Profile

Full Name: Vivianne Morkos
Email: vmorkos@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: 9225 6464
Mobile: 0432 776 766
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0919
Date of Admission: 15 Feb 2002
Called to the Bar: 30 Apr 2015
Qualifications: B.App.Sc, LLB
Previous Occupation: Principal Solicitor

Other Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Profile

Vivianne accepts briefs to appear and advise in all areas of  family law and intervention orders and disciplinary proceedings. 

Vivianne appears regularly in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and at mediations, in respect of parenting and property proceedings.
 

Vivianne has extensive experience as an advocate, having appeared as an advocate in the Magistrates Court and County Court and Family Court and FCC in Victoria; the Local Court, District Court, Family Court and Supreme Court in New South Wales.

Vivianne has extensive trial experience in both the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and she has conducted both Final and Interim Defended Hearings - appearing on behalf of both individual parties and on behalf of The Independent Children's Lawyer. 
 

Vivianne regularly accepts and appears in regional circuit sittings of the Federal Circuit Court and regularly provides advice in respect of parenting and property proceedings. 

Whilst Vivianne is currently practicing exclusively in Family law she has experience in and has appeared extensively in the Magistrate's Court and County Court in respect of both Defence and Prosecution proceedings, included contested committal hearings, summary contests, and both conviction and sentence appeals and plea hearings.  

Vivianne has appeared as junior counsel to Daniel Gurvich SC, in Nguyen v The Queen [2016] VSCA 198 - intervenor in respect of cultivation of commercial quantity of narcotic plant (cannabis), current sentencing practices. 

Vivianne brings a diverse background of extensive advocacy experience to proceedings. 

Prior to signing the Bar roll Vivianne practiced as a solicitor for over 13 years.  Including regular preparation of advice as senior solicitor at Victoria Police - specialist prosecutions. 

Vivianne is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.

Vivianne  has previously been  a member of the Holmes List Committee and the Criminal Law Bar Association.

Vivianne held an Indictable Crime Certificate from 2016 to December 2019.

Vivianne read with Geoffrey Steward and her senior mentor was Geoff Dickson QC.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Criminal Law

  • Fraud
  • Intervention Orders

Equity & Trusts

  • Guardianship & Administration

Family Law

  • Child Disputes
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Disputes

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
From 1 May 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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