Peter Murphy Criminal Law - a Sydney, NSW Law Firm

Level 1, 299 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

02 8251 0097

Peter Murphy is a very experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer based in the Sydney CBD. His firm specializes in criminal law and related areas. 

Peter Murphy was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1986 and as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia in 1987. He holds Specialist Accreditation in criminal law from The Law Society of NSW and accepts instructions in all types of criminal matters. He also accepts assignments from the Legal Aid Commission.
Having practised in criminal law exclusively since 1987, Peter represents people who wish to plead guilty or not guilty, and has the knowledge and experience to professionally and thoroughly represent his clients and obtain the best possible results.

While some lawyers may practise in a number of diverse areas including criminal law, Peter Murphy has been a specialist criminal lawyer since 1987. 

Our services:

We provide advice on pre-charge processes. This includes arrests, questioning, identification parades and forensic procedures. 

We attend Sydney and suburban police stations and Australian Federal Police Headquarters. 

We make and conduct applications under the Bail Act in Local, Children's, District and Supreme Courts including weekend bail hearings.

We appear in all types of Children's Court and Local Court criminal matters including defended hearings, pleas and forensic procedure applications.

We appear in criminal trials in the District and Supreme Courts.

We lodge and conduct appeals in the District, Supreme (including the Court of Criminal Appeal) and High Courts.

We appear in Traffic, Drink Driving and Driving License matters including Appeals in Local and District Courts.

We represent parties in Apprehended Violence Matters in Local and District Courts.

We represent clients at Coronial Inquests and Inquiries at Coroner's Courts.

We visit Sydney suburban gaols and can arrange for prisoners to be transported to Sydney for conferences and to take instructions where necessary. 

We represent clients in NSW and Australian Crime Commission hearings including Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime hearings. 

We represent prisoners at NSW Parole Board / Parole Authority hearings. 

We represent witnesses at NSW Police Integrity Commission and Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings. 

We represent clients charged with Centrelink offences in District and Local Courts.


Personal service is a top priority.

If your matter requires a barrister’s specialist services, we can help you choose appropriate counsel for your matter.  We regularly consult, brief and instruct counsel from leading Barristers' Chambers in Sydney and Parramatta as well as the Public Defenders' Office. 




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