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Dedicated Protection and Representation for Essential Services Personnel

  • Dedicated to Essential Services personnel
  • Providing annual criminal & employment law protection for Essential Services personnel
  • You deserve to have the same level of protection other professionals receive
  • Call now for a free consultation (07) 3180 0120


Criminal & Employment Law Representation for Essential Services Personnel including Police, Corrections, QAS, Nurses & Qld Health

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Dedicated Representation for Essential Services Personnel

Police, Correctional Officers, Ambulance, Nurses, QR, Protective Security and other front line essential services are entitled to have a lawyer on call, secured by a dedicated annual retainer in case you are charged with a criminal offence, or need Employment Law representation.

When you are in trouble, you should be able to talk immediately to an experienced lawyer, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our Firm will always be there to respond in your time of need. By paying an annual fee, you ensure that work covered under the retainer does not cost you any further, whenever you call on us.

We know what it is like to feel unprotected on the front line. Justifiably, you may worry that if something happened, and you were forced to defend a disciplinary issue or a criminal charge, you may not be supported by those that should defend you. Living with that risk each day is something our Firm will ensure you no longer need to worry about, so you can get on with providing the services you were trained for.

You can reach us right now on (07) 3180 0120

About our Leadership Team Justin Sibley and Robert Sibley

As a former Police Officer with over 25 years of professional experience, Justin Sibley has a unique insight into how the Police and Prosecutors work. Justin uses his unique insight from this experience as both a Barrister and a Police Officer to take a strategic yet practical approach to criminal law, elements that are critical for his clients.

Robert Sibley has extensive experience as a practicing Barrister and brings a high level of expertise and experience in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law. He has over 40 years of experience in the Criminal Justice System at all levels having worked for the Public Defenders Office, the DPP, the Special Prosecutor’s Office and as a Barrister in private practice. Robert taught many of the prosecutors, Magistrates and Judges in Queensland. Together they lead a strong team of specialists.

About Jack McDonald (Senior Associate – Employment/Essential Services)

Jack McDonald prides himself on his ability to provide comprehensive advice and develop clear strategies to achieve desirable outcomes for our Essential Services clients.

His initial time as an industrial officer with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) fuelled his determination and passion for assisting those who are subject to the usual power imbalance in the employment relationship. Jack has appeared on a range of employment matters and understands that investigations and disputes can be a daunting time. He believes all Essential Services clients deserve the attention and focus of an expert lawyer.

About Kate Rasmussen (Senior Paralegal – Essential Services)

Kate Rasmussen is a former Qld Police officer with extensive operational experience. Following her retirement, she worked tirelessly to assist police and other Essential Services personnel whose rights were ignored by QPS management and the Police Union. She now continues those efforts for all Sibley Lawyers Essential Services clients.

The Rest of Our Team

Jye Ferri (Solicitor) / Nick Ware (Senior Associate) / Cassie Dillon (Psychologist) Merlynne Posner (Clerk) / Brianna Elliott (Clerk) / Kirsty Bassett (Practice Manager)

Our Unique Protection for Essential Services Personnel

Front line personnel cannot completely remove the risks they face providing essential services to the community. Risks are mitigated through training and experience. However, through circumstances outside of your control, you may find yourself charged with a criminal offence, or fending off a disciplinary issue. Our team is trusted to deliver outstanding results. You deserve the same level of protection, and to know that you have lawyers on retainer protecting you 24×7. Call now for a free consultation (07) 3180 0120

Criminal Defence

You can reach us right now on (07) 3180 0120

You deserve a secure and dedicated legal defence. Underpinned by a retainer agreement developed specifically for Essential Services personnel, we will ensure you are provided 24×7 support from the outset. Better than insurance, you will not pay for work covered under the agreement. There are no excesses, and no limits on our legal work for covered events.

From the moment you are involved in a critical incident, for example, or are directed to participate in an interview, our lawyers are on call to provide you immediate advice and representation. There are no wait times before you are provided skilled advice.

If you are charged, with our unique skills as trained advocates, we will ensure you are represented through the Court system. Our Firm will stop at nothing to represent you. While you are facing charges, our staff will support you through the employment issues you will face, including disciplinary proceedings.

Confidential and Dedicated Advice

Our firm is retained by you as a dedicated ongoing client, and is not influenced by existing relationships with your management. You receive the services you need when you need them, knowing we will keep your matter absolutely confidential.


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Understanding The Unique Nature of Your Work

Our lawyers have worked in various roles as sworn Police and Crown Prosecutors, other Government Agencies, Unions and Employment Law firms. We know what it is like to feel unprotected on the front line, and will ensure you don’t feel the same.

Criminal Expertise

Sibley Lawyers has over 60 years of cumulative experience. You deserve a Firm that steadfastly defends its clients’ interests, knowing your legal defence is assured.

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I would not hesitate to recommend Justin and his team should you find yourself is a position such as mine. They fight for what’s right!
—Warrant Officer Class One, Robert Cotter (Retired)

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Investigations cause immense stress on staff and their families. And without having the support of our management team, how are we supposed to go to work confidently knowing that our actions will not be defended by the people that give us the directions and teach us the techniques.
—CCO Anonymous

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