Partner | Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law)
Andrew Wozniak graduated in 1983 from Sydney University with a degree in law. Andrew was admitted as a Solicitor to the NSW Supreme Court and High Court of Australia in 1984. Andrew is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law having been accredited in this field since 1994 and is one of the longest standing Criminal Law Accredited Specialists in New South Wales. Andrew commenced with Smythe & Mallam Solicitors, as it was known then in 1988, joined as a partner in 1994, was the sole principle after the retirement of David Smythe and is now in partnership with Christopher Wozniak.
Partner | LLB
Christopher Wozniak, following his study of Business and Law at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS), was admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales in February 2012. Christopher also worked as a clerk assisting in a number of roles at Smythe Wozniak Lawyers for 3 years prior to his admission as a solicitor. Christopher works exclusively in the area of Criminal Law and we are pleased to advise that Christopher is now a partner in the firm with Andrew Wozniak. Christopher has a strong drive to use his legal knowledge to help people in times of difficulty. He understands that a court appearance can be daunting. His goal is to not only achieve the best legal result, but to also ensure that his clients understand each step, and what is required from them to achieve the best results. With his friendly manner, he strives to ensure that the client’s mind is at ease throughout the process.
Associate | BA/LLB
Dianne Hamey has been practising since 1992 and was admitted as a Solicitor to the NSW Supreme Court in 1991 and in the High Court of Australia in 1992. She has extensive experience in Family Law and easily develops empathy with a diverse range of clients and is warmly regarded by her colleagues and clients. Dianne provides our clients with realistic and practical advice aimed at an early resolution of their matter. Dianne is very comfortable in Court should a matter progress to that stage. In addition to providing clients with strong representation in Court, Dianne also has extensive experience in resolving Court matters outside of the Court system. The professional relationship that Dianne maintains with her fellow family lawyers benefits her clients in resolving their family law issues.
Ellen Eleni Pacelli
While working within the legal industry since 2004, Ellen is a disciplined and passionate lawyer who strives to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. She enjoys the interaction with clients and her attention to detail ensures that every matter achieves a timely and accurate outcome with a minimum of stress. Ellen has practised in the following areas of law including Property Law, Wills, Probate/Estate matters, Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Commercial Law. Ellen is admitted in both the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia.