Talitha Hennessy

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Date of Admission


Talitha is an experienced Criminal Lawyer having appeared for both the Defence and Prosecution. She originally worked as a private defence solicitor in Central Western NSW and appeared in Local Court hearings, bail applications, interlocutory applications and sentence matters.

Before her admission, she was an Associate to Justice Cohen at the Family Court in Sydney.

Talitha then took a position as a solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Dubbo where she appeared regularly in the Children’s Court; Local Court; and District Court throughout Central Western NSW. She has appeared in over 100 hearings in the Local Court and Children’s Court, and has also appeared in numerous severity and conviction appeals and sentence matters in the District Court.

Most recently Talitha worked as solicitor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. She regularly appeared on behalf of the Crown in summary hearings in the Local Court.

Talitha comes to the bar having already appeared for the Crown as an advocate in a number of District Court Trials. In addition, she has also prepared and instructed in murder trials and other complex matters.
She has also appeared in Family Law applications in the Federal Circuit Court, and has appeared in Care and Protection matters in the Children’s Court.