Want the best possible outcome for your criminal case?
In 2016 Nigel Vertigan decided to set up a private criminal law practice as a sole practitioner. In doing so, Nigel wanted his clients to have the benefit of his extensive criminal law and advocacy experience but at a reasonable cost.
EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL LAW EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
- Nigel Vertigan has been a criminal defence lawyer for nearly 30 years preparing and instructing in every jurisdiction from the Local Court to the High Court of Australia.
- He has successfully defended hundreds of clients in cases involving summary offences such as assault or possession of prohibited drugs through to the most serious criminal offences of murder and manslaughter.
- As well as preparing and appearing for defendants as a Solicitor Advocate in District Court Trials, Sentence hearings, Appeals and Bail applications, Nigel also appears in the Local and Childrens Court criminal matters.
- Since 1997 Nigel has appeared personally as counsel for the Accused in over forty District Court Trials. As such, there would be few solicitors in private practice who could match his experience in criminal law and advocacy .
- From 2001 to 2002 Nigel was employed as a Trial Advocate for the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions prosecuting District Court Trials and Sentences which gave him an invaluable insight into how the prosecution operates. Nigel has also resolved many cases by submitting successful applications to prosecuting authorities to withdraw or “no bill” charges or to substitute a less serious charge.
LOWER COSTS, LOWER FEES
- VertiganLaw utilises serviced offices where Nigel can work or meet with you in Sydney, Parramatta or Penrith.
- By using the serviced office as needed for conferences etc. at an hourly rate, it is much more cost effective than a fixed “shopfront” office which means paying weekly rent, rates, electricity bills and full-time support staff. In the end, all of those expenses have to be paid by you, the client, through higher fees. At VertiganLaw you pay for what is most important – the services of a highly experienced criminal law solicitor and advocate for a reasonable fixed fee.
So if this sounds like the legal representation you have been seeking, please contact Nigel today to arrange a free telephone conference.
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After completing a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts, Nigel was admitted as a solicitor in 1989, Nigel has had close to 30 years experience as a criminal lawyer and advocate. He has only ever practised in criminal law.
- Since 1998, Nigel has appeared as a solicitor advocate in over 40 District Court Trials and in many more Sentence hearings. From 2001 to 2002, Nigel appeared as an acting Trial Advocate for the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for approximately 12 months.
- From 1993 to 1997, Nigel prepared and instructed counsel in Trials and Sentences in the NSW District and Supreme Courts. Nigel also instructed in Appeals to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal and to the High Court of Australia (see the successful Appeal of Green v R  191 CLR 334)
- Nigel has appeared in a number of committal hearings in the Local Court for clients charged with Murder. In three cases, Nigel’s client was discharged on the Murder charge without further proceedings.
- From 1990 to 1993, Nigel was employed as a duty solicitor with Legal Aid NSW appearing daily in Local Court hearings (summary and committal) and sentences.
- Nigel has defended clients facing charges of Murder, Manslaughter, Reckless Wounding, Infliction of Grievous Bodily Harm, Assaults, Robbery offences (including Armed and Aggravated Robberies), Conspiracies, Supply and Importation of Prohibited Drugs, Sexual Assaults, Fraud matters, Larceny, Commonwealth matters such as Centrelink offences, Tax Fraud and more.
- In 2016 Nigel decided to set up in private practice and is the principal solicitor at VertiganLaw.
So if you would like Nigel to help you with your criminal matter then book an appointment today for a free first phone consultation.
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