Human Rights Law

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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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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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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Anthony O’Donoghue

Anthony O’Donoghue

He specialises in bankruptcy and administrative law, particularly Commonwealth administrative law, including migration law.

Rolf Sorensen

Rolf Sorensen

He also practices in industrial law and administrative law more generally as well as appearing in a range of commercial and criminal matters. Rolf is a reporter for the Victorian Reports and has written Head-Notes for cases involving wide-ranging areas of law, including Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights, Negligence (Workplace, Professional, Etc), Occupational Health&Safety, Accident Compensation, …

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Reiko Okazaki

She regularly appears in civil, criminal and administrative law matters at all levels and in a number of different jurisdictions such as the Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court, Children’s Court, and VCAT. She advises in matters including insurance claims, professional negligence and contractual disputes, among others. Prior to being called to …

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Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott

He also practices at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in proceedings in the Owners’ Corporation, Legal Practice, Domestic Building, Occupational Regulation and Anti- Discrimination Lists. Further he has had a long history in employment law, advising on setting up businesses to meet the vagaries of employment and industrial legislation. He represents employers meeting their …

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Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

Michelle has a broad practice which focusses on litigation in various courts and tribunals, including superior and appellant courts, including: Supreme Court of Victoria Appeals from the Children’s Court of Victoria, Family Division on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (Child Protection). Matters arising under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be …

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Marie Wilkening-Le Brun

Marie has appeared in: Marie provides opinions, represents clients to negotiate settlements, considers strategy, participates in mediations, drafts and settles documents. Marie has been awarded an Order of Merite by the French Republic for her legal work in the French community. Marie has also practised as a Solicitor in the UK from 2000 to 2005 …

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