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John Sutton


John Sutton

Partner - Acc. Spec. (Criminal)

Accredited Specialist

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John is a Managing Partner of Armstrong Legal and head of the Criminal Law Division. He was admitted to practice law in NSW in 1999 and prior to that had five years advocacy experience in the Local Court of NSW as a prosecutor. John is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria and the High Court of Australia, though he can appear in any jurisdiction as required.

Prior to joining Armstrong Legal, John was practicing interstate, conducting protracted prosecutions of corrupt police officers with a particular focus on drug squad officers. Before this, John was practicing law in NSW, assisting clients with criminal law issues that covered the field of criminal law offences, including major traffic offences, violence, dishonesty and sexual matters.

John has a wide range of experience, appearing in the following jurisdictions: the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW, the Guardianship, Nursing and Administrative Decisions Tribunals of NSW, the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Board (Cth), the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth), the Federal Court of Australia and the Magistrates, Country and Supreme Courts of Victoria.

John has also experience in coercive investigations by the Australian Investments and Securities Commission, the NSW Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

The experience and qualifications that John possesses, being a high quality mix of defence and prosecution skills, together with his team at Armstrong Legal, means you can be certain of accurate, dependable and practical advice on how your matter can be dealt with.

John is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, recognised by the Law Society of NSW. John also sits on the Disclosure Committee of the NSW Law Society.


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