Homicide is any act that results in the death of another person. Homicides are broken into two categories:

  • Murder; and
  • Manslaughter


Murder, as defined by s 18(1)(a) Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), is made out where a voluntary act or omission of the accused causes the death of the deceased and the act is committed with:

  1. an intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, or
  1. an intent to kill, or
  1. reckless indifference to human life, or
  1. committed by the accused or some accomplice with him or her in an attempt to commit, or during or immediately after the commission of, an offence punishable by at least 25 years imprisonment (constructive murder).


Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being. Although it is an offence of homicide, it is a less serious offence than murder because the Crown does not allege that the accused acted with the intention of killing the deceased.

Homicide charges are serious, and can result in life in prison. We have experience in defending these charges, negotiating plea deals (including by reducing murder to manslaughter) and dealing with sentences for these types of offences

No matter what the degree, we are addicted to not only winning or achieving the best plea deal possible (depending on the case and your instructions), but doing it in the quickest, cheapest, and most impressive way possible. Each and every one of our clients can expect that from us in every matter we undertake.

We are a law firm located on the border of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the CBD and have a notable 95% success rate. With over 20 years combined experience and over 1,000 cases, we have the knowledge, skill, and experience to achieve the result you want. It is our practicality, honesty, transparency, genuineness, determination devotion and tenacity that sets us apart in choosing who to protect your interests when dealing with your homicide charge.

Our team has worked on complex trials for homicide charges, matters pushing the creation of new precedents, and even matters in the High Court, and we have the knowledge, skill and experience allows us to approach charges of all types with ease and transparency, to alleviate anxiety and achieve the desired result.

We have close, excellent relationships with some of the best criminal barristers for homicide charges in Sydney, ranging from junior counsel through to senior counsel, and we are known to and respected by judicial officer, our peers, prosecutors, Police, and other officials.  We leverage these relationships to leave no stone unturned and ensure you have the best prospects for a plea deal or a defended trial when facing an homicide charge, whichever way you decide to proceed following our honest advice.

We handle every case with efficiency, offer flexible meeting times and open communication, and remain discrete at all times.

If you or someone you know is facing an homicide charge, contact our team today for a free initial consultation, and take the first step to securing the legal advice and assistance you deserve.

We speak your language, have an ability to identify and advance even the most invisible defence strategies quickly and skilfully. We take a strategical & practical approach, and our clients are always pleased with how quickly we cut through the red tape and get the job done.

We have transparent and reasonable fees, and new clients are regularly surprised with how up front and honest we are (and a standard 10% early-payment discount also helps).

Our communication is also regular, and we operate on full disclosure, so our clients are kept updated at every step of the way and across all the details of their matter or case.

Our staff are approachable, dedicated, and happy, and always available for a chat (or a pet, in the case of our dog), so feel free to get in touch for an initial consultation free of charge.

Have us in your corner. We have the knowledge and experience to get you the outcomes you deserve