Over 50 years of combined experience

Success in Courts Australia-Wide

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LY Lawyers Pty Ltd, Solicitors and Barristers

Our lawyers are all accomplished court advocates, who all appear in courts throughout NSW and interstate on a daily basis. We are familiar with all the judges and magistrates throughout NSW, and are well known and highly respected by them. One thing that all of our criminal defence lawyers have in common is a fierce determination to protect our clients. All of our lawyers are known to fight hard for every single client they defend.

Our lawyers are chosen for their outstanding court work and fearlessness in representing our clients.

Welcome to our team!

Adam Ly, B. Ec. (Majoring in Economics), LL.B.

Managing Director and Principal Lawyer

Adam Ly is the Managing Director and Principal Solicitor of LY Lawyers Pty Ltd.

Adam is a well known Criminal Law specialist.

Adam has been practicing law for more than 20 years, and has over 25 years industry experience, exclusively in Criminal Defence.

He appears daily in the Local Courts, District Courts and the Supreme Court of NSW, and has extensive experience with complex criminal matters in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

Adam is currently involved in the firm’s most serious cases, including defending our clients charged with murder, large commercial drug importation and supply, serious sexual assault and complex fraud matters and serious interstate prosecutions.

Other than in New South Wales, Adam has appeared for our clients in serious criminal cases in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He has also appeared in District and Supreme Court trials in Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. He has achieved huge success for clients who have been charged with extremely serious criminal offences throughout Australia, including numerous ‘not guilty’ verdicts in long and complex criminal trials.

Notably, Adam represented individuals and a Company in Australia’s first ever criminal prosecution for a ‘Cartel Conduct’ case, prosecuted by the ACCC and the Commonwealth DPP in the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne, Victoria. The landmark case involved 2 of our firm’s clients (individuals) successfully avoiding imprisonment on Guilty pleas and sentencing (Australia’s first ever sentencing for Cartel Conduct), and our third client being found ‘not guilty’ following complex and protracted criminal proceedings before the Federal Court of Australia. The case will be a precedent for many years to come.

In NSW, Adam has been representing clients in numerous courts throughout the metropolitan area and country NSW. He continues to strive to protect the rights of those who have been accused of criminal offences. He will travel anywhere in NSW and Australia to defend our clients.

Adam is highly regarded for his commitment to his work and clients. His dedication to the principles of justice and fairness are what separate him from other criminal law advocates.

Elizabeth Mansour, B. Comm. (Human Resource Management), LL.B

Associate Lawyer

Elizabeth has always pursued her lifelong dream of being an exceptional lawyer. She is a passionate advocate with a breadth of experience having carriage of a range of matters from summary to complex serious crime. Over the years, Elizabeth was able to gain exposure to a range of matters including, terrorism, serious drug supply and importation.

Elizabeth is confident in appearing at any stage of the Court process and has run several defended hearings, sentence matters and bail in the Local Court and Supreme Court of NSW. Her success is attributed to her ability to prepare thoroughly.

Elizabeth came to Law after working for a career in Human Resource Management. Given her background, she is able to solve problems quickly and creatively.

Nate Lara, LL.B

Associate Lawyer

Nate joins LY Lawyers to continue following his passion for advocating for people who need it the most. In his career so far, Nate has been a specialised advocate, working with those clients in need of a compassionate and dedicated lawyer in Sydney’s Western Suburbs.

Graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney at the top of his class in Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law, and Criminal Sentencing Law, he received a prestigious graduate position at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in NSW. In his time as a prosecutor, Nate worked on serious criminal prosecutions, by leading cases and advocating in the District Court of NSW.

Since finishing his time as a prosecutor, Nate has acted as a criminal defence advocate in various matters across the Local and District Courts in New South Wales. Nate has successfully represented clients in summary hearings, complex sentences, mental health applications, domestic violence orders and technical appeals.

Nate also recently returns from an extended trip in London, where he worked alongside some of the most talented criminal barristers in the United Kingdom.

Nate is a great asset to the firm and assists in the management of our thriving South Western and Western Sydney practice. He assists our Principal in managing our Liverpool office, dedicated to assisting the local community.

Jinan Ibrahim, B. Arts-Media, LL.B

Associate Lawyer

Jinan joined our Liverpool office with a wealth of experience in her previous roles as a s Solicitor Advocate, travelling extensively throughout NSW Courts. Jinan has appeared for hundreds of client in Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court proceedings. She is seasoned Criminal Law advocate who has been extremely successful in defending our clients in Local Court Hearings, Bail Applications, Sentences, Supreme Court Bails, Appeals to the District Court, Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal. Jinan has also worked on matters in the Qld District court involving serious indictable offences.

Jinan’s passion is defending those who have been treated wrongly by the authorities in malicious prosecutions.

Jinan prides herself as a meticulous lawyer and fastidious preparer of defended hearings and jury trials. Her style in the courtroom represents a confident lawyer who delivers her arguments with politeness and incisiveness.

Georgia Snare, B. Criminology

Legal Secretary

Georgia is the Legal Secretary and Paralegal for our Sydney CBD office. Along with managing the firm’s accounts, Georgia is responsible for assisting all our solicitors to ensure that we deliver the best service and outcome possible for our clients. She has a Bachelor of Criminology and is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws with the ambition to become a criminal lawyer in the near future. She has a strong passion for criminal law and is always looking to expand her knowledge in the field in any way she can. She is a hard worker and a fast learner, who enjoys and thrives off a challenging work environment.

Caitlin Long

Legal Secretary

Charlotte Guest

Paralegal

Barristers We Brief

“Lawyers” in the Criminal Defence Law profession generally fall into separate and distinct categories, “Solicitors” and “Barristers”. Barristers form a separate part of the legal profession, and work in separate offices to solicitors called “Barrister’s Chambers”. Barristers are generally required to assist solicitors in serious criminal cases, often dealt with in the higher courts of NSW, such as the District Courts, or the Supreme Court of NSW.

Much like Specialist Doctors and GPs in the Medical profession, Barristers are instructed by solicitors to assist with particularly difficult cases that are dealt with in the higher courts, for example Murder or Manslaughter.

At LY Lawyers Pty Ltd, we instruct Barristers of the highest calibre and reputation, with a wide range of Junior and Senior Counsel (also known as a “QC” or “SC”) working with us on a regular basis.We have worked and continue to work with Barristers in various Chambers throughout Australia including:

  • Sir Owen Dixon Chambers- Winston Terracini QC
  • Samuel Griffiths Chambers – Anthony Bellanto QC, Nicole Carroll, Adam Williams
  • Garfield Barwick Chambers- Greg James QC
  • Tom Percy QC (WA), Phillip Urquhart (WA),
  • Phillip Dunn QC (VIC), David Hallows SC (VIC), Daniel Sala (VIC)
  • Michael Copley QC (QLD), Janice Crawford (QLD)

…and many more.

We have been very successful in defending serious criminal charges, working well with the Barristers we brief, both in Sydney and Interstate.

If you would like us to instruct a Barrister in your case, we are happy to introduce you to the various Barristers we brief to help us achieve the best result in your case.

Contact us for your FREE initial consultation.

Available at our Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Liverpool, Wollongong, Newcastle or Gosford office.

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Achieving results one case at a time

The team at LY Lawyers were great to deal with, after getting charged with a minor offence. The costs were upfront and affordable. Communication was great and I felt like they really cared about me. If I was ever in trouble again they would be my first point of call for help.

Sarah Davies

Ly Lawyers
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2017-02-01T00:09:03+00:00

Sarah Davies

The team at LY Lawyers were great to deal with, after getting charged with a minor offence. The costs were upfront and affordable. Communication was great and I felt like they really cared about me. If I was ever in trouble again they would be my first point of call for help.

Achieving results one case at a time

What a result from a great team!

Adam handled my case and put everything he had into it. He's a great lawyer at affordable fees. Would highly recommend.

John L.

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-02-01T01:38:38+00:00

John L.

What a result from a great team! Adam handled my case and put everything he had into it. He's a great lawyer at affordable fees. Would highly recommend.

Achieving results one case at a time

Highly recommend! Joseph handled my case and got the result he said i would, communication was great and his advice on what to do to help my case was great, dont hesitate to give them a call if you ever need legal help.

Todd Hurring

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:46:32+00:00

Todd Hurring

Highly recommend! Joseph handled my case and got the result he said i would, communication was great and his advice on what to do to help my case was great, dont hesitate to give them a call if you ever need legal help.

Achieving results one case at a time

Want to say a big thanks to Adam and the team, was looking at jail without a doubt, already had 2 other common assaults, a GBH, and a fair few other charges on my record and facing another GBH. Never done jail before and thought this was my time for sure. Great service from them, Adam always answered my calls and step me through everything the whole way. Managed to stay out of jail with a ICO order, big win, thanks again, highly recommend

Breno T.

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:53:27+00:00

Breno T.

Want to say a big thanks to Adam and the team, was looking at jail without a doubt, already had 2 other common assaults, a GBH, and a fair few other charges on my record and facing another GBH. Never done jail before and thought this was my time for sure. Great service from them, Adam always answered my calls and step me through everything the whole way. Managed to stay out of jail with a ICO order, big win, thanks again, highly recommend

Achieving results one case at a time

I just wanted to say a big thank you to LY Lawyers. My husband just got his sentence at Parramatta District Court last week, expecting to be in jail a lot longer. He was charged with supplying commercial drugs. LY Lawyers represented him with great passion and commitment, all of their staff chipping in to get a short sentence. Only a year to go before he gets out!

Kim Smith

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:53:58+00:00

Kim Smith

I just wanted to say a big thank you to LY Lawyers. My husband just got his sentence at Parramatta District Court last week, expecting to be in jail a lot longer. He was charged with supplying commercial drugs. LY Lawyers represented him with great passion and commitment, all of their staff chipping in to get a short sentence. Only a year to go before he gets out!

Achieving results one case at a time

It was a pleasure to work with LY Lawyers. They got me off from my charge. Could not thank them enough!

William Song

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:54:34+00:00

William Song

It was a pleasure to work with LY Lawyers. They got me off from my charge. Could not thank them enough!

Achieving results one case at a time

Joseph was amazing and did a fine job representing me in my case. He got the job done and got me the result I wanted.

Habib Rahman

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:55:09+00:00

Habib Rahman

Joseph was amazing and did a fine job representing me in my case. He got the job done and got me the result I wanted.

Achieving results one case at a time

Joseph you did an amazing job representing me at Sydney District court . My prior lawyer didn't do anything for me in the local court, but u guys were great in the district court. Thanks for being patient with me too.

Josh Tyler

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:56:43+00:00

Josh Tyler

Joseph you did an amazing job representing me at Sydney District court . My prior lawyer didn't do anything for me in the local court, but u guys were great in the district court. Thanks for being patient with me too.

Achieving results one case at a time

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my case and THANK YOU for the section 10!

Craig H

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:57:53+00:00

Craig H

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my case and THANK YOU for the section 10!
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