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Raymond Broomhall LLB GDLP

Admission:  24 August 2012                                               

Signed Bar Roll:  30 August 2013

Current Practising Certificates:

  •  High Court of Australia
  •  Supreme Court of Tasmania


  • Australian Bar Association
  • Tasmanian Independent Bar
  • Law Society of Tasmania
  • International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Legal studies

  • James Cook University
  • Australian National University
  • University of Tasmania

Pupillage 2013 - 2015 - Past Masters:

  • Mr Greg Melick SC (current Integrity Commissioner Tasmania, Deputy President Administrative Appeals Tribunal)
  • Mr Chris Gunson SC (current president of the Tasmanian Bar)
  • The Hon Gregory Geason (current Justice Supreme Court of Tasmania)

Areas of Practice:

Ray specialises in extremely complex matters and has repute for his lateral thinking and for finding solutions outside of the square. He revells in working on matters that have been placed in the 'too hard basket' by other legal practitioners. He is in high demand throughout the world for his work on electromagnetic radiation issues and is considered to be one of the leading advocates in this field. He has an extensive law library and a large collection of early colonial law which assists him greatly in widening his knowledge of the Common Law. 

Ray has appeared in the High Court including all Commonwealth Courts inclusive of the Full Federal Court and the Family Court. He has appeared in all Tasmanian Courts and various South Australian, New South Wales and Queensland Courts and has provided advice in all jurisdictions. 

He practices predominately in;

  • Constitutional Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Succession Law
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Riparian Rights and Old System Title Law
  • Human Rights and Ant-discrimination Law
  • Electro Magnetic Radiation Law 

Ray collects rare and antique legal books and manuscripts, he also has an extensive collection of antique barrister wigs and tins. Wigs of note within his collection are; 

The wig worn by Sir Thomas Strangman QC when he successfully prosecuted Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) during the great trial of 1922. Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.

Another wig in Ray's collection is the wig worn by Thomas Wilde. Wilde was the very first independent crown prosecutor (clerk of the peace) in the new colony of New South Wales. Wilde's eldest son Sir John Wilde was the Deputy Judge Advocate of New South Wales (technically Australia's first Chief Justice) who oversaw the establishment of Australia's first supreme court being the Supreme Court of Tasmania on 10 May 1824. Thomas Wilde was the co-founder of Wilde Sapte in 1785, very recently Denton Wilde Sapte and now the multinational law firm Dentons. Dentons is the 8th largest law firm in the world and employs over 7,700 lawyers earning $2 billion in revenue.

Ray like The Hon Charles Sweeney QC and Caroline Graves of this Chambers is of convict stock. Ray is an 8th generation descendant of his convict ancestor James Broomhall. James was transported to Van Dieman's Land in 1824 , he was sentenced to 7 years for stealing 37 yards of velveteen fabric and a bunch of keys. James married Mary Coan (Cohen) and his grave is at St Marks Church in Deloraine (Tas). Ray has meticulously researched and catalogued over 5000 descendants of James Broomhall and Mary Coan.

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