Profile submitted by Lisa Wilson
Chair, Association of Women Barristers;
Lisa enjoys a thriving defence practice, both as a led junior and junior alone in the Crown and Appellate jurisdiction. Renowned for her fearlessness in court and friendliness outside the courtroom, Lisa is highly valued by lay and professional clients alike. She has been commended for both her written and oral advocacy by Appellate Judges. She receives instructions in cases covering all aspects of criminal law, including multi-handed murders, drug conspiracies, armed robberies, kidnaps and serious sexual offences. She has published a number of legal articles.
Notable Cases include:
- R v Anwar & Others. Attempted Murder – shooting. Trial Judge agreed there was no case to answer following the decision of the Supreme Court in Jogee. Crown successfully appealed the terminatory ruling (Sir Brian Leveson). Defendants acquitted of Attempted Murder after trial.
- R v Marlon Dixon. Robbery of transsexual and transgender sex workers. Successful appeal against sentence: the ‘services’ offered meant the victims’ homes were also places of business.
- R v Afrah & Others: A “small army” of men fatally stabbed a 17-year old in the heart at a 16th birthday party. Defendant unanimously acquitted of Murder, Manslaughter, Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and Conspiracy.