Sydney’s Leading Criminal Lawyers


Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyers based in Sydney

Representing you in all criminal matters

Our experienced criminal lawyers will support you from your first meeting. We are known for our passionate and skilled advocacy and our strategic and creative approach to defending every client

Toomey Defence Lawyers was founded in 2011 by Sophie Toomey

Sophie has been practicing exclusively criminal law for 20 years experience.  Her mission is simple: to provide the best possible advice and representation in criminal law from the moment they are charged to the resolution of their matter. Sophie’s dedicated team aim to ensure that clients feel part of the process and are kept aware of everything that is going on in their matter. In addition Sophie aims to make complex legal jargon accessible and to give clients the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.
Sophie’s approach is creative: all avenues are considered and clients are supported through the process of decision making.
Sophie’s team of experienced professionals are similarly dedicated to ensuring the clients feel safe through a process that can be one of the most stressful of their lives.
Sophie’s team are chosen for their ability to communicate and their capacity to work meticulously and tirelessly to provide only the best possible defence for our clients. We genuinely care about our clients and it is for that reason that Sophie’s firm has a loyal clientele and has enjoyed growth built on referrals by satisfied clients.
In addition to our privately paid work Toomey Defence Lawyers represents clients with Legal Aid grants and Sophie also contributes to her community by doing pro bono work regularly.

Legal Services

Over the past decade, Sophie has successfully represented clients charged with serious crimes, including break and enter, aggravated robbery, supplying or possessing prohibited drugs, assault (both common and occasioning actual bodily harm), sexual assault, reckless and malicious wounding, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, manslaughter and murder.

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After gaining comprehensive experience in both bail applications and appeals, we understand that timing and preparation is critical, and we have successfully fought for bail and won appeals for numerous clients facing a range serious charges.

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After considering the facts presented by the police and all submissions made by you or your solicitor, and depending on the seriousness of your charge, the magistrate or judge will decide on one of the following penalties:

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Toomey Defence Lawyers has extensive experience in all aspects of Traffic Law and is dedicated to achieving results that minimise expense and inconvenience for all clients. Our goal is to help you retain your licence wherever possible.

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Our team of experts

Sophie Toomey

Principal Solicitor 

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