Tessa Boardman


Tessa joined Gilshenan & Luton in 2021.

In 2018, Tessa worked as a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland. She graduated in 2019 and then undertook an 18-month graduate program at a commercial firm, rotating through the areas of environment and planning and commercial litigation.

Tessa has been the author of Carter’s Criminal Law News of Queensland since 2018.

She has always had a keen interest in criminal law and is excited to commence her career at Gilshenan & Luton.

In her free time, Tessa enjoys rock climbing, reading and painting.

Recent articles by Tessa

What constitutes threat when ordering peace and good behaviour orders?

Peace and good behaviour orders - what constitutes a threat?

In the 2021 District Court decision of Sinclair v Lynch [2021] QDC 190, the Court helpfully outlined what constitutes a threat for the purposes of making a peace and good behaviour order pursuant to the Act.
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Charged with “being in charge of a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor or a drug”

What does it mean to be ‘in charge’ of a motor vehicle?

In this interesting drink driving case, the court found the defendant not guilty of driving under the influence where he was found asleep in the driver’s seat with the engine running.
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How to protest lawfully in Queensland

Protesting lawfully in Queensland: the law, the process and the risks involved

The right of peaceful assembly, commonly referred to protesting, is considered a key pillar of a democratic society. In Queensland, the right to assemble peacefully in a public place is recognised in the Peaceful Assembly Act.
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