Raffaele Piccolo


Signed Bar Role: 2021

Qualifications: MLP, LLB(Hons), BIntSt(Hons), Dip Lang

Areas of Practice

- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Alternative Dispute Resolution General

- Appellate Advocacy
- Appellate Advocacy General

- Common Law
- Common Law General

- Commercial and Civil
- Civil

- Criminal
- Criminal Law

- Employment Industrial
- Employment, Industrial

- Public
- Discrimination, Human Rights
- Inquests
- Administrative
- Constitutional
- Disciplinary Tribunals
- Social Security and Welfare
- Migration, Immigration, Citizenship

- Other
- Coronial Investigations
- Constitutional and Administrative Law


Prior to joining the bar, Raffaele was a Federal Prosecutor in the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. In that role, Raffaele had conduct of cases which spanned the spectrum of federal criminal law, including illegal importations, drug trafficking, taxation, social security, biosecurity, and child exploitation. Previously, Raffaele worked as a defence solicitor in the Criminal Law Practice Division of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia.

In addition, Raffaele was formerly the Associate to the Chief Justice of the Australian Capital Territory. As an associate, Raffaele was involved in assisting the Chief Justice in various areas of the law, including criminal and administrative law. Raffaele then moved to Sydney to undertake the role of Associate to a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, the Honourable Justice Yates. Working for Justice Yates, Raffaele was involved in various areas of federal law, including corporations, competition and consumer protection, and intellectual property law.

Raffaele accepts briefs primarily in the areas of administrative, constitutional, criminal (State and Commonwealth), disciplinary tribunals, discrimination and human rights, employment and industrial, inquests and inquiries, migration, immigration and citizenship, and social security and welfare.

Raffaele is also a member of the Disciplinary and Appeals Committee for Football South Australia.


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.