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Shelly Legal is a specialised boutique Family, Criminal & Litigation legal practice based in Sydney, Australia, lead by Lydia Shelly.
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Specialised Legal Services

Shelly Legal is a specialised boutique Family, Criminal and Litigation legal practice that is home to experienced, creative and compassionate lawyers. The Shelly Legal Team is lead by Lydia Shelly, the Director and Principal. At the heart of Shelly Legal is our core value – that we are responsible for advocating against inequality and seeking justice for our clients and our communities This is our passion and it drives our advocacy – both inside and outside the Court room.

Having an experienced, compassionate and committed lawyer in your corner can make a difference when you are fighting for your rights or defending yourself in Court. If you would like to discuss your matter with us, please arrange a free 15-minute consultation here.

Divorce & Family Law

The breakdown of a relationship or marriage can be one of the most stressful and traumatic times in a person’s life.

Wills, Probate & Estates

At Shelly Legal we understand that dealing with a deceased estate is one of the more difficult challenges in life.

Mediation

Negotiating and mediating complex disputes, such as property & parenting issues as a result of relationship breakdowns, commercial & employment disputes & disputes relating to estate & family provision claims.

Criminal Law

When a person is arrested or is under investigation for a criminal offence of some sort, it can be difficult to know what to do.

Resources to make life easier.

We understand that you are probably time poor, overwhelmed and stressed – juggling a million different things including your pressing legal issue! We have collated a support hub for you on a range of legal issues on Family Law, Criminal Law, Estates and Litigation- so that you can access important information when it best suits you. If you would like to see any other resources that are not here, please contact us here to make suggestions. We love feedback!

The Separation Series

Are you thinking of seperating? Need information on property and parenting disputes?

Crime Time

Are you under investigation for a criminal offence or have you been charged?

Staying Safe

Are you experiencing family violence or know someone who is?

Legal Advocacy in Australia

At the heart of Shelly Legal is our core value – that we are responsible for advocating against inequality and for seeking justice for our clients and our communities This belief is our passion and drives our advocacy – both inside and outside the Court room. We believe that lawyers play an important role in fighting against wrongdoing, upholding the rule of law, the right to protest, democracy and our civil liberties. As a firm, we support a range of social justice initiatives and civil liberty campaigns, such as the Civil Liberties Council of New South Wales. We do not shy away from uncomfortable or controversial topics!

This core belief is what drives Lydia in her advocacy outside the Court room. Lydia regularly engages with other professionals and organisations from all sides of the political spectrum and from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We have collated resources for you on important legal and policy issues that are relevant for all of us to understand. After all, knowledge is power!

Book a Speaking Engagement

Lydia is an experienced public speaker and has been the key speaker at events held at the Parliament of New South Wales, National Security Summits, events hosted by various law and civil liberty organisations, as well as a regular panellist on television. Lydia also speaks at community events and in Schools on a range of social justice issues.

To book Lydia to speak at your next event, 
Call us on (02) 8854 0267 or enquiries@shellylegal.com.au.