David Mulligan


Telephone: 02 8815 9318
Fax: 02 8815 9303

Admitted as Barrister: 2021
Admitted as Solicitor: 2014

Practice areas:

  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Commissions of Inquiry and Inquests
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Intentional Torts
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Professional Negligence
  • Work Health and Safety

Since being called to the Bar, Mr Mulligan has conducted a number of trials and sentences in the NSW District Court. He has also appeared in a number of appeals to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

Before being called to the Bar, Mr Mulligan was a solicitor at Legal Aid NSW for 6 years in a variety of roles. He frequently appeared in the Local Court, Children’s Court, Drug Court, and District Court across NSW. He also frequently instructed in matters in the District Court and Supreme Court (including in the Court of Criminal Appeal).
Prior that, Mr Mulligan was employed at the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as a Judge’s Associate in the NSW District Court.

Notable Cases:
– Jones (a pseudonym) v R [2021] NSWCCA 225 (led by Ms Lewer): a successful sentence appeal on the basis of a denial of procedural fairness after Counsel at first instance was restricted from viewing a confidential exhibit outlining assistance provided to authorities.
– Momoa v R [2020] NSWCCA 328 (instructed Mr Fernandez as a solicitor): a successful sentence appeal on the basis of the incompetence of the applicant’s solicitor at first instance to obtain subjective material.

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