Holli Edwards



Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Criminal and regulatory
  • Inquests/inquiries
  • Public/administrative law
  • Human Rights
Holli Edwards

Professional History

  • Associate to the Hon. DK Boddice, a Supreme Court Justice (as His Honour then was) (January 2018 to November 2018)
  • Criminal Lawyer at Legal Aid Queensland (2019-2020)
  • Sessional Tutor, Bond University (January 2021-current)
  • Senior Research Assistant in Law (Bond University, Griffith University, Swinburne University)
  • Co-coordinator and supervisor of Internet Law Clinic (Bond University 2021-2022)

Qualifications, Appointments and Admissions

  • Called to the Bar in May 2023
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Queensland 2019
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Bond University 2019
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) / Bachelor of International Relations – Bond University 2017
  • Latin Language Course Level 1A – University of Queensland 2021


Legal Research Hub Articles

The Art of Truth: Professional Actors as Witnesses in Legal Proceedings – Legal Research Hub 2021

The Law of Nature: (Mis)Management of Kakadu National Park – Legal Research Hub 2021

Accessory Sentenced for Crime Not Proven? The Case of R v Doudar – Legal Research Hub 2021

Why Youths Should Not Expect Bail in Queensland – Legal Research Hub 2021

Merging the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court: A Happy Marriage? [co-authored] – Legal Research Hub 2021

Surviving the Silence: Reforms to Gag-Laws Allow Survivors of Abuse to Speak [co-authored] – Legal Research Hub 2021


Does International Law Apply to Islamic State? Towards a more Comprehensive Legal Response to Terrorism – Geneva Centre for Security Policy Jan 2017 (Listed as ‘Core Reading’ by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

Laws of Armed Conflict and Civilian Participation in Intra-state Revolutions: The Iranian Revolution 1979 – Bond University Student Law Review (2016) 4(1)

Affirmative Consent and the Mistake of Fact Excuse in Western Australian Rape Law – University of Western Australia Law Review (2023) 50(1)

Book review: G E Dal Pont, Law of Associations – Queensland Law Reporter [2018] 38 QLR

Class Actions: A Class of Their Own (book review), The Queensland Lawyer Update (Thomson Reuters, 2020) 38(3) 

Book Chapters

Chapter 3: International law and terrorism: The case of ISIS, in Handbook of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Post 9/11 – Edward Elgar Publishing Dec 2019