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First Call to the Bar:

  • 2003

Last Call to the Bar:

  • 2020

Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation

Michael Purcell

Barrister-at-Law

Michael is available to accept briefs in relation to the following areas:

  • Domestic and Family Violence Protection

  • Family Law and Guardianship

Michael was admitted as a barrister in 2003. He also has over two decades experience as a prosecutor in Magistrates Courts throughout the State. 

 

For eight years, he was in charge of Police Prosecutions on the Gold Coast.  Subsequently he joined the Legal Services section of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Water Brisbane as a principal lawyer/team leader of their compliance prosecution section. 

 

He had a responsibility for the assessing, recommending and carriage of prosecutions and administrative actions for the department throughout the state. This role included close liaison and/or instructions to Crown Law on a variety of matters.

 

Integral to his experience in the police and public sector areas, Michael has produced many legal advices and ministerial briefings, gaining valuable experience in the machinations of the government and its relationship with the legal system.  

 

Michael commenced criminal defence work as a solicitor with Potts Lawyers in 2008 and has represented clients in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts.  He has had carriage of the defence of serious crimes including murder and serious drug offences. He has also lectured in the Legal Skills program at Bond University. 

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