High Court to hear Gerard Baden-Clay appeal

Five High Court judges will today hear an appeal against Gerard Baden-Clay’s controversial downgraded conviction of manslaughter.

The former Brisbane real-estate agent’s father and sister have already arrived at Brisbane’s High Court ahead of the 10.15am hearing.


Baden-Clay’s legal defence team are fighting the prosecution who are seeking to reinstate his initial murder conviction.

In 2014, a jury found Baden-Clay guilty of the murder of his wife Allison, however in 2015, Queensland’s court of appeal downgraded the conviction to manslaughter, stating there was not enough evidence to prove he intended to kill his wife.

There is already a huge amount of public interest in the case, with more than 100 people including members of the public and media lined up outside the courtroom.