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10/10/2018

Holmes List Barristers and Clerks congratulate His Honour Tim Hoare on his appointment today to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. 

Tim has been a barrister for 18 years, specialising in criminal law. He has acted for the prosecution and defence in cases involving murder, culpable driving, drug offences and serious violent offending.

Prior to signing the Bar roll, Tim was an associate to Judge David Morrow of the County Court.

We wish Tim all the best for the future.


 19/10/2018

Holmes List welcomes the following Readers to our List in October - 

Cameron Gauld

Cameron’s practice is focused on criminal law, traffic law, and family violence matters.

Cameron comes to the bar after the last 8 years as a prosecutor with Victoria Police.  In this role he ran matters daily in the Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court, ranging from mention court to contested hearings, and everything in between including the family violence and intervention orders. 

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2013, Cameron has been seconded to the Civil Litigation Unit, Commissions and Inquiries Division and the VGSO (Police Branch); which gave him experience in civil trials relating to torts, coronial inquests, royal commissions and the provision complex legal advice.  He was also in charge of Supreme Court bail applications that were on appeal from the Magistrates’ Court, regularly appearing in that jurisdiction on bail matters.

Upon promotion to sergeant, he was in charge of the Sex Offence Team at Melbourne, running sex offence matters in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Court.

Cameron also spent 13 years in Highway Patrol, where he could not believe he was being paid to ride a motorbike.  This also gave him a keen insight into traffic law and the defences available to motorists.  He was also seconded to the Water Police, and has a good knowledge of maritime law relative to domestic boating.

Cameron is reading with Mr Pardeep Tiwana.

Email:   cameron@vicbar.com.au

Andreia Monteiro

Andreia accepts briefs in all areas of family law and associated matters including;

  • parenting and property matters;
  • family violence intervention orders;
  • victims of crime compensation; and
  • child protection proceedings.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Andreia was a Senior Lawyer at the Women’s Legal Service and Family Law Legal Service. 

She appeared regularly as a solicitor advocate in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court, Magistrates’ Court and Children's Court (family division).

Andreia also represents parties in mediations and conciliation conferences, and is available for circuit work.

Andreia is reading with Celia Conlan. Her senior mentor is Minal Vohra SC.

Lastly, Andreia speaks conversational Portuguese (Portugal).

Email:   andreia@vicbar.com.au

 Emma Strugnell

Emma has extensive experience as an advocate in summary and indictable crime. She practices in all areas of criminal law and appears in all jurisdictions. 

Emma regularly appears in plea hearings, contested bail applications in the Magistrates' Court and County Court, and has prepared and been involved in number of successful Supreme Court Bail Applications. She has also appeared and instructed in contested summary hearings and contested committal proceedings, and matters arising under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act. She has instructed in County Court trials.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Emma worked as a Senior Criminal Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid. She has worked at the Broadmeadows, Dandenong and Ringwood offices, as well as appearing in indictable matters at Magistrates' and County Courts. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid, Emma volunteered at James Dowsley and Associates, Victoria Legal Aid's Frankston Office, and the Peninsula Community Legal Centre. 

In addition to a post-graduate degree in Law, Emma also holds undergraduate degrees in Arts (First Class Hons) and Science, where she majored in history classics and pharmacology. In addition, she holds a Doctorate in History.

She also accepts briefs in intervention order matters, quasi-criminal matters, including coronial inquests, disciplinary tribunals, investigations and Royal Commissions.

Emma is reading with Megan Tittensor and her Senior Mentor is Peter Morrissey SC.

 Emma does not accept direct access briefs.

 Reported Cases

DPP v Kujath [2017] VCC 764 

 Email:  estrugnell@vicbar.com.au

 Our Readers are able to accept briefs as of next Friday the 26th of October, 2018. To make a booking contact one of my Clerks on 9225 6444.


 28/11/2018

Please click on the following link for important upcoming Court dates in 2019 - Court dates


 7/12/2018

Holmes List congratulates the following Queens Counsel and Senior Counsel  for being recognised in DOYLES GUIDE 2019 as being leaders in the Victorian Market in the area of Family law.

Preeminent

Martin Bartfeld QC, Holmes List
Minal Vohra SC, Holmes List

 Leading

Tim North SC, Holmes List

Holmes List also proudly congratulates the following sixteen Family Law Junior Counsel for being recognised in DOYLES GUIDE 2019 including Market Leader Dan Sweeney.

Market Leader

Dan Sweeney, Holmes List

 Preeminent

Patrick O’Shannessy, Holmes List
Marylyn Smallwood, Holmes List

 Leading

 

Andrew Barbayannis, Holmes List

Helen Dellidis, Holmes List

Joe Melilli, Holmes List

Chris Nehmy, Holmes List

Mark Wilson, Holmes List

 Recommended


Alice Carter, Holmes List

Sarah Hession, Holmes List

Rohan Hoult, Holmes List

Laura Johnston, Holmes List

Daniel Matta, Holmes List

Rory McIvor, Holmes List

Robin Smith, Holmes List


Michael Wood, Holmes List

Holmes List also proudly advises that the following Counsel have all been included in the DOYLES GUIDE under the heading Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Barristers – Victoria, 2019

Senior Counsel

Leading

Martin Bartfeld QC, Holmes List

Tim North SC, Holmes List

 Recommended

Minal Vohra SC, Holmes List

 Junior Counsel

Leading

 

Alice Carter, Holmes List

Helen Dellidis, Holmes List

Laura Johnston, Holmes List

Joe Mellili, Holmes List

Chris Nehmy, Holmes List

Pat O’Shannessy, Holmes List

Marylyn Smallwood, Holmes List

Dan Sweeney, Holmes List

 Recommended

 

Mary Agresta, Holmes List

Andrew Barbayannis, Holmes List

Anna Boymal, Holmes List

Noah Eidelson, Holmes List

Sarah Hession, Holmes List

Rohan Hoult, Holmes List

Rory McIvor, Holmes List

Vicki Sweet, Holmes List

Mark Wilson, Holmes List

Holmes List also proudly advises that the following Counsel have all been included in the DOYLES GUIDE under the heading Leading Victorian Family and Divorce Mediators – Victoria, 2019

Preeminent

Pat O’Shannessy, Holmes List
Peter Young QC, Holmes List

Leading

Martin Bartfeld QC, Holmes List
Joseph Mellili, Holmes List
Dan Sweeney, Holmes List

Recommended

Rory McIvor, Holmes List
Marylyn Smallwood, Holmes List
Minal Vohra SC, Holmes List
Mark Wilson, Holmes List
Michael Wood, Holmes List