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John Stratton SC

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Coronial Inquests / Commissions of Inquiry
  • Criminal Law

Date of Admission

Admitted as a solicitor in 1981, admitted to the Bar in 1991, appointed Senior Counsel in 2003.


Bachelor of Laws, Bachelors of Arts (Honours)
Master of Laws


John Stratton was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. He worked at Legal Aid and for a number of private firms. In 1991 he was admitted as a barrister. During his time at the Bar he has mainly practised in criminal jury trials and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal. In 1997 he was appointed a Public Defender. In 2003 he was appointed Senior Counsel. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Senior Public Defender. He returned to the private Bar in 2013.