Admitted as Solicitor


Called to the Bar


David Mulligan has a diverse public law practice with a focus on criminal law, mental health, and administrative law. He frequently appears in the District and Supreme Courts in a range of criminal proceedings including trials, sentences, and appeals.

Before being called to the Bar, David was at Legal Aid NSW for 6 years, the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and was a Judge’s Associate in the NSW District Court.

Providing Guidance In

Common Law

Intentional Torts

Criminal Law

Appellate, Criminal Law, Children’s Criminal Law, Environmental Criminal Law, Parole, Prosecutions, Regulatory Prosecutions

Mental Health Law

Mental Health Law

Inquests & Inquiries

Commissions, Inquests & Inquiries, Coronial

Public & Administrative Law

Administrative Law, Professional Disciplinary Proceedings, Human Rights, Judicial Review


NSW Bar Association Legal Aid Committee

Please Contact

Eleanor Tjhin (Junior Clerk)
Adam Hussain (Junior Clerk)


Black Chambers
Wallamulla, Gadigal Country
Suite 204, Level 2
185 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

  • R v Kellson [2024] NSWDC 137
  • Ritchie v R [2023] NSWCCA 153
  • Director of Public Prosecutions v Tiller [2023] NSWSC 187
  • R v RB [2022] NSWDC 315
  • Smith v R [2022] NSWCCA 88
  • Jones (a pseudonym) v R [2021] NSWCCA 225