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Sinead Garland – Criminal Lawyer – Senior Associate

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Sinead Garland undertook her law degree in her native Ireland at the Waterford Institute of Technology and on moving to Australia, completed her Australian legal studies at the University of Sydney. She joined Potts Lawyers in January 2018 and now works principally in the area of criminal law.

Sinead has wide ranging business experience gained during the past decade in the areas of health and government administration. She has worked as a legal officer for Queensland Urban Utilities and has experience as a planning, governance, infrastructure and environment lawyer with Colin Biggers and Paisley Lawyers.

Sinead now works in the area of criminal, white collar crime and regulatory law because of her desire to work in a helping, ‘hands on’  role which takes advantage of her advocacy skills and enables her to make a real difference in the lives of her clients.

Her uncommon experience in commercial law and civil litigation enable her to benefit her criminal and regulatory clients with an eye for detail, an understanding of complex legal issues and an ability to negotiate effectively for the best possible outcome.

Sinead is respected by her colleagues for her thorough and thoughtful case preparation and her mature and unflappable representation.

She works in a wide range of general criminal matters ranging from violence, drug and sex offences to domestic violence and traffic law.

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Sinead has been able to support and understand our situation… and her guidance and direction has helped our family immensely during these last 12 months. Sinead has made herself available day and night, and has been extremely well organised, well planned, and efficient. Her lovely, personable manner has made a difficult time much easier to deal with, and put us at ease that we could trust her implicitly. Sinead’s recommendations regarding the court processes and the charges were clear and made it easier for us to comprehend what would happen in the lead up and during the court appearances.

“Thank you very much for looking after me.  I am extremely grateful and appreciative of your help.

The last 3 weeks have been the hardest by far that I’ve had to deal with in my life. Sinead, you calmed me down as it was then that I knew what I was up against.

Bill, you put forward the best case to the Magistrate and I thank you for that. The decision handed down was a fantastic outcome and I know I wouldn’t have got a better one without your help.”

“I’d like to provide some feedback that may assist future clients decide when making their difficult choice of legal representation.

I am so grateful that I found you. Going to court is a difficult emotional time. Your commitment to me as a client was more than just a paying customer, it was over and above knowledge of my legal options, support,  guidance and ultimately the best preparation for any scenario that may present on the day. I say this because going to court is not just about showing up and dressing nice, it’s about preparation , working with your team at Potts Lawyers, who is the judge, who is the prosecutor, who am I as a client and then getting the best possible result.

I am so grateful for your assistance, kindness and expertise that I would recommend you as a first choice to any person in need of the best representation. “

“Hi Sinead, I’d imagine you would hear this a lot but it’s still not without its merits.

Credit given where credit is due, thank you so much for supporting me through this case. You have effectively given me hope of one day achieving my goal of becoming a police officer. I really appreciate everything you have done.”

“I would like to thank you for all the advice and support you gave me on the phone yesterday. It was very informative, professional and a relief to talk with you.”

“Choosing a lawyer is a tough decision with the court’s decision directly influencing the path your life can take. For this reason careful attention should be taken when choosing a lawyer. Michael and Sinead were professional and able to provide me with the best possible outcome during the most stressful experience of my life. Thank you to Michael and Sinead for looking after me during this process. I highly recommend your services to anyone who finds themselves needing a reliable and professional team by their side.”

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