At Hardinlaw we’re all about achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We are based in Sydney but we service all NSW courts and the High Court of Australia. Paul Hardin is also admitted to practice throughout Australia with experience in Courts in Queensland, VIC, SA, ACT, WA and the High Court of Australia.
Paul Hardin has been a lawyer for over 25 years.
He became involved in criminal defence at the age of 14 years, 30 years ago, as a work experience student and continued during holidays until admitted in 1991.
Paul was involved in the defence of numerous complex criminal matters including large drug matters including Australia's then largest importations of heroin, cocaine, MDMA and hashish.
He was the Solicitor for the Hells Angels MC and succeeded in having the whole anti-bikie Act declared invalid.
He was also a solicitor in numerous murder trials including the solicitor in the high profile Bra Boys murder trial where the client was acquitted and the matter later became a successful documentary film.
He was the solicitor responsible for the first permanent stay of an Operation Wickenby tax prosecution. He acted in both of the only two successfully defended Wickenby tax trial before a jury.
He has represented major criminals, minor criminals, the innocent, bikies, police officers, mothers and fathers.
As a solicitor, Paul is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and has acted for people in NSW, QLD, ACT and WA.
Paul dabbles in suing for malicious prosecutions and has been involved in successful defamation actions.
Kate has been a lawyer for over 10 years. Kate’s primary area of practice is criminal law however she also practices in Civil Law and has successfully litigated against Police in cases involving wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.
Kate runs a varied part of the practice, representing clients in various jurisdictions from Local Court matters to more complex cases involving robberies and drug supply in the District Court to Supreme Court Murder trials and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal.
Kate’s practice has taken her to various locations across the state including Tweed Heads and Canberra in the ACT.
Kate was admitted to practice in the High Court in 2011.
Kate is on both the general and complex crime panels of Legal aid.
Paul and Kate act in both privately funded and legally aided matters, and occasionally pro bono.
"Had an amazing experience with Paul and Kate. I was being well informed about every detail required for the case. I had charges which was being dropped in one hearing."
"I want to thank Paul for representing my Son in court today. He went over and beyond what we are expecting. He stood by us all day and keep us informed of the situation.. He made sure we were looked after and alleviate all our fears and answered all our questions. I believe that we have the best lawyer representing us. – "
"Thank you for your help with my charges. Great result. I will refer you to all my friends"