Shirley Casey, Associate

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Shirley is an experienced criminal defence lawyer and the office manager at our Canning Vale branch.

Shirley holds a Bachelor of Science from Edith Cowan University, a Juris Doctor from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.

Shirley is admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and to the High Court of Australia.

Shirley regularly appears on her clients’ behalf in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Court of Western Australia. Shirley is a passionate advocate and will provide no-nonsense legal advice.

Shirley is currently undertaking a Masters of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing from the Charles Sturt University. In her free time, she enjoys a relaxing round of golf.

Accreditations & Memberships

    • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
    • Member of the Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Member of Women Lawyers of Western Australia
    • Member of the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel

Success Stories and Publications

Fraud Offences Declared Spent Convictions

Shirley Casey represented a 50-year-old woman who had been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment over 15 years ago for serious fraud offences. The client instructed that she wanted to apply to have her old convictions declared spent so that she could pursue professional opportunities.

Shirley made an Application to the District Court to have the convictions declared spent pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Spent Convictions Act 1988. The application was successful and the client was able to pursue her dream of owning a shop.

Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed

GTC's solicitor Shirley Casey represented an adult male accused of Aggravated Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, against his wife. This was a criminal charge that arose from a domestic violence matter.

Despite Shirley's best attempts to negotiate with the prosecution, the matter went to trial. After extensive legal argument, and the presentation of detailed evidence to the Court, the Defendant was acquitted of the offence.

This result was achieved due to the solicitor's thorough preparation of all aspects of the case and being completely ready to face the Court on the trial day. Shirley paid careful attention to the client’s personal circumstances and collected evidence in support of the case. The client's success in this matter demonstrates the significant impact that a well-prepared and professional solicitor can have on the outcome of a serious offence matter.

 

Acquittal of Serious Sexual Offence

Our solicitor Shirley Casey, together with Tom Percy QC, represented a 30-year-old male in the District Court of Western Australia charged with Sexual Penetration Without Consent.

The case involved a man who was accused by his ex-partner of sexually penetrating her without her consent in 2016. The State refused to discontinue the charge and the matter proceeded to a 3-day District Court trial.

Our representation resulted in the Court acquitting the Accused after 1 hour and 20 minutes of deliberations.

That result was achieved by investigating the complainant’s history, knowing the case back-to-front, vigorous cross-examination and meticulous testing the prosecution’s case.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Shirley Casey who will diligently review materials, meticulously prepares her cases and meets with her clients regularly.

Acquittal of Serious Sexual Offence Involving a Child

Our solicitor Shirley Casey together with Barrister Belinda Lonsdale, represented a 21-year-old male in the District Court of Western Australia charged with Sexual Penetration of a Child.

The case involved a man who was accused by the mother of a child of this most serious crime. The State pursued the charge and the matter proceeded to a 3-day District Court trial. Our representation resulted in the Court acquitting the Accused after just 18 minutes of deliberations.

That result was achieved by diligence, hard work and determination to get the right result.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Shirley Casey who is empathetic, diligently reviews materials and meets with clients regularly.

Acquittal of Three Traffic Offences

Our solicitor Shirley Casey represented a 25-year-old male in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia charged with Reckless Driving, Creating a False Belief and No Authority to Drive.

The case involved a man who had his car stolen when his home was broken in to. Police charged the man with creating a false belief, asserting that he made up a story about his car being stolen.

Our representation resulted in the Court acquitting the Accused.

That result was achieved by diligence, vigorous cross examination of witnesses and a determination to get the right result.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Shirley Casey who is empathetic, diligently reviews materials and meets with clients regularly.

Testimonials

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Kept things simple for us and did a great job on the day. Very happy with the result. 🙂
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Very professional. Spoke to me with respect and understanding when I didn't comprehend the information fully.

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