Mahmud Hawila appears and advises in a broad range of criminal, regulatory and public law matters, drawing upon his experience as a Police Prosecutor, Police Officer and Government Lawyer. Mahmud has conducted prosecutions on behalf of the NSW Police Force, Transport for NSW, Revenue NSW, Point to Point Transport Commissioner, Department of Education, Liquor & Gaming NSW, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, local councils and various other regulatory agencies.
Mahmud accepts both Defence and Prosecution briefs to appear in all New South Wales Courts and Tribunals, including in regional and remote locations.
He features on Legal Aid NSW Panels, the Commonwealth DPP Briefing Panel, and holds an ongoing Commonwealth Counsel Rate.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Mahmud practised in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers. In that capacity he acted on behalf of government agencies in regulatory prosecutions, appeals, administrative reviews, commissions of inquiry and coronial inquests.
Earlier in his career, Mahmud served in the NSW Police Force as a General Duties Police Officer, and later a Police Prosecutor. During his time in General Duties, Mahmud conducted numerous criminal investigations, and provided legal advice to investigators on the exercise of legislative powers and the sufficiency of briefs of evidence.
Mahmud has extensive advocacy experience in conducting defended criminal hearings, sentencing proceedings, and applications relating to bail, Apprehended Violence Orders, forensic procedures, mental health, and confiscation of proceeds of crime.