Criminal Law – Trial
In 2013 I was charged with a criminal offence. I engaged a lawyer that was recommended to me and spent two years under extreme stress, not knowing why I had been charged with the offences and attending court on numerous occasions just to have the case postponed. My lawyer would give me no answers and told me that my only option was to go to trial. They demanded $200,000.00 to prepare the case and attend the trial. Going to trial is where the money is for a lawyer. I had never been charged with any offence before so I accepted what I was told.
In 2015 I met with George Papamihail. I told him I had not committed any crime and he agreed to look at the case against me. Within a week of my meeting with George he had assessed the evidence used to charge me and agreed that the charges were unfair and that there was no evidence against me. George explained that there was no need to go to trial and wrote to the prosecutor outlining his thoughts on the evidence. The charge against me was dropped. I hope I never have to use George again but I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a position that they need a lawyer.
Criminal Law – Trial
I would like to thank George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors after I received outstanding advice and assistance with my Criminal Law Matter, being unsure that this would have a positive result but George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors had succeeded in providing me with a positive outcome with this matter. They were very professional and I trusted them through the whole process. Thank you for doing everything possible to assist me throughout all of this. I will have no hesitations what so ever to recommend you to family, friends and others in need of your professional assistance in future.
Criminal Law – Sentencing
I had hired George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors to represent my Criminal Law Matter. They made me feel very comfortable, positive and calm throughout this ordeal at all times, with how this matter was handled with exceptional professionalism and knowledge. I will definitely be using their services again if need be and recommending them to any people in need of any assistance. I would not have been able to walk away with a successful outcome without their help.
Family Law and Department of Child Services
I hired George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors to represent me in my Family Court matter and they did so with professionalism, integrity, outstanding knowledge and advice to bring my case to a successful conclusion. I trusted them through the whole process, and they have rewarded me for my faith. If there ever is a need for future legal representation, I will definitely be using the services of George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors. I highly recommend George Papamihail and Biljana Radulovic for knowledgeable, professional and timely legal counsel.
Employment and Contract Law
When I resigned from my employer to start new employment, I was told I needed to sign a contract before I could leave. I was unsure if my employer had a right to do this and I was worried what my former employer could legally do to me.
After being told by friends that I should see a lawyer I was told to see George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors. After seeing George Papamihail, I was left with no doubts about my legal position and confident I could leave my employer without difficulty. The care and attention to detail was impressive and I am happy with the service provided to me.
Employment Law and Misconduct Hearings
“When my former employer decided to investigate me for misconduct it was an extremely stressful time of my life. Everyone I spoke to made me believe that I was wrong and I would be facing criminal charges. That all changed once I spoke about my case with George. George has a wealth of knowledge and did not stop fighting for me at every stop. At the end of the day, the case against me was dropped and I am relieved that I had George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors on my side throughout this ordeal ”
Family Law and Child Custody
I sincerely appreciate your service in assisting to settle my child related matter by way of court ordered mediation. As a result, we have an amicable arrangement whereby I have custody of my son, he remains in contact with his mother but there is an injunction in place to prevent her from abusing him. As you recall from the beginning, I wanted my son to maintain a relationship with his mother and for that relationship to be as best as it could be given that I didn’t want him to sever the relationship or grow to resent his mum. I do however want his experiences in life to be positive for him to develop into a confident young man with good values.
At the point I engaged you to represent me, I was unsure whether I would be granted custody since the documents filed against me by my now ex-wife were to the effect that I had no interest in my son. Although this was plainly wrong, her statements were founded on the fact I worked away for, at times, long periods due to my FIFO role. My now ex-wife’s statements against me formed a basis of an onerous task on you to help me disprove a series of mistruths.
Thanks also for understanding my reasons for fleeing Australia with my son to Vietnam. In hindsight, that was akin to a circumstance ordinarily read from pages of a fictitious novel. While I was living that reality, it seemed you and your firm were the only people on my side – even child welfare authorities didn’t believe the allegations against my now ex-wife.
It all seems a distant memory and while I may never understand the motivations as to why my ex-wife physically abused our son, I realise it was somehow connected to a breakdown in our marriage. Fortunately, and with your assistance in this matter, we now have an amicable arrangement where I am confident that our shared parenting arrangements are in the best interests of our son.
I would gladly recommend your services to anyone in need of legal assistance.
I appreciate your efforts in objecting to an application to restrain me by way of a Misconduct Restraining Order (“MRO”). After hearing my version of events, you made it clear that a court should dismiss the application against me given that the application was baseless.
The ordeal was very stressful for me since an MRO would indicate to those in my small ethnic community that I am a person of low reputation. The community would believe that I had acted in a way which was contrary to my Islamic faith, this clearly was not the case.
As you know, English is not my first language but I appreciate that you catered for me by taking the time to ensure everything was interpreted for me at all the hearings.
True to your word, justice was served and with your expertise in cross examination it brought out the truth in the matter. I am also grateful that you sought costs and, although costs are not usually awarded, they were awarded to me at the end of trial.
Thank you very much, I will always recommend you to anyone in need of your services.
Wills, Estates and Probate
“I was impressed with George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors wherein they explained the ramifications of my case to me in a clear, concise and simplistic manner.
George is very personable, and yet quite brilliant with his professional observation and knowledge toward the law.
They achieved success for me, and I recognised they were of great assistance in what could have been a devastating problem.
I would happily recommend them to anyone.”
Wills, Estates and Probate
Dear George and team,
Thank you for achieving the unachievable!
First of all I’d like to thank you for everything you have done for me. I appreciate your patience, your advice and your professionalism.
George, thank you so very much for your understanding on my litigation. It was very touching and your positive words made me feel great.
So thank you all once again.
I owe my freedom to George Papamihail Barristers & Solicitors. I am a Greek national and unfortunately I found myself arrested by Australian authorities.
I was charged with very serious offences by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
I was charged with offences claiming that I had imported child and abhorrent pornography. It was a devastating situation to be in as I was incarcerated in prison for a week before I was granted bail due to the application and representation made by Mr Papamihail and his staff.
I have been an international traveller in excess of 26 years and for work purposes I am required to travel constantly. I have an unblemished reputation and was distraught over this incident.
I found the representation and service provided by Mr Papamihail and his staff to be of the highest standard and my matter was dealt with in an exceptionally professional way.
I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case, as Mr Papamihail persuaded the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions that I was innocent of any wrongdoing and the charges against me were discontinued. This, amazingly, was done before the need of a costly trial. I am now able to return to my home in Greece and be with my family with my reputation intact.