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Jonathan Martin

Barrister

jmartin@chambers.net.au 

Telephone: 02 8815 9373
Fax: 02 8815 9303

Admitted as Barrister: 2018
Admitted as Solicitor: 2008

Practice areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Personal Injury
  • Common Law
  • Administrative Law

Jonathan has nine years’ experience as a court advocate and over ten years’ experience in the Criminal Law, having previously appeared as a NSW Police Prosecutor for eight years. Since coming to the Bar he has completed several criminal trials, sentences and appeals in the District Court as advocate and has appeared in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW in application hearings.

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Jonathan began his career at a boutique insurance law firm, specialising in serious personal injury matters for one of the major insurance companies in Australia. He joined the NSW Police Force in the first intake of the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program. After spending fifteen months in General Duties at the Newtown Local Area Command, he served as a Police Prosecutor at the Downing Centre and various court in Sydney.

Jonathan has extensive advocacy experience in conducting defended hearings of criminal charges and AVOs in the Local and Children’s Courts, as well as sentencing hearings, bail applications, forensic procedure applications, mental health applications and confiscation of proceeds of crime applications, and all grounds and severity appeals.

Jonathan has a particular interest in complex matters, such as those involving expert evidence, large fraud offences, challenges to police powers and the exclusionary provisions of the Evidence Act 1995 NSW.

Qualifications:

• BA LLB (Macquarie University)

• Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT) (University of Technology Sydney)

• Graduate Diploma in Policing (Charles Sturt University)

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