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      Astor Legal have been consistently rated amongst the best criminal lawyers in Sydney and Australia as a whole. This is built on our reputation for achieving exceptional results on a consistent basis and going above and beyond to maintain client communication and satisfaction.

      Our cache of awards and certifications reflects this. Our principal, Avinash Singh, has been recognised by the Law Society of NSW as accredited specialist in criminal law as well as the Exclusive Criminal Law Expert for Leaders in Law and Advisory Excellence.

      Our team has also received numerous awards which are decided by those within the legal profession. Some of these include the Global Law Awards, Leaders in Law Awards, Corporate INTL Awards, M&A Today Global Awards and the Doyles Guide.

      Our Recent Awards:

      Number 1 Ranked Criminal Defence Law Firm in Sydney – 2022, 2021, 2020 Top 10 Lawyers Australia Awards

      Astor Legal holds the enviable title as the number one ranked criminal defence law firm with Top 10 Lawyers Australia. As one of Australia’s leading lawyer comparison sites, Top 10 Lawyers have a well-established track record of success. They are dedicated to connecting clients with the top legal experts in every state, city and territory. The site helps over 100,000 Australians research lawyers every year.

      Criminal Law Accredited Specialist - Law Society of NSW

      Less than 6% of lawyers in NSW are ‘Accredited Specialists’. An Accredited Specialist is a lawyer with at-least 5 years of experience in a particular field of law who has been certified by the Law Society of NSW as an expert in the area. Only the very best lawyers are awarded Accredited Specialist certification, reflected in the fact that only the top 6% of lawyers receive this title. It is the Law Society’s assurance of quality, experience and expertise. Astor Legal is led by an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

      Criminal Law Expert of the Year - CorporateINTL Global Awards 2022, 2021, 2020

      Corporate INTL is a respected network of over 1 million business leaders, lawyers and advisers worldwide, connected through a global internet network and the Corporate INTL magazine. The coveted Global Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in professional fields such as law, accountancy and consultancy.

      The award of ‘Criminal Law Expert of the Year in Australia’ is one of the most sought-after throughout the nation. Candidates are put through a rigorous selection process involving a lengthy and involved application and multi-staged assessment, and the winner is ultimately selected after performance and achievements are subjected to careful analysis.

      Criminal Lawyer of the Year, Australia – 2022, 2021, 2020 M & A Global Awards

      M & A Global is one of the world’s leading awards programs, covering 163 countries and attracting votes from the magazine’s 108,000 subscribers as well as industry leaders.

      Each nomination is subjected to a comprehensive assessment process, designed to separate the truly remarkable from their peers.

      Once finalists are selected, a panel of judges examines material submitted by the finalists and conducts its own research to select a winner.

      The comprehensive selection and judging process ensures all winners are truly at the cutting edge of their respective industries.

      Criminal Law Firm of the Year – 2022, 2021 & 2020 Global 100 Law Awards

      The Global 100 Law Awards are recognised as one of the premier bodies in the international legal industry. The judging process requires nominees to receive no less than 21% in votes from the global readership, which is currently in excess of 293,000. This policy is applied to further endorse the worthiness of the awards presented and any marketing carried out as a result of the awards process.

      Best Criminal Law Firm in Sydney – 2022, 2021 & 2020 APAC Insider Law Awards

      The APAC Insider Awards brings to the fore those firms who, through their commitment, enthusiasm, expertise and willingness to do things differently, are rewriting their industry’s rule book while achieving incredible results, both for their clients and themselves.

      Winners are decided upon via votes gathered from a network of respected industry partners and painstaking in-house research. Each award nominee is carefully examined, with a judging panel taking into account their performance over the past 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods and even their competition to ensure that only the most deserving firms are awarded a trophy.

      Exclusive Criminal Law Expert in Australia – 2022, 2021, 2020 Advisory Excellence

      Advisory Excellence profiles the best advisers around the globe, enabling users to quickly and easily find the expert they need with expertise in their location. Applicants are subject to a stringent vetting process prior to acceptance. Each position has only one expert for their position in their area which means there is significant competition. It also means that Advisory Excellence’s 20,000 plus unique monthly users will be recommended an expert who is at the top of their field.

      Criminal Law, Lawyer of the Year – 2022, 2021, 2020 Global Law Experts Awards

      The Global Law Experts annual awards celebrate excellence, innovation and performance across legal communities from around the world. The awards are designed to recognise the most deserving law firms and legal professionals across the globe, and winners are determined through a rigorous process of nomination, application and a multi-stage assessment. The award of Criminal Lawyer of the Year is regarded in the industry as a title reserved for the leading advocate in the criminal law field.

      Exclusive Criminal Law Expert - Australia – 2022, 2021 Leaders in Law Global Awards

      The exclusive criminal law expert title for Leaders in Law is highly sought after by criminal lawyers throughout Australia. The honour is a professional recognition of excellence in legal achievement. After a rigorous nomination process, candidates are shortlisted by a voting panel before judges from the legal profession choose the ultimate winner based on a range of criteria including published record of outcomes achieved, record of client service and satisfaction, service to the public and contributions to the development of the field of law.

      Best Criminal Lawyer of the Year, Australia - 2021, 2020 ACQ5 Law Awards

      The ACQ 5 Law Awards involves a strict nomination and assessment process. The judges seek information from the candidates themselves before embarking on a lengthy and stringent assessment process. The ultimate award winners are chosen by members of the legal profession. The award of Best Criminal Lawyer of the Year is the highest honour in the field of criminal law.

      Leading Criminal Law Firm - Australia - 2021 AI Global Excellence Awards

      The Acquisition International Global Excellent Awards places an emphasis on businesses that are innovative and focus on client satisfaction. It also assesses the impact each nominee has had on the wider community.

      Best Criminal Lawyers in Sydney, NSW – 2022, 2021, 2020 Three Best Rated

      Three Best Rated applies a 50 point inspection to select the three leaders in a given trade or profession. The process looks at reputation, results, history, complaints, reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost in order to determine overall excellence. Only firms with exceptional results across all of these fields make the list.

      Recommended Criminal Defence Law Firm - Australia - 2019 Doyles Guide

      Doyles Guide is an independent organisation that conducts reviews and ratings of law firms throughout Australia. Rankings are based on anonymous peer surveys and interviews with industry bodies.

      The AI Global Excellent Awards recognises businesses that have disrupted established industries through innovations that have benefited customers and the community as a whole. The award process covers three stages: nomination, comprehensive assessment which narrows the field to finalists, and a finals stage after which the winner for each field is announced.

      Member of General, Indictable and Serious and Complex Criminal Law Panels - Legal Aid New South Wales

      Lawyers at Astor Legal are members of the Legal Aid Commission’s General Criminal Law Panel, Indictable Criminal Law Panel and Serious and Complex Criminal Law Panel, in recognition of their experience and expertise in the field of criminal law.

      Note: Due to capacity issues, we are not able to take on legal aid work at this time.

      The Law Society of New South Wales

      The Law Society of NSW is the body which accredits lawyers in NSW. Our principal lawyer, Avinash Singh, regularly presents continuing professional development seminars to criminal lawyers throughout NSW.

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