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Barrister - Lauren Smith

Date of Admission
Called to the bar: 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Care and Protection

Called to the Bar in 2013, Lauren’s areas of specialisation include family law, criminal law and care and protection matters. Lauren holds a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychology Degree from Macquarie University.

Lauren regularly appears in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and District Court of NSW in jury trials. She also appears in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia and the Court of Criminal Appeal. Lauren has appeared in matters across Australia including Darwin, Perth and Wollongong.

Lauren also acts on behalf of clients in mediations, conciliation conferences and dispute resolution conferences. Lauren accepts briefs to appear for children in family law proceedings on behalf of Independent Children’s Lawyers.

Lauren has worked closely with staff in women’s shelters across Sydney in order to provide pro bono legal advice and representation to women who have fled relationships involving domestic violence.

Contact Details
Address:         Level 64,
                       MLC Centre
                       19 Martin Place (Cnr of King and Castlereagh Streets)
                       Sydney NSW 2000
                       DX 343 Sydney
Telephone:     02 8076 6666
Fax:                02 8076 6622

And also at:

Address:       Level 1
                     360 Hunter Street
                     Newcastle NSW 2300                    
Telephone:   02 8076 6600

If you have any enquiries concerning Lauren Smith’s availability please contact the Clerk, Ian Irvine

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