Ian Lloyd KC

Barrister - Trust Chambers

1977 – 1979
Self-employed at the Sydney Bar with a general practice in the areas of commercial law, common law, family law and crime. During this period I successfully defended Australia’s largest fraud case to that time (the Barton Case). Appearances in courts at all levels from the Magistracy to the High Court of Australia.
1980 – 1986
Employed as Senior Crown Counsel for and Consultant to the Hong Kong Government prosecuting serious criminal matters, including homicides, complex frauds, securities regulation and ICAC corruption offences. I frequently appeared in all tiers of Hong Kong’s appeal courts.
1987 – 1988
In private practice at the Hong Kong Bar prosecuting (on fiat) and defending major fraud and corruption cases. Between 1986 and 1988 the complex fraud cases prosecuted by me as lead counsel for the Hong Kong Government (both for ICAC and CCB) included the O.T.B. Case, the Hang Lung Bank Case, the American & Panama Finance case, and the Dollar Credit Case.
1989 – 1995
NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor prosecuting all types of criminal indictable matters dealt with by the NSW DPP including many large scale fraud and corruption cases. At the time of my departure from the Crown Prosecutors Chambers, I held the position of Senior Crown Prosecutor for NSW and had responsibility for supervising the work of some 75 Crown Prosecutors. I frequently appeared for the Crown before the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.
I was seconded from the Crown Prosecutors chambers to work as the first General Counsel for the newly formed NSW Independent Commission against Corruption (‘ICAC’).
1994 – 1995
At the request of Michael Kirby OAM, High Court Justice, I took a year’s leave of absence from the NSW Crown Prosecutors Chambers to work in Cambodia with the United Nations, training Cambodian judges and prosecutors.
1995 – Present
Private practice at the Hong Kong and NSW Bars, specialising in all areas of crime and planning Law in Hong Kong and the large variety of criminal work in NSW and all areas of work within the jurisdiction of the NSW Land & Environment Court, including the prosecution and defence of many high profile pollution cases. I frequently appear in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.
Academic Experience
1977 – 1979
Part time lecturer in Family Law and Succession at the NSW University of Technology
1980 – 1988
Part time lecturer in Business Law in the MBA Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
1980 – 1982
Part time lecturer in Banking Law at the Hong Kong Polytechnic
2008 – 2010
Part time lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney

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Daniel Wakim joined Gartree Thomson Lawyers as Special Counsel and has assisted us with criminal law matters and consultancy. He has always been accessible to answer and guide our civil litigators with respect to criminal law issues that may arise from corporate or civil litigations in turn assisting with respect to strategic development of legal advice.
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Daniel Wakim has been working with Longton Legal over the past 10 years and has assisted our practice with respect our criminal law client base taking an advisory and consultancy role with Longton Legal as Special Counsel. He criminal law knowledge and strategy development is first class.

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Daniel Wakim first began working with Madison Marcus as Special Counsel focusing on managing our criminal law matters, he was able to achieve great results and success and assisted us launch our own associated criminal law firm, Jackson John. Daniel continues to work with and assist Madison Marcus and Jackson John as Special Counsel.

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Daniel Wakim joined HP Legal as Special Counsel managing extremely sensitive and complex legal matters. He has been able to achieve outstanding results for our clients and continues to consult us with respect to criminal law matters.