Stacey Carter

Stacey Carter is the principal of Carter & Co Lawyers and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

In 2002, she embarked upon a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, in conjunction with a Bachelor of Arts (double major), at Flinders University in South Australia. In 2005, as a part of enhancing her legal knowledge and training, she travelled to the United States of America and furthered her studies and expertise at the University of California.

After returning to Australia, Stacey was based in Canberra working for the Federal Government in highly litigious areas relating to immigration law, criminal law and national security. She was heavily involved in providing detailed and complex advice on high profile litigation being conducted in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal [AAT], Federal Court of Australia [FCA], and High Court of Australia [HCA].

Completing her master’s degree in Law in 2008, Stacey was acknowledged as an award winning law student for her work in International Criminal Law and Human Rights. Throughout her master’s degree, Stacey specialised in international criminal law, with much of her research focusing on international organised crime, drug trafficking, sexual slavery, terrorism, human trafficking and the exploitation of children.

Stacey established Carter & Co Lawyers after specialising as a criminal defence lawyer at another firm in Adelaide. Having previously worked for two of Adelaide’s leading criminal law firms, she has now chosen to specialise in defence work and is passionate in her defence for all of her clients.

Her work has included acting on a number of high profile matters, including cases involving murder, rape, drug trafficking, fraud and many violent offences.

Previously Stacey taught at the Law School at Uni SA and is also an appointed member of the Criminal Law Committee at the Law Society of South Australia.

In 2016, Stacey was appointed by the Attorney-General as a member of the Sentencing Advisory Council of South Australia which reviews and reconsiders the current sentencing options available to the courts under SA law.

Professional Qualifications / Memberships

  • Masters of Law [LLM]
  • Bachelors of Laws & Legal Practice [LP\LLB]
  • Bachelor of Arts [BA]
  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration
  • Member of the Attorney-Generals Sentencing Advisory Council
  • Law Member of the Criminal Law Committee
  • Member of the Law Society of South Australia
  • Member of the Women Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Refugee Council of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Refugee Association