Judith was once a battered wife with three small children who was forced to live on food vouchers from the Salvation Army. Today she is one of Western Australia’s best known criminal lawyers, who built up her own firm (Fordham’s Barristers & Solicitors) from a one person practice to a firm with twelve employees. She subsequently sold her practice to become a barrister.
Judith is currently undertaking groundbreaking research at the University of Western Australia where she taught Criminal Law and Evidence for science undergraduates and postgraduates at the Centre for Forensic Science. She is also doing a PhD on the way juries deal with evidence on criminal cases. Her thesis stirred intense interest across the criminal law field because Judith has secured unprecedented access to jurors for post trial interviews. It is usually illegal to approach jurors but personal permission from the W.A. Attorney General, has given her a rare insight into their deliberations.
As a barrister Judith has been briefed on a wide range of State and Commonwealth Criminal cases, including trials at all levels and appeals including the High Court of Australia. Throughout her career Judith has assisted police in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. Her science training and current studies gives her a special interest and expertise in forensics, including pathology, ballistics and entomology.
Judith is also a much in demand speaker with a range of fascinating, motivational and entertaining presentations.
Client Comments for Judith Fordham
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- Excellent speaker. Judith is incredibly inspirational, motivational, humorous and personable. We were honoured to have her share her journey with us at our Women of Vision Luncheon.
South Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce
- A really interesting and captivating speaker who certainly held the attention of our audience for her entire presentation. Inspirational!
The Professionals Real Estate Group
- Judith related very well to our group and targeted her content most appropriately. We received really positive comment about her presentation from participants. First class speaker.
Narrogin District Education Office
"Caroline Martel is a pleasure to work with, she is very professional, friendly and is always willing to help."
Queensland Law Society
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