33 Barrack Street, Perth WA 6000
GPO Box 2533, St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6831
Telephone: (08) 9218 9200
Mobile: 0409 101 883
Year admitted: 1993
Year elected to the Bar: 2007
Lisa Boston obtained her Law degree with Honours at the Australian National University before moving to Perth and completing her Articles of Clerkship with Blake Dawson Waldron.
In 1994, Lisa embarked on a career in Criminal Law, first being employed by Aboriginal Legal Service (WA) in Kalgoorlie and then in Perth by Legal Aid West Australia. It was during her time at Legal Aid, Lisa obtained her Master of Laws in 1998. In 2000, Lisa established her own criminal law practice in Perth, where she specialised in jury trial defence work, before being called to the bar in NSW in 2004.
In 2007, Lisa returned as a barrister to Western Australia, where she has practiced at the bar in Criminal Law ever since.
In over 25 years of practice, Lisa has appeared in a vast number of trials in all jurisdictions, at sentencing hearings and appeals. The main stay of Lisa’s work has been as a jury trial advocate, working primarily as Defence Counsel for accused facing serious crimes, although Lisa also acts as Counsel prosecuting on behalf of both the State DPP and Commonwealth DPP.
Lisa is available to appear in all Courts in Western Australia.
Lisa practises and can appear in the following areas:
- Drug offences, including Commonwealth offences
- Sexual offences
- Crimes against the person - Violent offences
- Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death
- Financial crimes
- People trafficking
- Traffic offences
- Criminal Law Appeals
- Regulatory Offences
- Disciplinary proceedings (Administrative Law)
- Appearances at Crime and Corruption Commission
- Appearances at Inquests
Lisa established and ran until this year the WICBG for which she won WA Woman Lawyer of the Year.
Member of CLAWA
Vice President of CLAWA (2022)