At Aquila Lawyers, we believe our clients are the most important part of what we do.
We pride ourselves on our passion for teamwork and commitment to collaboration, providing first class representation and advice with a focus on protection, defence and advocacy for our clients both in and out of court.
We provide full-service representation in all courts of Australia, specialising in defence advocacy from the High Court to local and regional courts.
Our strong will and commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes makes us a valuable ally and leader in criminal and defence advocacy.
Omar commenced his legal career in 2003 as a researcher to one of Australia’s most eminent criminal defence barristers, Peter Hamill SC, now a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Between 2007 and 2009 he practised as a lawyer with the Aboriginal Legal Service in the Dubbo, Bourke and Sydney regions.
Omar regularly appears in all jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court, Courts of Criminal Appeal and Supreme Courts of the States and Territories and is often retained in major complex criminal trials and appeals including homicides, large-scale frauds and importations cases.
He has a special interest in the law surrounding the defences of mental health in criminal cases, the law surrounding police powers together with the laws regarding confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Clth).
He has extensive experience in appearing before the State Parole Authority having conducted in excess of 1,000 hearings in that jurisdiction. He has also appeared in hearings in the Australian and New South Wales Crime Commission’s and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.
Since 2019 Omar has been consistently recognised as one of New South Wales’ Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers in Doyle’s Guide making him a sought after and highly respected advocate.
Since graduating Arts Law from the University of Adelaide in 2015, Daniel has achieved a significant presence in the field of criminal law and advocacy, named Doyle’s Criminal Law Rising Star in both 2019 and 2020.
While undergoing his legal training with the DPP in Adelaide, Daniel found his passion for criminal law, appearing in defended hearings in the Local Court, as well as instructing in the Supreme Court, District Court and in the Court of Criminal Appeal.
His academic success, majoring in International Politics in 2005-2013, is reflected in his excellent advocacy and written submissions making him a respected ‘up and comer’ in the judicial system.
Recognised for his skills and etiquette by both the Crown and the Criminal Defence Bar, Daniel joined Aquila as a solicitor in 2020.
Madison began working with Aquila Lawyers in 2016.
Madison’s effectiveness, efficiency and experience in the preparation and litigation support in complex criminal and civil trials, legal submissions and commercial research, has seen her recognised among her peers as best in class.
She has played an integral role in the preparation required for the successful defence outcomes and major civil litigation, and imbues her passion for justice, dignity and integrity in everything that she does.
Madison is passionate about her work and dignity while dealing with the most difficult of criminal matters.