John Cahill is a barrister from Brisbane. He works primarily in the areas of criminal law, family law and regulatory law.
Prior to going to the Bar, he worked as a solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Sydney, for the state government in child protection and in corporate regulation at the federal government level.
In his spare time, he’s a writer, primarily of poorly thought out Facebook updates and Instagram posts but every so often the odd column and web series. He lives in Brisbane and has one child, a 50 kg Labrador called Fred.
You can connect with John on LinkedIn.
What John Cahill and I talked about:
- Criminal, Family and Administrative / Regulatory Law
- Meeting on ABC Brisbane with Kelly Higgins-Devine
- Lawyers are trained to doubt everything
- Lawyers are paid to worry and to think the worst
- Looking for inconsistencies in your opponent’s case
- A jury is like a small theatre – people can smell blood when things are not going right
- An interesting start to law – via the Conservatorium of Music
- How journalism and law are similar
- Adrenalin keeps you going when you’re terrified
- Anxiety means you have a greater level of care
- Mentors and imposter syndrome
- Tik Tok videos during Covid.
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