Over 50 years of combined experience

Success in Courts Australia-Wide

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LY Lawyers Solicitors

Our lawyers are all accomplished court advocates, who all appear in courts throughout NSW and interstate on a daily basis. We are familiar with all the judges and magistrates throughout NSW, and are well known and highly respected by them.

In addition to our work in the criminal courts, we are actively involved in various community initiatives, including providing pro-bono advice to disadvantaged defendants at community legal centres, free advice clinics, counsel to women’s domestic violence groups, lecturing legal studies in high schools throughout Sydney, sponsors of the University of Western Sydney’s “LY Lawyers Prize in Criminal Law” and other various charitable events.

All of our solicitors get involved and contribute.

Welcome to our team!

Adam Ly, B. Ec., LL.B.

Principal Lawyer

Adam Ly is the Principal Solicitor of LY Lawyers and is a well-known Criminal Law expert.

Adam specialises in Criminal Law but his knowledge extends to a range of different legal areas. He appears daily in the Local Courts, District Courts and the Supreme Court of NSW, and has extensive experience in the Federal Magistrates Court, the Family Court of Australia and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

Other than in New South Wales, Adam has appeared for our clients in criminal cases in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Adam has been representing clients in numerous courts in NSW and has more than 15 years in the Criminal Law industry. He continues to strive to protect the rights of those who have been accused of criminal offences.

Adam is a strong advocate for drug dependency rehabilitation. He assists local community organisations with various legal matters on a volunteer basis.

Adam is highly regarded for his commitment to his work and clients. His dedication to the principles of justice and fairness are what separate him from other criminal law advocates.

Joseph Harb, LL.B.


Joseph came to our firm having worked at criminal law firms in Parramatta.

It was there that he obtained a wealth of experience in all types of criminal matters. Joseph has been involved in many complex and difficult criminal matters involving the most serious of criminal offences.

Joseph is a meticulous lawyer whose attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your case will be looked at and fully investigated.

He also thrives on working on preparation of District and Supreme Court matters and assisting our barristers in defending our clients at trial. He can be credited for many jury acquittals that Ly Lawyers has achieved for our clients recently.

Scott Sier


Scott has trained extensively and attained a wealth knowledge in a broad range of areas of the law.

Scott joined our team at our Sydney office following his time practicing with Sydney’s most reputable law firms. Scott is passionate about advocating for his clients rights and helping them navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. He has gained extensive exposure through his time as an instructing solicitor for counsel on numerous criminal trials.

His strong track record for delivering outstanding results has resulted in high client satisfaction with his professionalism and services. Scott understands the often-distressing circumstances that his clients find themselves in and the repercussions of a criminal matter. As such, he will work tirelessly for each of his clients to ensure they receive the best possible outcome.

Osman Samin

Solicitor and Barrister

An Experienced Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer who is highly sought after for Serious Crime and in a range of Traffic and Summary Matters.

Osman has practiced as a lawyer almost exclusively in criminal law. Since his admission into practice Osman has represented clients in all jurisdictions, Osman commonly appears before The Local Court, The District Court and The Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Osman has appeared in some notably large cases including terrorism, murder, large commercial drug supply, firearms offences, serious assaults and aggravated robberies.

He focuses his practice on effective preparation and research and ultimately endeavours to provide his clients with the most honest, reasonable and practical advice in the circumstances. He particularly enjoys complex arguments of law including questions on admissibility of evidence and impropriety of Police Conduct.

Osman handles all types of cases for LY Lawyers, including drink driving, domestic violence assaults, minor drug matters, licence appeals and various serious criminal charges.

Barristers We Brief

“Lawyers” in the Criminal Defence Law profession generally fall into separate and distinct categories, “Solicitors” and “Barristers”. Barristers form a separate part of the legal profession, and work in separate offices to solicitors called “Barrister’s Chambers”. Barristers are generally required to assist solicitors in serious criminal cases, often dealt with in the higher courts of NSW, such as the District Courts, or the Supreme Court of NSW.

Much like Specialist Doctors and GPs in the Medical profession, Barristers are instructed by solicitors to assist with particularly difficult cases that are dealt with in the higher courts, for example Murder or Manslaughter.

At LY Lawyers, we instruct Barristers of the highest calibre and reputation, with a wide range of Junior and Senior Counsel (also known as a “QC”) working with us on a regular basis.We have worked and continue to work with Barristers in various Chambers throughout Sydney, including:

  • Forbes Chambers – Philip Boulten SC, Marugan Thangaraj SC, Troy Edwards and others,
  • Sir Owen Dixon Chambers- Winston Terracini S.C, Bart Vasic
  • Samuel Griffiths Chambers – Anthony Bellanto QC, Sheridan Goodwin and others
  • Ada Evan’s Chambers – Anthony Parsons, and others

…and many more.

We have been very successful in defending serious criminal charges, working well with the Barristers we brief, both in Sydney and Interstate.

If you would like us to instruct a Barrister in your case, we are happy to introduce you to the various Barristers we brief to help us achieve the best result in your case.