Sian Aldis completed a combined degree in Law and Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Sian was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2006 and to the High Court of Australia in 2008. Prior to joining the team at Lough Wells Lawyers Sian exclusively practiced criminal law and has amassed a wealth of experience working at Nyman Gibson Stewart Criminal Defence Lawyers, the Legal Aid Commission of NSW, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW / ACT and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Sian is an experienced advocate having represented clients in countless bail applications, local court hearings, committal hearings, sentencing hearings and appeals. Sian has appeared as sole advocate against Senior Counsel, instructed Senior Counsel in lengthy and complex trials and has represented clients in all NSW jurisdictions including the Criminal Court of Appeal. Sian has successfully applied for costs against the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Sian is a member of Legal Aid's General and Serious Crime Panel.
Sian is experienced in a range of matters including traffic matters, apprehended domestic violence orders, drug matters, assault and sexual assault, fraud and murder. Sian understands the consequences a criminal charge can have in all aspects of a person’s life and Sian conducts every case with the objective of achieving the best possible outcome for her client.
Sian loves living in the Illawarra and being part of the local community, and when she in not working you’ll find her at the beach or riding with the Wollongong Women’s Cycle Club.
Sian's Specialties Are:
- Drink Driving (DUI)
- Drug Offences
- Traffic Offences
- Assaults Theft
- Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)
- Wrongful Arrest / False Prosecution
- Sexual Offences