Zarah Garde-Wilson

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Zarah Garde-Wilson
Born (1978-02-02) February 2, 1978 (age 42)[1]
Armidale, New South Wales
Known forHeavily publicised Criminal Defence Attorney

Zarah Garde-Wilson (born 1978) is an Australian solicitor in Victoria who rose to prominence after she acted for many persons under investigation by Victoria Police in relation to the Melbourne gangland killings of 1998–2006.[2][3][4][5] In 2016 she filed an affidavit stating "that 'Lawyer X's' identity was common knowledge within the legal fraternity and that she was aware of 'Lawyer X's' true identity."[3][6]

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.

She was the girlfriend of Lewis Caine, a victim of homicide by firearm in 2004 of the Melbourne gangland killings.[2][7]

Personal life[edit]

Garde-Wilson gave birth to a daughter, Samantha in late 2008. In September 2010 she gave birth to twins, Max and Sophie with her husband and father of her kids, Lance Simon.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ "The underworld's lawyer", May 14, 2005, The Age
  2. ^ a b Moynihan, Stephen (23 November 2005). "The Zarah Enigma". The Age. Melbourne. Archived from the original on 28 November 2005. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  3. ^ a b "'Tip of the iceberg': Gangland lawyer claims she tried to expose Informer 3838" by Melissa Cunningham, The Age, December 4, 2018
  4. ^ Zarah Garde-Wilson - Principal Attorney at Garde Wilson Lawyers - The Experts in Criminal Defence - Garde Wilson Lawyers LinkedIn
  5. ^ Where are the women of Underbelly now? We investigate. December 9, 2017, Mamamia
  6. ^ "Judgment (redacted) AB v CD and EF (2017) VSCA 338", Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal, 21 November 2017, p. 46
  7. ^ Page 390, Gangland Australia by James Morton, Susanna Lobez
  8. ^ "Private Zarah Garde-Wilson sells her story to mag". 3 February 2009. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009.
  9. ^ Gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson's partner Lansley Simon man cleared on Paul Thornell murder charge, Padraic Murphy, June 24, 2013, Herald Sun
  10. ^ Zarah Garde Wilson's ex partner Lansley Simon says jail life is 'unpleasant', Shannon Deery, News Corp Australia, October 15, 2012, PerthNow

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