Profile

Full Name: Jarrod Williams
Email: jwilliams@vicbar.com.au
Mobile: 0400 025 418
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Room: 505
Date of Admission: 4 May 1998
Called to the Bar: 20 Nov 2003
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Previous Occupation: Senior Public Defender

Profile

Jarrod primarily practises in the criminal jurisdiction of the County and Supreme Courts.  He is an experienced criminal trial and appellate advocate and has appeared in trials encompassing all aspects of criminal law including homicides, narcotic offences, fraud and white-collar crime, serious driving offences, sexual offences and people smuggling.  He also accepts briefs in areas of quasi-criminal, administrative and public law including coronial inquests, occupational health and safety, local government, VCAT and licencing and disciplinary tribunals.

Jarrod is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial preferred barrister and has been a lead counsel  / mentor for Victoria Legal Aid’s Trial Counsel Development Program since the program’s inception (http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/tjcp.htm).  He is an AAI-trained advocacy coach.  He is an author for the Lawyers Practice Manual of Victoria.  He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association of Victoria. Jarrod holds an Indictable Crime Certificate from the Victorian Bar.

Selected cases Jarrod has appeared in include:

Trial Division of the Supreme Court:

  • Application for Bail by H L (No 2) [2017] VSC 1 (6 January 2017)
  • Application for bail by H L [2016] VSC 750 (13 December 2016)
  • The Queen v Masatora [2017] VSC 277 (24 May 2017)
  • DPP v Turner [2017] VSC 358 (23 June 2017)
  • DPP v Bennison [2016] VSC 686 (29 November 2016)
  • The Queen v Fai Sing Yiu [2016] (murder trial – verdict of not guilty on all charges)
  • Re A B [2016] VSC 446 (2 August 2016)
  • The Queen v Rose [2015] VSC 614 (5 November 2015)
  • The Queen v Willis [2015] VSC 410 (13 August 2015)
  • The Queen v Landmark [2015] VSC 103 (30 March 2015)
  • In the matter of "H A" [2014] VSC 237 (21 May 2014)
  • The Queen v Rosendale & Ors. [2013] (murder trial – verdict of not guilty on all charges)
  • The Queen v Lovett [2013] VSC 394 (7 August 2013)
  • R v Kosian [2012] VSC 426 (14 September 2012)
  • R v Sokaluk [2012] VSC 167 (27 April 2012)
  • R v Nguyen [2011] VSC 632 (8 December 2011)
  • R v Ghazlan [2011] VSC 178 (3 May 2011)

 

Victorian Court of Appeal:

  • DPP (Cth) v Farmer (a Pseudonym) & Ors [2017] VSCA 292 (17 October 2017) (counsel for Gary Mendez (a pseudonym)  - case stated / question of law reserved concerning the meaning of 'imports' for the purposes of tobacco smuggling under the Customs Act 1901 (Cth)
  • Luke Page (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2015] VSCA 357 (17 December 2015)
  • Arthars & Plater v The Queen 39 VR 613; VSCA 258 (20 September 2013)
  • NOM v DPP & Ors [2012] 38 VR 618; VSCA 198 (24 August 2012) (led by Ian Freckelton QC)
  • Nguyen v The Queen [2013] VSCA 65 (26 March 2013)
  • DPP v Sokaluk [2013] 228 A Crim R; [2013] VSCA 48 (7 March 2013) (led by Jane Dixon SC) (defending Crown Appeal from sentence in respect of charges of arson causing death arising from the Black Saturday bushfires)
  • Jacobs v The Queen; Ross v The Queen [2011] VSCA 238 (18 August 2011)
  • E D v The Queen [2011] VSCA 397 (30 November 2011)
  • Maddocks v The Queen [2011] VSCA 20 (3 February 2011)
  • Scott v The Queen [2010] VSCA 290 (29 October 2010)
  • Jailani v The Queen [2010] VSCA 276 (20 October 2010)
  • DPP v Rose; DPP v Miller [2005] VSCA 275 (10 November 2005) (led by Pat Tehan QC)

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals
  • Merit Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Health & Safety
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Victims of Crime

Government

  • Local Government

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Health & Medical
  • Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
  • Social Security

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
From 4 Sep 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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