Lisa Boston obtained her Law degree with Honours at the Australian National University before moving to Perth and completing her Articles of Clerkship with Blake Dawson Waldron.

In 1994, Lisa embarked on a career in Criminal Law, first being employed by Aboriginal Legal Service (WA) in Kalgoorlie and then in Perth by Legal Aid West Australia. It was during her time at Legal Aid, Lisa obtained her Master of Laws in 1998. In 2000, Lisa established her own criminal law practice in Perth, where she specialised in jury trial defence work, before being called to the bar in NSW in 2004.

In 2007, Lisa returned as a barrister to Western Australia, where she has practiced at the bar in Criminal Law ever since.

In over 25 years of practice, Lisa has appeared in a vast number of trials in all jurisdictions, at sentencing hearings and appeals. The main stay of Lisa’s work has been as a jury trial advocate, working primarily as Defence Counsel for accused facing serious crimes, although Lisa also acts as Counsel prosecuting on behalf of both the State DPP and Commonwealth DPP.

Lisa practises and can and has appeared as counsel in the following areas:
· Homicides, Serious Assaults [GBH, Attempt murder]
· Drug offences, including Commonwealth offences
· Sexual offences
· Crimes against the person – Violent offences
· Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death
· Financial crimes, Stealing, Fraud and Corporate offences
· People trafficking
· Robbery, burglary

Republic Chambers
2a Gladstone Street
Battery Point TAS 7004

Postal Address:
Level 7, 33 Barrack Street
Perth WA 6000

Field of Practice

  • Criminal
  • Inquests/Inquiries