Coronial Inquests

James Mitchell

James specialises in criminal, quasi-criminal, administrative and regulatory law. Prior to the bar, James worked as a solicitor practising in criminal law and appeared and instructed in a wide range of matters in the Magistrates’ and County Courts. James is reading with Richard Edney. His senior mentor is Colin Mandy SC. The information referred to …

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David P Rofe

David appears in trials, appeals, and inquiries. He has a varied practice, encompassing: Prior to the Bar, David began practising as a solicitor in civil litigation and criminal law in Sydney. He then joined a large criminal defence firm in NSW, finishing there as a managing solicitor. In January 2020, he moved to Melbourne and practised as the in-house …

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Dylan Ioannou-Booth

Dylan commenced his legal career practising as a solicitor in a busy criminal defence firm. In this role he gained courtroom experience, appearing in various court settings, including the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts.  Prior to being called to the Bar, Dylan was an Associate to Her Honour Judge Nola Karapanagiotidis at the County Court of …

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Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is an experienced barrister specialising in Criminal Law and appearing in a wide range of criminal and quasi-criminal cases. With a strong background in both trial and non-trial work, his expertise extends to providing legal advice and representing clients in quasi-criminal and regulatory matters. Chris’s professional journey includes working for reputable law firms, government agencies, and …

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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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Damien Hannan

His significant trial experience, coupled with his ability to provide strategic advice, make Damien an invaluable asset when it comes to defending criminal cases.  Clients can trust in Damien’s expertise, breadth of knowledge, and unwavering dedication to securing the best possible results in their legal affairs. Trial Work: Damien Hannan is a highly experienced criminal …

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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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Samantha Renwick

Samantha Renwick

Samantha has completed the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Course on Cultural Competency in Working with Aboriginal Families within the Court System. Samantha has also been a Teaching Associate at Monash University Law School, in addition to her practice. Samantha read with Ms Elizabeth M Brimer S.C., as Her Honour then was, and her senior …

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