Phone: (+61)(02) 8029 6226
Fax: (+61)(02) 9221 7183
Email Jillian Caldwell
Admitted as a barrister in 2019
Admitted as a solicitor in 2002
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
- Administrative law
- Appeals and judicial review proceedings
- Competition and consumer law
- Constitutional law
- Contempt of court
- Criminal law
- Environment and planning law
- Inquests and inquiries
Jill commenced at the private bar in May 2019. She previously practised as a barrister for two years when working as Counsel Assisting the NSW Solicitor General and Crown Advocate, during which time she appeared in significant cases for the State of NSW in the High Court of Australia, the NSW Court of Appeal, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal and the NSW Supreme Court.
Since commencing at the private bar, Jill has appeared in a range of courts and tribunals, including the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the NSW Court of Appeal, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, the NSW Supreme Court, the NSW Land and Environment Court, the NSW District Court, the NSW Local Court, the Mental Health Review Tribunal and the State Parole Authority.
Recent matters in which she has appeared include KMC v Director of Public Prosecutions (SA) (2020) 94 ALJR 415, Li v Attorney General for New South Wales  NSWCA 302, Lawrence v State of New South Wales  NSWCA 248, Lopes v Cook  NSWSC 1776, Basic v Senior Constable Brien  NSWSC 1425, Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of NSW v Smith  NSWSC 769, TR v Constable Cox  NSWSC 389, Environment Protection Authority v Eastern Creek Operations Pty Ltd  NSWLEC 182, Environment Protection Authority v Aussie Earthmovers Pty Ltd  NSWLEC 98, Environment Protection Authority v Mouawad  NSWLEC 1 and R v Lelikan (2019) 101 NSWLR 490.
Jill’s prior experience includes working as Special Counsel of the Criminal Law and Inquiries Practice Group at the Crown Solicitor’s Office of NSW; A/Assistant Crown Solicitor and a Senior Solicitor in the Criminal Law and Constitutional and Native Title Law Teams at the Crown Solicitor’s Office; a Principal Legal Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing; a Legal Adviser to the NSW Director and Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions; a Solicitor in the Administrative Law Team at the Crown Solicitor’s Office; and a Solicitor in the Commercial Group, the Litigation Group and the ACCC Unit at the Australian Government Solicitor. She was also an Associate to the Honourable Justice Murray Wilcox AO QC of the Federal Court of Australia.
Jill accepts briefs in all areas of practice. She has particular experience providing advice and representation in criminal law, constitutional law, administrative law, contempt of court prosecutions, inquiries and regulatory matters. She also has significant experience in appeals and judicial review proceedings.