Catherine Purnell


Catherine is instructed in criminal and healthcare regulatory work.

Criminal Work

Catherine is regularly instructed to defend serious criminal cases including rape, sexual assaults, drug importation and supply and cases involving serious violence and dishonesty. She has also been instructed as junior counsel in murder cases. An approachable and skilled advocate, over the last 17 years she has acquired considerable experience and is particularly adept at cross-examining vulnerable and difficult witnesses.

She is a Grade 3 prosecutor, and has been appointed to the RASSO Panel of prosecutors.

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Tribunals and Regulatory Crime


Catherine Purnell
Catherine Purnell

Specialist Areas

  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • General Crime
  • Professional Discipline & Regulatory



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