About Us

Peter Murphy is a very experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer based in the Sydney CBD. His firm specializes in criminal law and related areas.

Peter Murphy was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1986 and as a Solicitor of the High Court in 1987. 


Having practised in criminal law exclusively since 1987, Peter represents people who wish to plead guilty or not guilty, and has the knowledge and experience to professionally and thoroughly represent his clients and obtain the best possible results.

Peter believes clients are entitled to receive full advice about their options to enable them to make informed decisions about their cases and how they are conducted. He is known for his honest advice and thorough work.  A graduate of Macquarie University, Peter is admitted to practise in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and the Northern Territory. 

He has worked extensively in both government and private sectors, and his experience includes time in Local Courts Administration, the Attorney-General’s Department (NSW) and Crown Law (NT). He was a Crown Prosecutor in the Top End for over seven years and worked as an aboriginal legal aid lawyer for two years before commencing sole practice in the Sydney CBD in 1998.

Peter appears in courts daily, and has conducted many jury trials and summary hearings as an advocate. He also regularly appears in the Supreme, District and Local Courts, the NSW Crime Commission, the State Parole Authority, Coroner’s Courts, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (L.E.C.C.) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (I.C.A.C)

Peter has completed courses in advocacy at the Australian Advocacy Institute and Criminal Psychology at Sydney University. He is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the City of Sydney Law Society and the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association.

He is also a member of referral panels for the Legal Aid Commission Serious Crime and General Crime and the Prisoners’ Legal Service, and has been a contributing author for the Lawyers Practice Manual NSW (Thomson Reuters).

Peter is a member of the Law Society of NSW Pro-Bono panel and is also on the After Hours Solicitors Register.

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