03 9225 6444
03 9225 6444
03 9225 6444
Chris Brydon Barrister
Chris Brydon
M: (03) 9225 6444
Chamber: Room 0826, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Admitted: 12/02/2019
Called to Bar: 21/10/2021
Date Appointed Silk:
Qualifications: LLB(Hons), BA(IntlSt)


Chris practises primarily in criminal law.

Before coming to the Bar, Chris worked as a solicitor at specialist criminal defence firm Chester Metcalfe & Co.  As a solicitor he appeared daily in criminal proceedings across Victoria.  Chris was also a board member at Youthlaw between 2016 and 2019, and was Secretary of the organisation between 2017 and 2019.  He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Bachelor of International Studies from Deakin University.  Chris read with Dr Theo Alexander.

Since coming to the Bar, Chris has expanded his practice.  He now both prosecutes and defends in criminal and regulatory proceedings, and practises in related jurisdictions.  He accepts briefs to appear across the state, but has specifically developed a regional practice around Ballarat throughout 2023 and 2024, while he resides in the region.

Chris is a member of the Victorian Bar’s Health and Welbeing Committee, and a member of the Criminal Law and Children’s Court Bar Associations.

Chris has appeared in:

Criminal Law and Related Jurisdictions

  • All stages of summary criminal hearings, including summary contests, pleas, bail applications, contest mentions and summary jurisdiction applications
  • Committals
  • County Court pleas
  • County Court appeals
  • Supreme Court bail applications
  • Drug Court
  • Matters in the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court
  • VOCAT hearings, including in relation to sexual offences
  • Intervention Order proceedings, for Applicants and Respondents

Regulatory Proceedings and Investigations

  • Prosecutions and investigations by the Victorian Building Authority
  • Investigations by AHPRA and Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria

Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Crimes Against the Person, Murder, Proceeds of Crime, Property, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Theft, Sexual Assault, Traffic / Motor Vehicle, Drink Driving, Speeding, Victims of Crime, Compensation, Work, Appellate, Confiscation of Assets, Corporate / White Collar Crime, Corruption, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Environmental, Extradition, Fraud, Health & Safety, Intervention Orders, Juvenile / Children's Court, Mental Illness, Money Laundering, Planning,
Criminal Appeals,
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests, Disciplinary Tribunals, Domestic Building Tribunal, Fair Work Commission, Military Tribunals, Royal Commissions, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT), Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT),


Chris Brydon