Michael represents clients who are unhappy with the decisions handed down to them by the Magistrates' Court. If you have attended court in the last 28 days and you believe that the result was too harsh, the sentence was excessive or unfair, or the case was not conducted properly, I may be able to help.
Appeals to the Country Court sometimes result in a better result – but not always. Sometimes, the appeal produces a harsher result. If you are considering an appeal, call me. I will look up your case and offer you free advice about whether an appeal is likely to succeed.
If I consider an appeal isn't worth the risk, you can seek a second opinion or drop the appeal and learn to live with what the Magistrates' Court has handed down. If we agree to mount an appeal, I will run your case and keep costs to a minimum. In most instances, the Magistrates' Court hands down decisions that are just and fair. However, there are some exceptions and some magistrates are tougher than others. It's worth remembering though that the decision handed down usually depends more on how well your case was prepared and argued.
Feel free to call Michael direct on - 0415 557 011 anytime - to get some free advice on whether your case is worth appealing.
Award Winning TV Show
For his work with Tough Times Never Last, Michael has been recognised by being awarded the Media Outstanding Community Service Award, Antenna Awards Best Male Presenter (2008) and the Toastmasters International Community Service Award (2009 & 2011).
Trusted Legal Expert on National TV
Michael is one of Australia’s leading & trusted legal analyst on National Television & Print media; He is the former legal editor for Chanel 7 Sunrise, and has been interviewed on Sunrise, Today Show, A current Affair, The Morning Show, ABC Radio, Radio 2UE, Radio 3AW and most News channels throughout the country.