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Nathan Laing
Defence

Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Robertson Barracks, Palmerston NT 0830

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Email: nathan.laing@defence.gov.au

Year and place of first admission:

2010, Supreme Court of Queensland

 

Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & International Relations)

Diploma of Military Leadership

Diploma of Justice Administration

 

Career:

Prior to legal studies, Nathan was a Constable in the Queensland Police Service, serving in Far North Queensland. Leaving this career, Nathan commenced studying Law, graduating from Bond University with Honours.

Nathan was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2010, commencing practice in a boutique criminal law firm. Nathan has also had experience in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Qld).

Putting his legal career on hold, Nathan enlisted in the Australian Defence Force, and after being selected to undertake training overseas, graduated from Officer Cadet School, New Zealand in 2014.  Nathan commissioned as a Lieutenant and was assigned into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, undertaking roles as a Rifle and Specialist Platoon Commander within the Second Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR). Nathan was later selected to be a Military Instructor, graduating three intakes of Recruits into Full time and Reserve service. Upon promotion to Captain, Nathan transferred to the Australian Army Legal Corps where he currently serves.

Whilst maintaining a busy military career, Nathan undertook private study completing the Queensland Bar Exams in 2017. He accepted a place in the Queensland Bar Association Bar Practice course, completing this course in 2018.