Member Profiles

Contact Details

Lisa Papadinas

Tel: (08) 8982 4700

Date of Admission:

14 Aug 2013

First Signed Bar Roll: 

22 Oct 2015



Areas of Practice

Criminal law, professional disciplinary, regulatory and tribunal proceedings, coronial inquests, public inquiries and commissions, intentional torts, administrative law, human rights.


Lisa has a diverse public and private law practice, both in Victoria and the Northern Territory, with a special interest in matters that involve elements of both criminal law and public law.

She joined the NT Bar in 2020 and regularly appears in the Darwin Supreme and Local courts, as well as NTCAT and community hearings.

Her focus is primarily on criminal law and quasi-criminal law matters including coercive examinations, coronial inquests, mental health review matters, intentional torts and regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. 

She regularly provides written advice work across these practice areas.

In the criminal law setting Lisa has a particular interest in the following:

  • Drug related proceedings – including offences involving the importation, trafficking, manufacture and cultivation of illicit drugs and related offences (such as money laundering and dealing with the proceeds of crime).
  • Coercive powers – including State and Federal bodies exercising coercive powers, for example, the ACIC/ACC, OCE, ASIO and IBAC.
  • White collar and Corporate crime – including offences that have arisen out of investigations conducted by State Police, the AFP, ATO, ASIC and ACCC.  Also, offending relating to allegations of bribery, fraud, deception, theft, breach of directors’ duties, market manipulation and insider trading.