Hugh Woods Solicitor at Woods & Co Lawyers

Hugh commenced his legal career with Woods & Co Lawyers in 2015 as a law clerk. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in early 2018, after graduating from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (LLB).

Hugh regularly appears before South Australian Courts in criminal proceedings.  He has developed experience with complex appellate, criminal and traffic matters including offences of Murder, Serious Organised Crime, Sexual Offences and Traffic Law Offences. He has also represented clients with disciplinary hearings having dealt with the Teachers Registration Board, the International Crime Corporation Central Authority, the Parole Board of South Australia, and the Firearms Registrar of South Australia.

In 2022, Hugh was named as a ‘Criminal Law Rising Star’ by Doyle’s Guide and was also included in an article published by The Advertiser in 2023 titled ‘Adelaide’s best up and coming criminal lawyers’.

In 2017, Hugh attended the national Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) competition in Canberra. He won the Witness Examination Competition and was named the Australian and New Zealand Champion. He becomes the second South Australian to achieve this since the competition began in 1981.

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Hugh Woods specialises in both criminal & traffic law matters in Adelaide. 

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Criminal Law

Traffic Law


“Very professional law firm, at the very top of their trade. Mr Hugh Woods was very honest and upfront with all my options relating to my case and possible outcomes. He achieved an outcome which I thought was not possible. He took time with my case and went through all the specific details and his presentation in court was detailed to the last line. I would recommend him to anyone who needs assistance with a lawyer. The firm’s pricing is fair and there are no hidden costs involved. Very responsive to all enquiries for clients in a timely manner.”

Obrie Rugube

“I have to say that I was very fortunate to have Woods & Co represent me with my Traffic Offence problem. I had been to other firms getting information on what I can do, but Hugh Woods was the only one who talked to me like a person and not a number. Right from the girls at reception to meeting with Hugh Woods was so extremely warm and welcoming, it was hard to believe that I was in a law firm. If you are ever in need of a Law Firm that will treat you with dignity, respect, understanding and take into account your personal financial circumstances, I strongly recommend you go see the Woods & Co Team. Thank you so much Hugh. You are a top bloke.”

Cheff Sp

Michael Woods
Michael WoodsPrincipal of Woods & Co Lawyers
Michael Woods is passionate about the firm and commitment to excellence. He has trained many solicitors who have now opened their own practice. He opened the firm in 2000 after working for a leading defence criminal lawyer.
Ben Chehade
Ben ChehadeSolicitor
Ben Chehade graduated with an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Adelaide in 2012. After owning a successful business, he returned the law, focusing on criminal and traffic law. He is hardworking and strives for excellence.
Vivian Ngo
Vivian NgoSolicitor
Vivian joined Woods & Co to practise exclusively in Criminal Law after having worked in general practice across a broad range of areas including criminal and civil law. She has experience instructing preeminent counsel across all jurisdictions. Vivian is bilingual and speaks Vietnamese.
Stefania Swart
Stefania SwartSolicitor
Stefania graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Major in Criminology). She has worked in Criminal Defence Law since 2020 as a Legal Secretary and Law Clerk. Stefania was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor in May 2023.
Hayder Al Hamdany
Hayder Al Hamdany
They are reliable, honest and operate with integrity. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for some great legal advocacy and support. Ben always takes the time to answer any questions I may have, and provides me with all the options available. As a new with a legal matter, it can be difficult to find a suitable lawyer. I was lucky to be connected to Ben. On another note, their charges were also very reasonable to the services they provided.
Sarah Budarick
Sarah Budarick
I seriously have so much respect for woods and co especially Ben who has represented me. They are affordable, professional and aim for the best out come possible. The reception staff are also amazing.
tom warley
tom warley
I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Woods & Co. Hugh has helped me out on more than one occasion and kept my mind at ease whilst ensuring a positive outcome each time. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
Janice Collins
Janice Collins
I would highly recommend Woods & Co Lawyers to others. A special thanks to Hugh for getting a good result quickly. To the ladies at the desk thank you for your wonderful support. Much appreciated 🙂
Lina Abete
Lina Abete
Excellent professional service
Qamar Zaman
Qamar Zaman
I highly recommend Woods&Co Lawyers. I got into big trouble for the first time and of course was scared out of my mind. MICHAEL WOODS AND HUGH WOODS and the rest of the team eased my mind about the whole process. Definitely great customer service and professionalism. I am also very happy with the deal I got. If I ever (which I hope I don’t) get into any other trouble, WOODS&CO Lawyers is the one I will call on. Thank you so much for everything!
Mori Shakouri
Mori Shakouri
Really nice and gentlemen, professional and friendly, highly recommended

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