Qualifications: LLB
Admitted as a Solicitor: 2011
Called to the Bar: September 2013
Phone(02) 4032 4514
Email:  jhale@hunterstreetchambers.com.au
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Jason was called to the bar in 2013 and practices in criminal law and industrial relations law.

He appears in both the local and district courts of NSW including regional courts. He also appears in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission for applicants and respondents.

Jason is briefed by the NSW Legal Aid Commission and the NSW/ACT Aboriginal Legal Service to appear in hearings, trials, appeals and sentencing.

He is also briefed by private law firms based in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast and Sydney.

When Jason was a solicitor he was engaged to appear at the Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. No adverse findings were made against his client.

He has also appeared as junior counsel at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He has recently appeared as counsel at the national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Jason continues to offer advice to police officers who have been subject to reviewable notices under the Police Act 1990.  He also appears for police officers who have been charged with criminal offences. Jason offers advice to agencies regarding complex investigations.

He has reviewed investigations conducted by a government agency and assisted in policy development.

He is a guest presenter at a number of Nationally Recognised Qualifications (NRQ) courses.

Practice areas

Common Law

  • Work Place Accidents
  • Workers compensation


  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and planning offences
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile justice
  • Mental illness
  • Proceeds of crime/money laundering
  • Property offences
  • Sexual assault
  • Traffic
  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Workplace health and safety


  • Commissions and Other Inquiries
  • Coronial inquests