Solicitors

Our solicitors include:

Deng Adut

Deng Adut is one of Australia’s best known lawyers for his work in the court room and as a community leader. He is the 2017 NSW Australian of the Year and a recipient of the prestigious Law Society President’s medal.

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Deng has been described as the Pride of Australia by News Corporation. He was invited by NSW Premier Mike Baird to give the 2016 Australia Day Address, which drew critical acclaim home and abroad. The 2016 Australia Day address can be read here. In 2016, Deng also published a critically acclaimed memoir, Songs of a War Boy, about his journey to become one of Australia’s best lawyers, and was the subject of a portrait that won the People’s Choice at the Archibald Prize.

Having come to Australia as a refugee, following life as a child soldier in Sudan, Deng put himself through law school and has become a formidable advocate. His life story recently featured in an advertisement for Western Sydney University, which went viral on the internet accruing more than 2 million views. The Western Sydney University advertisement can be viewed here.

Deng is a co-founder and partner at AC Law Group, practising in the areas of criminal and immigration law. Prior to starting his own firm with Joseph Correy, he not only worked at three reputable Sydney criminal law firms but has also 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.

Deng regularly acts as a spokesperson for the Sudanese community and has frequently appeared in the media to advocate for their interests. Deng is committed to making a positive difference and in doing so, devotes many hours of his personal time every week to activities such as mentoring, advising and supporting members of the community. Read more about Deng on his website here.

Joseph Correy

Joseph Correy worked for two of the largest law firms in Sydney that specialise in criminal law before making the decision to open AC Law Group with Deng Adut, which has itself become one of the biggest criminal law firms in Sydney.

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Joseph is an exceptional criminal lawyer whose experience ranges from traffic matters and drug possession to murder and large commercial quantity drug supply. He is renowned for his grasp of the law and putting for his clients’ cases with vigor and toughness to have them acquitted or receive a light sentence.

Having grown up on Little Eveleigh St, Redfern, bordering the notorious Block, 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. His reputation as a fighter is such that Joseph is regularly contacted by persons across NSW and Australia who require assistance.

Before entering law, Joseph was a political activist in South Sydney and a journalist. This has provided him with a research background that has allowed him to explore and put forward the law in a manner unequaled by many of his peers. Indeed, the ability to research and present an argument down to fine detail is in his blood, as his father is a senior ABC journalist, and mother a teacher and vocal member of her local political party.

Renowned for his commitment to his clients and detail to the law, Joseph is an advocate who fights passionately for people’s rights. He provides honest and accurate advice and ensures his clients’ cases are prepared in a manner that has consistently gained the best outcomes. Whether in the Local Court or before a jury in the District Court or Supreme Court Joseph gets clients results.

Joseph is a firm believer in equality before the law. He is committed to building a firm that provides optimum legal representation to all people and has introduced flexible, affordable pricing to ensure those in the community aren’t subjected to injustice.

In addition to his daily advocacy in the Local Court, District Court and the Supreme Court of NSW, Joseph has a history of community advocacy.

Joseph aims to build a firm the city can be proud of.

Michael Moussa

Michael Moussa is a senior lawyer and has been earmarked as the partner in charge of AC Law Group’s soon to open Bankstown office. He practices exclusively in Criminal Law.

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He appears daily in the Local Courts, District Courts, Supreme Court of NSW, and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal. Michael is passionate about ensuring that justice is seen and served for all his clients. He is a solicitor advocate who has appeared before a jury and obtained acquittals.

Some of the best advocates of our time, including Supreme Court Judges and Senior Counsel, have mentored Michael’s rise as a criminal lawyer. He has completed a Masters in Law (Criminal Practise) in addition to obtaining his degree in law and practising certificate.

Michael has been involved in a number of high profile cases and has developed relationships with the best barristers in Sydney. Indeed his ability to network, build relationships and get results, impressed AC Law Group’s co-founders Joseph Correy and Deng Adut so much that the firm has sort to partner him in order to open a Bankstown office.

Michael has an Egyptian Australian background and speaks Arabic fluently. He has a large middle eastern clientele in western Sydney and access to Solicitors who speak Farsi, Dari and Dinka, among other dialects.

Since joining the firm, Michael has become an advocate for those mistreated by the police. His passion is helping those who have been made vulnerable and aggrieved by the improper conduct of police during a person’s arrest. He is an advocate who ensures that both the NSW and Federal Police conduct their inquiries within the parameters of the law. He gets no greater pleasure than when a client of his is acquitted and the police are forced to pay their legal costs and then damages in a civil court.

Michael prides himself on providing clear and accurate legal advice, with a careful assessment of each case. He takes pleasure in securing the best possible result for his clients, helping to bring them a step closer to putting their lives back on track.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to the criminal field ensuring that all clients are treated fairly during all proceedings. He continues to strive to protect the rights of those who have been accused of criminal offences.

Michael is a dedicated, focused and ambitious Criminal Lawyer who is a defender of rights of those charges with Criminal and Traffic offences.

Fardin Nikjoo

Fardin Nikjoo is AC Law Group’s migration specialist. He is a solicitor and registered migration agent. Prior to his work at AC Law Group

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Fardin founded the successful and respected migration agency Nik Brown Migration. Throughout his career, he has helped people in the community obtain Australian visas for themselves and their loved ones, assisting people here and abroad in the community and in detention.

No matter the class of visa, Fardin has experience getting clients the best possible result. From visa applications to challenging refusals or cancellations of visas, Fardin has the knowledge and tenacity to successfully deal with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, tribunals and courts. With migration being one of the most rapidly changing areas of the law, Fardin prides himself on closely monitoring changes to the Migration Act and government policies. His degree in politics gives him an extra edge in understanding how the current political and economic environment drives Australia immigration policies.

Fardin has proven irrespective of the government of the day, he can negotiate the immigration landscape to ensure client’s put forward their strongest case addressing the criteria and concerns of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Fardin views immigration law holistically. He understands that having a visa granted is a life changing experience for his clients and their families. He understands the devastation and worry that having a visa refused or cancelled can cause to an individual and families. It for this reason that Fardin works tirelessly to ensure everything within his power is done to put forward the strongest case possible. To this day, Fardin still experiences a sense of pride and satisfaction when he tells a client they can now call Australia home.

Daniel Wilson

Daniel is Sydney born and raised and can aptly be described as an educated battler. Since leaving school in 1997 Daniel has been employed within

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the provision of legal services (first as a paralegal and later as a solicitor). He has considerable experience in Criminal Law having worked in specialised offices in Sydney, London and New Zealand.

Half way through Daniel’s Law degree, Daniel lost his mother to suicide. This loss taught Daniel the tough lesson of grief and adversity. Daniel understands the underlying causes of criminality more than most, in particular how poverty, mental health and addiction interact with the justice system. It is for this reason that Daniel has developed a reputation not only as an astute legal mind, but also as a passionate lawyer for his clients.

Daniel is loved by AC Law Group’s clients because he is not afraid to put forward their cases to ensure their voice is heard. Since coming to the firm, he has had a remarkable run of results in the Local and District Court. He is a senior lawyer, who AC Law Group founders Joseph Correy and Deng Adut entrust to represent members of their respective communities because of his understanding of people and the law.

In university Daniel went on to become a Silver Medal Winner in the 2005 Eastern University Games (for rugby league) and the holder of the Middle Weight Division Boxing Title at Sydney University Boxing Championships in 2005. Daniel also played Rugby for Blacktown Warriors Rugby Union Club and Sydney University Rugby Union club, mentored underprivileged teenagers and did voluntary work in a community law centre.

Daniel was admitted as a solicitor in 2008 graduating from the University of Technology. Since that time Daniel has worked as a solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS), Legal Aid NSW and in private practice. Daniel has further sat on the Board at Price of Wales Hospital to improve condition of those detained under Mental Health Legislation.

Daniel is a formidable opponent to the prosecution during defended hearings, appearances on s10 dismal arguments, bail applications, mentions, annulments, sentences, mental health applications and during severity appeals. He is also astute in negotiating for the withdrawal of criminal charges. If Daniel is your solicitor you can rest assured, he will always be in your corner.

Mayaz Raihani

Mayaz Raihani is not your everyday lawyer, he’s a genuinely caring problem solver. Combining a list of degrees and qualifications and a Solicitor

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with a Masters of Law in Commercial Litigation, with years of experience in a diverse range of industries as well as solid experience in growing and running businesses, there isn’t much that Mayaz hasn’t accomplished.

When it comes to giving clients advice you can rest assured that Mayaz will view your matter from a perspective not many Solicitors can see. Thinking outside of the box, Mayaz will offer you possible solutions to any challenge saving you stress, time and money. Where other Solicitors advise their clients to go to court Mayaz quite often finds solutions outside of court resulting in numerous benefits to the client.

Mayaz tries to make the relevant law and legal processes as simple as possible for clients to understand so that they can make the right and informed decisions.

Having been involved in a range of matters from extremely complex litigation worth millions of dollars making headlines in the news to simple at the table negotiations, no matter what the challenge, Mayaz is always there to help. His knowledge and research skills are extremely developed almost always resulting in new solutions or arguments.

Outside of legal work Mayaz is often found presenting on a range of topics to organisations, local High Schools as well as mentoring students helping them make the right decisions towards their future career paths.

Feel welcome to give Mayaz a call to chat or just come over in person, he’ll always make time for you.

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