Alanna Papandony, Solicitor

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Alanna holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. She is admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is particularly interested in criminal and family law.

Alanna is passionate about helping others. With years of customer service experience behind her, Alanna is able to understand clients’ needs in order to help them make a decision in their best interests. Alanna strives to build relationships with her clients so that they feel comfortable and confident discussing their legal issues with her. She brings a depth of knowledge to the role of legal advisor which ensures that she achieves the best outcome from every matter she is involved with.

Outside of law, Alanna is passionate about exercise and fitness. She regularly trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Accreditations & Memberships

    • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales

Success Stories and Publications

No Conviction For Unreasonable Force On Child

Our solicitor Alanna Papandony represented a 32-year old male at Campbelltown Local Court in relation to a charge of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (Domestic Violence Related).

Our client and the victim’s mother were involved in an intimate relationship for one year. He was charged following a report to the Police after the victim’s mother noticed a large red mark on her two-year-old child’s backside 4 hours after our client returned the child home.

Our client had contributed significantly to the community through his service as a firefighter. However, he held concerns that a conviction for this offence would have had a significant consequence on his career.

Disciplining of children with the use of force has been an issue of some controversy for some time, this despite the law seeking to clarify what force can be reasonably used to discipline children. Our representation resulted in the Court exercising its discretion not to record a conviction against our client, on condition that he enter a good behaviour bond pursuant to Section 10(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).

That result was achieved by focusing on how our client’s actions were at the lower end of objective seriousness for this type of offence. We focused on the degree of violence and our client’s intentions to support our case that he was otherwise a person of good character. Alanna demonstrated this with evidence that her client had engaged in counselling to address his offending behaviour, which showed our client’s remorse and contrition to the court.

The court ultimately accepted that our client was a person of good character who had no previous offences and afforded him the opportunity to walk away without a criminal conviction.  The victim was protected by an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order, which would result in serious criminal charges being laid against our client in the event of a breach.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Alanna Papandony who will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

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Car was impounded, and licence suspended after being pulled over as a “hoon” which was (btw) a load of *&^%. The Gotocourt lawyers were great, fast efficient, which was obvious after my first call which was answered immediately, gave me some great advice over the phone on what to prepare and had me scheduled to see their lawyer that afternoon. Top bloke, very friendly and well spoken. Totally destroyed the charges in court – when all was said and done my penalty was less than your general parking ticket.
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