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The first meeting is free and without any obligation. This means that you can see firsthand whether we are the right lawyers for you, with a stress-free conversation.
After we explain the various legal avenues in accessible and easy language, we will give you the space to decide if and how you will proceed.
Extremely High Success Rates
We boast a civil litigation success rate that is second to none. Our exceptionally high win rate can be explained by our expertise in the area (our principal solicitor has literally written the textbook).
Experienced, Passionate Lawyers
Our firm is experienced in all areas of civil law, including false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, unlawful arrest, assault and battery. We will fight to ensure that you are justly compensated.
Civil Law Services
O'Brien Solicitors is a full-service criminal law firm. And by full service, we mean full service. Not only do we defend you against criminal charges, we also fight for compensation where you have been the victim of a civil wrong.
A civil wrong occurs whenever the State - usually acting through the police - oversteps its authority to act. This could happen when police arrest you without good reason, or hold you in detention too long, or otherwise breach your rights.
We help you reassert your rights against the State. If you have been the victim of a civil wrong, we help you gain compensation from the State. Come in to our office and see exactly how we can help you - the first meeting is free.
Key Words: Action for false imprisonment against Corrective Services – Plaintiff kept in custody beyond period of the warrant of incarceration – Corrective Services failed to release plaintiff in accordance with warrant Facts: CYP was sentenced by a Local Court to a term of imprisonment. In accordance with the judgment of the Magistrate, a warrant Read more about CYP v State of New South Wales[…]
O’Brien Solicitor’s Peter O’Brien and Deo Indevar were the instructing solicitors in this case. Key Words: New law – residual liberty – criminal detention – immigration detention – Migration Act 1958 (Cth) Sections 189, 196, 233C – Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) Section 3W – asylum seekers – aggravated people smuggling – police misconduct: unlawful arrest – Read more about SU v Commonwealth of Australia, BS v Commonwealth of Australia[…]
Key Words: Assault – battery – false imprisonment – malicious prosecution – power to search vehicles and seize things without warrant, Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 Section 36 – power of police officers to arrest without warrant, Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 Section 99 – bread-and-butter police misconduct – settlement Facts: Read more about JS v State of New South Wales[…]
Key Words: Police misconduct – unlawful arrest – abusive domestic relationship – compensation awarded after a trial – police power to enter in emergencies, Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 s 9 – power of police officers to arrest without warrant, Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 s 99 Facts: Our client was Read more about SG v State of New South Wales[…]
Key Words: Wrongful arrest – police misconduct – power of police officers to arrest without warrant, Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 s 99 – settlement Facts: In his early 20s AB formed a sexual relationship. When that relationship broke down, the ex-partner contacted police and made an unsubstantiated allegation that AB had sexually Read more about AB v State of New South Wales[…]
Key Words: Assault – battery – false imprisonment – Law Enforcement (Police Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 Section 99 – Mardis Gras – sniffer dogs – settlement Facts: GL was standing in line at a Mardis Gras event when a police sniffer dog stopped beside him. Police took GL aside to a “private” fenced off tent, where Read more about GL v State of New South Wales[…]