Samuel Joyce

Senior Associate

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Samuel Joyce is a highly skilled advocate who specialises in court and tribunal work. He is a specialist in administrative and public law, discipline and professional regulation (public sector and other professional regimes), commissions of inquiry (including ICAC and Royal Commissions), and criminal law.


Samuel believes the devil is in the detail. He takes time to explain the detail to his clients so they understand the process they are in. His straightforward attitude and focus on detail allows his clients to make informed decisions in their best interests. He is empathetic, and has a genuine concern for the well-being of his clients.


Samuel worked for a number of years as a State Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia where he prosecuted serious crime on behalf of the State of WA. He appeared as prosecuting counsel in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, including prosecuting jury trials and making the State’s submissions on sentencing.


Samuel has a broad practice at TGB. In October 2016 he helped his clients win $700,000 in damages and permanent injunctions in a landmark defamation action. He has also led significant judicial review actions in SA and WA that have resulted in significant change in public sector practices. He does litigation well. He has a thorough understanding of the law, an exemplary work-ethic and holds himself to the highest professional standards. No stone goes unturned in finding an appropriate and practical  resolution. 


Samuel is originally from Adelaide having studied at the Universities of Adelaide and Sydney. He moved to Perth in 2011 on being appointed the Associate to a Supreme Court judge in Western Australia. He is now based in Adelaide, is regularly in Western Australia and has clients across Australia. He lives in the Adelaide Hills with his partner and dog, and particularly enjoys practicing out of TGB’s Mt Barker Office. He accepts clients everywhere.


Samuel Joyce

Senior Associate

my qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
  • Masters of Law (current), University of Sydney

my areas of expertise

  • Criminal and Disciplinary
  • ICAC, Royal Commissions and other investigative tribunals
  • Defamation
  • Administrative Law and Judicial Review
  • Litigation
  • Detainment and Orders under the Mental Health Act
  • Appeals

my professional interests

  • Member of the Law Society of South Australia

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