up to $3,300 and the possibility of imprisonment. By dismissing the matter under Section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act, the client avoided a conviction, kept his licence and received no penalty. Outcomes like this are rare following the Guideline Judgment for High Range Drink Driving – but not impossible.

Resist, Hinder and Assault Police

Court : Downing Centre Local Court , Sydney

My husband and I would like to thank you very much for representing our daughter, N, at her recent court case. Though not the greatest of crimes, you gave all your energies in your representation of N which ultimately resulted in her and T being cleared of any wrong doing.

This was the first time I have ever been in court and I can only imagine the panic that N was facing that day. The evening before the trial I had clarified to N and T the fine art of first impressions, correct posture and above all respect for the judge and the court. How dismayed I was to see the conduct of the police officers and the indifference shown by the police prosecutor. I was proud of the way N and T conducted themselves and ultimately I believe the judge could see that as well. I was also impressed on how quickly the judge appraised the situation and his unusual efforts to try and reach a quick resolution on the case.

Anyway, once again, thank you for your help and I sincerely hope that no-one in my family will ever require your assistance in a criminal law matter ever again!!

Kind regards



Well my case was dismissed, what a relief, I like to say thank you to you and your solicitor for all your help and advice.

You both went beyond what was required, especially the solicitor, if he treats all his clients like he has treated me, he really is a real asset to your firm.

Thank you again

SM 06.02.10


Dear Sir,

I am writing to commend your solicitor for his excellent handling of our recent case at the Downing Centre Local Court.

He is diligent, attentive and thorough, as well as being a personable young man. He brings credit to his profession.

I would certainly recommend him to others.

Thank you and best wishes,

JS – 10/10

AVO – Apprehended Violence Order – Undertakings  

Court :                       Blacktown Local Court

Thank you for having your solicitor represent me.  He was very professional and is an exceptionally confident young man.  He was absolutely great and a real nice guy to go with it.  He achieved an outstanding result against the odds.

Dear Philip,

I am writing to express my thanks and gratitude for the quality of representation received in my matter, from my initial ‘helpline’ contact with you to discuss the matter, through to my dealings with your solicitor.

I have to say that I was impressed with the empathy, depth of knowledge and willingness to hear my legal problem received from you, and impressed again by the quality of service and successful representation received from my lawyer.

I found the ability to receive an early estimation of costs useful in arranging my budget and encouraging efficiency and objective focus in the conduct of my matter from all concerned including myself.

I must say I am most impressed with your solicitor, his manner in dealing with myself as client and his knowledge, capacity, maturity and confidence in dealing with the Court and processes. I perceive a young man with exceptional talent, a bright future and a fruitful position in a well managed, innovative and customer focussed firm.

It has been a pleasure to have dealt with your solicitor, yourself, Elizabeth and your firm in this matter and I have no hesitation in making my opinion known.

We were successful in achieving our desired outcome and I thank your solicitor and all concerned for that success.

I would be most pleased to consult and if necessary be represented by your firm or via your solicitor should I have need of legal service in the future.

Finally, my thanks, gratitude and praise for your assistance in this matter, particularly that of the lawyer with whom I am greatly impressed.   An elevating experience to have engaged with you.



Midrange PCA

There was so much I wanted to say to you yesterday after our great outcome in court, but I think I was so overcome with emotion and relief that some things went unsaid. To be caught up in a legal situation for the first time in my life was not only frightening but knowing that if things went bad for me the consequences would have been harrowing.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gentle care and kindness, your genuine desire for a positive outcome and your obvious skill in making this a reality. You are an amazingly impressive young woman and I thank God I had the fortitude and good luck to choose you to represent me. I feel stongly that the correct decision was made and I can now look forward to the future with my dignity and my license intact. Again I sincerely thank you for your expert professionalism and your nerves of steel! I’m so grateful to have found you and I know in my heart that if my friends or family were ever unfortunate enough to find themselves in similar circumstances, I will be able to recommend a star.



Drink Driving Charges Special Range Drink Driving

You are a legend. As a professional driver, I am totally dependent upon my licence. Eventhough I had 8 hours sleep after drinking the night before, I was genuinely surprised that I had any alcohol in my system. I have learnt a valuable lesson. Your guidance and reassurance helped me through this difficult time as well as the robust manner in which you presented my case. Thanks again for saving my life.

Special range carries the same penalties as low range drink driving – 6 months automatic disqualification and a fine of up to $1,100 plus a criminal conviction. Alcohol takes time to be eliminated from your body. Many people get caught for drink driving the morning after a big night out. We were able to show that this was a genuine miscalculation and an honest mistake.

Intentionally/Recklessly Destroy/Damage Property

Whilst I consider myself as an individual whom has a reasonably mature skill set pertinent to being able to articulate events in a succinct fashion, when it comes to my appreciation and admiration of your collective efforts in dealing with my matter I am at a loss for words.

From the time I met with both of you, you have only treated me with the utmost respect; sympathy and empathy. Your preparation of my matter can only be described as incredibly meticulous; your attention to detail was simply phenomenal. Your commitment in keeping me abreast of developments was superb.

As this was the first time in my life I had ever faced such an adversity and sincerely believe and truly hope I will never in my life come ever to have to face a year similar to the one that has just passed. If however I was to face a misfortunate again, or knew of any person facing the challenges I faced I would insist they seek the assistance of Nyman Gibson Miralis, but more importantly the assistance of the solicitors I worked with directly.

The outcome was simply brilliant, a brilliant outcome as a direct result of having a brilliant legal team on my side!

On behalf of my family and I, thank you – you are both simply wonderful people, and each in your own right a credit to your profession.

Misuse communication device threatening serious harm

Once again I’d like to thank you so much for all the hard work you did for me, for being so thorough in creating the best defence for me. Thank you for organising the interview with the psychologist, I was sceptical and undecided about that in the beginning, with out it I don’t think the Magistrate would have been as lenient. I am, and shall remain so very grateful for what you have done for me. And would like you to know that any future success I may have will always be partly due to the work you put in for me in my case.

Thank you so much again.

Take care.

Warmest regards.


Possess Prohibited Drug / Common Assault

I really can’t thank you enough for all your help and support over the last few months. You have delivered the best possible outcome for me on both occasions. Nyman Gibson Miralis are very lucky to have you on their team, and I would happily refer you for any criminal matters. (I promise it won’t be me again) Best of luck in the future, keep at it and I’m sure you will be rewarded as you are a fantastic lawyer.

Best regards


Refuse Breath Analysis

Well done to you. It did not take the Magistrate long to work out who was telling the truth. Love your work.

This offence carries the same penalties as High Range Drink Driving – a fine of up to $3,300 for a first offence, the potential of imprisonment and an automatic disqualification period of 3 years. Police have the right to demand that a person take part in a breath analysis in certain circumstances. Police cannot take an analysis more than 2 hours after the driving. If the police roadside equipment is faulty, they do not have the right to arrest you and demand an analysis. A roadside test in your own driveway is illegal and a consequent breath analysis is therefore also illegal.

I would like to put on record my gratitude to the firm and in particular the level of professionalism shown by your solicitor in this matter.

The decision could have gone either way and I have no doubt that the difference in achieving this positive outcome was her diligence and persistence.

I would be most grateful if you could pass on my comments to the partners of the firm as I believe she should be singled out for commendation in this matter.

I wanted to personally thank you for your help with our son’s charge.

We are delighted and relieved with the result and we are aware that it might not have gone that way without your assistance. Your calm professionalism and realistic explanations throughout this whole process were greatly appreciated

I cannot recall a time in my life that I have felt so out of my depth and at the mercy of a system I have had no experience with whatsoever.

As you know it has been a very difficult time for us as a family over the last few years, and it was heartening to see that taken into account with today’s outcome.

Thank you, we always knew we were in very good hands. 

With sincere thanks on an amazing result!

James, Robert and myself thank you for all your support, hard work and belief during the last two years.
Again – many thanks.

On behalf of my family I would like to express how grateful we are for your professional guidance over the past six months.  In our view you have done a lot of careful and diligent work to get us to such a successful outcome in the charges you have defended for us.

This was a difficult journey for us as a family; made even more challenging with some of the surprises thrown our way in court! Given we are relative outsiders to the legal process, many of these twists and turns felt unfair and stressful – however your guidance throughout, and your quiet confidence, was a great comfort to us.

Whilst I’m sure many of your cases are emotionally charged, you’ll appreciate that one of the most difficult aspects of the court process for us, and in particular our son, was keeping emotions in check and ensuring a level of optimism during periods where the outcome was not clear. Your abilities in court,  the way in which you were able to prepare us before court sessions and also debrief us on next steps were first class.

On reflection, it is clear to us that your role requires a combination of sound professional knowledge as well as an ability to manage people and changing circumstances well. In our experience you deliver both with remarkable ease.

Thanks again and all the very best.

Where do I start? As you know my court matter was drawn out and very protracted. Nonetheless you were always there providing very professional and pragmatic support during a very very difficult trial and time in my life.

Watching you functioning in the court room was both admirable to myself and intimidating to the opposing side, but most importantly I felt you truly believed in my innocence and that, above everything else, above all the professionalism you displayed, above all the extra care you provided, was the thing that made me feel strong and positive.

Having your legal team fully believing in my innocence made everything that much easier, but of course the outcome was very positive and my family and I would like to thank all the fabulous guys at Nyman Gibson Miralis, but especially you, for helping us through this ordeal.

Sexual Assault

re my solicitor

It would be natural for this email to be nothing but complimentary in it’s content regarding the services provided by your solcitor in relation to my recently completed matter before the Criminal Courts but I feel that my views are relevant irrespective of the positive outcome which we experienced.

There is no doubt that the presiding judge handed down a sentence that certainly favourably exceeded all our expectations, and in one aspect can be considered as good fortune, but I am a firm believer in ‘you make your own luck’ and for that I have nothing but respect, admiration and praise for my lawyer. My initial decision to appoint your firm as my legal representatives was based somewhat on a ‘gut-feel’ and that comes down to the impressive first impression that your solicitor had with me. This comes down to his forthright, honest and sympathetic approach when I first discussed my plight.

Over the course of the last year, my intuition was clearly justified with the thoroughness, professionalism and pro-active approach undertaken by him in handling my matter. We faced numerous setbacks along the way and it was the proactive approach that he undertook that allowed the obstacles to be mere hurdles rather than roadblocks. It was as a direct result of his efforts, that we were able to reduce the severity of the charges I faced and ultimately eliminate any chance of a custodial sentence.

Aside from providing me with expert legal opinion throughout my proceedings he was also instrumental in directing me to the services of a psychologist, who I believe has had a monumental impact on my psychological growth and assisted in addressing some of the issues that led me to my predicament and also providing me with a pathway to continue my own rehabilitation. Again, this was a direct result of following my lawyer’s advice and the psychologist would agree with me in vouching for the his credibility and professionalism.

I have the upmost respect for him as a solicitor but more importantly as an individual as he genuinely showed an interest in me and I know aside from the professional kudos that the positive legal outcomes brings him it would also give him personal delight. He is a credit to your organisation and has had a enormous impact on my life situation and I look forward to moving my life in a positive direction and the opportunity for me to do so has arisen as direct result.

R 9.2.09

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

Phillip’s professionalism was evident from the time of our first conversation. His knowledge of the law and ability to address any of my concerns instilled confidence in me and minimised the stress of the situation. Phillip was well- prepared and dedicated to ensuring a successful outcome. I was very pleased with the service and would undoubtedly recommend Nyman Gibson Miralis Lawyers.

Misuse communication device threatening serious harm

Once again I’d like to thank you so much for all the hard work you did for me, for being so thorough in creating the best defence for me. Thank you for organising the interview with the psychologist, I was sceptical and undecided about that in the beginning, with out it I don’t think the Magistrate would have been as lenient. I am, and shall remain so very grateful for what you have done for me. And would like you to know that any future success I may have will always be partly due to the work you put in for me in my case.

Thank you so much again.

Take care.

Warmest regards.


Maliciously Inflict Grievous Bodily Harm

Do you remember once speculating outside the Downing Centre that I had a guardian angel?

I suspect thats you.

JA 14.10.09

Possess Prohibited Weapon

Published 17 Oct 2011

I want to express my thanks to you for helping me out of this legal situation. Your expertise was invaluable and my family and I can look forward to the future.

Thank you!!!

AM – 8/9/08

Possess Prohibited Drug, Possess Prohibited Weapon & Deal With Property Suspected Proceeds Of Crime

Published 21 Oct 2011

Thank you so much. What a brilliant result. I was seriously scared. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I thought I was going to gaol and you made it all better for me. Even when we got the great result for the serious charges you continued and managed to persuade the magistrate to not convict me of the drug matter. You really did want what was best for me. Thanks again. Ps I hope I don’t need to see you again! 


Sexual Assault; Indecent Assault

Published 15 Oct 2011

To dearest Philip,

Your help, support, advice and professionalism has meant so much to me…more than you can know.

Along with my heartfelt gratitude comes sincere wishes that you may find a generous share of contentment and joy in and through your life.

Kindest regards always,

BW – August 2010