Profile

Full Name: William Blake
Email: william.blake@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: +61 9225 6464
Mobile: +61 425 755 758
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0933
Date of Admission: 18 Aug 2015
Called to the Bar: 2 May 2019
Qualifications: BComm, LLB
Previous Occupation: Associate to Judge Allen of the County Court

Profile

William accepts briefs in all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal law.

Since being called to the Bar, William has appeared regularly in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Supreme Court in contested committal hearings, bail applications, appeals, pleas, and as junior counsel at trial, as well as matters arising under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act.  In July 2020, William was accepted into the VLA Trial Counsel Development Program.

William has worked with the Capital Punishment Justice Project in appeals against death penalty sentences in Singapore, and has appeared in a number of applications to the Australian Administrative Tribunal against the mandatory revocation of visas of refugees. 

Prior to being called to the Bar, William was Associate to His Honour Judge Allen at the County Court. He gained practical experience in complex criminal trials, plea hearings for both State and Commonwealth offences, bail applications, fitness investigations and special hearings. 

William read with Barnaby Johnston and Colin Mandy SC.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

From 16 Aug 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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