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Full Name: Ms Aggy Kapitaniak
Email: a.kapitaniak@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 8746
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0413 880 766
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 812
Date of Admission: 14 Feb 2006
Called to the Bar: 22 May 2008
Qualifications: B.A., LL.B.(Monash)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor, Academic tutor

Profile

Over the past 10 years Aggy has developed a practice in crime and quasi- criminal matters in all jusrisidictions. 

Aggy has developed a varied practice in both defence, prosecution and regulatory matters.

Her particular skill is in matters involving the intersection between employment and criminal law (corproate crime). With this experiance, it has seen her also build a practice in OHS/Worksafe prosecutions.

Aggy also appears in Employment law and Industrial matters, Civil penalty,  Equal Opportinuty and discrimination matters.

She is also an Accredited Advocacy Coach of the Bar and enjoys regularly coaching the Bar readers. Recently Aggy travelled to Papua New Guinea as a Victorian bar delegate to teach at the Legal Training Institute as part of a Federal Government humanitarian program.

  • Current member of the Human Rights Committee of the Bar;
  • Former elected Committee member of the Criminal Bar Association;
  • Former Committee member of Liberty Victoria;
  • Research editor, Clough & Mulhern, The Prosecution of Corporations, 2002, Oxford Univeristy Press;
  • Current contributing author of Bourkes' Criminal Law - Lexis Nexis - Confiscation and Investigation

 

Aggy holds an indictable Crime Certificate (ICC accreditation by the Bar)  and is Preferred Trial Counsel for VLA. 

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Criminal Law

  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Work

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Statutory Employment Rights
  • Unfair Dismissal

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Customs
  • Human Rights Law

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Human Rights Committee


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