Why we’re Melbourne’s most trusted criminal law firm…

Expertise & Results

“Great law firm, they took the time to explain the court process and what to expect. Then they got me a result even better than I expected!”

“Professional and thorough. Magistrate loved them and I received a fantastic result. Thanks.”

“Thank you so much. Seriously, you did an amazing job and relieved so much stress. You’re amazing.”

“I appreciate all your hard work. Without your efforts we would not be where we are today.”

“Thank you for restoring our faith in the justice system. Our expectations were managed brilliantly during a stressful situation. The result achieved was timely and is very much appreciated. Thank you for your expertise and empathic support.”

“Honest and down to earth lawyers who know what they’re doing. They answered my call straight away and gave me great advice. They were great in court too. Definitely recommend using them.”

“Smith and Tapper were absolutely awesome. They convinced the judge to let me off without a conviction which meant that I can keep my job. Thank you so much.”

Compassion & Understanding

“I would like to take the opportunity to let you know I am so appreciative of all your work. I honestly don’t know where I would of been without you. Your words where very calming and you really helped me get through this. It is the most anyone has done for me in my life. So thank you very much and your work makes a difference in the world. It did in mine.”

“I will never forget and will always be grateful for meeting you during the most difficult of circumstances.”

 Our difference

“First and foremost thank you for assisting us in this matter. From our initial phone conversation, to initial meeting and last week at court, your conduct, approach and service to us and this matter has been exemplary.

You and the company you represent are very different to the other law firms we spoke to as we worked through the process of selecting a lawyer who we thought would act in my husband’s best interests. Your office took a message and advised you would call back when you finished in court and you were in fact the only lawyer that called back the same day – even after 5pm we did not even receive an email or phone call from any of the other law firms. In our initial phone conversation – you were the only company who had the lawyer who could represent my husband call back to gather further information on our situation and have a discussion wherein you provided some options on how things may proceed. You did not say as the other law firms ‘wait until our first meeting till we can tell you more’. You helped us contextualise and rationalise what could happen next straight away and put our minds at ease to some extent.

Although we were hopeful of a positive outcome in our initial meeting – you did not raise our hopes but ensured we understood realistically what would help our situation and what would hinder it. And most importantly in court last week you gave us the facts, listened to our wishes and then fought to ensure you got the best outcome. We appreciate you not dragging out the matter by adjourning to a later date as others immediately jumped to.

Thank you again – we appreciate all your help. Rest assured we will highly recommend you to anyone in need of your services.”

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