Liesl Chapman SC


Liesl has a particular interest and experience in expert evidence including all forensic sciences (eg DNA, gunshot residue, forensic pathology), forensic medicine, HIV phylogenetics, explosions, accident reconstruction and forensic accounting (eg fraud).

She was Counsel Assisting the Mullighan Inquiry into the deaths and sexual abuse of children in State care (SA) (2007 - 2008). She was Senior Counsel Assisting the Eastman Inquiry (ACT) (2012 to 2014).

Liesl is an appointed member of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and a member of the Sentencing Advisory Council and the ANZFSS (Australian and NZ Forensic Science Society).

She is also the author of Playing forensic science monopoly published in the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2014.