Specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors

Your Legal Team - Experienced Criminal Lawyers

We understand that being charged with an offence is a daunting experience and the team at CBD Criminal Defence Lawyers are able to balance on the one hand compassion and understanding with professionalism and strength to obtain the best possible outcome.


We act for clients in all criminal law jurisdictions including Local Court matters, District Court trials and sentences, Supreme Court trials and sentences, criminal appellate matters in Court of Criminal Appeal and criminal appellate matters in the High Court of Australia. We also act for clients in quasi-criminal law proceedings such as NSW Parole Board hearings, Coronial Inquiries, NSW and Australian Crime Commission hearings including Confiscation of Proceeds of Crimes proceedings.

Victoria Havryliv, BA, LLB, LLM (Criminal Justice)

Principal Solicitor

Victoria Havryliv, principal of CBD Criminal Defence Lawyers, is a graduate of Macquarie University. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1992. She gained her post graduate degree, a Master of Laws in Criminal Justice from the University of NSW in 1998. She has held academic positions as a lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence Practice and Procedure at both Macquarie University and the University of NSW.


Victoria Havryliv has practised exclusively in criminal law and regularly appears in all criminal jurisdictions including the Local Court, District Court, the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.


She is a member of the Serious Crime Panel.


Victoria Havryliv’s qualifications and extensive experience enable her to provide insightful advice at throughout all stages of the criminal process. Her inquiring mind and no nonsense approach to protecting the rights of the accused has been the catalyst for many appeals on questions of law. She has acted in many landmark cases including the seminal cases on the privilege against self-incrimination and s 128 certificates, the right to political communication and the most recent cases testing the bounds of sexual assault communications privilege and whether it impinges on the right to a fair trial.


Victoria has worked on the full range of criminal matters including many murder trials. She remains the foremost criminal defence solicitor in Sydney and the Number 1 choice for the best legal representation of your criminal matter.

T: (02) 8251 0006  F: (02) 8251 0097