Lindsay Allan-McConchie

Francis Burt Chambers
Level 12, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Year Admitted: 2016 Year Elected to WABA: 2020 Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws,
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Lindsay Allan-McConchie

Lindsay Allan-McConchie elected to the Bar in 2020 when she joined Francis Burt Chambers as a pupil under the mentorship of some of the State’s most accomplished senior barristers.

Since then, Lindsay is establishing herself as a skilful trial advocate in jury trials (for serious indictable offences) and the summary jurisdiction. She also has strong advocacy skills in sentencing hearings and a history of excellent sentencing outcomes.

Practice Specialisations

-Criminal Defence-

Lindsay primarily practices as criminal defence counsel covering all areas of criminal law (State, Commonwealth and interstate, and has studied transnational and international law).

She holds particular experience in sexual and violent offences. She accepts both private and public defending briefs. Presently she is on the following Legal Aid WA panels:

– Magistrates Court and Other Indictable;

– Serious Indictable;

– Sex Offences (Adult and Youth);

– Childrens Court.

-Legal Ethics and Practice-

Lindsay has experience advising legal practitioners on their ethical duties and assisting them with Legal Practice Board complaints. She has a passion for legal ethics and jurisprudence generally, and is empathetic to the many challenges of navigating professional duties. Having studied and practiced previously in States and Territories under the Legal Profession Uniform Law, Lindsay has a grounded understanding of the scheme that was adopted by WA in 2022.

-Coronial Inquests and Personal Injuries-

Lindsay also practices in coronial inquests and personal injuries litigation, as she has a keen interest in medicine and psychology. Her experience has been wholly in acting for plaintiffs in personal injury matters.

-Intellectual Property – Music-

Having worked as a professional musician and studied tertiary music prior to becoming a lawyer, Lindsay offers unique insight into the intellectual property issues for musicians and composers. She has experience advising on copyright, songwriting credits, performer rights, reproduction rights, recording contracts and digital music and piracy laws.

-Restraining Orders-

Lindsay also accepts private briefs for restraining order trials and appeals for both applicants and respondents. Having worked at Domestic Violence Legal Services in the NT early on in her career, as well as mediating in the Local Court of the NT for personal violence restraining orders, Lindsay offers unique skills in helping parties navigate the often complex and nuanced issues in restraining order applications, objective advice and a pragmatic approach.


In 2016, Lindsay commenced her legal career under the supervision and guidance of two of Darwin’s most prominent Kings Counsel, as well as a former Magistrate of the Northern Territory. Having assisted in one of the Territory’s most prominent murder trials, DPP v Deacon, and through its appeal, as well as other major jury trials in the Territory and WA, Lindsay offers well established problem solving, research and analytical skills.

As a solicitor, Lindsay worked for Legal Aid in both the Northern Territory and Victoria offering duty lawyer services and restraining order advocacy. Lindsay spent the year prior to joining the bar in personal injuries litigation at a national firm where she specialised in public liability, workers’ compensation and victims of crime compensation. Lindsay has also completed training in mediation and worked as a mediator in the Northern Territory.

Known for her ability to be a persuasive and passionate advocate, Lindsay takes on all matters with a fierce commitment to legal ethics and a robust justice system.

In Lindsay’s personal time, she is the lead singer of a band and enjoys the sport of Olympic weightlifting.

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