About Chelmsford Legal

Chelmsford Legal commenced in January 2013, as a specialist criminal law firm, with a particular focus on Court work. The mission statement for Chelmsford Legal is to be the biggest and best criminal law firm in Perth, Western Australia.

Situated in the very heart of Perth, at Level 1, the Gledden Building,  731-737 Hay Street, Perth (corner of Hay Street Mall and William Street), we are a short walk from the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts. We are also very close to the Perth Train Station and local bus services.

The name “Chelmsford” Legal is derived from the birthplace of Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal (1776 –1846), who was a celebrated English lawyer and later a Chief Judge. At the Bench, Tindal's greatest achievement was to significantly reform criminal law. By introducing the special verdict of “not guilty by reason of insanity” and of the defence of provocation to murder, he left a legacy that remains to this day.

Sir Nicholas Tindal
Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance

Chelmsford Legal is also a proud member of ADLA: The Australian Defence Lawyer Alliance. ADLA is represented by a leading criminal law firm from each state and territory, combining the knowledge, experience and resources to form a large group of skilled defence lawyers on a national level. Chelmsford Legal is the ADLA representative criminal law firm in Western Australia. Our involvement with ADLA means that we can assist you with matters that relate to any interstate criminal matters.

To find out more about ADLA, please click here.