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Gerry Elmore, Brisbane Barrister, portrait
Gerard Elmore

Gerard (Gerry) Elmore practices in criminal law, commercial litigation (contractual disputes), administrative law, regulatory prosecutions/civil penalty proceedings, and related appeals in these areas.

Gerry is a sitting member of the Ipswich Rugby League Judiciary and Disciplinary Tribunal, a member of the Complex Legal Aid Panel, an Adjunct Lecturer for the College of Law, a moot judge for USQ and a marker of or USQ.

In July 2019 he transitioned to the private bar, after being employed counsel. Before coming to the bar, Gerry spent four and a half years prosecuting for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, specialising in proceeds of crime, a year with Brisbane Police Prosecutions, a short period as Counsel with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service and three and a half years as a regulatory prosecutor.

Gerry regularly appears as defence counsel in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts in trials, sentences, section 590AA applications, and bail.
Gerry also has a strong practice in regulatory prosecution and defence work. Gerry is briefed by regulatory agencies and corporate defendants in environmental and biosecurity civil and criminal offences.

Admitted to Practice: 3 September 2012

Called to the Bar: 5 December 2015


Quaresmini v Huang & Anor [2022] QCA 133.
Pinzone v Merrin & Anor [2022] QSC 107.
Scott v NPQ [2022] QCA 98.
R v Ponting [2022] QCA 83.
R v Armitage; R v Armitage; R v Dean [2021] QCA 185.
R v Thompson [2021] QCA 29.
Harris v Lagerroth; Lagerroth v Harris Operations Pty Ltd [2020] QDC 111.
Harris v Lagerroth; Harris Operations Pty Ltd v Lagerroth [2020] QDC 285.
R v McFarlane [2020] QDC 314
Neale v Commissioner of Police [2020] QDC 233.
Goldhounds Mining and Exploration Pty. Ltd. v Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy [2019] QLC 10.
Esat v Rauchle [2018] QDC 235.
Queensland Police Service v Morris [2016] QMC 5.
State of Queensland v Moore [2014] QSC 90.


Gray, Anthony and Elmore, Gerard (2012) 'The constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing provisions', Journal of Judicial Administration, 22(1).

Gray, Anthony and Elmore, Gerard (2013) 'The constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing - part II', Journal of Judicial Administration, 23(1).



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