Lydia Shelly, one of Sydney’s leading lawyers and community advocates, is set to launch a boutique law firm in the heart of Parramatta from July. 

Shelly Legal will provide high quality legal services to clients, including in Family, Criminal and Wills and Estates Law.

Lydia is admitted as a lawyer in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She holds a Masters of Family Law and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution (mediation).

In addition to Lydia’s experience representing clients in court on a range of matters, she has also presented evidence at several Parliamentary inquiries into proposed laws relating to criminal offences and counter terrorism legislation.

Shelly Legal promises to “not only provide legal services, but to provide excellent client care”.

“As a Lawyer, it is a privilege to have the opportunity to be a trusted advisor to clients, often in very traumatic circumstances, such as when a family member has passed away, or has been charged with serious offences by the police. The client-lawyer relationship is at the heart of providing excellent client care”.

Shelly Legal will also offer embrace alternative methods of billing, such as offering fixed fee arrangements for legal matters “so that the client can know exactly how much their matter will cost from start to end”.

For elderly or mobility-affected clients, they also benefit from Shelly Legal offering home or hospital visits.

Lydia will continue to support the community through Shelly Legal, such as offering legal workshops and seminars and by continuing to work with a number of community organisations.