Who We Are

Dealing with a criminal or traffic matter? We’re here to help.
Just Defence is a boutique legal firm specialising in criminal and traffic law. If you’ve found yourself in a tight spot, we can help you get the best outcome possible.

Who We Are

As you may have guessed, we’re not like most criminal and traffic lawyers. Just Defence is all about making quality legal help easy and accessible. No matter what your age, background or situation, you deserve top quality representation. We make sure that’s exactly what you get.

Our team is highly qualified and experienced in criminal and traffic law. But we’re also friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to. It’s our job to make the legal world less intimidating and confusing. Think of us as your guides – we’ll help you understand the legal process, and get you safely to the other side.

Just Defence is located in the heritage St James Trust Building in Sydney’s CBD, or we can come to you, but our work extends to all NSW courts, gaols, and police stations. We’re also available around the clock. After all, people often need legal help with criminal and traffic matters when they least expect it.

We can help you if you:

  • Need a lawyer to go to court with
  • Are involved in a lengthy criminal trial
  • Are dealing with any criminal charges (such as drugs, firearms or assault charges)
  • Need legal help with a traffic offence (such as drink driving)
  • Want to make a court appeal
  • Have been arrested and need to apply for bail
  • Are looking to make a guilty plea
  • Want to find out about legal aid

For a free consultation call 0416 540 000 or email us any time.

Understanding Your Personal Situation

“I was recommended Just Defence by a friend, and I am so happy they did. Right from the start, Jeannette understood my needs. I had gone to see a few other lawyers and they each treated my drink driving matter like a cookie cutter matter. I wanted to know that the lawyer I chose was going to speak on my behalf in the best way. Jeannette’s professionalism was great, and the bonus was that I got a Section 10 and kept my license and my job. I can still drive and that means a lot to me. Thank you Just Defence!”

Clearly Communicating Your Case

“I was charged with possess prohibited drugs x 4. Jeannette knew how to approach my matter right from the start. She presented my case to the Court so clearly. As a result I received 4 x Section 10s. No convictions. I am a university student and this means so much to me because I can now apply for jobs without worrying about my criminal record. I am very thankful I chose Jeannette as my lawyer.”

Advocating On Your Side

“Thank you Jeannette and Just Defence for all your help, I could not have asked for a better result! I was charged with assault and resisting arrest, and I went to a lawyer who told me I should plead guilty because it would cost less and take less time. I was confused because I knew I didn’t commit the offence. Then I went to Just Defence and I was treated with respect and understanding. With Jeannette’s expertise and advice, I pleaded not guilty and got a great outcome. We went to a hearing and I was found not guilty. The matter is all over and done with and it is such a relief. It could not have happened without the help of Jeannette and Just Defence.”

Responsive To Your Needs

“I am so glad to have found Jeannette. From the very beginning she was professional, polite, and returned my calls. She outlined my options in plain English, and made what was confusing, sound simple. And even better – I got a section 10. Fantastic!”

In Safe Hands

“Thank you so much to Jeannette and her team. At first I wasn’t certain whether I should get a lawyer or not, but in the end I know I made the right decision. I felt that I was in good hands and that my case was important to her.”

Better Than Expected Results

“Just Defence came highly recommended. We trusted Jeannette to represent our daughter, and are very glad that we did. She always had time for us. Was respectful and kind. And fought very hard to achieve a better than expected result. “

Care and Compassion

“My son was in custody and we needed a lawyer for his bail application. The charges were serious and it was a very stressful time. We are so glad we were referred to Jeannette. Not only do we have our son back home, but we were very pleased with her great work ethic and the rapport we built with her. She treated our whole family with sensitivity. I would certainly recommend Jeannette and Just Defence to our family and friends.”

Intelligent Representation

“Because of a number of weapons charges, and the fact that I had a bit of a record, I knew I needed a solicitor and contacted my friend’s lawyer. If I was convicted, I was probably going to go back to jail, but I was doing so well since I had been out. My solicitor, Jeannette, found the perfect argument to present my case. I got such a good result and now I can move on with my life. Thanks Jeannette! You’re the best!”

Making Hard Situations, Easier

“I was referred to Jeannette for my low range drink driving matter. I am a young mum and have never had any trouble with the law before. Due to my embarrassment over the incident, I was very pleased that Jeannette understood what I was going through and prepared written submissions to hand up to the Magistrate so that some of the more personal details about what was going on in my life were not heard by everyone in Court. I was really touched that someone cared enough about my small matter, and about my family. I am happy with the result, but I am also happy with the whole experience. A hard situation was made easier.”

Effective Questioning

“Through very precise and effective questioning, Jeannette Fahd was able to help me win my court case and beat my charges. Thank you! I will tell everyone about you.”


“I went to Court by myself and got a harsh sentence because I didn’t know how to tell the Court about my matter. Then I went to Just Defence and Jeannette Fahd did my appeal. She said all of the things I wished I said and in a way that got me a Section 10. Thank you so much for everything!”

Integrity and Dedication

"Just Defence is one of the finest law firms in Sydney, and underneath is a spectacular lawyer, and beautiful lady, Jeannette Fahd, who combines her great legal skills with her massive compassion for her clients. Jeannette was not intimidated by the Police or Police Prosecutor. Integrity and dedication are two words that best describe Ms Fahd. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeannette Fahd and Just Defence. My criminal charges were withdrawn and dismissed."

Fair and Just Outcomes

"Jeannette Fahd was a brilliant defence lawyer. She understood my situation very well and knew exactly how to handle it. As the defendant, her expertise got me a fair and just outcome without any kind of criminal record. I was very lucky to get a second chance and this was only possible with the help of Jeannette Fahd. Thank you!”