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      Vanessa Harley


      Vanessa is criminal defence lawyer who has been regularly appearing in courts for a number of years.

      Prior to joining Astor Legal she worked as a solicitor in a number of other firms where she was able to hone her advocacy skills. This has made her a formidable courtroom lawyer who is able to think on her feet and respond to arguments from prosecutors, Magistrates and Judges alike. She has regularly appeared in hearings throughout her legal career.
      Her results speak for themselves, as she is one of the few lawyers in Australia who has been able to persuade a Court to impose a section 10 for high range drink driving. She is also regularly able to have assault and domestic violence charges withdrawn by police after drafting and filing legal representations.
      Vanessa also has significant experience in financial matters, including tax law. This gives her a significant advantage  when dealing with complex fraud charges and financial crimes.

      Vanessa has a passion for criminal justice. She believes in fighting for those who are unable to fight for themselves. She leaves no stone unturned and works tirelessly to ensure that each of her clients achieve the best possible outcome, no matter how difficult the case.

      Her empathetic nature helps reassure clients and put their minds at ease. This is crucial as they will often be going through the most difficult time in their life when they face down serious criminal charges. With Vanessa by your side, you can be assured that you will not only have an exceptional and dedicated lawyer, but someone who genuinely cares about the outcome of your case and your well-being.

      Call our friendly team on (02) 7804 2823 or email us at to arrange a consultation with Vanessa Harley today.

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      The team at Astor Legal is headed by an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. We focus on each individual client and the specifics of each case to gain the best possible outcome.

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