Elizabeth Wilson QC was admitted to the Bar in 1996 and was appointed senior counsel in 2011.
Elizabeth has a broad criminal law and administrative and government law practice.
Elizabeth both prosecutes and defends criminal law and quasi criminal law matters. She also regularly represents prosecution authorities as well as corporate and individual defendants in large regulatory matters.
Elizabeth has extensive experience appearing in Inquests and Inquiries. In 2011, she was appointed as counsel assisting at the Queensland Floods Inquiry. Elizabeth appeared in the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Programme and has been Queen’s Counsel for the State of Queensland in the Barrett Commission of Inquiry and the Juvenile Detention Review.
In 2015, Elizabeth was appointed by the State of Queensland to conduct an administrative review into the New Acland Mine Stage 3.
In addition to her private practice, Elizabeth is committed to assisting the legal profession by contributing to numerous professional bodies. Elizabeth is presently chair of the Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and is a member of both the Law Council of Australia’s Human Rights Committee and Criminal Law Committee. Amongst other roles on boards and committees, she also serves as a member of the Bond University Law Advisory Board and is a member of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland Professional Standards Committee.
Elizabeth is a regular advocacy coach at the Australian Bar Association’s intensive advocacy course.
Elizabeth has served as a sessional member of the Anti Discrimination Tribunal and QCAT.