Bronwyn Byrnes

Telephone

(02) 9236 8600

Email

bbyrnes@stjames.net.au

About

Bronwyn Byrnes was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 2003 and was admitted as a barrister in 2017. 

Curriculum Vitae (2017)

BACKGROUND

Between 2008 – 2017, Bronwyn was a Lawyer with the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney.

Bronwyn trained as a Lawyer with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) in the Commercial Litigation and Corporate Departments in 2003 - 2004. She practised in the United Kingdom between 2004 - 2008, where she completed a Master of Laws from Cambridge University, worked as an employment law solicitor for Fisher Meredith Solicitors and as a research and policy advisor for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. 

Practice Areas 

Human Rights Law

Equality, Discrimination and Harassment Law

Employment and Industrial Law

Public and Constitutional Law 

Vilification & Hate Speech

Inquiries & Royal Commissions

Professional Discipline

 

Qualifications

Master of Laws (Cambridge) (2005)

Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours (UQ) (2002)

Certificate in Foreign, Comparative and International Law (Marquette University, USA) (2001)

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (UQ) (2000)

Awards

British Chevening Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship (2004)

John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law for Graduating First in Class (2001)

Una Prentice Prize in Law for Top Female Law Graduate (2001)

University of Queensland Law Society Medal for Most Outstanding Graduate (2001)

Minter Ellison Prize in Law for Most Outstanding Student (2001)

University of Queensland Medal (2001)