Profile

Full Name: Bradley Newton
Email: bradnewton@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7677
Mobile: 0421 052 007
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 705
Date of Admission: 6 Nov 1996
Called to the Bar: 24 May 2001
Qualifications: B.Ec. (Hons), LL.B. (Hons)

Profile

Bradley Newton practises predominantly in criminal law and occupational health and safety law.In 1994 Brad was awarded honours degrees in economics (majoring in pure economic theory) and law from Monash University. Whilst at university Brad was an editorial committee member of the Monash Law Review and, along with Shaun Ginsbourg of Counsel, won the 1991 Junior Mooting Competition before Vincent, Hampel and Hedigan JJ of the Supreme Court of Victoria. During this time Brad also completed a placement at the Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service and summer clerkships at Corrs Chambers, Minter Ellison, Blake Dawson Waldron, Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks, and Mallesons, Stephen Jaques.In 1995 Brad undertook his articles of clerkship at Williams, Winter & Higgs Solicitors. Upon completion of his articles, WWH employed Brad as a solicitor and subsequently appointed him as an associate of the firm. Brad’s solicitor practice was focused in the litigation areas of workers and transport accident compensation, employment & equal opportunity, general civil litigation and criminal law. Brad’s five years work as a solicitor involved regular court attendance in his capacity as instructing solicitor to counsel appearing, as an advocate on pleas in the Magistrates’ Court and appearing at direction hearings in the Magistrates’ and County Courts.In March 2001 Brad undertook the Bar Readers Course and since signing the Bar Roll has worked in civil and criminal law appearing predominantly in the Magistrates’ and County Courts of Victoria. In the criminal jurisdiction Brad has represented defendants in criminal compensation (s.85B) applications; VOCAT applications; criminal pleas; contests; breach hearings; re-hearings; sentencing appeals; bail applications; committals and has been briefed to appear for trials. Brad has also regularly appeared to prosecute breaches of the occupational health and safety law on behalf of the Victorian WorkCover Authority. In the civil jurisdiction Brad has been briefed to draw advices and pleadings and other court documents. He has appeared in the full range of interlocutory applications, pre hearing conferences, mediations and hearings in the following fields of law: general commercial disputes and debt recovery proceedings; motor vehicle property damage claims; personal injuries and public liability claims; Workcover weekly payments complaints and ‘serious injury’ applications; employment termination disputes under statute and common law; tenancies, building, guardianship and other cases listed in the VCAT; and intervention order matters. After experiencing many areas of legal practice throughout his 5 years reading and practising as a barrister and 10 years working as a lawyer, Brad has developed particular interest in criminal law and occupational health and safety law.Last updated: April 2006

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

Criminal Law

  • Proceeds of Crime

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)


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