Giles O’Brien-Hartcher

Giles O’Brien-Hartcher
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Giles holds a Bachelor of Economics (SoSc) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney. He was admitted to practice in 2005, and has extensive experience practicing in the Northern Territory, as well as international experience.

Before joining John Toohey Chambers in 2016 Giles was a Senior Lawyer in the NAAJA Criminal Team, and was Manager of the Appeals Practice from 2011-2014.

Giles appears regularly in the Local Court and Supreme Court, running hearings, pleas and jury trials, committal matters and appeals. He has extensive experience in all criminal matters, including traffic, assaults, drug offences, DVOs, and all types of criminal law. Giles has run numerous successful appeals, some of which are mentioned below.

Giles successfully represented numerous persons in the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

Giles is available to accept instructions in all areas of law with a predominant focus on crime and inquiries.


Successful appeals include:

  • Garling v Firth [2016] NTSC 41

  • Fernando v Groves and Fernando v Kassman [2015] NTSC 81

  • Rose v Huddle [2015] NTSC 14

  • Williams v Balchin [2012] NTSC 15

  • Munkara v St Leger Moss (unreported, Hiley J, 17 April 2014, SCC 21356827)

Contact Details

P: 0889671730
M: 0466726351

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law