Full Name: Sam N Andrianakis
Phone: +61 3 9225 6337
Fax: 9225 6464
Mobile: 0426 104 682
Chambers: David Ross Chambers
Date of Admission: 19 Feb 2008
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2012
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Previous Occupation: Associate at Theo Magazis & Associates (2008-2012); Articled Clerk at Stephen Andrianakis & Associates (2006 - 2007)

Other Languages Spoken

  • Greek


Sam has extensive experience in criminal law and related matters. Before coming to the bar, Sam was an Associate at Theo Magazis & Associates where he gained valuable skills and experience as a solicitor advocate appearing for accused' in all Victorian courts. In that capacity, Sam also acted for litigants in confiscation proceedings.As a solicitor, Sam regularly instructed both senior and junior counsel in trials in the Supreme Court and County Court of Victoria.

Since coming to the bar, Sam has appeared in both trials and pleas in the County Court in criminal and confiscation proceedings. Sam also appears in committal hearings, contests and pleas in the Magistrates Court. Sam also appears in Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

Sam accepts briefs to advise and appear in matters relating to occupational health and safety, white collar crime, and disciplinary tribunals.

Sam has been selected as a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.


Sam is a Victorian Bar Accredited Advocacy Instructor.

Sam holds an Indictable Crime Certificate  


Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 1 Jul 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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