Slades & Parsons is a Melbourne-based law firm specialising in criminal defence law.
The two managing partners of Slades & Parsons, Anthony Brand and Tim Gattuso, are both Accredited Specialists in Criminal Law. Accredited Specialists have a higher level of expertise than that of an ordinary lawyer who might offer their services to criminal law clients.
The firm offers expert legal advice in all criminal cases, and can represent you in any criminal court. We are experienced in dealing with a full range of criminal offences from the relatively minor (eg shopthefts, minor traffic offences) to the most serious (homicide, serious sexual offences, major drug trafficking etc). We are experienced in dealing with white collar crime, and in representing younger clients in the Children’s Court. We regularly conduct appeals against both sentence and conviction.
We have offices in the Melbourne CBD and in Dandenong. Our solicitors regularly visit every suburban Magistrates Court in Metropolitan Melbourne. We can also attend at Victorian country courts by arrangement.
Slades & Parsons is a service-orientated firm whose primary focus is on our clients. Our firm's approach is not overly profit-driven or volume based. We understand the seriousness of facing criminal charges, and our fundamental commitment is to ensure that every client’s case receives the attention it deserves. We are committed to obtaining just outcomes for our clients.
We enjoy an excellent reputation within Melbourne's criminal law profession. In fact, many of our clients are referred to us by other leading law firms who do not specialise in criminal law. When people hear that you are being represented by Slades and Parsons, they will understand that you are well represented.
We specialise solely in criminal law matters, and as such can provide you with much better representation that can firms who merely dabble in criminal law. We often obtain successful outcomes for our clients because of our concentrated expertise in the field. We conduct a large number of trials each year. With seven practicing solicitors, Slades & Parsons is considered a large firm by criminal law standards. We can offer you the security, flexibility and professionalism that comes with dealing with a larger firm.
Our firm is capable of conducting any type of criminal case whatsoever, in any court, up to and including the High Court of Australia. Our experience at the upper end of the criminal justice system sets us apart from many other firms, whose experience is mainly in low to mid level offences.
Slades & Parsons Solicitors offer excellent value for money to our private clients, and pride ourselves on not overcharging or being evasive about our fees.
We also assist clients who receive funding from Victorian Legal Aid (for more information on the possibility of us representing you through Legal Aid, please refer to the Legal Aid section of our website). We strive to ensure that everybody’s needs are met within their available budget.