Lauren Smith

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Date of Admission

Called to the bar: 2013


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.