The team at Chambers Legal consists of expert criminal lawyers, specialising in all areas of criminal defence law and regularly representing clients in all courts. If you have been charged with a criminal offence by the police, or you are being investigated by the police, our criminal lawyers can help. We are available after hours for urgent advice.
We can assist with traffic charges ranging from drink driving to more serious traffic charges, such as reckless driving to evade police and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. If you have lost your licence, we can also help with applying for an extraordinary driver’s licence.
If you have already been through a trial or sentencing and you are considering appealing the outcome with the help of a criminal lawyer, we can assist you with the appeal process. Filing an appeal must generally be done within a certain deadline, so you should contact a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible for advice.
The idea for Chambers Legal came about over a lunch meeting between Arina and Yasmin in November 2017.
The idea was that Arina and Yasmin wanted to create a firm to assist those requiring legal advice and representation against criminal charges at an affordable rate, and to make navigating the legal process as easy as possible.
They also understood that it was important to build a good rapport with their clients, to ensure that everyone felt listened to, and had the law explained to them in an easy-to-understand way.
And so, the idea for Chambers Legal was born, and from there, things moved quickly. Chambers Legal officially opened their doors for business on 1 February 2018.
Today, the team have over 20 years of criminal law experience between them.
At Chambers Legal, we are focussed on providing our clients with a high level of service and the best possible legal representation to achieve excellent outcomes in criminal and traffic law.
Our Team Of Legal Professionals
LL.B. GDLP - Legal Practice Director
Prior to starting Chambers Legal, Arina worked at a boutique firm in Perth, practicing in criminal law.
Criminal law is her passion, and she appears regularly in the Magistrates Court and District Court for a range of matters, both contested and uncontested.
She has strong ties to a number of top barristers in Perth, who she can call upon to represent you as counsel when required.
Arina is well equipped to handle your matter, providing a fresh and honest perspective and advice.
Yasmin Thompson (Mah)
LL.B. B Com. GDLP - Legal Practice Director
Prior to starting Chambers Legal, Yasmin was a Partner at a large national firm.
She has spent the majority of her career practicing in criminal law. She is passionate about criminal defence work, and she appears regularly in the Magistrates Court and District Court, either representing the client herself, or in conjunction with well-known and well-regarded Perth barristers.
Yasmin often receives referrals from previous clients or other solicitors due to her straightforward and honest approach to the handling of her cases.
She is friendly and approachable, but will advocate hard for you when needed.
Prior to starting at Chambers Legal, Tim worked for the Aboriginal Legal Service practising Criminal Law. He represented clients in the Children’s Court, Magistrates Court, and District Court.
Tim will always work hard and go the extra step to achieve good outcomes for clients. He interacts with clients in a non-judgemental and empathetic manner, providing a safe place for clients to tell their story. Tim is a keen advocate, and he will always put forward his client’s case in a vigorous manner.
Outside of work, Tim enjoys playing sport, including basketball, squash and bike riding.
Reid completed a Bachelor of Laws in 2019, graduating as top of his law class academically. He began his legal career the following year and has since practiced exclusively in criminal law.
Reid provides advice and representation on a wide range of criminal matters, including assault, traffic matters, property offences (burglary/stealing), drug offences, and sexual offences. Reid also specialises in extraordinary licences.
Reid regularly appears as counsel in the Magistrates and District Court for mentions, disclosure hearings, trial allocation hearings, extraordinary licence applications, bail applications, and sentencing hearings.
Outside of the law, Reid is an avid dog lover, as well as passionate AFL devotee.
Morgan has returned to Chambers Legal after completing a regional placement in Broome, Western Australia. During her time in Broome, Morgan developed skills in supporting clients from diverse backgrounds, adopting a practise that is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive. She has experience with a wide range of matters, but is particularly specialised in family domestic violence, traffic offences, and spent conviction applications.
Morgan’s client communication is realistic and honest, and her experience with diverse clients has strengthened her ability to deliver advice in a way that is easily understood and accessible to her clients. Morgan’s accessible and client focused communication style has led her to take on opportunities in delivering legal education in prison, refuges, remote Aboriginal communities, and on radio.
Morgan has evidenced a consistent standard of practice throughout her legal career, and her strong dedication to academics and commitment to criminal law was recognised during her studies. She was accepted into the University of Notre Dame’s Young Achievers Early Offer Program for her law degree, and after completing her law degree, she was awarded a scholarship from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Western Australia for her practical legal training.
Outside of work, Morgan is a healthcare volunteer and a mentor for the Blackstone Society’s Women in Law Mentoring Scheme. She also enjoys social sports and challenging herself through participation in endurance events.
Nyah is currently studying law at the University of Notre Dame.
She works part time at Chambers Legal and you are likely to speak to her on the phone or be greeted by her when you attend our office.