1/18 Knuckey Street
DARWIN NT 0800
GPO Box 3348
DARWIN NT 0801
Tel: 08 8941 8969
Fax: 08 8941 4581
John B. Lawrence SC is a barrister at John Toohey Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.
1987, Northern Territory
High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, Northern Territory
Scots Law Degree, University of Strathclyde, 1979
BA, LLB, University of Melbourne, 1985
President Criminal Lawyers Association NT 2010–2011, 2008-2009 and 2002-2003
Vice President of the Northern Territory Bar Association 2012
Appointed Silk, October 2010
John has a Scots Law Degree, graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 1979.
John came to Australia in 1980 and thereafter graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 1985.
John served his Articles of Clerkship working with the NT Crown Prosecution team in the Morling Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Chamberlin convictions.
Following his admission in 1987, John worked as a Crown Prosecutor with the NT Director of Public Prosecutions for 5 years.
Thereafter he worked as Solicitor in charge of the North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service from 1992-1997.
John enrolled at the Private Bar in 1997 and has practiced as a Barrister since then. John has practiced solely as an advocate his entire legal career. In the main he practices in Criminal Law, conducting Jury Trials, Court of Criminal Appeal matters and Court of Appeal matters. John also practices in Administrative Law, Coronial Inquests, Disciplinary proceedings and Licencing matters.