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Criminal Law Defence Experts

Fight Injustice or Minimise Penalties

Outstanding Criminal Defence Law

Personal Attention, Strategy & Guidance

Do you Need to go to Court to Defend a Criminal Charge?
We Stand by you to Achieve Outstanding Outcomes
Call or contact us for a no obligation discussion. Our Operations Manager and Senior Lawyers are on standby for criminal matters which are usually urgent.
  • Almost a 100% success rate in fighting for justice.
  • Get ready to defend your rights.
  • We do not tolerate any abuse, spurious allegations, or unfair practices
  • We will fight for your rights and stand with you throughout every step of the way to get the best outcome that is possible. We guarantee this.

Why Successful Clients
Use Goldman Law?

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The NSW justice system is at risk of being “gamed” 22nd June 2022: Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders are overwhelming the NSW Local Court system. “A new way to deal with these matters has to be found.” according to Goldman and Co Lawyers’ head of

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Violence Orders Swamping Our Courts

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Goldman Law Awarded & Recognised

“Legal Service Innovation” (2022)
“Litigation Excellence Awards” (2021)
“International Tax Law Disputes” (2017)

Contact Our Senior People


Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Snr Int’l lawyer

Managing partner

20 yrs+ exp, Australia+++

Global awards recipient, diverse and strategic client focus. Commercial, tax finance, litigation, offshore, tax planning, trusts estates, assets, IP, AI , medical, family law and mediation.



Senior family lawyer

General counsel

10 yrs+ exp Australia

Her experience ranges from complex property settlement litigation matters to contested children matters, including relocation matters. Zee is sympathetic and guides you stress free.


Snr criminal lawyer

General counsel

Australia, NSW.

Outstanding on his feet, a criminal expert with a 99%+ success rate! Pragmatic commercial life experienced. Client outcome laser focus.


Snr Client Relations Manager

Australia, NZ, Int’l

(UK, Dubai, Caribbean)

Client and customer experience expert. Expert in diverse cultures and specialist client needs Operations and para-legal support.

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Mr. Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon
Managing Partner

Jaswinder strives to simplify and demystify complex legal matters, to explain them logically and without “jargon”. He resolves and commits to the best possible commercial outcomes for his clients.

Ms. Helena Jane Duckham Family Lawyer

Ms. Helena Jane Duckham
General Counsel

Helena is great on her feet and gets to the heart of the matter without wasting any of the client’s time. As a no-nonsense lawyer that seeks results and not to drag matters out or waffle. She is too busy to waste your time or hers. Helena focus are assaults, domestic and family violence and related issues.

Mr. Mathew Nott
Criminal Law
General Counsel

Mathew was the Head of our Criminal Law Division and is a key JV partner with an outstanding 100% result. You could not be in safer hands with Mat.

For complex or sensitive criminal defence matters or if you are in the Local/District Courts, Mat is the go-to lawyer.

Finding The Best Criminal Lawyer?

Why We are the Best!

Book a Stress Free Discussion to Discuss Strategy With a Senior Lawyer

Our number one tip is call and speak with the senior lawyer who will directly handle your matter and ask about the below:

  • The prosecution and police respect our experience & skill
  • We have an outstanding success rate of almost 100%!
  • Provide fixed fee estimates so you know upfront how much it will be and what the strategy is
  • The head of our criminal law area only does criminal law – he eats breeds and lives for criminal law work for our clients

Typical Clients in Criminal
Law Matters Include...

Local Court Defence
 100% Success Rate

Local court matters are non-indictable, meaning that the maximum prison sentence is usually no more than two years.

However, if you have a first offence or a number of other situations you can have a no conviction recorded.

Most lawyers overpromise this and the local courts are full of everybody seeking what is known as a “section 10”?

Speak with us and we will give you a realistic assessment and strategy.

Yes, we have a real 100% success rate but no one can guarantee that or rest on past successes. We strive to keep our success rate for your matter.

Interpol, AML, White Collar Crime

These types of matters are usually not handled by your mass Local Court criminal law firm.

We have over 30 years of experience in regulatory matters which may border on criminal charges, but the key is that we negotiate with the prosecutors, understanding exactly what the difficulty in proving certainty components of the allegations are.

We have deep compliance experience and understand international transactions including the definitions of proceeds of crime, money laundering and suspicious transactions.

Call us to discuss your needs without obligation

Complex Tax & Regulatory Defences

Our holistic experience with high-net-worth clients including the highest levels of global tax and finance, we are exposed to all the strategies globally, that may involve complex tax, sanctions, AML or regulatory risk. We have advised bitcoin billionaires, wealthy individuals, manufacturers of defence and armoured vehicles exporting them to various countries. We have also advised on international sanctions and compliance for the same. Project “Wickenby” was a major focus and expertise for us (Australia’s largest tax prosecution); Our experience in complex financial matters is unique.

Our Key Differences for Criminal Defence

Personal Attention Integrity, Certainty & Experience

Most Clients Engage the First Lawyer or Firm They Speak
to Over the Phone After Doing an Internet Search?

The best advice we can give potential clients is to speak to a few lawyers engage their style. Do not be in a panic as the implications of being found guilty or not having successful defence may have an enormous impact on you for the rest of your life.

We do offer an obligation and stress free consultation with a senior lawyer that will represent you but if that entails the provision of advice, we have a number of options starting from $200  

Consider the critical fact that the lawyer who will actually represent you is a senior lawyer and has taken the time to speak to you directly about your concerns.

Experience & Trust

With deep local and international expertise for over 30 years.

Growing and protecting successful individuals, family offices and business.

Experience & trust built through sheer hard work

Criminal Quick Facts & Fees 2023

Why do you say you are the best criminal lawyers because so do so many others? How do we tell the difference?
  • Because we started a criminal law division approximately seven years ago and we have seen 100% success which is remarkable. This is based on having the right people. We continue to use the same group of lawyers who are senior lawyers to handle local court matters.
  • At the other extreme, our principal has had over 30 years’ experience in international and local taxation, including compliance, regulatory and white-collar crime is based on financial instruments.
  • We say it like it is. We are authentic.
  • We invite you to speak directly to the person that will handle your matter. That person is authorised to quote your fees and explain the strategy. Then you decide.
  • Our claims are not based on a mass marketed strategy whereby we are on the top page of Google because we publish articles on useless topics every day.
  • The only way to judge us is to contact us and speak to us.
  • I personally don’t understand why clients choose lawyers without speaking to a number of lawyers first.
  • The reason may be, is that most lawyers won’t return your calls, but their assistant may at best?
  • Technically we are superb. We push the boundaries because that is our ethos. We are not scared of institutions or regulators or prosecutors. We are all individuals that fight for justice and fight for your rights the same way.
  • We don’t take too many cases on, and our prices generally are higher.
  • Whilst we won’t price ourselves out, our starting point is the difference we make and it will not suit everyone; especially those clients who just want a budget mass marketed lawyer that they will use once.
How do I know that I will get on and feel confident in the lawyer that will represent me in my case
  • Book a time or book a session with our senior criminal lawyer for obligation and stress free consultation. Don’t be fooled thinking that the advice will be free, we have options from $200, but without advice and at no cost, you can get a quote and you can gauge our strategy and approach to consider whether you wish to engage us for your matter! Easy.
When do you engage barristers and I am I dealing with a senior lawyer or somebody inexperienced?
  • We only use the most senior lawyers sometimes who have run their own firms or currently are running their own firms. It doesn’t get more senior than that. We will not use a barrister because we like to appear and be on the floor to argue your case personally. However, there may be situations we consult a barrister certainly if it is an appeal or in the District Court or if there are complex money laundering or white-collar crime questions. This will not happen in the Local Court for 95% of matters.
  • Of course, his is a question that may you find yourself considering is whether you will need a barrister for your case. Whilst the difference between a barrister and solicitor may confuse some, an essential factor to remember is that normally you will be dealing with a solicitor whereas they may choose, following discussions with yourself, to instruct a barrister.
  • The barrister acts on behalf of a client during a serious or complex criminal case in court. They are able to provide a high-quality level of advocacy, enhancing that of the solicitor who deals with the client. Your solicitor may raise with you that a barrister could be worthwhile to instruct in your matter, or you can raise it in discussions with your senior lawyer in order to consider whether it would be necessary.
I need to speak to someone quickly how do I go about getting a second quote if I’ve already agreed to go with someone else or if I’m not happy?
  • Call us or send a message market urgent give us your details and we will call you back pretty much within 10 minutes or maximum an hour. Sometimes certain calls fall through the cracks because we are simply too busy. Please contact us again and we will attend to matters urgently for you with our apologies. You can always change lawyers, that you have the confidence in your current lawyer, change that lawyer.
How transparent are you in pricing and does pricing affect quality? Once I pay the money is it too late for me?
  • We provide a fee estimate in writing and a detailed terms and conditions and we tell you if and how that would vary. We publish our rates we give you a detailed bill and we review things, and we review complaints if you’re not happy. We don’t like to give our client’s any surprises.
What about more complex matters because it seems the Internet is filled with lawyers and defence attorneys who specialise in local court claims only?
  • At the other extreme, our principal has had over 30 years’ experience in international and local taxation, including compliance, regulatory and white-collar crime is based on financial instruments.
  • Our experience, specialist criminal law firm is not well-placed to deal with financial or many white-collar criminal defence or allegations or investigations. You must understand specialist commercial, financial and tax law to be able to understand the elements of the investigation or the charges.
  • We will use the right barristers and be able to brief the right barristers from a depth of understanding of commercial, finance and tax law.
Why is Goldman Law the best law firm for more complex criminal white-collar or tax defences? Do I need a commercial firm or a specialist criminal firm?
  • At the other extreme, our principal has had over 30 years’ experience in international and local taxation, including compliance, regulatory and white-collar crime is based on financial instruments.
  • Our experience, specialist criminal law firm is not well-placed to deal with financial or many white-collar criminal defence or allegations or investigations. You must understand specialist commercial, financial and tax law to be able to understand the elements of the investigation or the charges.
  • Talk to us for a no obligation discussion to see whether you are the right client for us and we have the right firm for you.

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