Tomislav Bicanic

Admission dates
Legal Profession: 2017
NSW Bar: 2018
Also entitled to practise in: All Australian jurisdictions (State, Territory and Commonwealth)

 

Principal areas of practise

  • Criminal Law
    • Summary and Indictable
    • Bail, Hearing, Trial, Sentence and Appeal
  • Quasi-criminal
    • Commissions of Inquiry
    • Crime Commission (State and Commonwealth)
    • Coronial Inquests
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law

 

Memberships and panels

  • NSW Bar Association New Barristers Committee (2020-2021; 2021-current)
  • Director, Trust Chambers
  • Legal Aid Summary Criminal Law Panel
  • NSW Federal Court Pro Bono Assistance Scheme

 

Recent cases

  • Hunt v The Queen [2021] NSWCCA 192 (Unled.  Sentence appeal – appeal allowed – principles that apply to backdating commencement date of sentence where broken periods of pre-sentence custody – appellant resentenced)
  • Fisher v R; R v Fisher [2021] NSWCCA 91 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Conviction appeal and Crown sentence appeal – whether verdicts inconsistent – whether sentence manifestly inadequate – relevance of self-induced intoxication on sentence – conviction appeal dismissed – Crown appeal allowed)
  • Weaver v R [2021] NSWCCA 215 (Led by I. Lloyd QC.  Sentence appeal – whether miscarriage arose in proceedings at first instance by tender of offender’s ERISP – appeal dismissed)
  • Goldman v R [2021] NSWCCA 197 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Conviction appeal – whether verdict unreasonable – relevance of verdicts of not guilty in assessment of whether verdict of guilty is unreasonable – consideration of R v TK (2009) 74 NSWLR 299 – appeal dismissed)
  • Petkos v R [2020] NSWCCA 55 (Led by I. Lloyd QC.  Sentence appeal – whether DPP v Maxwell (2013) 228 A Crim R 218 should be applied to offences under the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) – appeal dismissed).  Special leave refused: Petkos v The Queen [2020] HCATrans 212 (8 December 2020)
  • Manojlovic v R; R v Manojlovic [2020] NSWCCA 315 (Led by I. Lloyd QC.  Conviction appeal – appeal dismissed – Crown sentence appeal – Crown appeal allowed)
  • Kim v R [2020] NSWCCA [2020] NSWCCA 288 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Conviction appeal – appeal dismissed)
  • PQR v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) [2020] NSWSC 731 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Interlocutory appeal on question of law from Children’s Court Magistrate – appeal dismissed)
  • Casella v R [2019] NSWCCA 201 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Sentence appeal – appeal allowed – ICO imposed in lieu of term of full-time imprisonment)
  • Ng v R [2019] NSWCCA 172 (Led by I. Lloyd QC.  Conviction appeal – appeal allowed – insufficient evidentiary basis to prove existence of joint criminal enterprise – conviction quashed)
  • Daaboul v R [2019] NSWCCA 191; 100 NSWLR 682 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Conviction appeal – appeal allowed – verdict unreasonable – conviction quashed)
  • Scahill v R [2019] NSWCCA 190 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Conviction appeal – unbalanced summing-up – appeal allowed – convictions quashed)
  • Mansweto v R [2018] NSWCCA 232; 86 MVR 309 (Led by A. Bellanto QC.  Sentence appeal – dangerous driving – manifestly excessive – proper approach to matters on 166 certificate – appeal allowed)
  • Chen v The Queen [2018] HCATrans 240 (Led by M. Thangaraj SC. Special leave refused)
  • GG v The Queen [2019] HCASL 213 (Led by A. Bellanto QC. Special leave refused)
Contact

T: (02) 9264 9444
F: (02) 9264 9449
E: tbicanic@trustchambers.com.au
C: clerk@trustchambers.com.au