Full Name: Ms Cecily B Hollingworth
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Room: 0508
Date of Admission: 28 Apr 2003
Called to the Bar: 20 Nov 2008
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), B.Bus (Banking & Finance)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor



Cecily is a senior junior with over 16 years of experience. She regularly appears as counsel in criminal trials in Victoria and interstate. She also has experience in confiscation trials having previously practiced in commercial law at Minter Ellison and Phillips Fox Lawyers.

Cecily holds her Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC) and has previously worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions, Victoria Legal Aid and private defence firms in Victoria and London, UK. She is a member of Victoria Legal Aid's Preferred Barrister List for criminal trials and was in the first intake of the Talented Junior Program (now TCDP).

Cecily is a serving tribunal member for the Victorian Football Federation.  She has also assisted in a pro-bono capacity in death row cases in Indonesia and the Victorian Inquest into Deaths in Private Prisons.

Cecily has previously lectured at Monash University in Evidence and Corporations Law and is currently completing her Masters of Law and undertaking toxicology and anatomy subjects through the University of South Australia Nursing degree.  She is a member of the Coldrey Chambers' and Foley's List Committee.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Criminal Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Continuing Professional Development Committee
  • (Ordinary Members) Criminal Bar Association
  • (Member) Health and Wellbeing Committee

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