Areas of Practice

Administrative
Appellate
Child Protection
Criminal
Inquests/Commissions of Inquiry/Statutory Tribunals

Contact Details

‘8 Petrie Terrace’
#2 Jacksons Building, 8 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Q 4000, Australia
Email dighton@qldbar.asn.au

P: +(617) 3367 0334
M: 0400 742 467
F: +(617) 3369 7098

Legal Education & Admissions

Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
Master of Laws, University of Queensland
Admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted as a Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland 

Practice History

Paralegal, Lyons Solicitors 
Lawyer, Piper Alderman
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 
2010 - Present: Barrister-at-law
2010 - Present: Law Tutor, University of Queensland 

Notable cases

R v Beetham [2014] QCA 131
R v SCG [2014] QCA 118
Wright and Anor v The Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining for the State of Queensland and Ors [2014] HCATrans 18
SBX v The Queen [2013] HCATrans 238
AB v Commissioner For Children and Young People and Child Guardian [2012] QCAT 472
R v Smith [2014] QCA 277
Smith v The Queen [2015] HCATrans 84
R v Reynolds [2015] QCA 111
WGS v Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services [2015] QCAT 417
R v Crouch; R v Carlisle [2016] QCA 081

Professional Memberships

Bar Association of Queensland
Queensland Law Society Children’s Law Committee
Law and Justice Institute Queensland 
Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation