Our People

Mr. John Charlton
Consultant, Able Defence Lawyers

Mr. Charlton is a consultant for Able Defence Lawyers and brings a wealth of experience and value to the firm. Mr. Charlton is highly proficient in complex Criminal Law, Personal Injury Law, Property Law and Conveyancing.

He is highly valued for his experience in advising the Practising Solicitors on complex legal matters, especially Criminal Law Trials.  Mr. Charlton has played a major role in implementing and overseeing stringent quality Practice Management Procedures within the practice to ensure Able Defence Lawyers serve their clients to the highest standard. Mr. Charlton performs an important mentoring role to all the staff at Able Defence Lawyers.


Cathy Ohanian

Cathy Ohanian commenced her career in the legal profession in 2012 when she commenced work as a paralegal for a Sydney law firm while studying law at the University of Western Sydney. Cathy graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2013 with a double degree: Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Human Resource Management) and obtained her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice though the Australian National University. She was admitted as a solicitor in the New South Wales Supreme Court in July 2014.

Cathy assists clients in many areas of law including Family Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Personal Injury Law, and Wills, Probate and Estate Matters. Her attention to detail and remarkable ability to multi-task across all matters within the firm results in her continually achieving outstanding results for her clients.

Cathy prides herself on providing clients with a compassionate and a personalised service, keeping clients in-the-know and informed about their matters every step of the way. Cathy’s clients are always appreciative of the excellent results she achieves for them.


Kruz Cupitt

Kruz Cupitt commenced working for Able Defence Lawyers at the commencement of 2016 as a Law Clerk whilst completing his studies at Western Sydney University. Kruz has since graduated with a double degree and was admitted as a solicitor in the New South Wales Supreme Court in February 2017.

Kruz is able to assist clients in many areas of law including Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Wills, Powers of Attorney & Enduring Guardians.

Since commencing with Able Defence Lawyers, Kruz has developed into an exceptional young solicitor whose legal skills and ability to apply facts to law in crucial legal arguments are exceptional. Kruz prides himself on his dedication to the firm by giving exceptional customer service and an outstanding commitment to practising the law for our clients.


Eden Lam
Research Assistant

Eden Lam initially commenced at Able Defence Lawyers as a volunteer work experience student whilst she completes her Law Degree at the University of Technology Sydney. Eden’s attention to detail and exceptional research skills have now resulted in her obtaining the role of Research Assistant within the firm.

Eden methodically examines case law, applying legal principals to ensure that every matter within the firm is comprehensively researched. Eden’s ability to research every aspect of a case upholds the firms assurances that Able Defence Lawyers go above and beyond for all our clients by investigating beyond the initial evidence in the early stages of a matter.