AC Law Group is one of Sydney’s most prestigious criminal law firms with its solicitors having been awarded the Law Society President’s Medal, NSW Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia Award.
The firm was founded by 2017 NSW Australian of the Year Deng Adut and Joseph Correy, two solicitors recognized for their advocacy in the courtroom and activism in the community. Deng Adut, a former child soldier, is one of Australia’s best known solicitors, having delivered the acclaimed 2016 Australia Day Address and written a best-selling memoir Songs of a War Boy about his life. An excerpt from the book can be read here, which details the day Deng and Joseph first met in court. Western Sydney University also based an advertisement in their unlimited series on Deng’s life. The video, which has more than 2.5 million views can be seen here.
The firm has criminal law offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Blacktown and Redfern but services courts across Australia. Deng, having resided in Blacktown since he came to Australia, and Joseph having grown up on Little Eveleigh St, Redfern, bordering the Block, are committed to giving back to the communities that nurtured their growth and gave them their first opportunities.
Joseph entered law shortly after the death of TJ Hickey, and a number of other incidents that occurred in Redfern involving police, to hold the police force accountable. To this day, in addition to his considerable private practice, he continues to represent a large clientele of Indigenous clients pro bono or on Legal Aid.
Similarly, Deng prior to being admitted as a solicitor, demonstrated a remarkable commitment to social justice having worked at Blacktown Local Court as a liaison officer to the local Sudanese community and at Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, which operates to provide disadvantaged members of the community access to the legal justice system. With their respective backgrounds in mind, Deng and Joseph aim to ensure justice is available to all people by providing optimum representations at a reasonable price.
AC Law Group is different to other law firms and is renowned for being a business that puts communities before commerce and people before profits. To ensure clients have access to the best representation available, the firm offers free first conferences, fixed fees, payment plans and solicitors have discretion to reduce prices on a case-by-case basis.
AC Law Group’s exceptional representation, commitment to clients and the community in general has seen the work of its solicitors recognised, not only by business groups, but by some of Australia’s most respected institutions, including:
- The Law Society of NSW, which is the representative body for solicitors in NSW and promotes the fair practise of law and awarded the Law Society of New South Wales President’s Medal to our solicitor. The award recognizes significant personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in the community by a NSW solicitor.
- The Australia Council named AC Law Group solicitor Deng Adut the 2017 NSW Australian of the Year, which recognized him as one of the leading citizens who shape our nation, inspire us, and are role models for us all.
- News Corps nominated the firm for their Champions of the West for its contribution to Western Sydney, and the Pride of Australia Medal to celebrate and acknowledge its solicitor’s remarkable contribution and achievements as a member of the Australian community.
- The Australian Human Rights Commission nominated founding partner solicitor Deng Adut for the Human Rights Medal, which is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of human rights in Australia.
The firm through its presence in Sydney and western Sydney has firsthand knowledge of local magistrates and judges and is renowned for keeping clients out of gaol, free of criminal records and on the roads. The criminal lawyers we employ are experienced in all manner of criminal cases, meaning whether a case is a minor drug possession or murder, the matter is assigned to a senior lawyer to provide the best representation whether its a licence or someone’s liberty is at stake. Unlike other firms, AC Law Group do not employ junior solicitors who aren’t qualified to have clients’ lives in their hands.
AC Law Group is a criminal law firm with conscience. The firm provides clients with the best representation at reasonable and/or fixed prices because its mantra is equality before the law and justice for all.
AC Law Group has offices in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Blacktown and Redfern and can be contacted by phone or website inquiry now.