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The Team

Facing a criminal charge can be one of the most stressful times in life. McKenna Taylor will set your mind at ease, handle everything from the moment we meet, and help you navigate your way through the process.

McKenna Taylor’s lawyers come with experience and specialised skills, having practised in Sydney and Canberra’s largest criminal law firms. We provide a personalised and empathetic service, rather than the detached approach of the larger firms.

Our lawyers are young, ambitious and incredibly hard-working. We have built reputations for professionalism and outstanding performance through a history of achieving excellent results for our clients.

McKenna Taylor will pay close attention to every detail of your case and keep in contact every step of the way.

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Tom Taylor

Partner

Tom has earnt the respect of his clients, lawyers and judges through years of dedicated practice in criminal law. With experience as a lawyer in country NSW, in the Australian Army and in one of Sydney’s largest criminal law firms, he knows the right time to bring an aggressive approach. Tom has a unique talent in making real connections with his clients and earning their trust. Before joining the legal profession he worked in sports management and as a professional lifeguard in Australia and Japan.

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Adrian McKenna

Partner

Adrian has worked exclusively in criminal law since his admission as a lawyer. Clients have sought out Adrian's experience and specialised skills for some of Canberra's most high profile and complex matters. He was previously an associate to a judge of the ACT Supreme Court and worked on the defence team of Radovan Karadzic, President of the Former Bosnian-Serb Republic at the Yugoslavia International War Crimes Tribunal. He is a member of the ACT Law Society's Criminal Law Committee.

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Erin Priestly

Lawyer

Erin brings a wide variety of criminal law experience to her practice. She began her legal career working in criminal law in a barristers’ chambers, then went to work as an associate to a magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court and to the Associate Judge of the ACT Supreme Court. Erin is a born and bred Canberran, having graduated from the Australian National University with a combined Bachelor of Law with 1st Class Honours and Bachelor of International Relations.

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Sinead Allen

Paralegal

Sinead is in the final year of her Juris Doctor at the Australian National University and will be admitted to practice in 2020. Sinead developed a passion for criminal law whilst volunteering with the Aboriginal Legal Service and in specialised studies at university. She has gone on to contribute to research aimed at reducing the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Anjali Goyal

Paralegal

Anjali has worked in criminal matters in Australia and internationally for both prosecution and defence. She has been involved in high profile cases in the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague and on the widely reported 2012 Delhi gang rape case. She will soon complete her final semester of Laws with Honours at the Australian National University.