Chad Jacobi commenced as a barrister at Edmund Barton Chambers in 2016, following the conclusion of his role as Counsel Assisting the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (2015-2016). During 2016-2017 Chad has been briefed as junior counsel for the Northern Territory in the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.
Chad was employed in the Crown Counsel Section of the Crown Solicitor’s Office from 2010-2015 undertaking counsel work primarily in constitutional, administrative law and criminal cases in the Full Court of the Supreme Court and before single Justices, and as a junior counsel to the Solicitor-General in the High Court. He has conducted trial work in superior courts on state tax, land acquisition and on judicial review, and in other courts and tribunals in disciplinary, criminal, workers compensation and general civil matters.
He was admitted to practice in 2001 and was in 2005, the Solicitor Assisting the Kapunda Road Royal Commission. He was between 2002 and 2009 a solicitor within both the Advising and Administrative and Environment Sections of the Crown Solicitor’s Office and initially the Research Assistant to the Solicitor-General.
He is committed to legal education. He was as an organiser of, and presented as part of the Crown Solicitor’s Office internal Continuing Professional Development program and tutored for many years at Adelaide University, principally in civil procedure.
He is the co-editor of the legal publication Summary Justice - South Australia.
Selected recent cases argued as counsel in the Full Court
Dietmann v Brennan-Kuss (2015) 123 SASR 24
R v Draoui (2015) 122 SASR 360
Channel 9 SA PL v Police (No.2) (2014) 121 SASR 87
Police v Majchrak (2014) 120 SASR 192
Police v Bleeze (2012) 112 SASR 568
Police v Short (2012) 112 SASR 463
Police v Berzins (2011) 111 SASR 319
Moore v AI Automotive Ltd  SASCFC 203
Special leave argued as counsel
Kupsch v Zanker  HCATrans 250
Selected recent cases as junior counsel to the Solicitor-General in the High Court
Kuczborski v Queensland (2014) 254 CLR 51
Williams v The Commonwealth (No.2) (2014) 252 CLR 416
Magaming v The Queen (2013) 252 CLR 381