Full Name: Mr Gordon JF Chisholm
Phone: +61 3 9225 7435
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0438 446 813
Chambers: Stawell Chambers
Room: Room 1.1
Date of Admission: 18 Mar 2010
Called to the Bar: 1 May 2014
Qualifications: BA (Hons); LLB


Gordon Chisholm’s primary interest is criminal law. 

He is available to be briefed for Melbourne and country matters.  He has appeared in:

  • The Supreme Court;
  • County Court jury trials;
  • County Court plea hearings, conviction and sentence appeals and bail applications;
  • Committal proceedings; and
  • IBAC and AAT proceedings.

Gordon, since coming to the Bar, has:

  • Been granted an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC), on 28 July 2016;
  • Been accepted on to the “Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List” compiled by Victoria Legal Aid;
  • Undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants, to assist when appearing for members of Aboriginal communities;
  • Undertaken training on DNA science for legal practitioners offered by Forensic Foundations; and
  • Kissed the Blarney Stone.

Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Gordon worked for three and a half years at Slades & Parsons Solicitors, practising exclusively in criminal defence work.  Before working as a solicitor, he was associate to Her Honour Judge Lewitan.

Gordon obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne. His honours thesis in Arts looked at language abilities in chimpanzees.  For an advance legal research essay, in the last year of undergraduate law, Gordon looked at the use of moral rights in design law.  His interest in writing also saw him co-author a 50 year history of Moomba for the Melbourne City Council.

He read with Ben Ihle. His senior mentor is Peter Chadwick QC.

Gordon does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Health & Safety
  • Proceeds of Crime

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Indigenous Justice Committee

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