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
- Threat to Kill (WA)
- Home Invasion Defence in Western Australia
- The Criminal Trial Process in Western Australia
- Spending Serious Convictions (WA)
Our solicitor Shirley Casey represented a man charged with Possession of Methylamphetamine with Intent to Sell/Supply.
The quantity of the drugs made this an indictable offence with a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 fine.
Ms Casey succeeded in negotiating with the Prosecution to have the charge downgraded to simple possession.
Our solicitor Shirley Casey represented a man who was charged with Deprivation of Liberty, Threat to Kill and Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm.
The man was sentenced on indictment in the District Court of Western Australia.
Ms Casey made submissions persuading the court that a term of immediate imprisonment would be unjust in the circumstances and the offender received a term of suspended imprisonment with conditions.
Our solicitor Shirley Casey represented a client charged with Aggravated Burglary with Intent for climbing a wall into a garden before making away with a pair of thongs.
Ms Casey persuaded the prosecution to downgrade the charge because the client had been mentally unwell at the time of the offence.
The charge was downgraded to Trespass and our client received a Conditional Release Order and a Spent Conviction.
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.
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.