Full Name: Tom Sawyer
Fax: 03 9530 8997
Mobile: 0411 525 699
Date of Admission: 15 Mar 2005
Called to the Bar: 12 May 2005
Qualifications: LLB



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Tom comes to the Bar with enormous life experience having served as a Senior Detective with the Victoria Police force for 18 years and also having extensive military experience with the Special Forces.

Tom read with Sean Grant and has appeared in all jurisdictions as counsel. He has successfully appeared in a number of criminal trials and also appears regularly in the Magistrates', Childrens and County Courts.  

He also practices in all road safety and drink driving related offences.

He is a highly motivated and passionate advocate with excellent communication skills, who is experienced in all stages of the criminal justice system.


Areas of criminal law specialisation

  • Drink or drug driving
  • Speeding | Dangerous | Careless driving
  • Driving whilst suspended | Driving whilst Disqualified
  • Licence Restoration
  • Drug Offences
  • Assaults
  • Dishonesty | Property Offences
  • Fraud | Corporate Offences
  • Intervention Orders
  • Pleas | Contests – Magistrates’ Court
  • Bail Applications
  • Committal Hearings
  • Appeals – County Court
  • Trials



Cases in which Tom has been involved - see:


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice


Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Family Law

  • Care & Protection

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review

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