Who We Are

A trusted place where Australian Criminal Defence Lawyers, Special Counsel, and clients meet.


Cullen Knox is a collective of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Special Counsel that have come together to help match Australian individuals and corporations with the lawyer that can best meet their requirements and provide them with the right legal advice for their unique situation.

About Us

Here at Cullen Knox, our collective comprises of the top practicing Criminal Defence Lawyers and Special Counsel from around Sydney and across Australia.

Our platform helps to unite the expertise and experience of the most successful and knowledgeable criminal lawyers for the benefit of defendants, corporations, regulatory bodies and anyone else seeking criminal law advice.

With the support of Cullen Knox, you can ask questions, learn, and feel more confident knowing that we will point you in the direction of the right Lawyer who best aligns with your unique situation every time.
We share the same ideals, principles and inspiration that The Honourable Sir William Portus Cullen, KCMG, LLD and Sir Adrian Knox PC KCMG KC brought to the legal profession. Just like our namesakes, we pride ourselves on exceptional work ethic, advocacy skills, legal intelligence and competence, honour and integrity.

Why We Exist

Cullen Knox was founded out of the need for better law advice in Australia. Unfortunately, we saw too many situations where the wrong advice had life changing consequences for the defendant.

That’s why we wanted to bring together the best Criminal Defence Lawyers and Special Counsel in the industry to provide individuals and businesses with a premium criminal law service – offering the reassurance that they will be heard and taken care of by the right lawyer with the proper and most competent advice every time.

The Honourable Sir William Portus Cullen, KCMG | Chief Judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court 1910 - 1925

The seventh Chief Justice, Sir William Cullen, was not only the first Australian born occupant of that office, but he also received his entire education in New South Wales. At the University of Sydney, he attained the degrees BA (1880), MA (1882), LLB (1885), and LLD (1887). He was admitted to the Bar on 30 April 1883 and took silk in 1905.

He was a sound jurist and a capable administrator with an extensive knowledge of the law and a fearless and independent voice.

Sir Adrian Knox PC KCMG KC – Chief Judge of the High Court of Australia 1919-1930

The Rt Hon Sir Adrian Knox (1863-1932) served as the second Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (1919-1930). He graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Cambridge and was called to the English Bar (Inner Temple) in 1886, He was later successful at the Sydney Bar, taking silk in 1906.

He served as a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1894-1898. He was appointed a Companion to the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) in 1918, a Privy Counsellor in 1920 and a Knight Commander (KCMG) in 1921. Chief Justice Knox has been described as ‘an astute and conscientious administrator of the Court’s business, and on the whole managed to steer the Court … to a remarkable degree of consensus’.

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