A solicitor available for both Family Law and Criminal Law assistance
At Shiels Lawyers, we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Every morning, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our cases. This means that no matter who you go with in our firm, the expertise of the whole team weighs in on your case.
Carolyn Shiels has 30 years experience and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need.
Carolyn Shiels is a lawyer with over 30 years experience. With a policing background, she obtained extensive criminal prosecution experience, and now runs her own busy private practice running family law matters and associated criminal defence work. Appearing regularly in the Local and District Court, she is well equipped to help you with your criminal, family law or other general law matters.
Her main interest outside of her home and family is in assisting others in providing affordable and accessible self help legal services. Whilst the practice is located in Picton outside Sydney in NSW - she is accessible via internet, phone and Skype for backup assistance.
After her own less than fulfilling personal experience in the Family Court some years ago, Carolyn made it her mission to ensure that as few people as possible experienced what she did.
Without funds to hire a lawyer, and not qualifiying for legal aid - her marriage breakdown was effectively 'warfare' legally conducted in the Family Court of Australia. Carolyn knows from experience what is worth spending huge legal fees on and what you can manage on your own if you have the confidence and appropriate guidance and support to lead you along the way.