Australian Criminal Law Group is one of Sydney’s most prestigious criminal law firms.
Our solicitors have been awarded the Law Society President’s Medal, NSW Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia Award. We have criminal lawyers in Blacktown, Parramatta and Sydney offices, and appear in all Australian courts.
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. Here is the short film the University of Western Sydney made about Deng’s life.
Deng’s meteoric rise from child soldier to gun lawyer to public figure was cemented in history when delivered the acclaimed 2016 Australia Day Address, which can be listened to or read here. He followed the speech with the release of his 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.
Joseph, who is the managing partner at Australian Criminal Law Group, shares Deng vision of a legal system that delivers justice to all and equality before the law. Joseph grew up on Little Eveleigh St, Redfern, bordering the Block. He entered law, shortly after the death of TJ Hickey and Redfern Riots, determined to hold police accountable for their actions and staunchly defend persons and communities in need. To this day, in addition to his considerable private practice, he continues to represent a large clientele of Indigenous clients from the community that raised him.
Australian Criminal 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.
We employ a select group of skilled criminal lawyers who share our values, meaning whether your case is a minor drug possession or murder, our lawyers will fight tooth and nail for your liberty or licence.
Our exceptional representation, commitment to clients and the community in general has seen the work of its solicitors recognized, 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.