Paul J. Smallwood was leading counsel in proceedings that resulted in Faruk Orman’s murder conviction being set aside: (2019) 59 VR 511. He practises in criminal law and administrative law. He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association (Victoria) Committee and the Criminal Law Committee of the Australian Bar Association. He is also a member of the Greens List Committee.
Amanda has a strong criminal defence practice. She appears in committals, trials, County Court appeals, pleas and bail applications for clients charged with criminal offences. Amanda also appears in the Court of Appeal.
Ffyona accepts briefs in all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal law including coronial inquests, inquiries, disciplinary hearings, OH&S, regulatory matters, as well as suppression/non-publication order proceedings and public interest immunity claims. She has particular expertise in death investigations and prosecutions, sex offences, white collar crime, child abuse allegations, and complex offences involving juvenile/youthful offenders. Ffyona is available to appear in Victoria, the ACT, New South Wales and Queensland.
Stephanie accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law and quasi-criminal law, including administrative and regulatory matters. She is an experienced criminal advocate and has appeared for clients in a range of contested hearings in both the Magistrates’ Court and County Court. Stephanie has also appeared as junior counsel in a number of complex County Court trials.
Luke accepts briefs in criminal and quasi criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts, as well as intervention orders, compensation orders, common law, litigation, family law and victims of crime assistance tribunal applications.
Nick practices primarily in public, criminal and regulatory law. He also accepts briefs in constitutional law, migration law and quasi-criminal work, including proceeds of crime, inquests and disciplinary proceedings.
Andrew practices in criminal law in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court, including therapeutic courts and lists within those jurisdictions. He is available to appear in all metropolitan and regional courts.