Full Name: Lachlan Robert Alan Hocking
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Room: 0505
Date of Admission: 21 Jul 2015
Called to the Bar: 6 May 2021
Qualifications: LLB, BA (Hons), GDLP
Previous Occupation: Solicitor Advocate


Lachlan accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law and quasi-criminal law. He has extensive experience as an advocate and accepts briefs in all metropolitan and regional courts.

In the family law sphere, Lachlan has experience in dispute resolution, interim defeneded hearings and Trial advocacy.

Lachlan also accepts briefs in proceeds of crime litigation, disciplinary matters and regulatory matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Lachlan worked as a Senior Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid’s Melbourne and Dandenong offices. He regularly appeared as an advocate in summary, indictable and appellate matters in the Magistrates’ and County Court jurisdictions. Lachlan also has experience working in the specialist Drug Court in Dandenong and Melbourne.

After being admitted to practice, Lachlan worked at a boutique law firm in Melbourne where he gained experience working in criminal and family law.

Lachlan read with His Honour Judge Bayles and Malcolm Thomas. His senior mentor was David Hallowes SC.

Areas of Practice


Criminal Law

Family Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

From 20 Aug 2021, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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