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Full Name: Georgina Connelly
Email: gconnelly@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 6657
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0927
Date of Admission: 1 May 1995
Called to the Bar: 23 Oct 2014
Qualifications: BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) University of Melbourne
Previous Occupation: Senior Lawyer, Appeals, Victoria Legal Aid; Principal Solicitor, Intellectual Disability Rights Service; Policy Officer, Women and Sport, Australian Sports Commission; Solicitor, Purves Clarke Richards

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Georgina Connelly regularly appears in the Court of Appeal.  Cases she has recently appeared in include:

  • Nenna v The Queen [2021] VSCA 183
  • Osman v R [2021] VSCA 176
  • Lau v The Queen [2021] VSCA 162
  • Torrefranca v The Queen [2021] VSCA  157
  • Yannic v The Queen [2021] VSCA 150 
  • Abbott v The Queen [2021] VSCA  149
  • Atkinson v The Queen [2021] VSCA 127
  • Johnston v Director of Public Prosecutions (Cth) (No 2)  [2021] VSCA 95
  • Hodgson v The Queen [2021] VSCA 73
  • Thurlow v The Queen [2021] VSCA 71
  • Thornton v The Queen [2021] VSCA 39
  • Parker v The Queen [2021] VSCA 22
  • Matthews v The Queen [2021] VSCA 20
  • Johnston v The Queen [2021] VSCA 11

 

Other cases Georgina has appeared in include:

  • Chaarani v The Queen (2020) 61 VR 353
  • Dacre v The Queen  (2018) 57 VR 285
  • Director of Public Prosecutions v Tupper (2018) 55 VR 720
  • R v Kiliic (2016) 259 CLR 256
  • Ryder v The Queen (2016) 256 A Crim R 115
  • Destanovic v The Queen (2015) 49 VR 276
  • Yoxon v Secretary to the Department of Justice (2015) 50 VR 5
  • Power v The Queen (2014) 43 VR 261

 

Georgina practises from Gorman Chambers.  She has an Indictable Crime Certificate and accepts briefs to appear in all forms of criminal and quasi-criminal law proceedings (including trials). 

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
From 21 May 2021, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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