Slades & Parsons practices exclusively in Criminal Law representing those charged with offences against both the Commonwealth and the State.
With over 35 years’ experience defending criminal charges, Slades & Parsons have consistently been recognised as one of Melbourne’s Leading Criminal Defence firms.
Slades & Parsons represent a diversity of clients charged with criminal offences, from the relatively minor charges to the high profile and complex cases involving charges of terrorism, homicide, drug trafficking and cultivation, fraud, firearm, assault and sex offences. We have extensive experience in dealing with Major fraud and Commonwealth Cases as well as dealing with younger clients in the Children’s Court.
Our lawyers appear in court daily across all jurisdictions, including the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. Slades & Parsons has also acted in matters that have successfully proceeded in the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.
Slades & Parsons lawyers have a strong record of success in the running of contested hearings and trials in all courts. Our solicitor advocates appear in court daily across all court jurisdictions.
The firm’s Directors and Senior Associate are recognised ‘Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialists’. LIV Accredited Specialists must have a minimum of five years full time practice experience and must maintain a high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation.
Our lawyers strongly believe in providing the highest standard of legal representation to their clients both inside and outside of the courtroom and are dedicated to enhancing their professional development so that the best possible outcomes are achieved.
Being charged with a criminal offence is a confronting experience that can have serious consequences for your future employment, career and relationships.
Once you engage a Slades & Parsons lawyer, you can expect to explore all possible defences available to you. We engage in thorough and meticulous preparation to ensure that proceedings against you are fair and just. We aim to achieve a realistic, effective and timely resolution of your matter.
We pride ourselves on maintaining frequent client contact to ensure our clients are kept fully informed about the case against them. Whether our client is in custody or on bail, we understand the stresses associated with pending criminal charges, we also understand the stresses that family members may face. We make sure to keep our clients and their families fully informed with developments in their case.
Our staff work closely with other professionals, including psychiatrists, medical practitioners, family violence counsellors, psychologists and drug treatment specialists. We often make referrals to these treatment services on behalf of our clients to ensure that any issues that may have contributed to the criminal charges have been identified and addressed.
Client confidentiality is important and we understand some clients might want as little media exposure as possible. At Slades & Parsons our specialist criminal lawyers and solicitors offer clients confidential and professional advice, ensuring a high degree of professionalism. We work closely with members of the Bar and will always look for the most experienced and appropriate barrister to represent you, if a trial is required. Always ensuring we are acting on our client’s instructions, we provide an accurate ongoing assessment of the strength of a prosecution case and available defences.
We offer a 24-hour emergency advice line which is offered free of charge. You can feel reassured that our solicitors are working around the clock to ensure our clients are looked after.
Slades & Parsons also works with the LIV legal referral service and offers an initial inquiry interview of up to thirty minutes free of charge.
Our lawyers take on both private and legal aid cases and can help support you in applying for legal aid if you are eligible. Contact us on 9602 3000, we will discuss a realistic fee structure with you that optimises the best possible outcome of any matter.