Brin Anniwell

Brin AnniwellBrin Anniwell

Brin is a leading junior barrister with wide ranging expertise in crime, regulatory proceedings, inquiries and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Brin is briefed by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute serious indictable criminal matters from terrorism offences to large scale tax fraud. She has appeared unled in numerous jury trials and led in serious Supreme Court trials.

Brin represents individuals, executives and corporations charged with ‘white-collar’ offences arising in a variety of markets, including the banking and construction sectors. She acted in defence of a Citibank executive in criminal proceedings alleging cartel conduct in the context of a capital raising, represented a corporation in a novel prosecution in the NSW Land and Environment Court for enforcement of a Part 3A major development approval and acted for an individual charged with foreign bribery offences in connection with overseas foreign aid projects.

Brin has represented law enforcement agencies in high profile proceedings, including making a claim of public interest immunity on behalf of the Australian Federal Police over documents called by respondents in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation proceedings.

Brin appears in inquiries and professional disciplinary proceedings and recently appeared as junior counsel for the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions in the ACT Government inquiry into the trial of R v Bruce Lehrmann.  

Most recently Brin was included in the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia 2024 for Planning and Environment Law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Brin was a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor and also practiced in banking litigation in the UK at Hogan Lovells International LLP.  She has a Master of Laws from the University of New South Wales (listed on the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence), and has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Finance from the University of Newcastle.

Brin is a member of the NSW Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Committee since 2021.


Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ 2024 for work in Planning and Environmental Law

Admissions and Appointments
  • Admitted to the Bar: 2014  
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner: 2006
  • LLM (UNSW): 2011
  • LLB (Hons I) (University of Newcastle): 2005
  • BFin (University of Newcastle): 2005

Practice Areas
Commercial Law
Commissions & Inquiries
Common Law
Competition & Consumer Law
Criminal Law
Employment & Industrial
Planning & Environment
Public Law
Professional Liability