Our co-founder 2017 NSW Australian of the Year Deng Adut (a once child soldier in South Sudan and now esteemed criminal lawyer) is one of Australia’s best-known solicitors. He has dedicated his life to the fight for justice . You can watch a short film Western Sydney University made about his life here.
Deng co-founded a firm of criminal lawyers – with Blacktown, Parramatta and Sydney offices – dedicated to providing the best representation at an affordable price. We put communities before commerce and people before profits.
Deng’s efforts to establish a different breed of law firm have been recognized through his receipt of prestigious accolades including the Law Society President’s Medal, NSW Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia Award.
His drive has created Australian Criminal Law Group with its offices in Sydney, Parramatta and Blacktown. Criminal lawyers dedicated to ensuring our clients have access to the best legal services available. To help those in need we offer free first conferences, fixed fees, payment plans, discretion to reduce prices on a case-by-case basis, and assist with Legal Aid matters.
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Our Sydney, Blacktown and Parramatta criminal lawyers are experienced in all manner of criminal cases, meaning whether your case is a minor drug possession, drink driving or murder, your matter will be assigned to a senior lawyer who gives you the representation you need when your licence or liberty is at stake.
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The commitment of our criminal lawyers, in Sydney, Blacktown and Parramatta, has seen their work recognized, not only by business groups but by some of Australia’s most respected institutions, including:
The Australia Council, which named Australian Criminal Law Group’s Deng Adut the 2017 NSW Australian of the Year, recognizing him as one of the leading citizens who shape our nation, inspire us, and are role models for us all.
The Law Society of NSW, which is the representative body for solicitors in NSW and promotes the fair practise of law, awarded the Law Society of New South Wales President’s Medal to our solicitor to recognize his significant personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in the community.
News Corp awarded our founder the Pride of Australia Medal to celebrate his remarkable contribution and achievements as a member of the Australian community.
The Australian Human Rights Commission nominated AC Law Group partner 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.
What our clients say about us
Thank you Steven for your excellent work and a good outcome. I am very impressed by your caring and consideration, you think everything for client and fight for their right. Thank you again.
I can but only give praise to Steven Mercael, when we met, he clearly explained my options without telling me what to do. I was clear of mind with regard my course of action, which matched Steven's view. We were organised with the right documents, that said I had concluded my fate, alas we won, and I walked out with a clean slate. At the end of the day you have to take responsibility for your mistakes, that said when you make them, it's good when someone can express to the court, that is was a mistake, and we are all human. Mike
Joe is one of the hardest working solicitors I’ve seen. Never stops. Keep it up for your clients, but stop for a coffee everyone and while brother. We need you.
I have nothing but thanks and praise for Joey. Always picks up my calls (sorry for those late texts mate haha). Thank you for the not guilty outcome. The prosecutor was no match for you . You had all bases covered and predicted all their questions. I wish you all the best mate.
My partner needed a lawyer for his appeal to over turn his conviction from the local court. Joseph convinced the Judge to remove the conviction. We are forever grateful Joseph.
Thank you so much to Joseph, Steven and the crew at ACL Group. Highly recommended on my behalf. Great Professional service which could not have made me happier. From the start to the end you didn't fail me and for that I am forever grateful.
Ac law group did a amazing job for me. I avoided a conviction. Thanks Joey for all your efforts in my case. You always had things under control
I cannot say enough about Steven who helped me out so much during my difficult time with the law. I was charged with assault occassioning actual bodily harm and through everything he did he managed to get me a good behaviour bond. Anybody needing help in this area should 100% contact these guys.
These guys work hard for you. Always there when you need them. Never felt like they were only about the money. Recommend them highly.
I can not recommend AC law group highly enough. From the beginning to the end Joe was professional, considerate and worked hard to resolve my case. Always contactable and would answer any questions that I had. Thankyou very much for the service. The outcome was a huge success!
Very organised, great communication, professional and knowledgeable with successful results. Joe Correy and his team were very supportive through the whole process. Thanking the whole team on how it went!!!
Australian criminal law group is just the best of the best, if you need someone that you can trust, who understands you, who will do everything, yes everything to make you feel in good hands, no need to look somewhere else, I have been helped by Mr. Mercael Steven : a confident, attractive, professional, amazing, exceptional Lawyer. I wouldn’t have enough words to describe how amazing he is. I definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs help and support.
Steven and Joe are honest, compassionate and hardworking. I wholeheartedly would recommend these guys to get the best outcome possible. Steven and Joe ,go above and beyond and both have great work ethics. They were patient and answered all my questions very quickly. They both kept me well informed with the whole process from start to finish. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them in a heartbeat. These guys don’t compare to any other law firm, u can’t go past them. They are truely amazing and you wouldn’t be disappointed. Thank u Steven and Joe for a job well done and for getting a great result.