Our team of criminal law specialists are dedicated to providing quality legal representation, in matters ranging from simple traffic infringements to serious offences such as murder and drug trafficking. Our diverse team is qualified to represent and defend you throughout every stage of the investigative and legal process.
Hannay Lawyers has been synonymous with the most complex and high-profile criminal law matters in Queensland. We have a proven record of achieving outstanding outcomes for our clients, and our lawyers take pride in their commitment to fearlessly advocating their client’s rights. We work in association with the most prominent Barristers and Senior Counsel in Queensland, and continue to represent clients across Australia.
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It is our promise that our clients receive quality legal representation with discretion, confidence and uncompromising dedication. We are one of Queensland’s most sought-after criminal law firms, simply because our professionalism, commitment, and fearless approach achieves results.
Hannay lawyers is featured in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Criminal Law Firms in Queensland for 2016. The 2016 listing of leading Queensland Criminal Lawyers details solicitors practising in criminal law matters in the Queensland legal market who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.
Chris practices exclusively in criminal law. Chris deals with all criminal matters, including major crime commissions, drug offences, murder and manslaughter, sexual assaults, serious robbery offences. Chris has worked, and continues to work at the forefront of many high-profile criminal matters. He prides his firm on its ability to relate to all members of the community and provide high quality legal representation and exceptional services to all clients. The philosophy of Chris’ firm is to remove our client’s anxiety and stress at a time when they are most vulnerable.
Chris is passionate about protecting his client’s rights and represents clients in all criminal jurisdictions. He has extensive experience with criminal and regulatory prosecutions, and represents our clients at the trial and appellate level. He is often consulted for his opinion regarding prominent legal matters, and is one of the most sought-after criminal law practitioners in Queensland.
Prior to his admission to the Supreme Court, Daniel worked as a law clerk with our team for five years. Daniel practices exclusively in criminal law, and has acted in some of the most serious and high-profile legal matters in Queensland. He has represented hundreds of accused individuals in Queensland, and also deals with matters in every criminal jurisdiction. Daniel has also appeared in the High Court on several occasions.
Daniel also received mention in the Doyle’s guide to Leading Criminal Lawyers in Queensland for 2016. Daniel deals regularly in all criminal matters including serious matters such as murder and manslaughter, robberies, assaults, drug offences, serious sexual offences, weapons offences and juvenile offences. Daniel’s vast experience in many areas of criminal law extends to the trial and appellate level. Daily, Daniel also appears before the court for guilty pleas, bail applications and work licences resulting from drink driving convictions.
Daniel is also passionate about serving the community and supports various charities, including the Starlight Foundation and Radio Lollipop.
Katrin continuously appears in various Courts such as Southport, Beenleigh and Brisbane, as well as attending to clients in other jurisdictions, including the Beaudesert, Coolangatta and Beenleigh Magistrates and District Court. Katrin appears in Court on a daily basis, dealing with a diverse range of criminal offences, ranging from minor traffic infringements to serious drug and fraud matters.
While completing her studies at Bond University, Katrin successfully completed a semester of study at Harvard University in the United States, with a focus on International Law. Katrin continues to expand her interest in the international legal domain, presently undertaking a Masters of International Security Studies at Macquarie University. Katrin speaks fluent Czech and as such, is able to tailor our client’s legal experience accordingly.
Tom works closely with solicitors and barristers in all criminal jurisdictions. He understands that going through the criminal justice system is extremely stressful and makes himself available to clients at any time to assist in any way he is able. He is passionate about criminal defence and helping Hannay Lawyers’ clients get the best possible results.
Shaun continues to expand his experience in criminal law, and assists our solicitors with their tasks in every criminal jurisdiction. Shaun also liaises with our clients on a regular basis, and is dedicated to becoming experienced in a broad range of criminal matters. He assists our solicitors with undertakings such as preparing briefs for Barristers and attending conferences and trials with our clients and Barristers.
Shaun is an active member of the community, and is currently a part of the Griffith University Knights rugby team. He is also involved in other sporting endeavours, and has played Ice Hockey at State level.
Tahli deals with all types of legal matters, including criminal law, family law and civil litigation. She is often the first point of call for our clients, and is also responsible for the operation of the office. Tahli assists our office in organising town agencies when we are requested by other firms to appear on their behalf in matters on the Gold Coast.
Tahli is also responsible for addressing client enquiries and liases with other firms and Barristers regularly to assist in the facilitation of our client’s legal matters. Our clients appreciate Tahli’s approachable manner, and are always assisted with professionalism and commitment.
Rachel is now located in the Brisbane office who is responsible for the daily actions and support for Daniel Hannay. She is the first point of contact for all clients and maintains the office floor with reception, filing and administration duties.
KIND WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS
“Highly recommended. They resolved my dilemma out quickly and efficiently.”Sarhan M
“We cannot be more happy that we changed to Hannay Lawyers after all the problems we have had with lawyers in the past. You guys are incredible, every single one of you has been more than great. You guys saved our lives.”J. J
“The whole team at Hannay Lawyers was so helpful with my son’s legal matter. They were efficient and helpful anytime I called. Thank you for being so considerate throughout this difficult time, we really appreciate it!”J. S
“To Chris and the team at Hannay Lawyers, just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me during this time – I could not be more grateful! You guys are amazing!”M. E