SEVENTH FLOOR GARFIELD BARWICK CHAMBERS

Edward McGinness

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Appellate
Criminal Law
Commercial litigation and class actions
Disciplinary and Regulatory proceedings

ADMISSIONS & APPOINTMENTS

Admitted as a solicitor in 2017 (NSW)
Admitted as a barrister in 2024 (NSW)

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Edward accepts briefs in all areas of law.

Before coming to the Bar, Edward held the role of Principal Federal Prosecutor at the office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions where he prosecuted a wide range of matters including offences of tax fraud, money laundering, child abuse material, and drug trafficking. Prior to that, he was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney, where he acted for major financial institutions in a range of regulatory litigation and class actions. Edward was also an associate at the ACT Supreme Court.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Sydney and his writings on various aspects of criminal law have been published in the Criminal Law Journal and the Australian International Law Journal.

Edward’s CV is available here.

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