Paul J. Smallwood practises in public law, in particular criminal law and administrative law. He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association (Victoria) Committee and the Criminal Law Committee of the Australian Bar Association. In 2018, he was identified by Doyle’s Guide as one of the leading junior counsel practising in criminal law in Victoria. He regularly appears before the Court of Appeal. Outside Victoria, he has appeared in cases in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Tasmania.
A list of the cases that Paul has appeared in before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (Trial Division) is available here. Those cases include:
Another case - R v Creamer  VSC 196 - was reviewed in K Toole, ‘Self Defence and the Reasonable Woman: Equality before the New Victorian Law’ (2012) 36 Melbourne University Law Review 250.
Paul was the Secretary of Liberty Victoria from 2014 to 2018. He is an author for LexisNexis and the Lawyers Practice Manual Victoria. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. Prior to coming to the Bar, he was a Public Defender at VLA Chambers. He often facilitates advocacy training at Victoria Legal Aid. He is on the Victoria Legal Aid Preferred Trial Counsel List and has been granted an Indictable Crime Certificate.
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