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Phillip Boulten SC


Admitted as a legal practitioner in 1979

Admitted as a barrister in 1988

Appointed Senior Counsel in 2003


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 and regulatory tribunals including NCAT, the AAT and the Racing Appeals Tribunal.

Phillip Boulten is the former President of the New South Wales Bar Association, 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


For further details or enquiries regarding Phillip Boulten’s areas of expertise, fees and terms of engagement please contact his Clerk, Ryan Coleiro.


Contact Details


P      07 3511 7169

F      07 3369 7098

Clerk | Ryan Coleiro


P     02 9390 7777


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation