Sarah Ha’angana was invited to join Australian Criminal Law Group by partner Deng Adut who wanted a homegrown criminal lawyer to be part of his hand-picked team.
Born and raised in Blacktown’s neighbouring suburb of Doonside, Sarah is familiar with the problems faced by many in the west. Based in Blacktown, she is proud to represent the needs of individuals in her community. She is determined to defend anyone who is accused unfairly, or who may simply be overwhelmed by the whole criminal justice process. Read More Sarah worked in prosecution and defence before focusing her ambitions on a career at Australian Criminal Law Group. Having a wide background in pro-bono and non-for-profit legal work, she found our firm to be the perfect place in which to maintain her strong focus on social justice within the legal industry. Sarah is now one of our youngest and brightest solicitors with a knack for courtroom advocacy and a growing record of providing our clients with outstanding results and excellent service. Sarah is a firm believer that to achieve justice in Criminal proceedings, defendants should always be legally represented. Without legal representation for both sides, there is unfairness and inequality.
Sarah worked in prosecution and defence before focusing her ambitions on a career at Australian Criminal Law Group. Having a wide background in pro-bono and non-for-profit legal work, she found our firm to be the perfect place in which to maintain her strong focus on social justice within the legal industry.
Sarah is now one of our youngest and brightest solicitors with a knack for courtroom advocacy and a growing record of providing our clients with outstanding results and excellent service. Sarah is a firm believer that to achieve justice in Criminal proceedings, defendants should always be legally represented. Without legal representation for both sides, there is unfairness and inequality.
Rebecca came to Australian Criminal Law Group, having honed her craft at two major Sydney criminal law firms and the Aboriginal Legal Service.
Rebecca was head hunted to join Australian Criminal Law Group due to her experience as a criminal lawyer in private and public practice. This background gives her an underdog fight at court and red carpet mentality when it comes to client service. She is a fierce advocate of justice and fearlessly puts forward the cases of her clients.Read More
Before becoming a lawyer, Rebecca was an educator. She ran a vocational college, tutored law, and taught female inmates at Dillwynia Correctional Centre. Her educational background means she not only has an intricate knowledge of the law but is also an astute communicator of it.
Throughout her different career paths, Rebecca has never stopped helping people no matter their social status, cultural or socioeconomic background, and mental or physical disability. Her passion is undeniable and considered her greatest asset by many of our clients. Rebecca is a formidable opponent to the prosecution no matter what challenges you face in the criminal courts of Australia.
Steven Mercael is a driven and tenacious criminal lawyer who has come out of the western suburbs to walk into the spotlight as one of the best young criminal lawyers in Sydney. His cases include clients charged with murders, manslaughter, and other serious offences, including cases that have received national and international press coverage.
Steven commenced his career as a law clerk at Australian Criminal Law Group, and was mentored by some of the finest criminal solicitors and barristers in Australia. Whilst having learned from the best, Steven developed a style of his own: part law scholar, part court room brawler, and all about his clients.
Steven’s ability to understand his clients and communicate with them effectively, allows for their voices to be heard in court. He continually dismantles prosecution witnesses on the stand and persuades magistrates and judges into agreeing with defence submissions.Read More
He understands the stress that his clients face when dealing with the courts, and is there to protect all their interests, taking on all their problems head on. He prides himself on providing clear and accurate legal advice, with a careful assessment of each individual case.
Steven has and always will be dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been accused of criminal offences. He continues to strive to use all his power to ensure that his clients always get the best possible result.
Rebecca Black helped me out with a traffic matter at court. She was honest, professional and very helpful. Highly recommended thanks so much for your help again 🙂Scott MILLER7/03/2019
A big THANK YOU to Rebecca Black for helping us with our case. We were unsure where to start or how the legal process will be but with her guidance, she made us feel at ease – a lot of reassurance from her. She explained everything to us clearly, going through all the necessary information we need and helped us gather all the documents needed for the case. She guided us through what was otherwise unpleasant ordeal with a great deal of care and compassion. She was able to obtain the best possible outcome for the case (better than we expected) and we cannot thank her enough.Ro Da6/17/2019
Legal Aid gave my case to Joseph. We met on the morning of hearing today and went through the evidence with me to get my side of things. He was very good in court at the hearing. We got all the charges dismissed. He was respectful to me even though i admit i was a pain in the ass all day. Joseph also represented my friend in the past and got him off his charges to. Best lawyer ive seen.Matt Russell6/13/2019
ThankU joseph for your hard work on my appeal for keeping me out of jail. You services was TOP and very good price. I recommend any one to use Joseph as their lawyer. He is very good at court.Danny Kim6/13/2019
I would like to thank Joe for all your hard work & consistency in my case! Extremely happy with the outcome!Amanda Franklin6/13/2019
Steven is absolutely amazing! Thank you for all you have done in my brothers case we will be eternally grateful. LisaAj Ballen6/01/2019
Great work by the team at AC Law group special mention to Steven. Very professional and prompt in their service and delivery. Highly recommended.Richard Phan5/22/2019
You get a good vibe as soon as you walk into this office and it really fills you with confidence that you're in good hands - nothing like what I've always heard about lawyers! 5 stars!!!Michelle Louise5/09/2019
I have no hesitation recommending Lauren and Bec from AC Law Group. They’re a great team and I wouldn’t have anyone else represent me.zeke Barker5/08/2019
The best thing about Australian Criminal Law Group is that they don't treat you like just another client - they genuinely care. Rebecca and Lauren are so lovely, A+++Shellie S4/21/2019
Lauren was very professional and demonstrated care and expertise. Great service, would highly recommend this firm to all.Emma Bayliss4/18/2019
A very big thankyou to Steven from AC Law Group. I couldn’t of asked for a better representative for me. You are professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. I cannot recommend Steven and AC Law Group enough - thankyou for everything you have done to get a great result for myself.A Thurston4/16/2019
Steven was a God-send for my case! He has provided expert legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Steven, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and he steered me in the right direction.I would highly recommend Steven and AC Law Group to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Thank u Steven and AC Law group for a job well done and for getting a great result.SachinSachin Sood4/09/2019
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.Vivien Tao3/18/2019
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.MikeMike Martyn3/13/2019