Full Name: Thomas Crouch
Phone: 03 9225 6444
Mobile: 0433047904
Date of Admission: 18 Oct 2013
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2019
Qualifications: BA (Hons), JD (Hons)


Thomas accepts briefs in criminal, quasi-criminal and administrative law matters.

He regularly appears in complex fraud, sexual abuse, and commercial quantity drug cases in the County Court and Magistrates' Court.

Before coming to the bar Thomas was a senior prosecutor at the Commonwealth DPP.  Thomas holds a 'Negative Vetting' security clearance (NV1) from the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency.

Matters where Thomas appeared unled as a solicitor-advocate include:

  • Commonwealth DPP v Nguyen [2019] VCC 1207 commercial quantity drug importation plea.
  • DPP v Maloney [2019] VCC 1285, online child exploitation case involving issues of Verdins and methamphetamine use.
  • R v Snyder [2018] VCC 2112, a complex child exploitation case involving video recorded sexual abuse which the offender then traded online.
  • R v Hanna [2018] VCC 576, a serious online procuring plea involving an in person meeting.
  • DPP v Foley (Unreported, County Court of Victoria, Judge Wischusen, 27 July 2018), a commercial quantity drug importation contested plea with contested facts as to the role of the offender.
  • DPP v Tung & Ors [2017] VCC 1435, this was a plea of 3 co-accused from a syndicate which evaded approximately $4,800,000 in duty by smuggling tobacco into Australia.
  • DPP v Theophanous [2017] VCC 1635, grooming plea where evidence was called from psychological expert.
  • DPP (Cth) v Long [2017] VCC 1306, a tobacco fraud plea.
  • DPP v Evers [2017] VCC 1226, a multiple consignment marketable drug importation.

Thomas read with Kevin Armstrong.  His senior mentor is Nick Robinson QC.

 Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Work

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Customs
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
  • Migration Law
  • Social Security
From 25 Oct 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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