About

Peter Lowe is a highly experienced criminal barrister with over 30 years of experience and success in criminal appeals, criminal defence workand administrative law.

Peter is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

After practising as a solicitor for a number of years, Peter was called to the Bar in 1999. Peter is currently located at Pitt Street Chambers, 398 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (near Goulburn Street) and can be contacted to discuss your matter in confidence on 0414 796 029.

Peter has a diverse practice and a wide range of experience in both State and Commonwealth cases.

He is an experienced trial and appellate Counsel and regularly appears in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, and has appeared in all States and Territories of Australia in addition to the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Peter is currently a member of the Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barristers’ Panel for Complex Criminal Matters, and also on the Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barristers’ Panel for Criminal Appellate Matters. He is also a member of the Practice Management Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association.

Commonwealth matters

Peter has particular expertise in criminal matters and has specific knowledge of the complexities of Commonwealth criminal work, white collar crime and related issues including:

Breaches of the Corporations Act and ASIC prosecutions
Tax prosecutions including Wickenby prosecutions and appeals, BAS or GST fraud
Drug matters including possession, importation, supply and trafficking
Money laundering
Proceeds of crime
Freedom of Speech offences including disclosing confidential information
Forfeiture applications
Contempt of court
Breaches of administrative law
Breaches of electoral law
Conspiracy
All matters prosecuted under the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995, or Taxation Administration Act 1953.

State matters

Peter is also experienced in a wide range of State matters including:

Murder including attempt to and solicit to murder
Manslaughter
Armed robbery
Demand money with menaces
Kidnapping
Wounding
Sexual Assault
Assault
Drugs, supply and ongoing supply
Proceeds of Crime
Driving and traffic matters (drink driving, drive whilst disqualified or suspended)

Administrative law matters

All matters heard in the Supreme Court or Administrative Decisions Tribunal including:

Suspension of licence
Revocation of licence
Fit and proper person
Disciplinary matters

Peter has published a number of academic articles in publications such as the Journal of Commonwealth Criminal Law, the Australian Law Journal, and the Law Society Journal.

He has also appeared in a number of televised interviews and documentaries including:

Law and Disorder: Allan Kessing- The Reluctant Whistleblower (SBS, 25 November 2009)

Insight program: Strictly confidential information, secrecy and government (SBS, 27 September 2007)

Peter Lowe would like to thank Frances Mocnik, Photographer, for her assistance in relation to this website.

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