Expert legal services from our boutique law practice located in the heart of Parramatta,with offices in Sydney CBD. 

We are a vibrant law practice with a progressive and innovative attitude to approaching legal issues. We have a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to help you protect your interests in all areas of Law.

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 that we are responsible 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. 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.

Shelly Legal are experts in Divorce and Family Law and are committed to obtaining the best results for our clients. As experienced advocates, we can assist you in navigating the complex family law system for your property and parenting issues. We are also experienced in cultural and religious issues, mental health, drug use, relocation and international abductions and family violence issues that may emerge during family law matters.

Wills, Probate & Estates

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

With over a decade of experience in Estate law and litigation, we can help you arrange your medical and financial affairs in order to protect your loved ones. We can compassionately assist grieving family members understand the testamentary intentions of their deceased loved ones and help them obtain Letters of Administration and Probate Applications. We also represent both Executors and Beneficiaries in Estate litigation matters before the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 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.

Being under investigation or charged with a criminal offence can be an incredibly stressful experience. Having a strong advocate that will fight for your liberty and your rights is crucial. It can mean the difference between a term of imprisonment and your freedom. We have represented clients facing serious charges in both the Local Court, District Court and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.


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.

We have represented clients during mediation and negotiations in family law matters, human rights and discrimination tribunal appearances, commercial and employment disputes, as well as during litigated proceedings. Lydia Shelly is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Lydia is an experienced mediator, often mediating complex family law matters involving significant risk issues in parenting matters and complex financial circumstances in property matters.

Contact us about your specific legal needs.

Reach out to the team at our office and speak confidentially to one of our experienced solicitors.

(02) 8854 0267

    Resources to make life easier.

    The Separation Series

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore magna.

    Crime Time

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore magna.

    Staying Safe

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore magna.

    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