SCT Lawyers
SCT Lawyers SCT Lawyers
Member of the General Criminal Law Panel & Member of the Complex
Serious Indictable Criminal Law Panel

Vanya Hampel – Principal Solicitor


Vanya Hampel (Principal Solicitor) of SCT Lawyers has practiced in the criminal law for close to 15 years. She initially gained her experience working at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) both in Parramatta and in Sydney. Her time there enabled her to obtain an invaluable insight into the workings of the Criminal Justice system from the prosecutorial side. Over a year in prosecutions, she switched sides, and now defends the rights and freedoms of those charged with criminal offences in NSW.

She appears regularly in all types of criminal matters and represents people in all jurisdictions: Local Court, District Court, and Supreme Court having most recently sought special leave and won a complex appeal in the High Court of Australia; Sio v The Queen [2016] HCA 32 (24 August 2016) She has been admitted as a practitioner of the High Court of Australia since August 2004.

Her courteous and professional manner in Court, coupled with her strong commitment to see justice done enables her to consistently obtain the best results for her clients..


Our Mission

At Sydney Criminal & Traffic Lawyers, you can expect to be represented by the best. We pride ourselves on serving your best interests and obtaining the best result possible. We are passionate about our work and we are with you every step of the way. At Sydney Criminal & Traffic Lawyers, we specialize in crime and traffic offences. You can expect an individualized commitment to your case every step of the way.


Sydney Criminal & Traffic Lawyers

We believe that everyone has the right to know when they are travelling through rough seas, they can expect direction and hope when they are represented by us. Like the nautical star, our logo is representative of leading you in the right direction.

We represent people charged with all types of offences, both Criminal and Traffic matters. Examples of some of the criminal matters we appear in regularly are as follows: Drink driving, Drug driving, Common Assault, Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Domestic Violence offences, Break and Enter, Robbery, Demand property with intent to steal, Kidnapping, Affray, Larceny, Shop lifting, Sexual assault, Indecent assault, Child pornography, Explosives and firearms offences, Murder, Manslaughter and all the varying shades of offences in between.

On the other hand, if you have been charged with a traffic offence or you have been given a ticket by the police, and you wish to defend it in Court, or you have lost your licence because you were speeding or driving negligently or recklessly, then we have lawyers that can assist you with this too. We understand how important a driver’s licence can be, and sometimes being without it for a specified period of time can affect your livelihood and have far reaching consequences. However before you make a bad decision and risk driving while suspended or disqualified, give us a call, we may have the solution that’s right for you.

Often when people are charged by the police, they don’t know where to turn. They may expect to attend Court and hope that a solicitor will see them on the day, otherwise they may wait at Court all day simply to have their matter adjourned. Don’t get caught out hoping your problems will go away, or that you will be let off with a warning. If your reputation, freedom and good character is important to you, you need a reputable law firm that specializes in criminal law. It is vital to be prepared for your big day and we have the experience and skills necessary to get the best result for you. Don’t just hope for a good outcome, plan for one.

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