Grant Algie SC
Qualifications: LLB (Adel), GDLP
Admitted to Practice: 1983
Admitted to Practice, Northern Territory: 1991
Signed Bar Roll: 1991
Appointed Silk: 2009
– South Australian Bar Association: 1991 – present
– ABA Advocacy Training Council: 2013 – present
– Chair, 15th International Criminal Law Congress, Adelaide: 2014 – 2016
– Chair, Bar Readers Executive, SABA: 2016 – present
Grant was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1983 and worked in general practice in Whyalla for 8 years. In 1991, he went to the Bar and was one of the ten foundation members of Mitchell Chambers. He was appointed Silk in 2009. He joined Elliott Johnston Chambers in November 2017.
Grant practises almost exclusively in the Supreme and District Courts as Defence Counsel in trials for murder and other serious crime, but also in the Magistrates Court, the Youth Court and the Coroner’s Court. He appears in the Court of Criminal Appeal and other appellate Courts.
He has taught practical advocacy in the SA Bar Readers course and has coached at the ABA Advanced Trial Advocacy Course in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, since 2010. In 2014, Grant was a coach at the Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford.
He is currently the Chair at the SA Bar Readers Executive and is the Assessor of the Criminal Advocacy Module of that course.
Principal Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defence; Trials and Submissions
- Inquests, Inquiries and Commissions
- Regulatory Offences, including Fisheries and Industrial
- Opinions and Advices