PRINCIPAL

SHAHER DAHLAN
B.A., L.L.B – Compensation Lawyer
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
Bachelor of Arts (Communications)

Mr Dahlan commenced his career as a Civil Litigator many years before he was admitted as a Solicitor. Whilst completing his Bachelor of Arts (Communications) / Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, Mr Dahlan worked as a Paralegal at a prominent civil litigation firm in Sydney.

Mr Dahlan aimed to hone in his practical skills in litigation whilst applying the utmost diligence to his academic career. He soon realised the rewards of committing himself in both work and academia, when he graduated in Law with First Class Honours.

Upon being admitted as a Solicitor, Mr Dahlan commenced work with a leading Compensation Law Firm in Parramatta. In the early part of his career he was mentored by a Partner of the firm with over 28 years’ experience in the field.

After many years of learning from the best Solicitors and Barristers in the field, Mr Dahlan set about establishing Parramatta City Legal. With his dedication, attention to detail and utmost commitment to all clients, the firm experienced rapid growth over the years and continues to prosper.

Mr Dahlan has appeared in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Compensation Court of New South Wales, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Workers Compensation Commission, Medical Assessment Service and the Claims Assessment & Resolution Service. He has built upon and developed industrious relationships with many leading Junior and Senior Barristers practising in Compensation and Family Law, delivering countless settlements, judgments and verdicts in favour of his clients.

Our Principal prides himself on establishing strong Solicitor/Client relationships and advancing the interests of his clients ahead of the firm’s. Upon retaining Parramatta City Legal, you can expect that the utmost skill, care and diligence will be applied to your case with a view to accommodating clients’ needs.

Our Principal will ensure that you are constantly kept in the loop and updated as to the progress of your matter in simple, easy to understand terms. He is well mindful of the virtues of taking a conciliatory approach to proceedings and is well skilled in running matters to hearing in the event that the other side takes an unreasonable approach to negotiations.

Mr Dahlan is a strong believer in preparation no matter how large or small your claim might be and is driven by achieving the best possible results for his clients.

Our Principal is contactable on (02) 9891 0091 or via email at sd@citylegal.net.au

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CONSULTANTS

 

CLAUDE HARB
L.L.B

Mr Harb offers a practical and pragmatic approach to the resolution of your Criminal or Family Law matter, no matter how simple or complex your case may be. Claude provides an understanding and efficient service to each and every client to maximise the value of the service being retained. Mr Harb upholds the highest level of integrity and ethical standards expected of a legal practitioner.


FRANK MERSAL
G.D.L.P., DIP. LAW, B.SC (MATHS., CHEM.)

Mr Mersal provides quick, accurate and cost effective advice with a robust understanding of business principles. He is experienced in dealing with small to medium enterprises and understands the legal and practical issues faced by businesses in today's market. Frank has skills and experience in contractual drafting, business structures, asset protection and cost efficiency. His multi-faceted approach results in high returns for your clients, lower write offs and a diminished need to engage in legal proceedings.


BENJAMIN GOH
L.L.B, B.SC (GENETICS & MICROBIOLOGY)

Benjamin Goh began his criminal law career in arguably the toughest legal and social environment in NSW- the Western Aboriginal Legal Service (WALS). Ben represented clients from Dubbo to Broken Hill and many remote towns in between, such as Bourke and Wilcannia. The experience Ben gained at WALS was invaluable and allowed him to appreciate the issues faced by clients from low socio-economic backgrounds who were faced with enormous stress as a result of being charged with a criminal offence. Whilst working at WALS Ben was invited to an interview with one of Sydney’s leading criminal law firms and thereafter dedicated over 5 years to this firm. He was made an Associate and was on his way to becoming a Partner, instead, Ben chose a different path and co-created Benjamin & Leonardo. Ben has practised exclusively in criminal law for the last 7 years. He has appeared in the Children’s Court, Local Court, Chief Industrial Magistrates Court, District Court, Drug Court, Coroners Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal, Pharmacy Board of NSW and Greyhound Racing Authority. In addition to holding a Law Degree, Ben also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney majoring in Genetics and Microbiology. This scientific understanding is an added advantage in cases which require a proper analysis of complex scientific forensic evidence such as DNA evidence. He is a volunteer lecturer at the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program at a number of Police Community Youth Clubs in Sydney. He has also lectured doctors at the Australian College of Legal Medicine in relation to topics such as abortion, euthanasia and manslaughter. Ben is a strong believer in preparation no matter what you are charged with and is driven by getting his clients the best possible result.


MICHAEL MIKHAEL
LICENSED COMMERCIAL AGENT

Mr Mikhael has over 15 years in debt recovery experience. He is always dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of professional and quality service. Michael has a reputation for collecting debts quickly and cost effectively.


SAM ABBAS
L.L.B (FIRST CLASS HONOURS)

Sam is a Graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney and has practised as a Solicitor in Sydney since 2000. Sam has experience in a wide range of practice areas but has developed an interest and practised extensively in Criminal Law and Litigation, on behalf of private and commercial clients. Sam enjoys Court work and is a competent and effective advocate.