Client Reviews

With a 90% success rate on our cases we have represented, Benjamin Leonardo – The Defenders are considered to be some of Sydney’s best traffic and criminal defence lawyers. Dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for our clients, we are proud to have received the following client reviews and testimonials.

Ben from Benjamin Leonardo Lawyers started representing me in early 2019. As with any matter dealing with the criminal justice system, it can be overwhelming and deeply concerning. From the time Ben took on my case and until the moment it concluded, Ben was always available and very supportive through the whole process. Ben went way beyond in the work he had to put in to get the result. To say I’m grateful with the outcome is an understatement (no gaol). I will always be thankful to the person who referred me on to Ben.



Benjamin is the best criminal defence lawyer in Sydney, I would recommend him to anyone involved in a criminal case. My family and I are very grateful about the outcome in the Local Court- 12 months Conditional Release Order without conviction.

The Police’s original charge was Affray, Benjamin assessed every detail of the case, provided us the best advice, helped us downgrade the charge from Affray to Common Assault, and eventually got the best outcome at Court.

We consulted many other criminal defence lawyers before Benjamin, but realised Benjamin was very experienced, professional, trust worthy and result driven. We were extremely impressed by his proficiency, effort, patience, and he answered all our questions and cleared our concerns, making us less stressed through the whole process. The excellent result proved that we made the right choice.


Common Assault

Benjamin displayed an exceptional ability in courtroom tactics, evidentiary requirements and case law. This combined with his easy going nature and his efficiency and focus resulted in a remarkably good outcome. The fines and the disqualification period were minimal. There was neither a custodial sentence nor a community service order imposed on me.

I warmly recommend Benjamin to anyone needing legal representation with regards to traffic matters.


Driving Offences

When our son was charged with murder we didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Ben Goh of Benjamin & Leonardo expertly guided us through the complicated legal processes of the law.

He gave unlimited time and effort and was always at the end of the phone to answer questions and deal with situations as they arose. Ben regularly visited our son who was in custody and kept us up to date. He relentlessly researched information & interviewed potential witnesses.

On his recommendation, a brilliant barrister was appointed to represent our son and, with Ben’s able assistance, won the case. Without Ben’s careful research and attention to detail the outcome could have been very different. In Ben’s own words he ‘gave one hundred and ten percent’ of himself to our son and to all aspects of his case and this resulted in a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict.

Ben was always approachable and helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending Benjamin & Leonardo for expert and fair legal representation.



From our initial meeting I was very comfortable, confident and impressed with you Ben, besides the fact that you came highly recommended by several people.



I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Ben Goh for the outstanding representation he provided for my son after his arrest on serious drug supply charges. After being initially contacted after hours Ben immediately launched into action and successfully fought in the local court to “show cause” to have my son released on bail. The case then ran for approximately 15 months and during that time Ben diligently and meticulously analysed all the evidence, produced a compelling argument in my son’s favour, and successfully negotiated with the prosecutors to have some of the charges dropped and the most serious charge significantly downgraded.

My son’s guilty plea that followed and Ben’s representation along with the excellent barrister he recommended at the sentencing hearing in the District Court, resulted in a non-cutodial sentence that was much better than we had expected.

I would highly recommend Ben Goh to anyone requiring assistance with a criminal matter, no matter how serious the offence. He is highly experienced, very professional and well connected in the legal community. His court preparation is always thorough and diligent, and his court presentation is absolutely first class. Thank you once again Ben.


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I am delighted to be able to provide a reference for Leo Premutico, Partner at Benjamin Leonardo.

Leo was referred to us by Senior Counsel on a matter regarding our son. In our first consultation with him we were impressed with the professionalism he displayed in approaching the matter, the speed at which he grasped the essence of the case, the clarity with which he spelt out the law in relation to the case, and the clear and concise advice he gave us in respect of the preparation that was required to be done.

In court, Leo was very strategic in respect of his approach to the Magistrate, his timing of the defence submission, his presentation of the defence case where he emphasised all relevant issues that strengthened the defence. He was respectful but firm, and needless to say we achieved a good result.

Leo is very personable, very approachable, and very responsive, important qualities especially where young persons are concerned. We were impressed by the manner in which he counselled and encouraged our son, and how he was able to make our son feel comfortable in what can be a daunting environment.

We have no hesitation in recommending Leo as an excellent defence lawyer.



I would like to thank Leo Premutico for all his help in my drink driving charge and for getting me a section 10 in this matter. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to handle the matter very well. Leo took the matter very seriously and understood how much I needed my license for my job and went out of his way to help me in this matter. He has a good rapport with the magistrates and other clerical staff and tells you his best advise to proceed when the matter is at court .I would like to again thank Leo on all his work for this matter and will be telling anyone with a legal matter to call on him because he was so good and caring in my matter because I will be if I have any further problems


Driving Offences

I am very grateful to Leo Premutico, a partner at Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers for the result he achieved for me. What’s great about Leo, is just how personable and understanding he is. I could see that he has put himself into my shoes and saw the situation from my perspective. Leo has great empathy and is very generous with his time. He’s very knowledgeable, experienced, knows the judges well and is pragmatic with his advice.

I could not recommend Leo more highly. If I ever need a lawyer again, and I hope it will never happen, I know who I will come to. Thank you Leo.



Thank you very much for getting the section 10 which is a great result for my wife. We are pleased with the outcome and your handling of the case. We cannot thank you enough for your help. You are fantastic in Court. We appreciate your communication through tough times and your good words gave us a lot of confidence. We will gladly recommend your services to any of my friends or family that may ever need it.

R & S


My fiancé and I were really impressed with the way you spoke in Court for me today! You did an excellent job. Once again thank you very much.



I would like to genuinely thank you for putting your time and effort into my unfortunate case this past year. It has been a stressful year for my family and I. However your service and dedication provided a positive outcome. I wish you nothing but the best. You have been a supportive friend throughout this process.

GH and Family