Madeleine is an experienced advocate who accepts briefs to appear and advise in all areas of criminal law, including quasi-criminal areas, such as coronial inquests, disciplinary tribunals, investigations and Royal Commissions. She also welcomes briefs arising from local government and Worksafe prosecutions.
Prior to signing the bar roll, Madeleine gained significant experience as a Solicitor Advocate at the Office of Public Prosecutions. She prepared and appeared in a wide variety of indictable criminal matters, including homicides, historical sex offences and drug offences. Madeleine regularly appeared in the Children’s, Magistrates’ and County Courts in contested hearings, bail applications, pleas and appeals. Madeleine also travelled extensively in this role, appearing in courts around regional Victoria.
In additional to her criminal law practice, Madeleine accepts briefs to appear and advise in family law matters. She has considerable family law experience having instructed and appeared in family law hearings while employed at a generalist private law firm.
Madeleine read with Elizabeth Ruddle QC. Her senior mentor was Judge Patrick M O'Shannessy SC.