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Ben Cochrane


Mobile: 0402 590 262



Admitted as a solicitor 2005

Admitted to NSW bar 2011


Commercial Bank Chambers

61 Molesworth St,
Suburb: Lismore.
State: NSW
Post Code: 2480

Practice Areas


  • Criminal law

  • Intentional torts

  • Common law





Ben started out as a criminal defence lawyer with the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service and then the NSW Legal Aid Commission. After several years he commenced in private practice as a barrister in Lismore in NSW. He has recently completed two years as a Crown Prosecutor with the NSW DPP and returned to the private Bar.


Mostly Ben has worked in criminal law, appearing in every state criminal jurisdiction from the Children’s Court to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal in Sydney. He has also done criminal law work in Qld.


He also has some experience in intentional torts, acting for plaintiffs claiming damages from the State of NSW as liable for tortious acts of police officers and correctional services officers. In that common law area he has appeared at every level, from the Local Court of NSW to the Court of Appeal in Sydney.



2010 - present

2010 - present

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