Natalie Smith


Natalie joined Gilshenan & Luton in 2015 and has worked exclusively in the areas of criminal law and professional misconduct since that time.

She has a background in financial administration and brings a detail oriented approach to both her defence and prosecution work. Natalie enjoys untangling complex matters, conducting advanced legal research to assist clients and helping them through what is often a difficult time.

Natalie has represented clients in all courts in Queensland and has conducted QCAT hearings as a solicitor-advocate. She has particular experience in:

  • Sexual offences;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Drug offences;
  • Traffic offences; and
  • Commissions of inquiry.

Natalie regularly volunteers for a community legal centre and devotes her spare time to skiing, aerial silks and baking.

Recent articles by Natalie

I’ve been charged with possession of a dangerous drugs

Charges for possession of dangerous drugs

In Queensland, it is a criminal offence to unlawfully possess a dangerous drug. Penalties can range from good behaviour bonds and probation through to imprisonment.
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How do I apply to remove a licence disqualification?

Application to remove driver’s licence disqualification

If your driver's licence is disqualified for more than two years, then after you have served a minimum of two years of the disqualification period, you can apply to the court to remove the disqualification.
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I’ve been charged with supplying a dangerous drug

Help! I’ve been charged with ‘supplying a dangerous drug’

The police have arrested you and charged you with ‘supplying a dangerous drug’ but what exactly does that mean?
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