Full Name: Robert Thyssen
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: 9606 0040
Mobile: 0417 343 160
Room: 466 Lt Lonsdale
Date of Admission: 3 Nov 1983
Called to the Bar: 27 May 1999
Qualifications: BA, LLB, LLM


Commenced practice in
1984. Worked for 2 years with Western Suburbs Community Legal Service. In that
capacity appeared in courts in all jurisdictions including Family Court,
Magistrates Court, Federal AAT, and other tribunals.1986 - 1999 employed as a solicitor with Victorian Legal Aid, Preston. Initially
worked as duty lawyer then from 1991 onwards worked as summary crime advocate -
a position akin to in house counsel. Appeared in all jurisdictions up to and
including Court of Appeal. Whilst summary crime advocate I sat the accreditation
test with the Law Institute. I was in the first group of solicitors to be made
Accredited Criminal Law specialists.In 1996 I took 1 year off and lived and worked in Germany.I came to the Bar in March 1999 intake and have appeared in criminal cases in
the Magistrates and Children's Courts, trials, appeals and pleas in the County
Court and matters in the Family Court. 

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Family Law

  • Care & Protection

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

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