Susan Hedge

Junior Counsel

(07) 3012 8222​susan.hedge@qldbar.asn.au 

Susan was called to the bar in 2013. She joined Byth Chambers in 2021 and accepts briefs in planning and environment, public, administrative, regulatory and criminal law and commissions and inquests.

She has appeared in trials before juries and judges and other hearings in the Supreme, District, Planning & Environment and Magistrates Courts and appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court.  


Susan was a Crown Prosecutor and Senior Crown Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for eight years, prosecuting serious and complex criminal offences. 

She was a senior solicitor at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry in 2011-2012, working on topics including dam management, the development of Q100, flood studies and environmental management of mines and waterways. 

Susan was a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in 2009 and acted as Associate to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Margaret McMurdo AC in 2008. Susan won the university medal for law at QUT in 2007 and earnt a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford in 2010. 

Significant cases Susan has appeared in include:

  • The Queen v Baden-Clay (2016) 258 CLR 308, led by Walter Sofronoff QC, now President of the Court of Appeal, and Daniel Boyle

  • Smith v The Queen (2015) 255 CLR 161, led by Anthony Moynihan QC, now Moynihan QC DCJ

  • R v Juckes & Ors; ex parte Attorney-General [2017] QCA 33; [2017] 2 Qd R 582, led by Michael Byrne QC, now Byrne QC DCJ

  • R v FVN [2021] QCA 88

  • R v PBH [2021] QCA 38

  • R v Dimitropoulos [2020] QCA 75; (2020) 282 A Crim R 402

  • R v CCK [2019] QCA 237

  • Ross v Commissioner of Police [2019] QCA 96; (2019) 278 A Crim R 159

  • R v Roach [2017] QCA 240

  • Upan Company Pty Ltd v Gold Coast City Council [2021] QPEC 37, led by Mitchel Batty

  • Cannon Hill Investments Pty Ltd & Anor v Malt Brewing Company Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] QPEC 30, led by Mitchel Batty