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Barrister - Robert Cavanagh

University of New England    BA
University of New England    LittB
NSW Institute of Technology LLB
University of Newcastle         LLM
University of Western Australia PhD

Robert CavanaghDate of Admission

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
  • Coronial Inquests/Commissions of Inquiry
  • Discrimination/Human Rights

Extensive experience as an advocate criminal trials and appeals in Australia.

Appearance for families in numerous coronial inquests. Appearance for Aboriginal families and the Committee to Defend Black Rights before the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Senior Public Defender and then Legal Adviser, Public Solicitor’s Office, Solomon Islands (4 years). Advised and appeared in tension related criminal trials in the High Court and appeared in cases before the Court of Appeal. Engaged in capacity development and authored Evidence Law and Advocacy in the Solomon Islands..

Post graduate research into coronial law and practice, anti-terrorism laws, human rights and fundamental legal rights.

Contact Details
Address:          Level 1
                          360 Hunter Street
                          Newcastle 2300
Telephone:     02 4925 2371
Fax:                  02 9335 3540

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

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