Full Name: Simon N Kelly
Mobile: 0435906883
Chambers: Douglas Menzies Chambers
Date of Admission: 26 May 2015
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018


Simon is a barrister practicing principally in crime, intervention orders, family law and guardianship law.

Simon appears regularly in the Magistrates Court, County Court of Victoria, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and VCAT regarding child and property disputes, intervention orders and crime.

Simon has a particular interest in intervention orders with associated criminal matters and their relationship to family law parenting matters.

Simon is the holder of a Victorian Bar Indictable Crime Certificate and has lectured in Evidence at Victoria University.

Immediately prior to coming to the bar, Simon was employed as a solicitor in the community legal service sector.  Simon appeared for a range of clients in a variety of criminal, regulatory and traffic matters including as duty solicitor in family violence matters.

Previously, Simon was a senior solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitors Office in the Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement team and appeared on behalf of a range of state and commonwealth departments in a broad range of matters.

Prior to admission as a lawyer, Simon was engaged as a prosecutor with Victoria Police and subsequently with the Department of Transport.

Simon is available to consult on complex criminal and regulatory investigations, having been engaged as a consulting investigator with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Simon has worked In East Timor with the UN and in the Solomon Islands, mentoring and monitoring local police.

Simon read with Mr R B Hammill.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

Family Law

  • Family Provision
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Disputes


  • Local Government

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Health & Medical
From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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