Appellate

James P Fitzgerald

James FitzGerald practices in criminal law. He regularly appears in the Magistrates Court, County Court and Supreme Court. He conducts committal hearings, contests, trials, plea hearings and other related applications in those courts. In addition, James has appeared in numerous Court of Appeal applications including, most notably, Green (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2017] VSCA …

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Adrian Strauch

Adrian Strauch has an extensive commercial law practice advising upon and appearing in County, Supreme and Federal Court cases both in Victoria and interstate as well as appearing at Arbitrations and Mediations and appearances before professional bodies and tribunals. Adrian also has comprehensive experience in Criminal matters in all jurisdictions including trial work. Adrian also …

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Emily Allan

Emily comes to the Bar with over 10 years of experience as a solicitor-advocate in criminal law.  She has appeared regularly in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts in plea hearings, contested committals, appeals against sentence, bail applications, and contraventions. Emily has also appeared in the County Koori Court. Immediately prior to being called to …

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Catherine Jones Williams

Background: Prior to joining the Bar, Catherine provided specialist litigation support to Ruth Shann (now SC) and Neil Clelland KC in the successful defence of two significant regulatory prosecutions – CDPP v O’Mara (an ACCC criminal cartel case) and VWA v Agarwal (a medical fraud case involving 123 charges). These cases spanned over two and …

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Michael Reardon

Michael has a broad civil and criminal practice, advising and appearing at trial and appellate level. His civil practice focuses on insurance litigation, building and construction, probate and Part IV proceedings. He has also appeared as counsel in judicial review applications, confiscation proceedings and coronial inquests. Michael’s criminal and regulatory experience spans the full spectrum …

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Veronika Drago

Veronika Drago

Veronika accepts briefs in all criminal matters and appears in all jurisdictions. Prior to being called to the Bar, Veronika worked as a solicitor advocate in criminal law in private practice at Doogue & O’Brien (now Doogue + George) and Slater and Gordon. She also worked as a solicitor advocate at the Aboriginal and Torres …

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Nigel Leslie

Nigel Leslie

Since coming to the Bar, Nigel has appeared in the Magistrate’s Court, the County Court, and the Federal Magistrate’s Court, as well as the Court of Appeal as junior counsel. He has also appeared at Arbitrations and VOCAT.

Mitchell Latham

Mitchell practises largely in commercial, employment, estates and common law with a particular focus on: He also regularly acts for and advises employers in occupational health and safety matters. He has appeared unled in both jury and judge alone trials; in the Court of Appeal; and in the Full Court of the Federal Court.  Before coming to …

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Natalie Sheridan-Smith

Natalie Sheridan-Smith

Natalie has a busy advocacy practice in a range of contested and complex indictable crime, summary crime, family and Children’s Court Family Division matters.

Gregory Buchhorn

Gregory Buchhorn

Before coming to the Bar, Greg was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Maxwell AC, President of the Victorian Court of Appeal. Greg read with Graeme Hill and his senior mentor was Claire Harris QC. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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