Holly is an experienced advocate, accepting briefs to appear and advise in criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory matters as well as inquests and inquiries.
Prior to coming to the bar, Holly appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and County Court in plea hearings, contested committal hearings, bail applications, contravention proceedings, appeals (conviction and sentence) and contested summary hearings. She has also appeared in bail applications in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Holly has also appeared as junior counsel in trials in the County Court of Victoria and has appeared in the Koori Court Division of the County Court.
Holly has experience with a broad range of federal and state indictable crimes, including commonwealth drug offences, child exploitation and terrorism as well as state sexual, drug and violent offences.
Immediately prior to the bar, Holly was a Principal Solicitor Advocate in the Advocacy Division of the Office of Public Prosecutions. Holly has also been employed as solicitor in the Melbourne office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and she began her career as a legal clerk at a private defence firm in Brisbane.
Formerly an associate to the Honourable Justice Byrne AO RFD (now retired) of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Holly is now reading with Rishi Nathwani and being mentored by senior mentor, Patrick Doyle SC.
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