Dev Bhutani

Year of Admission to NSW Bar: 2020

Dev practices in criminal law, in both trials and appeals. He is often instructed in serious cases, involving homicides, large scale drug importation, terrorism, serious violence, sexual offences, significant frauds, corporate crime and regulatory and environmental matters.

Dev’s speciality is as a trial barrister. He particularly enjoys the tactics involved in the trial process, including pre-trial negotiations, and is known for his ability to synthesise and present cases. His advice is often sought in matters involving complex evidentiary issues, large documentary cases or cases requiring intricate directions of law.

He has also appeared in significant appellate matters, including cases that consider the mental element of terrorism offences, and the powers of the District Court in hearing appeals.

Dev has also developed a specialist practice in consequential orders arising from criminal convictions, including parole, high risk offender orders, asset confiscation, coercive hearings, disciplinary proceedings, migration, working with children’s checks, child protection prohibition orders and firearm licences.

He appears as sole counsel or led by Senior Counsel.

Since 2021, Dev has been a member of the NSW Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and takes an active role in mentoring through the Law Society’s, and the Diverse Women in Law’s, mentoring programs.

Areas of Practice

Contact Details

Maurice Byers Chambers
Level 60
25 Martin Place

Tel: 02 8233 0300

Fax: 02 8233 0333

Mobile: 0432 887 190


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