Our Team

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Samar Singh-Panwar

Our Director, Samar Singh-Panwar is recognised as one of the foremost Criminal Law and Building Law Solicitors in New South Wales.

Samar is the only solicitor in the Central Coast to have completed and passed the NSW Bar (Barristers Exams).

Samar is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, which means he is recognised by his peers as being an elite criminal law advocate and solicitor.

Samar is highly regarded by judges, magistrates and NCAT members alike.

Samar regularly teaches and advises other lawyers by way of continuing legal education on various areas of Criminal Law. When things go wrong, other lawyers often ask him to take their clients matters to the Appeal Courts.

Samar has appeared in numerous high profile cases throughout the state.

He is an elite court advocate who will use his skill, knowledge and tireless work ethic get you the best result possible, every time.


John Arms

John joins our team at Panwar Legal after more than 30 years working within the NSW Court jurisdiction, with the last 18 years as the Registrar of the District Court and Local Court at Gosford and as the Coroner for the NSW Central Coast.

This experience is unique in private practice as it gives him an extensive understanding of the Court system from all aspects and its processes including procedurally, judicially and investigatory.

As a former long serving President of the Central Coast Law Society, John is also highly regarded by his peers within the legal profession.

John’s knowledge of the processes that clients face, gives him a unequalled understanding that ensures the best possible result is achieved.



Adrian Batterby

Adrian is an expert building law and dispute resolution lawyer with over 35 years experience.  

He was a Partner for 8 years in the Construction Law Division of one of Australia’s largest law firms and subsequently Corporate Counsel for one of Australia’s largest general insurers.

Adrian has expertise in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

He was one of the first solicitors in NSW to gain mediation Specialist Accreditation from the Law Society NSW.