Zarah Garde-Wilson (born 1978) is an Australian solicitor in Victoria who has acted for many persons under investigation by Victoria Police in relation to the Melbourne gangland killings of 1998-2006. [dead link]
Garde-Wilson is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, where she resided at St. George's College.
Upon graduation, Garde-Wilson commenced articles of clerkship with Perth and Melbourne criminal law firm Pryles & Defteros.
Garde-Wilson was set to face trial on charges of possessing an unregistered gun that had allegedly belonged to Caine.[dead link] She was acquitted of this charge and also charges of giving false evidence to the Australian Crime Commission.
Garde-Wilson successfully challenged the decision by the Victorian Legal Services Board in 2006 to not renew her certificate to practise law in the state; she is now regarded as a "fit and proper person". This follows a conviction on contempt of court charges for failing to testify against the men later convicted of killing Caine. In the drama series Underbelly Garde-Wilson is played by actress Kestie Morassi [dead link]
Garde-Wilson gave birth to a daughter, Samantha, in late 2008. In September 2010 she gave birth to twins, Max and Sophie. In December, 2011, the father of her three children, Lansley Simon was charged with the murder of Paul Thornell.In 2013 Simon was found not guilty by a jury.
- Moynihan, Stephen (2005-11-23). "The Zarah Enigma". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 2007-03-05.
- Berry, Jamie (2007-05-15). "Gangland lawyer to face trial". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
- Rennie, Reko (2008-06-10). "Underbelly lawyer cleared". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- Butcher, Steve (2008-07-29). "Gangland lawyer cleared to resume practice". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 2008-07-29.[dead link]
- Peter, Gregory (2007-06-26). "Underworld lawyer loses legal battle". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
- "Private Zarah Garde-Wilson sells her story to mag". 2009-02-03.[dead link]
- "Accused murderer identified by witnesses". 2011-12-13.
|This Australian law-related biographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|