Criminal & Employment Law Representation for Essential Services
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Dedicated Representation for Essential Services Personnel
Police, Correctional Officers and other front line essential services are entitled to have a lawyer on call, underpinned by a dedicated retainer in case you are charged with a criminal offence, or need Employment Law advice.
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.
We understand what it is like to feel unprotected at the front end of law enforcement or working in a prison. 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.
About Justin Sibley (Director)
Justin Sibley approaches his representation of you in court as he did when a Barrister. He continues to fight for fairness for his clients. He will work hard to achieve the very best outcome for you.
And as a former Police Officer, Justin has unique insights into how our Emergency and Essential Services personnel work. He has been where you are, on the front line. Justin started his career as a police officer in 1997, before being admitted as a Barrister in 2001. He then joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Following overseas postings to South East Asia and the Middle East as a Counter Terrorism officer, Justin retired and returned to Brisbane, resuming his work as a Barrister. He became a Solicitor in 2017 to establish this legal practice.
Justin uses his experience as a Police Officer, Lawyer and Diplomat to ensure you receive the best defence. Having developed unique insights into operational work, both in Australia and overseas, he uses those insights to ensure justice for his clients.
About Robert Sibley (General Counsel)
Robert has extensive experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, and brings to bear a high level of expertise in Criminal Law, Advocacy and Evidence. Robert has over 40 years experience in the criminal justice system, having worked for the Public Defenders Office, the DPP, the Special Prosecutor’s Office and as a Barrister in private practice.
Robert was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the QUT Law School in Brisbane, and at the Law School of the University of the South Pacific at Port Vila, Vanuatu and Suva, Fiji. He is a Visiting Fellow at the QUT Law School in Brisbane. Robert has developed and presented training courses for the Queensland Police Prosecutors, and has appeared as a Barrister in a number of specialist roles.
As General Counsel, Robert helps ensure our clients receive the best representation possible.
About Stephanie Francis (PI/WorkCover)
Stephanie is a consultant for Sibley Lawyers, having spent a number of years working as a personal injuries lawyer at a national firm before establishing her own legal consulting practice. She has extensive experience in workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accident and public liability claims, including complex and catastrophic claims.
Stephanie understands that it can be daunting to seek legal advice in relation to an injury. As a result, she prides herself on helping injured persons navigate the process of bringing a personal injuries claim in an approachable, straightforward manner. She also works hard to achieve the best possible outcome in each claim.
The Rest of Our Team
Kirsty Bassett (Practice Manager) / Jack McDonald (Employment Solicitor) / Ash Knopp (Criminal Solicitor) / Cassandra Dillon (Psychologist)
The rest of our team members have a range of experience including as Prosecutors and Defence, working with Probation and Parole, working within and with Unions as Employment Lawyers, and Personal Injuries. Our lawyers have a deep belief in the fundamental view that there is no black and white, and each of our clients has their own story to be told.
You can reach us right now on (07) 3180 0120
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
You can reach us right now on (07) 3180 0120
You deserve a secure and dedicated legal defence. Underpinned by retainer developed specifically for Police and Corrective Services, we will ensure you are provided 24×7 support from the outset.
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 client, and is not influenced by existing relationships with your management, and will keep your matter absolutely confidential.
Understanding The Unique Nature of Your Work
Our lawyers have worked as Police and Prosecutors, other Government Agencies, Unions and Employment Law firms. We know what it is like to feel unprotected on the front line.
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.
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)
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.
Other Included Legal Representation
To complete an Application to Enter into a Retainer Agreement complete one of the following forms:
- Police Click Here
- Corrective Services & Civilian Watchhouse Officers Click Here
- Civilian Police, Fire, Security Officers, and Ambulance Service Click Here
- Crowd Controllers Click Here
Do not take the risk of being unprotected. You deserve a team that is experienced representing clients at the highest level, with unique experience within the Police and Prosecutions, as well as Employment Law.