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Nelson, Frances

QC

Occupation
Barrister, Lawyer and Queen's Counsel

Summary

Ms Frances Nelson QC was admitted to the South Australian Bar Association in 1967 becoming the second female QC in South Australia. She is also a member of the Northern Territory and Western Australian Bar Associations. She is currently the Chair of the Parole Board. Ms Nelson practises in administrative law, contract law, building disputes, criminal law, family law and civil remedies and has conducted over 400 mediations in South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory. She has previously been a member of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, the Commercial and Private Agents Tribunal, the Board of Sport, Arts & Recreation and the Council for People with a Disability. Ms Nelson has also chaired a number of high profile inquiries on behalf of the South Australian Government.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.agd.sa.gov.au/about-agd/what-we-do/services-government/sentencing-advisory-council-south-australia/meet-council (accessed 29 August 2016); http://www.independentweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/a-trailblazer-fighting-for-justice/1465225.aspx (no longer available, 29 August 2016).

Larissa Halonkin

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