AREAS OF PRACTICE
Criminal Law – Summary, Indictable, Appellate and Children’s Court
Supreme Court Bails
Inquiries and other Commissions of Inquiry
Environmental and Regulatory Prosecutions
High Risk Offender Applications and Breach Proceedings
Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Proceedings
State Parole Authority Hearings
Proceeds of Crime & Confiscation proceedings
Apprehended Violence Orders
Intentional Torts matters
Traffic and Licence matters
DATE OF ADMISSION
Admitted as a Solicitor 2013
Admitted as a Barrister 2023
Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law (whilst a solicitor), NSW Law Society
Master of Laws (Criminal Practice), University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Laws & Arts, La Trobe University
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Solicitor Advocate, Legal Aid NSW
Senior Solicitor, Indictable & Committals, Legal Aid NSW
Solicitor, Local Courts, Legal Aid NSW
Solicitor, Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre
Solicitor, Private Practice
Eugene specialises in criminal defence with a particular focus on jury and judge alone trials. He regularly appears unled for people charged with serious offences in the Local, District and Children’s Court and accepts briefs to appear in all Australian courts and tribunals including regional and remote locations across New South Wales and interstate.
Eugene regularly defends clients who have been charged with Commonwealth criminal offences including money laundering, drug importation, child exploitation and other matters. He also regularly defends clients charged with serious State offences, including drug supply and manufacture offences, sexual assault, fraud, serious assaults, robberies and property offences.
Eugene has conducted jury and judge alone trials unled in the District Court and has appeared unled in the Supreme Court and as junior counsel in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Eugene was a Solicitor Advocate at Legal Aid NSW and an accredited specialist in criminal law.
Eugene also has experience practising in civil and traffic law with the Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre, and 2 years’ experience in general law practice including family law matters.
As a Solicitor Advocate with Legal Aid NSW, Eugene appeared in a number of jury and judge alone trials (involving both State and Commonwealth Criminal law matters) in the District Court of New South Wales and District Court sentences, instructed by solicitors within Legal Aid NSW, and also appeared in a large number of complex Local and Children’s Court hearings.
While Eugene’s practice is predominantly in criminal law, he also accepts briefs to appear for clients who were wrongfully prosecuted and appears on behalf of those clients in intentional tort proceedings including claims against the State of NSW for malicious prosecution, unlawful arrest, assault and battery and accepts briefs to appear in coronial inquests, inquiries and High Risk Offender applications.
Eugene has a keen interest in continuing professional development and has presented at the criminal law State-wide conference for Legal Aid NSW and regularly presents to the City of Sydney and other regional Law Societies.
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Legal Aid NSW
Children’s Criminal Law Panel
Summary Criminal Law Panel
Indictable Criminal Law Panel
Mental Health Law Panel
Domestic Violence Law Panel