Linda McSpedden

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Coronial Inquests / Commissions of Inquiry
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary Inquiries
  • Discrimination / Human Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Sports Law

Date of Admission


Bachelor of Jurisprudence (UNSW)
Bachelor of Law (UNSW)
Master of Law (ANU)

Specialist criminal advocate in all jurisdictions in summary and indictable matters including bails, committals and the most serious trials and appeals .

Extensive experience in commissions of inquiry and inquests into deaths and disasters such as the Newcastle Earthquake, Royal Commission into NSW Police, Police Integrity Commission and ICAC.

Representation of professionals in disciplinary proceedings, at tribunal and Supreme Court level.

Significant experience in the representation of indigenous Australians and otherwise disadvantaged persons through Legal Aid and Aboriginal Legal Service.

Familiarity with mental health issues and defences.

Four years experience in Solomon Islands in post-bellum criminal trials and appeals and as legal educator.

Post graduate studies in anti-corruption, governance and international development including climate law and related migration issues.