Peter Bellach

0429 180 165

Background

BA LLB (Hons) (Sydney University)

Admitted as a legal practitioner in 2003
Admitted as a barrister in 2015

Peter Bellach has practised for more than 15 years in the Northern Territory. He has experience in Criminal Law, Coronial Inquests, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Native Title, Police Torts, Disciplinary Tribunals, Care and Protection, Work Health matters and NT WorkSafe prosecutions. Peter regularly appears in the Supreme Court, Local Court and Youth Justice Court.

Throughout his career, Peter has developed a strong interest in cross-language and cross-cultural communication, recognising the importance of effective communication with clients and witnesses from linguistically, culturally and socially diverse backgrounds. He previously worked as the Deputy Managing Solicitor, Criminal Section of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.

 

Some recent matters

  • Arnott v Dowd [2020] NTSC 32

  • Inquest into the death of Jonathan William Hempel [2020] NTLC 002

  • The Environment Centre Northern Territory v The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority and Anor [2019] NTSC 69

  • Inquest into the death of Ali Achmadun Djawas [2019] NTLC 004

  • Inquest into the death of Xavier Nicholas Lengyel [2019] NTLC 005

  • Bright v Northern Land Council [2018] FCA 752

  • Inquest into the death of Asera aka Ezra Young [2018] NTLC 009

  • Inquest into the death of Daniel Thomas Bradshaw [2018] NTLC 005

  • Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation v Northern Land Council [2017] FCAFC 48

  • Edmond and Moreen v The Queen [2017] NTCCA 9

  • Jenkins v City of Darwin [2017] NTSC 58

  • Santamaria v Judge Fong Lim & Andreas Andreou [2017] NTSC 27; (2017) 319 FLR 386

  • TM v The Queen [2017] NTCCA 3

  • Gaykamangu v Northern Territory of Australia [2016] NTSC 26

  • Mole v Prior [2016] NTCA 2; (2016) 36 NTLR 171; (2016) 304 FLR 418

  • Prior v Mole [2015] NTSC 65

 

Published articles/works

Working with Aboriginal Clients: What makes a good lawyer? Indigenous law Bulletin March/April 2014, Vol 8 No 11

Northern Territory Duty Lawyer Handbook, December 2012

 

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