Full Name: Ms Deborah Mandie
Phone: +61 3 9225 6757
Chambers: Douglas Menzies Chambers
Room: 0409
Date of Admission: 26 Apr 2005
Called to the Bar: 11 May 2006
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)(Melb), MA, BA (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Professional writer in the advertising industry (8 years)


Deborah has a busy criminal trial practice with a strong commercial background.  Her general and corporate criminal practice is in the areas of:

  • Appellate work – criminal conviction and sentence appeals
  • Indictable crime/sex offence trial work
  • Regional Circuit Prosecutions, trials and appeals
  • Confiscation/proceeds of crime
  • Fraud/tax fraud
  • Quasi-criminal disciplinary jurisdictions
  • Tax Prosecution


Recent Criminal Prosecutions (2010 – 2015)

DPP v Adrian Bayley (3 rape trials) led by Peter Rose QC

DPP v Craig Thomson led by Lesley Taylor QC (Union Fees Fraud – summary contest and current appeal)

DPP v Frederick Saxe (Multiple arson – Sale Circuit)

DPP v Simon Cooper led by Jim Pearce QC (Magistrate, Indecent Assault)

DPP v Adrian Bayley led by Gavin Silbert QC (Gillian Meagher case)

DPP v James Peters led by Gavin Silbert QC (Hepatitis C, Serious Injury case)


Deborah is briefed to appear and advise, with and without a leader, in the County, Supreme and Federal Courts, the Court of Appeal and in VCAT and the AAT. Deborah is regularly briefed by government agencies including the OPP, CDPP, AFP (Proceeds of Crime Taskforce), ATO and more recently, SRO and TPB.

Deborah also teaches a trimester subject, 'Principles of Equity', as part of the Monash University Law Chambers JD Course - focusing on fiduciary obligations, breach of confidence, equitable remedies and assignments of property.


Pro Bono work

From 2010 – 2012 Deborah sat on an appeals tribunal for Cycling Australia and was standing chair for the Disciplinary and Appeals Committee of Cycling Victoria.

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    Areas of Practice

    Commercial Law

    • Banking & Finance
    • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
    • Corporations Law & Securities Law

    Criminal Law

    • Appellate
    • Confiscation of Assets
    • Corporate / White Collar Crime
    • Crimes Against the Person
    • Proceeds of Crime
    • Property
    • Sexual Assault

    Equity & Trusts

    Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

    • Coronial Inquests
    • Disciplinary Tribunals
    • Royal Commissions

    Tax Law & Revenue Law

    • Stamp Duty
    • Tax Prosecutions

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