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Barrister - Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence

Admissions:

  • 2002   Solicitor & Barrister, ACT Supreme Court
  • 2004   Solicitor & Barrister, High Court Solomon Islands
  • 2013   Solicitor & Barrister, High Court of Australia                                     
  • 2016   List of Counsel, International Criminal Court
  • 2017   Solicitor & Barrister, Supreme Court of Nauru

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Government & Public Administration)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practise
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours
  • Masters of Laws - International Law (Merit)

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law   
  • Administrative Law
  • Crime Commissions, Coronial Inquests and other investigative bodies and tribunals
  • Appellate Matters & Judicial Review
  • International Criminal Law (extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters)
  • Intentional Torts             

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 6621
Fax:                  02 8076   6622
Email:              slawrence@sirowendixon.com.au

If you have any enquiries concerning Stephen Lawrence's availability please contact the Clerk, Ian Irvine

Summary: 
  
--Stephen was recognised as a ‘leading junior counsel’ in the ‘Doyles Criminal Law Barristers NSW Guide’, 2016 Edition--
  
Stephen is an experienced public lawyer with a wide range of experience in trials and appeals. He appears regularly in jury trials, other criminal cases and administrative law matters. Internationally he has worked extensively in the fields of transitional justice and the rule of law including in Afghanistan, Solomon Islands and the Palestinian Territories. Stephen regularly presents at conferences and has lectured in public international law. Stephen maintains chambers in Sydney and country NSW (Dubbo) and accepts briefs internationally.

Current or Recent Appointments/Positions:

Author, ‘Practical Guidance – Indictable Offences’. LexisNexis Australia. 2016
Register Member, Australian Civilian Corps (ACC), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 2012 – Present.
Lecturer, Public International Law, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. 2015.
Kathryn Wadia International Fellow, International Legal Foundation. Palestinian Territories. 2011


Recent/Notable Cases:

Administrative/Judicial Review


Director of Public Prosecutions v Wallman and anor [2017] NSWSC 40 (8 February 2017)

CPF v Childrens Guardian [2016] NSWCATAD 305 (22 December 2016)

CGC v Children’s Guardian [2016] NSWCATAD 116 (10 June 2016)

SZTEI v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2016] FCA – Judicial Review/Refugee Review Tribunal/Urgent Interim Injunction Restraining Deportation

SZTQD v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2016] FCA  – Judicial Review/Refugee Review Tribunal/Jurisdictional Error

SZSNX v Minister for  Immigration & Anor [2015] FCCA 2271  - Judicial Review/Refugee Review   Tribunal/Jurisdictional Error

Zakariah (As Tutor for SA) v Crime Commission (NSW) & Anor (2016) NSWSC 506

Civil - Appellate

State of New South Wales v Roberson [2016] NSWCA 151

Criminal - Appellate

JR  v Regina [2016] HCASL 133

Notable Cases as a Solicitor

Bugmy v The Queen [2013] HCA 37 - Aboriginality and Sentencing/Social deprivation as a mitigating factor.

Osbourne v R (2014) NSWCCA 17 – Interaction between a secrecy provision and a validly issued subpoena for documents.

Lawson v Dunlevy (2012) NSWSC 48 - Lawfulness of breath testing   as a condition of bail.

Ratcliff v R (2013) NSWCCA 259 - Constitutional validity of state drug law.
RH v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) (2013) NSWSC 520 – Doli Incapax.

Hammond v Director of Public Prosecutions (2013) NSWCCA -   Property damage. 

   
Recent Conference Papers:

‘Drug Driving Offences and Defences – An Update’ – A paper presented at the ‘Reasonable Cause CLE Conference 2017’. Rydges World Square, Sydney 25 March 2017. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au in the offences section.

Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings - A paper presented at the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (Western  Region) Annual Conference 2017. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au   in the police powers section.

 ‘Warrants, Adjournments, Ex parte Convictions, Section 4 Applications, Trials in Absentia – An Analysis of National and International Law’ A paper presented at the 2016 Legal Eagles CLE Conference, Luang Prabang, Laos, 15-20 September 2016.

Drug Driving Offences and Defences – A paper presented at the Sir Owen Dixon Chambers Annual Conference. 2016. 5 March 2016, Caves House, Jenolan Caves. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au.

Abuse of Judicial Process in Criminal Matters – A paper presented at the Fiji Law Society   Annual Conference 2015, Novotel Suva, 25 September 2015. Available online www.criminalcpd.net.au.

Detention and prosecution of Australian captured   insurgents in Afghanistan - A paper presented at the 2015 Northern Territory Criminal Lawyers   Association Bali Conference, June 2015, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. Available   online at www.clant.org.au.  

The Detention and Prosecution of Suspected Insurgents in Afghanistan –   The Uneasy Interaction of National and International Law  – A paper   presented at the 2015 Legal Eagles CLE Conference, Hoi An, Vietnam, 3-8 April   2015.

Sentence Submissions in "Bugmy" Cases - A  paper presented at the Aboriginal   Legal Service NSW/ACT Annual Conference 2015.
Beyond   Fernando – Bugmy v R  – A paper presented at the 2013 Northern Territory Criminal   Lawyers Association Bali Conference, June 2013, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.   Available online at www.clant.org.au  

Abuse of Process – Judicial Enforcement of Values& Principles – A paper presented at the 2012   Reasonable Cause CLE September 2012. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au.  

The Admissibility of DNA Obtained by Consent under Part 3 of the Crimes (Forensic   Procedures) Act 2000 (NSW) - A paper presented at the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (Western   Zone) Annual Conference 2012. Available online at www.criminalcle.net.au   in the police powers section.

Admissibility Issues Arising from the Detention of Suspects under Part 9 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) - A paper presented at the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (Western Zone) Annual Conference 2012. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au   in the police powers section.

Prosecution Disclosure (and Non-Disclosure) in Criminal Matters – A paper presented at the   Aboriginal Legal Service Dubbo Office, 23 June 2012. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au   in the procedure section.

The Gathering and Adducing of Admissions in NSW & the ACT – A paper presented at the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Annual Conference 2012. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au   in the evidence section.

Negotiating with Police and Prosecutors – A paper presented at the Aboriginal Legal   Service NSW/ACT Annual Conference 2011. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au   in the ethics and practice management section.

Ethics for the Criminal Lawyer – A paper presented at the Aboriginal Legal Service Western Zone   Annual Conference March 2010. Available online at www.criminalcpd.net.au   in the ethics and practice management section. 


 
 
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