Full Name: Dr Ian R L Freckelton QC
Phone: 9914 2740
Phone: +61 3 9225 7074
Fax: 9914 2790
Chambers: William Crockett Chambers
Room: 0617
Date of Admission: 31 Aug 1987
Called to the Bar: 24 Nov 1988
Appointed Silk: 28 Nov 2007
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 24 Jul 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 1 Nov 2001
Qualifications: LLD (Melb), PhD (Griff), BA (Hons), LLB (Syd), Dip Th M (ANH), FAAL, FASSA, FACLM (Hon)


Dr Freckelton's PhD, entitled "Expert Evidence: Accountability and Evaluation", was conferred by Griffith University in 1998.

Dr Freckelton's LLD, entitled “Health Law, Scholarliness and Regulation”, was conferred by the University of Melbourne in 2017.



1988- : Full-time mixed trial, appellate and advisory practice. Dr Freckelton is an experienced silk who practises in a broad range of areas throughout Australia and internationally in cases which require a high level of strategic skills and close analysis of technical material in the form of expert evidence. He has particular skills in addressing the broader repercussions of  legal disputation so that clients can achieve outcomes which address the issues that have taken them before courts and tribunals. He is an assertive and analytical advocate, equally comfortable with oral advocacy and written submissions, whether these be at first instance or on appeal.


Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Victorian Bar Council
  • Continuing Professional Development - Sub Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Supreme Court - The Judicial Review and Appeals Users' Group
  • Supreme Court Library Committee

Areas of Practice

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Proceeds of Crime

Equity & Trusts

  • Guardianship & Administration

Family Law

  • Children's Court

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Health & Medical
  • Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
  • (Member) Category A: Eleven counsel who are Queen's Counsel, Senior Counsel or junior counsel of not less than fifteen years standing
  • (Member) Ethics Committee
  • (Member) Supreme Court - The Judicial Review and Appeals Users' Group
  • (Member) Supreme Court Library Committee

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