Full Name: Patrick Tehan
Phone: +61 3 9225 7071
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0910
Date of Admission: 1 Mar 1977
Called to the Bar: 10 Mar 1977
Date Appointed Silk: 25 Nov 1997


Patrick Tehan QC has an extensive practice in criminal law at appellate and trial level.

 At the appellate level, he regularly appears before the High Court of Australia, the Victorian Court of Appeal and other State and Territory Courts of Appeal. In a career of over 40 years, he has appeared in many leading criminal appeal cases in these Courts.

 At the trial level, he appears in major criminal jury trials, including terrorism and murder cases, in the Victorian Supreme Court.

 He also regularly appears in administrative law cases challenging decisions of statutory tribunals and lower courts by way of judicial review.

 His practice includes advising and tendering opinions concerning the criminal law to a diverse range of legal agencies.

 He is the editor of The Victorian Sentencing Manual published by the Judicial College of Victoria.

On 3/3/2014 Pat was awarded an Honorary Fellow of the Judicial College of Victoria.

Pat is the holder of an Indictable Crime Certificate.


Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Proceeds of Crime

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Review

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia

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