Douglas Timmins


Douglas was called to the bar in 1995.

Doug was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in 1964 and had 31 years’ experience as a Solicitor before being called to the NSW Bar in 1995.

Always heavily involved in all forms of litigation, particularly actual court appearances, he was accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a specialist in Criminal Law, Family Law and Advocacy.

Doug’s first trial as a Solicitor/Advocate was in 1966 and he appeared regularly as a Solicitor/Advocate in jury trials from 1966 until 1995.

Since commencing to practise as a Barrister, Doug has continued to appear in jury trials and judge alone trials in criminal matters in the Supreme Court, District Court and in the Local Court.

A trial lawyer rather than an appellate lawyer, Doug has now restricted his practice to Criminal Law work.

Conscious of containing costs, Doug is prepared to accept Briefs from Solicitors in the normal way.

He also accepts work from Solicitors who want him to act on a “Direct Access” basis with the client, AND is prepared to accept work directly from private clients on a “Direct Access” basis.

Well respected in the area of Criminal Law, he was a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society for 18 years and a member of the Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee in Criminal Law.

That Committee carefully examines the application and the merits of an applicant who seeks appointment as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

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