About us

Zoe specialises in Criminal and Traffic Law. She has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide 2021 as a Recommended Criminal Defence Lawyer in New South Wales, and voted a Rising Star in Criminal Law in 2019 and 2020. Prior to founding W & Co. Lawyers, Zoe was a Senior Associate at one of Sydney’s top tier criminal firms. Zoe combines empathy with a genuine passion for criminal law when assisting her clients. At all times, her focus is on obtaining the best result through strategic preparation and persuasive advocacy. 

Zoe is an experienced advocate, regularly appearing in Local, District and Supreme Courts throughout Newcastle, Sydney and New South Wales. She has experience in all areas of criminal and traffic law, including:

  • Assault 
  • Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders
  • Bail applications
  • Dangerous driving
  • Drink driving 
  • Drug possession 
  • Drug supply
  • Drug importation
  • Larceny
  • Murder trials
  • Manslaughter trials
  • Mental health matters
  • Sexual assault trials
  • Traffic offences 
  • White collar crime

Zoe has represented a range of clients charged with complex and high-profile matters. She appeared as solicitor for two high-profile murder trials, one of which resulted in her client being found not guilty by reason of mental illness. Zoe has also instructed Senior Counsel in one of Australia’s largest white-collar crime matters involving tax fraud. She works closely with Sydney and Newcastle’s most respected and experienced criminal barristers.

Zoe has been consistently recognised by members of the profession in Doyle’s Guide and has a 5-Star Rating on Google from her past clients. She also has a background in psychology, graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2012 with distinction. A high achiever, Zoe is a four-time national representative in swimming and a National Gold Medallist.

Visit our Case Studies page to read about some of Zoe’s success in past criminal and traffic law cases.

What our clients say

Testimonial C

I've had Zoe represent me. From start to finish Zoe was very approachable and answered my million questions. Yesterday was my day in court and wow she really went above and beyond with representing me and got me a sentence no one thought possible.

Testimonial B

Zoe handled my case with an amazing attitude. Always extremely  professional and empathetic, which is very important in such delicate situations. She was very responsive and experienced. I had the best outcome possible and I am very grateful.

Testimonial A

Zoe is my trusted legal adviser. I had chosen to engage with her after already engaging with a previous lawyer as she demonstrated professionalism, clarity of thought, she was reassuring throughout my distress and she made the entire process hassle-free.