- Admitted as Solicitor & Barrister of the High Court of Australia
- Admitted as Solicitor & Barrister of the NSW Supreme Court
- Member of the Law Society of NSW
- Member of the American Bar Association
- Member of the American Bar Association- International Law Section
- Member of the American Bar Association- Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Specialty Group
- Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Associate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical).
- Study also undertaken in Arts and Psychology
Contact Mal today on: (02) 8379 1227
Mal Zraika is admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia and is the Principal of Cogent Lawyers. He is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the American Bar Association.
Mal is regularly involved in various commercial, civil, and criminal law matters at Federal, and State Court levels and has been involved with some high profile matters before both the District Court, Supreme Court, and the NSW Court of Appeal . He also appears in an assortment of other jurisdictions.
In addition, Mal also has extensive experience representing clients in Professional Negligence, Insurance, Commercial, Corporate , Property and Tax Law matters. Mal provides legal counsel services to number of public and national entities which have specifically engaged him for his unique skill set.
As an advocate Mal brings to Cogent Lawyers a wealth of experience and provides a dynamic and hard hitting edge needed to succeed in the areas of commercial, consumer, and criminal law. His philosophy is that an advocate is analogous with being a modern day mercenary, as such, an advocate should not shy away from adversary, be it from the other end of the bar table or the bench. An advocate with a strong grasp of the law, facts and issues of a case can and should champion their clients’ rights vigorously, fearlessly, professionally and strategically.
Asked why he has a high success rate in matters Mal says “outside the facts of a case and the law the difference between a successful and unsuccessful outcome in a matter can be proportionate to the level of preparation put into the matter. Accordingly, in all my matters I ensure that all preparation is carried out methodically, you don’t want any nasty surprises in court”.
Moreover, Mal is regularly sought after for highly litigious and complex matters. He also is known for his unique ability to find a basis for successfully defending matters which on their face appear to other lawyers as weak or at times hopeless. So before you throw in the towel, ask Mal for a second opinion.
COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES
Mal maintains strong ties with the local community and gives back whenever possible. Throughout 2009, he lectured 2 days a week in both Certificate 4, and Diploma of Legal Services courses, providing Legal Secretaries and Paralegals with the professional knowledge and practical skill-set they need to perform in the legal profession.
From time to time in 2010 he assisted the University of Western Sydney’s Parramatta Community Justice Clinic by providing free advice to the general public, and training and mentoring to final year law students as part of their practical legal training requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.