Profile

Full Name: Chris Brydon
Email: chris.brydon@vicbar.com.au
Phone: (03) 9225 6464
Fax: (03) 9225 6464
Mobile: 0431 204 694
Date of Admission: 12 Feb 2019
Called to the Bar: 21 Oct 2021
Qualifications: LLB(Hons), BA(IntlSt)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor

Profile

Criminal Law

Chris accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law and related areas including proceeds of crime, post-sentencing applications, disciplinary matters, inquests and OHS.

He routinely appears in appeals, pleas, committal proceedings, contests and bail applications in the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts.  Chris has acted in matters involving fitness to be tried and mental impairment defence, and is available to be briefed in matters relating to the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act.

Prior to coming to the bar, Chris was a solicitor at specialist criminal law firm Chester Metcalfe & Co.

Children's Court

Chris also practices in the Criminal and Family Divisions of the Children’s Court.  He has acted for children charged with Category A and B Serious Youth Offences and other serious indictable offences.  Chris has held positions in several charities and non-for profit organisations in this field.  Most recently he was a board member and secretary of Youthlaw, a community legal service providing legal representation and advice to children and young people.

Intervention Orders

Chris acceptes briefs to act for respondents, applicants and affected family members in intervention order matters.  While employed as a solicitor, Chris reguarly acted for respondents in intervention order proceedings in metropolitan and regional courts across Victoria.  He is available to be briefed at contested heraings and earlier stages of proceedings.

Chris is reading with Dr Theo Alexander.  His senior mentor is Theo Kassimatis QC.

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime
  • Work

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Children's Court

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Military Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
From 22 Oct 2021, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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