About Shelly Legal

At Shelly Legal we have gained a reputation for our professionalism and success and pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable service. We not only have a wealth of knowledge and professional experience,.


We are renowned for our advocacy and determination to acheive results for our clients.

Community involvement

We support a wide range of local, national and international charities and not for profit associations.

A network of professional services

Including Accountancy, Taxation, Business and Financial Planning, Valuation and Surveyor services, Interpreter services and Psychologists. We believe in treating legal issues holistically.

Costs agreements

So that you know how much your matters will cost before we begin the work. There are also no exorbitant sundries charges We’re not going to pad out your bill with photocopying fees.

Mobile service

We’ll meet you wherever is convenient including at hospitals and at your office.

Extended and after hours consultations

We know you’re just as busy as we are.

Accessibility Friendly

Excellent disabled access including wheelchair access.

Family friendly appointments

We’re happy if you bring the kids along (with notice). Jargon free legal advice.

Environmentally friendly services

We are determined to continue to decrease our carbon footprint.

Shelly Legal’s Principal Solicitor is Lydia Shelly.

Lydia Shelly has a broad and diverse experience in legal practice. Lydia is admitted as a solicitor with the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. Highly experienced in Criminal, Family, Wills and Estates Law; Lydia also develops a unique rapport with the clientele and prides herself as being a trusted advisor to her clients.
As an experienced lawyer, Lydia has presented evidence at several Australian Parliamentary inquiries into proposed laws relating to criminal offences and counter terrorism, including the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 and the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill. Lydia regularly provides commentary to the media both within Australia and internationally on Australian law and practice. Lydia is on the committee of the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties and serves on a number of not-for-profits boards. Lydia is a proud member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, the Australian Law Council and Australian Women Lawyers.

Lydia holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Western Sydney, a Graduate Diploma from the College of Law (NSW) and a Masters of Applied Law majoring in Family Law from the College of Law (NSW).
Lydia can be contacted directly at lydia@shellylegal.com.au

Contact us about your specific legal needs.

We are committed to providing you with the best service possible and pride ourselves on our success. You can be confident that you will be treated with respect and understanding. Contact our office on (02) 8854 0267 to speak to one of our highly experienced lawyers today.

(02) 8854 0267