Mr Mulligan predominantly practises in criminal law appearing frequently in a broad range of criminal proceedings including defended hearings, sentencing and bail applications in the Local Court, as well as Jury trials, sentencing hearings and appeals in both the District and Supreme Court. He also regularly appears led in appeals to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.
Before being called to the Bar, Mr Mulligan was a solicitor at Legal Aid NSW for 6 years in a variety of roles. He frequently appeared in the Local Court, Children’s Court, Drug Court, and District Court across NSW. He also frequently instructed in matters in the District Court and Supreme Court (including in the Court of Criminal Appeal).
Prior that, Mr Mulligan was employed at the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as a Judge’s Associate in the NSW District Court.

Recent Cases of Note:

BJones (a pseudonym) v R [2021] NSWCCA 225 (led)

Smith v R [2022] NSWCCA 88 (led)

Admitted to practice:

2021, barrister
2014, solicitor

Areas of Practice:

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
  • Intentional Torts
  • Regulatory Prosecutions
  • Work Health and Safety


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