Contact Details

‘8 Petrie Terrace’
#2 Jacksons Building, 8 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Q 4000, Australia

P: +(617) 3511 7169
F: +(617) 3369 7098

Clerk Details

Christine Darne

P: +(612) 9390 7777
F: +(612) 9261 4600

Education & Admissions

1979 Admitted as a legal practitioner
1988 Admitted as a barrister
2003 Appointed Senior Counsel

Public profile

Phillip Boulten is a senior criminal law practitioner. He appears regularly in courts at all levels of the criminal justice system. He has appeared in many high profile trials and appeals. He has a special interest in the law relating to national security, having appeared in a number of important cases involving national security issues and having represented numerous clients who have been the subject of ASIO investigations and interrogations.

Phillip Boulten also regularly appears in commissions of inquiry and in inquests. His practice also involves appearances in disciplinary tribunals including the Medical Tribunal, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and the Racing Appeals Tribunal.

Phillip Boulten was elected president of the New South Wales Bar Association 2012/2013, the former chair of a Bar Association Professional Conduct Committee, a member of a number of Bar Association committees and is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Criminal Law Committee.

Principal areas of practice

Criminal law
Criminal appeals
Commissions of inquiry and inquests
Disciplinary proceedings
Human rights law

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation