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    Lucy Line Lucy Line

    Joan Rosanove Chambers
    Level 3, 535 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000

    Telephone: 0423 499 485

    Clerk: Foley’s List
    Telephone: 03 9225 7777


    Admitted to Practice: December 2008

    Signed Bar Roll: October 2014

    Also Admitted In: California, USA


    Lucy Line specialises in commercial and criminal matters and accepts briefs state-wide throughout Tasmania.

    Lucy is a native of Hobart and studied Law at the University of Tasmania, where she graduated as a University Medallist. She was awarded the prize for the Best Graduating Law Student and the prizes for Evidence Law, Administrative Law and Property Law. Lucy went on to complete a Law Masters degree at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Lucy was employed as a Research Assistant to University Law staff, researching torts in commercial law.

    Lucy came to the Bar with seven years of professional experience. She has worked as a government lawyer at the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and as a litigation lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. She also has served as a Judge's Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Further, having passed the California Bar Exam, Lucy is admitted as an attorney in California.

    Lucy has a strong command of the black letter law in both civil and criminal fields. This is evidenced by her having tutored Corporations Law, Property Law and Advanced Property Law at the University of Tasmania and having guest lectured and tutored Evidence Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of South Australia.

    Lucy is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Areas of Practice:

    • Commercial
    • Criminal
    • Public/Administrative
    • Appellate
    • Industrial/Employment
    • Inquests/Inquiries

    Select matters:

    Some matters in which Lucy has appeared as counsel:

    • Eastman v The Queen [2015] ACTCA 24 (with Chris Boyce SC) - appeal of refusal to recuse on the basis of apprehended bias; appeal upheld
    • R v Eastman [2015] ACTSC 97 (with Chris Boyce SC) - determination of public interest immunity claims
    • R v Eastman (No 2) [2015] ACTSC 98 (with Chris Boyce SC) - application to recuse on the basis of apprehended bias
    • DPP v Dunn [2014] VCC 2228 - sentencing
    • Judicial Inquiry into the Conviction of David Harold Eastman for the Murder of Colin Stanley Winchester, ACT Supreme Court, August 2013 - May 2014 (with Paul Willee QC and Mark Griffin QC) - junior counsel for David Eastman in a seven month judicial inquiry into Mr Eastman's conviction for the murder of the Assistant Commssioner of the Australian Federal Police in 1989. As a result of the inquiry, Mr Eastman's conviction was quashed and he was released from prison after spending 19 years in jail.


    • 'Tendency and Coincidence Evidence, the Significance of Velkoski v The Queen [2014] VSCA 121', Foley's List CPD Seminar Series, 2015 (co-presentation with the Honourable Justice Beale of the Supreme Court of Victoria)
    • 'Judicial inquiries', Attorney-General's Department of South Australia, 2014
    • 'Police, Prosecutors and Claims of Public Interest Immunity: Marriage made in Heaven or Irreconcilable Differences?', Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA), 2013, (drafted presentation speech)


    • Lucy Line, Claire Wyld and David Plater, 'Pre-trial Defence Disclosure in South Australian Criminal Proceedings: Time for Change?', Adelaide Law Review (accepted for forthcoming publication)
    • Law Reform Institute audit paper 'Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and intersex status in South Australian legislation' (2015) (contributing drafter and research assistant)
    • Lucy Line and David Plater, 'Police, Prosecutors and Ex-Parte Public Interest Immunity Claims: The Use of Special Advocates in Australia' (2014) 33(2) University of Tasmania Law Review 255
    • David Plater, Lucy Line and Rhiannon Davies, 'The Schleswig-Holstein Question of the Criminal Law Finally Resolved? An Examination of South Australia's New Approach to the Use of Bad Character Evidence in Criminal Proceedings' (2013) 15(1) Flinders Law Journal 55
    • David Plater and Lucy Line, 'Has the "Silver Thread" of the Criminal Law Lost its Lustre? The Modern Prosecutor as a Minister of Justice' (2012) 31(2) University of Tasmania Law Review 54
    • Lucy Line, 'Case and Comment: Bellemore v Tasmania (2006)' (2008) 32(3) Criminal Law Journal 181
    • Lucy Line and Miranda Lello, 'Personal Property Securities Law Reform' (2008) 99 Journal of the Law Society of Tasmania 18
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