Mr Grant Algie SC Mr Grant Algie SC
Barrister, Mitchell Chambers, Congress Chair

Grant was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1983 and practised in general practice in Whyalla for 8 years. In 1991 he went to the Bar and was one of the ten foundation members of Mitchell Chambers.  He was appointed Silk in 2009.

Grant practises almost exclusively in the Supreme and District Courts as Defence Counsel in trials for murder and serious crime, but also in the Magistrates Court and the Industrial Magistrates Court.  He also appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

He has taught practical advocacy in the SA Bar Readers course and has coached at the ABA Advanced Advocacy course in Melbourne and Brisbane, since 2010.  In 2014, Grant was a coach at the Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford.


The Honourable Angus Redford The Honourable Angus Redford
Elliott Johnston Chambers, Deputy Chair

Admitted to legal practice in 1980 Angus was a partner with a respected legal firm where he specialized in criminal law.

From 1993 to 2006 was a Member of the Legislative Council.

After returning to legal practice Angus resumed work as a criminal lawyer before joining Elliott Johnston Chambers in 2009.

As a barrister Angus has developed a reputation as fearless criminal law advocate.


Mr Ash Bidhendi Mr Ash Bidhendi
Solicitor, Precision Legal, Secretary

Ash is a director of Precision Legal. Ash has experience working with high profile and convoluted criminal matters. Ash has also provided mentoring to younger criminal law practitioners and is a member of the LSC Complex Criminal Law Panel as both counsel and solicitor.


Mr Joseph Sanders Mr Joseph Sanders
Solicitor, Joseph Ramsay Sanders Lawyers, Treasurer

Joseph Sanders was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in March of 1998 after completing his Bachelor of Arts/Laws at the Northern Territory University. Joseph is also admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia. Joseph has been practicing law in various fields for 18 years, and before commencing as a sole practitioner in March of 2006, he worked for larger local, and national legal practices, predominantly in the areas of personal injury law, in particular Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Workers Compensation claims. Uniquely Joseph worked on both sides of the fence acting for both plaintiff’s (injured persons), but also employers and their insurers, including the Motor Accident Commission, and the WorkCover Corporation of South Australia. Whilst Joseph continues to practice in the arena of personal injury law, he has acquired a wide range of experience in his preferred areas of practice, namely Criminal and Traffic Law. Joseph now practices in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia both as solicitor and Counsel. He has both trial experience, and experience in making submissions on behalf of client’s on serious and complex guilty pleas.


  The Honourable Michael David QC
Retired Supreme Court Justice


Her Honour Judge Julie McIntyre Her Honour Judge Julie McIntyre
District Court of SA
Judge McIntyre graduated from Adelaide University in 1983 with an honours degree in Law. She practiced as a barrister and solicitor in private practice across a range of litigious areas. She was a principal in Hartfield McIntyre Miller and was subsequently the managing partner of Sparke Helmore Lawyers in Adelaide. She was appointed to the District Court of South Australia in 2007.


Professor Rick Sarre Professor Rick Sarre
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, University of South Australia

Professor Sarre has been teaching commercial law and criminology for 30 years in Australia, Sweden, Hong Kong and the USA. His research interests include surveillance law, policing and the privatization of security. Formerly the head of the School of Law and Legal Practice at UniSA, he currently serves as the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.


Mr Andrew English Mr Andrew English
Manager, Criminal Law Practice Division
Legal Services Commission of South Australia

Andrew English has practiced in the field of criminal law in South Australia for more than 25 years. He currently Heads the Legal Services Commission in house Criminal Law Practice, the largest criminal law practice in SA. Andrew has worked in private practice, with the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and as a DPP prosecutor (SA).


Ms Hannah Hannaford Gunn Ms Hannah Hannaford Gunn
Associate, District Court of SA

Hannah was admitted to the legal profession in 2015. Since 2015, Hannah has worked as an Associate at the District Court of South Australia. Hannah is a graduate of the University of Adelaide.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Studies.  Hannah has spent time at Legal Intern with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in New Delhi and completed placements at the Legal Services Commission, Mitchell Chambers and Johnston Withers. 

Hannah has a keen interest in criminal law and hopes to pursue a career as an advocate.


Kimberley Bilsborow Kimberley Bilsborow

Kimberley is a fourth year Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) student at Flinders University. Kimberley returned to study after having a successful career in management and business, including positions as a Regional Business Manager and Business Banker. 

She has completed clerkships within private legal practice as well as the government sector. Kimberley has a particular interest in criminal law and remedies for miscarriages of justice, which is the focus of her honours dissertation.



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