Our Solicitors

Deng Adut

Deng Adut is one of Australia’s best-known lawyers for his work in the courtroom 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. 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. 

In 2016, Deng also published a critically acclaimed memoir, Songs of a War Boy, about his journey from child soldier and refugee, to putting himself through law school and becoming one of Australia’s best lawyers. He was the subject of a portrait that won the People’s Choice at the Archibald Prize. His life story recently featured in an advertisement for Western Sydney University, which went viral.

Deng is a co-founder and partner at AC Law Group, practising in the areas of criminal and immigration law. Prior to this, he practised at 3 reputable Sydney criminal law firms, has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to social justice, working at Blacktown Local Court as a liaison officer to the local Sudanese community and at Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, providing 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 much of his time to mentoring and supporting the community. Read more about Deng on his website.

Joseph Correy

Joseph Correy has advocated for justice most his adult life. As an activist, journalist and criminal lawyer, he has never shied away from a court case or cause he believed in.

Raised on Little Eveleigh St, Redfern, and a product of Redfern school, he is no novice to bad cops, communities oppressed and court battles. He entered law shortly after the death of TJ Hickey to hold the police force accountable. To this day, he continues to stand beside many Indigenous clients in their battle for justice.

Joseph is passionate about his clients and gone above and beyond what most solicitors do. He has a pro bono practice as large as any solicitor in the state. This is in addition to a private practice that is the busiest at Australian Criminal Law Group. He is a workaholic who is regarded as a solicitor with one of the sharpest legal minds in NSW.

Before opening Australian Criminal Law Group with Deng Adut, Joseph worked for two of the largest law firms in Sydney that specialise in criminal law. He left to build a different breed of lawfirm that put communities before commerce and people before profit. His experience ranges the entire spectrum of criminal law from traffic matters to murder. Whether in the Local Court before a Magistrate or in the District Court and Supreme Courts before a jury, Joseph gets client’s results.

Joseph lives and breathes the law. Australian Criminal Law Group is a reflection of his belief that the fight for justice is never over.

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 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.

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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 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.

Daniel understands the criminal justice system and realises that oftentimes the first casualty of a criminal charge is damage to your reputation. Daniel always seeks for that damage to be restored. 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.

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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. Daniel in his time at AC Law Group has also developed a reputation not only as an astute legal mind, but also as a passionate lawyer for his clients.

In university, Daniel was 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 and did voluntary work in a community law centre. Danie also contributed to the community by mentoring underprivileged teenagers

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 conditions of those detained under Mental Health Legislation.

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

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 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.

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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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