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Criminal Law Firms Adelaide

Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence you will need to employ the services of an experienced criminal lawyer. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors has been a trusted name in criminal law for over 35 years and we are waiting to represent you against any allegation.

Even if you have not yet been summonsed to appear before a court, it is best to seek representation as soon as police have made you aware of the charge.

Our team possesses exceptional skills and knowledge of the criminal legal system.  Our advice will be based on years of successful outcomes.

Some charges where defendants seek our criminal law services include:

Drugs charges

Assaults (sexual & violence)

Firearm Offences

Manslaughter/Murder

Robbery

Criminal charges also pose a threat to other facets of your life, such as custody disputes and job prospects.

During your free initial phone consultation we will explain the severity of the charges against you, explain any potential defences or give advice in regard to pleading guilty. We will give you our best estimate of the expected costs of our representation.

In certain circumstances we will assist you in obtaining legal aid so we can act for you.

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Family Law

Disputes involving families are extremely emotional and can be incredibly stressful if you do not seek professional help from an experienced family lawyer. We have extensive experience in all areas of family law, including, parenting arrangements, divorce, child support and property disputes.

We also advise on pre-nuptial agreements.

We work hard during the negotiation period to avoid unnecessary hostility and strive to minimize legal costs associated with having to go to court.

We provide a free initial telephone consultation and will explain the likely costs associated with each step or your claim.

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Personal Injury

Injuries can negatively affect your life in a number of ways and depending on the severity of the incident, your future health and ability to hold down a job.

Injuries that may give rise to a claim include:

  • Road accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Public liability
  • Faulty products

We provide a first free interview to assess the likely success of your claim.

We have many years experience in achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients.

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Wills and Estates

While a Will can seem like a straight forward document and some people choose to prepare their will independently lawyers know all too well that this can lead to unintended consequences .It is imperative that you seek advice from a qualified wills and estates lawyer to avoid potential heartache, inheritance disputes and unnecessary legal costs after you are gone.

If you feel you have been unfairly provided for in another person’s will it may be possible to lodge an inheritance claim. It is imperative that you obtain legal advice promptly to ensure that any entitlement to the estate is protected.

Probate

If you have been appointed an executor in a will you have certain legal obligations. It is usually the case that the Will has to be proven and registered at the Supreme Court. The name of this legal process is Probate.

Matthew Mitchell solicitors are experienced in obtaining probate and administering estates.

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Victims Of Crime

If you have found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and have been exposed to a crime being committed, you will likely be mentally, and/or physically traumatised. If you have experienced the trauma of any capacity, and have required treatment, rehabilitation, or time off work as a result, our team at Matthew Mitchell Solutions will work tirelessly to acquire compensation for your losses.

The Victims of Crime (VOC) Compensation Scheme has been administered to help people who have been injured by a criminal act, at no fault of their own. The amount of compensation paid out is determined by the seriousness of the injury obtained, as opposed to the severity of the crime you have been exposed to. During your free initial phone consultation with us, we will work to understand your situation and provide you with advice specific to your sustained injuries. It may just be that VOC compensation is not the best route to go down, in which case we will build a claim to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Claims that were made for incidents that occurred between 1 September 1990 and 30 June 2015 received a maximum compensation payout of $50,000. Claims lodged for incidents that occurred on or after 1 July 2015 receive a maximum compensation payout of $100,000.

If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be paid by the Government, meaning you will receive compensation without paying a cent! For more information from our experienced Victims of Crime lawyers, contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.

Criminal Law
Criminal Law Firms Adelaide

Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence you will need to employ the services of an experienced criminal lawyer. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors has been a trusted name in criminal law for over 35 years and we are waiting to represent you against any allegation.

Even if you have not yet been summonsed to appear before a court, it is best to seek representation as soon as police have made you aware of the charge.

Our team possesses exceptional skills and knowledge of the criminal legal system.  Our advice will be based on years of successful outcomes.

Some charges where defendants seek our criminal law services include:

Drugs charges

Assaults (sexual & violence)

Firearm Offences

Manslaughter/Murder

Robbery

Criminal charges also pose a threat to other facets of your life, such as custody disputes and job prospects.

During your free initial phone consultation we will explain the severity of the charges against you, explain any potential defences or give advice in regard to pleading guilty. We will give you our best estimate of the expected costs of our representation.

In certain circumstances we will assist you in obtaining legal aid so we can act for you.

Family Law
family lawyers adelaide

Family Law

Disputes involving families are extremely emotional and can be incredibly stressful if you do not seek professional help from an experienced family lawyer. We have extensive experience in all areas of family law, including, parenting arrangements, divorce, child support and property disputes.

We also advise on pre-nuptial agreements.

We work hard during the negotiation period to avoid unnecessary hostility and strive to minimize legal costs associated with having to go to court.

We provide a free initial telephone consultation and will explain the likely costs associated with each step or your claim.

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury

Injuries can negatively affect your life in a number of ways and depending on the severity of the incident, your future health and ability to hold down a job.

Injuries that may give rise to a claim include:

  • Road accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Public liability
  • Faulty products

We provide a first free interview to assess the likely success of your claim.

We have many years experience in achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients.

Wills, Estates & Probate
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Wills and Estates

While a Will can seem like a straight forward document and some people choose to prepare their will independently lawyers know all too well that this can lead to unintended consequences .It is imperative that you seek advice from a qualified wills and estates lawyer to avoid potential heartache, inheritance disputes and unnecessary legal costs after you are gone.

If you feel you have been unfairly provided for in another person’s will it may be possible to lodge an inheritance claim. It is imperative that you obtain legal advice promptly to ensure that any entitlement to the estate is protected.

Probate

If you have been appointed an executor in a will you have certain legal obligations. It is usually the case that the Will has to be proven and registered at the Supreme Court. The name of this legal process is Probate.

Matthew Mitchell solicitors are experienced in obtaining probate and administering estates.

Victims Of Crime
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Victims Of Crime

If you have found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and have been exposed to a crime being committed, you will likely be mentally, and/or physically traumatised. If you have experienced the trauma of any capacity, and have required treatment, rehabilitation, or time off work as a result, our team at Matthew Mitchell Solutions will work tirelessly to acquire compensation for your losses.

The Victims of Crime (VOC) Compensation Scheme has been administered to help people who have been injured by a criminal act, at no fault of their own. The amount of compensation paid out is determined by the seriousness of the injury obtained, as opposed to the severity of the crime you have been exposed to. During your free initial phone consultation with us, we will work to understand your situation and provide you with advice specific to your sustained injuries. It may just be that VOC compensation is not the best route to go down, in which case we will build a claim to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Claims that were made for incidents that occurred between 1 September 1990 and 30 June 2015 received a maximum compensation payout of $50,000. Claims lodged for incidents that occurred on or after 1 July 2015 receive a maximum compensation payout of $100,000.

If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be paid by the Government, meaning you will receive compensation without paying a cent! For more information from our experienced Victims of Crime lawyers, contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.

Speak to us today, your first phone consultation is free.

Scott Laidlaw - Principal Barrister & Solicitor

Our Legal Team

We specialise in supporting you through times of need. We are here to provide guidance and advice in the areas of Family & Criminal Law, Driving & Police Charges, Personal Injury, Property & Custody, Wills, Estates & Probate and Victims of Crime Compensation.

We understand you have questions and may have never required legal assistance before. Our goal is to take the time to understand your case and explain your options clearly to ensure you make the best choice possible.

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Criminal Lawyers Adelaide – Matthew Mitchell Solicitors

Matthew Mitchell Solicitors has been a reputable name in criminal lawyers Adelaide for more than 35 years. We boast an unrivalled record for clients in Adelaide and regional South Australia. Our experienced team specialise in driving & police charges, personal injury, property & custody, wills, estates & probate and Victim of Crime compensation. We strive to provide our clients with a level of service that they simply will not find anywhere else, in order to alleviate some of their stress while working toward achieving the best possible outcome, every time. As criminal lawyers Adelaide since 1979, you can place complete trust in us to do what is best for you. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors is dedicated to keeping our clients informed at every stage of their case. Thus, we strive to provide fast and focussed responses to queries and regular progress updates as the case’s status changes.

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Our Proven Process

It is imperative that you seek the support of criminal lawyers Adelaide when you become aware of a charge. Even if you have not yet been summonsed to appear in court, the success of your case depends on its preparation. This is only achieved through ensuring we are across all relevant information prior to representation. Charges where defendants typically seek our criminal lawyers Adelaide service include: drugs charges, assaults (sexual & violence), firearm offences, manslaughter or murder, and robbery. These criminal charges can pose a great threat to many aspects of your life; from job opportunities and custody disputes, to overseas travel prospects. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors offer a free phone consultation where we will explain the likely severity of the charge against you. We will also advise you of potential defences, and provide an indicative cost for representation based on our extensive experience.

Why We Are the Best

Our criminal lawyers Adelaide team is comprised of Principal Barrister & Solicitor, Scott Laid law, and Consultant Solicitor, Fiona Avery. Scott boasts an excellent record of client success, and is experienced in all facets of criminal law. However, he particularly specialises in assault, drink driving, drug offences and traffic offences. As a certified member of the Law Society of South Australia, Scott is equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Fiona Avery has been representing South Australians for over 25 years, and her reputation in Adelaide speaks for itself. Specialising in personal injury, including motor vehicle injury and public liability, you can be confident in her extremely reliable hands. Our experienced criminal lawyers Adelaide are completely confident in their abilities, and they will leave no stone unturned in when it comes to representing you.

If you need the help and expertise of reputable criminal lawyers Adelaide, get in touch with Matthew Mitchell Solicitors today. Your first phone consultation is free with absolutely no strings attached.