Lincoln Crowley QC


P    07 3368 3234

M   0407 637 517



Areas of Practice

Criminal Law


Administrative Law

Civil & Human Rights/Discrimination

Inquests / Commissions of Inquiry / Statutory Tribunals

Professional History 

Lincoln Crowley specialises in criminal law, inquests and inquiries and related civil proceedings and litigation. He has a diverse, national practice and regularly appears in all major jurisdictions within Australia, particularly in criminal trials, appeals and related proceedings in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Lincoln first came to the bar in 2003, in Sydney, after practising for several years as a solicitor, first in Queensland as a solicitor advocate with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service and then later as a senior solicitor conducting civil litigation within the New South Wales Crown Solicitor’s Office.

In his first years at the Sydney bar, Lincoln was a member of the well known and highly regarded Seventh Floor, Garfield Barwick Chambers, and practised in a variety of areas, including crime, personal injuries, anti-discrimination and employment law and disciplinary proceedings.

After several years at the Sydney bar, Lincoln took on a full-time role as Crown Prosecutor for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, practising in-house within the Sydney office. In that position, Lincoln conducted numerous jury trials and appeals for the Commonwealth Director and successfully prosecuted cases across a broad range of crime types including commercial crime and fraud, drug offences, money laundering, child pornography and environmental offences.

In 2007 Lincoln returned to Queensland to take on duties for a time as Principal Crown Prosecutor, Maroochy Chambers, Sunshine Coast, for the Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutors. In that position Lincoln managed the chambers and successfully conducted prosecutions involving amongst other things sex offences, serious violence offences, property and fraud crimes.

Since 2009, Lincoln has been a member of the Queensland Bar and continues to specialise at the private bar in crime, both defence and prosecution, and in related areas of law.  

In more recent times Lincoln’s practice has involved prosecuting complex trials and appeals involving offences related to serious organised crime, terrorism, insider trading, market manipulation and other Corporations Act offences and defending a range of matters under State law involving fraud and corruption, drug offences, sexual offences and serious offences of violence.

Lincoln was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2018.

Notable Cases

R v Baxter [2019] QCA 87

R v Thompson [2019] QCA 29 (26 February 2019)

McKell v The Queen [2019] HCA 5

R v KAT [2018] QCA 306

Kwok v R [2018] NSWCCA 200

Chen v R [2018] NSWCCA 157

R v Ruzehaji; R v Nasradden [2018] SASCFC 60

R v Sherwin [2018] QCA 122

Innes v R [2018] NSWCCA 90

R v Booth; R v Combarngo [2018] QCA 74

R v Samani-Alizadeh [2018] QCA 72

R v Ostrowski; Ex parte Attorney-General (Cth) [2018] QCA 62

Huang v R [2018] NSWCCA 57

Byrd (a Pseudonym) v The Queen [2018] VSCA 42

R v Williams [2017] QCA 307

McKell v R [2017] NSWCCA 291

Wan v R [2017] NSWCCA 261

Cranney v R; Huynh v R [2017] NSWCCA 234

R v Nakash [2017] NSWCCA 196

R v Succarieh; R v Succarieh; Ex parte Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions [2017] QCA 85

Miao v R [2017] NSWCCA 89

Linggo v R [2017] NSWCCA 67

R v Boimah [2017] QCA 50

Turner v Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions [2017] QCA 30

Le v R [2017] NSWCCA 26

R v Zhang [2017] SASCFC 5

R v Cunha; R v Rosso Bernardo [2017] QCA 6

Curtis v R [2016] NSWCCA 299

Nguyen v The Queen [2016] VSCA 276

Lieu v The Queen [2016] VSCA 277

Vo v The Queen [2016] VSCA 278

Brar v The Queen [2016] VSCA 281

Napoli v R [2016] NSWCCA 232

Pham v The Queen [2016] VSCA 259

Islam v R [2016] NSWCCA 233

Truong v The Queen [2016] VSCA 228

R v Muniz [2016] QCA 210

Valsamakis v R [2016] NSWCCA 156

Wu v R [2016] NSWCCA 96

Thi Quyen Le v The Queen [2016] VSCA 100

R v WAZ [2015] QCA 16

Sergi v DPP (Cth) & Anor [2015] VSCA 181

Almada v R [2015] NSWCCA 19

R v Rockwell [2014] QCA 321

Bayliss v The Queen [2013] VSCA 70

R v Wang; R v Roizman [2013] NSWCCA 2

Nguyen v The Queen [2012] VSCA 297

R v Pogson; R v Lapham; R v Martin [2012] NSWCCA 225

Cooper v The Queen [2012] VSCA 32

The Queen v Ahmad [2012] NTCCA 1

Tsang v DPP (Cth) [2011] VSCA 336

Lau v The Queen [2011] VSCA 324

R v Hill, Bakir, Gray & Broad; ex parte Cth DPP [2011] QCA 306