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Experience

An experienced advocate with impeccable credentials

Lindy has 30+ years experience in legal practice in Victoria, Queensland and the
Northern Territory (NT).

Ms Morgan has been admitted to the following Courts:

 

  • Victoria Supreme Court (1990)

  • High Court of Australia (1991) 

  • Queensland Supreme Court (1992)

  • Northern Territory Supreme Court (2006)

 

Lindy has appeared as an advocate in the following Courts in Victoria, Queensland and the NT:

 

  • Local Court / Magistrates Court

  • Supreme Court

  • Federal Magistrates Court / Federal Circuit Court of Australia 

  • Family Court of Australia 

 

Ms Morgan has also appeared before the following Tribunals or Commissions or provided advice concerning matters before them: 

 

  • Social Security Appeals Tribunal (as it then was) 

  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

  • Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) 

  • Anti-Discrimination Commission (NT) 

 

Prior to being called to the Bar (in March 2018) Lindy worked in private practice and for Legal Aid in the NT and interstate.

 

Between March 2018 and September 2020 Lindy was a member of William Forster Chambers in Darwin. 


Lindy joined Howells’ List Barristers (Victorian Bar) in June 2020.  https://www.howellslistbarristers.com.au/barristers/

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Lindy has extensive experience in the civil law jurisdiction and in Family Law in particular.

Ms Morgan has held or holds the following specialisations and/or accreditations: 

 

 

Lindy’s many years as an experienced, highly qualified specialist advocate and solicitor ensure she has been able to, and continues to, provide accurate, timely and expert advice and opinions in addition to settling documents to the highest of standards. 

Lindy maintains the best traditions of the independent Bar as Counsel in her areas of expertise. 

Other

  • 1989, LLB (University of Melbourne)

  • Pre 2006

    • Board member, Chisholm Refuge (Brisbane)

    • Board member, Immigrant Women’s Support Service (Brisbane)

    • Volunteer Lawyer, Women’s Legal Service (Brisbane)

    • Member, Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (Brisbane)

  • 2007-July 2013, member, Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal (NT Attorney-General’s representative)

  • 2008-9, President NT Women Lawyers’ Association

  • 2008-9, Councillor, NT Law Society

  • 2011-12, Lecturer and Tutor in Family Law and Lecturer in Succession (Charles Darwin University)

  • 2013 – current, Volunteer, Top End Women’s Legal Service (Darwin).

  • 2013 – current, Mentor to Juris Doctor Students, Melbourne University Law School

  • 2013, Board member, ‘Off the Leash’ community arts magazine (NT)

  • 2018 – current, Member NT Bar Association (NTBA)

  • 2018 – 19, Secretary NTBA

  • 2019 – current, Council member NTBA

  • 2020 – Mentor, University College (Melbourne University)

  • 2020 – Member, NT Reference Group, National Mediator Standards Board

  • 2020 – NTBA representative, Rural, Regional & Remote Committee, Law Council of Australia

Current professional memberships

  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia (LCA)

  • Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) 

  • Law Society of the Northern Territory (LSNT)

  • Women Lawyers’ Association NT (NTWLA)

  • Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)

  • University College Melbourne (alumni)

  • Melbourne University Law School (alumni) 

  • NT Bar Association (NTBA)

Major reported cases

  • B & D (No. 2) [2007] FMCAfam 945

  • Pitman & Bond (No. 2) [2008] FMCAfam 1316

  • Re Michael [2011] NTMC 049

  • Rathbone & Robinson [2012] FMCAfam 358

  • Re Bobbie [2012] NTMC 018

  • In the matter of SN [2012] NTMC 035

  • In the matter of the MJ, CC and AC children [2012] NTMC 031

  • CEO for Children and Families v RN and TW [2012] NTMC 006

  • Pitman & Bond [2014] FCCA 2126

  • Keegan & Webber [2016] FCCA 2685