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
- Constitutional law
- Contempt of court
- Criminal law
- Environment and planning law
- Inquests and inquiries
- Judicial review proceedings
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 and in the NSW Court of Appeal, Court of Criminal Appeal and Supreme Court.
Since commencing at the private bar, Jill has appeared in a number of Commonwealth courts, including the High Court, the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and a range of NSW courts and tribunals, including the Court of Appeal, the Court of Criminal Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court, the District Court, the Local Court, the Mental Health Review Tribunal and the State Parole Authority.
Recent matters in which she has appeared include Lacey v Attorney General for New South Wales  NSWCA 27, Environment Protection Authority v Eastern Creek Operations (No 2)  NSWLEC 39, KMC v Director of Public Prosecutions (SA) (2020) 267 CLR 480, Lawrence v State of New South Wales (2020) 103 NSWLR 401, Li v Attorney General for New South Wales  NSWCA 302, 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, R v Lelikan (2019) 101 NSWLR 490 and State of New South Wales v Lawrence (2019) 349 FLR 142.
Jill’s prior experience includes working as Special Counsel of the Criminal Law and Inquiries Practice Group at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO); A/Assistant Crown Solicitor and a Senior Solicitor in the CSO Criminal Law and Constitutional and Native Title Law Teams respectively; 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 CSO Administrative Law Team; 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, appeals, judicial review proceedings, contempt of court proceedings, inquiries and regulatory matters.