Beth Morrisroe

Burley Griffin Chambers


Beth was called to the bar in 2017. She has significant expertise in a wide range of criminal law matters, coronial inquests, family law, intentional torts, care and protection and family violence order proceedings. She has a particular interest in the rules of evidence and their application to all types of matters before the court. 

Her experience includes prosecution and defending both jury and judge alone trials in the Supreme Court of the ACT, NSW District Court and Northern Territory Supreme Court for offences including murder, sexual assault and robbery as well as appellate experience in the Court of Appeal for both conviction and sentence appeals. She has also appeared in the High Court of Australia. 

Beth has previously worked as a solicitor in private practice, as senior advocate with Aboriginal legal services and with the Australian Education Union industrial team. Beth took a break from the independent bar in recent years to work with the Director of Public Prosecutions as a Crown Prosecutor and most recently as the Acting Chief Crown Prosecutor/Deputy Director. She is an active member of the ACT Bar Council and criminal law committee participating in discussions and submissions relevant to law reform in the ACT.

She was an elected committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory and has spoken at several conferences about issues impacting Aboriginal people in Central Australia.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Master of Laws specialising in International Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 6230 6912

Admitted at the Bar: 2017

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