Full Name: Jacqui Hession
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Mobile: 0415729101
Date of Admission: 19 Feb 2008
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2019
Previous Occupation: Senior Lawyer - Victoria Legal Aid


Jacqui Hession accepts briefs in criminal and quasi-criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts.   

Before coming to the Bar, Jacqui practised as a senior lawyer for six years at Victoria Legal Aid in the Indictable Crime and Sexual Offences Teams. In this role, she appeared regularly in the Magistrates’ and County Courts for appeals, breach proceedings, pleas of guilty and bail applications. In addition to her appearance work, she maintained a large case load of indictable matters involving homicide, serious sexual offences and matters arising under the Serious Offenders Act. Jacqui also practised as a lawyer in two private criminal defence firms. Prior to this, Jacqui was the Associate to Her Honour Judge Hannan at the County Court of Victoria for three and a half years.

Jacqui read with Jarrod Williams. 

Areas of Practice

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
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 25 Oct 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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