Justin Greggery KC


Areas of Practice

Justin is highly sought after as an advocate in complex matters. He is available to advise and appear in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law

  • Appellate

  • Criminal

  • Commissions of inquiry

  • Common law/personal injury

Justin Greggery QC

Professional History

Justin Greggery KC has a broad trial and appellate practice. He was called to the Bar in 2000 and took silk in 2017. From 2000 to 2006 he prosecuted numerous trials and appeals for the Director of Public Prosecutions (Qld). In 2006 he commenced private practise and developed additional areas of practice including tort, administrative, commercial and succession law. In 2017 he and others formed 31 Sturt Chambers which takes an active role in supporting law students in regional Queensland. Justin joined 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers in 2021.

In September 2022 Justin was appointed Senior Counsel Assisting in the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme. The Commission took evidence from 115 witnesses across four public hearings. Thousands of exhibits were tendered and the final report was produced by the Commissioner on 7 July 2023.

Notable Cases

R v MAP [2006] QCA 220 (similar fact, separate trials)

R v Wark [2008] QCA 172 (sentence range for different categories of rape)

R v HAU [2009] QCA 165 (deficiency in disclosure – re-trial ordered)

R v Conway [2012] QCA 142 (2012) 223 A Crim R 244 (sentence range for rape)

R v Rogers [2013] QCA 192 (2013) 231 A Crim R 290 (led by Callaghan SC) (error in fact finding on sentence)

R v Osborne [2014] QCA 291 (2014) 69 MVR 45 (led by Hunter QC) (sentence range dangerous driving causing death)

R v CBM [2014] QCA 212 [2015] 1 Qd R 165 (propensity, tendency and coincidence evidence)

Spencer v Burton [2015] QCA 104 [2016] 2 Qd R 215 (led by D.B Fraser QC) (leading case on de facto relationships under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 s 32DA, Succession Act 1981 s 5AA) Burton v Spencer [2015] QSC 356 (successful re-trial)

Woolworths Limited v Grimshaw [2016] QCA 274 (trial and appeal, personal injury – liability and quantum)

Robinson v State of Queensland [2017] QSC 165 (negligence – pure psychiatric injury from managerial mistreatment)

R v Clark [2017] QCA 318 [2018] 2 QLR (sentence range for fraud, adducing fresh evidence on appeal)

R v Quagliata [2019] QCA 45 (jury directions, particulars, joint criminal enterprise)

R v RBE [2021] QCA 146 (limits on judicial fact finding on sentences, s 132C Evidence Act 1977)

R v Dumble and Ors [2021] QCA 161 (statutory construction, environmental harm prosecution)


  • Served on the Bar Council for the Bar Association of Queensland
  • Ethics Counsellor – Bar Association of Queensland (ongoing)
  • President of the North Queensland Bar Association (ongoing)


  • Leading Senior Counsel (criminal law) Doyle’s Guide 2022
  • Leading Senior Counsel (criminal law) Doyle’s Guide 2023

Townsville Chambers

31 Sturt Chambers, Townsville

Secretary Maddison Jutila

P. (07) 4771 4889

E. mjutila@31sturtchambers.com.au