Profile

Full Name: Veronika Drago
Email: vdrago@vicbar.com.au
Mobile: 422137938
Date of Admission: 14 Aug 2013
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor advocate

Profile

Veronika has extensive experience as an advocate in summary and indictable crime. She practices in all areas of criminal law.

Veronika accepts briefs in all criminal matters and appears in all jurisdictions. 

Prior to being called to the Bar, Veronika worked as a solicitor advocate in criminal law in private practice at Doogue & O’Brien (now Doogue George) and Slater and Gordon. She also worked as a solicitor advocate at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) in remote north-west Queensland. During her time at ATSILS, Veronika had carriage of all indictable matters in the District and Supreme Courts.

Veronika is actively dedicated to pro bono work and community engagement. She volunteers at the Fitzroy Legal Service in a legal capacity. She also volunteers with local charities and is the Director of a Melbourne-based charity, Free to Feed.

Veronika read in Crockett Chambers with Richard Edney. Her senior mentor is Julian McMahon SC. She is on Victoria Legal Aid's Preferred Barrister List. 

She recently appeared in the Court of Appeal as junior Counsel to Julian McMahon SC in Guode v The Queen [2018] VSCA 205 (infanticide/murder sentence appeal).

Veronika does not accept direct access briefs. 

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Extradition
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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