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 or country matters.  He has appeared in:

  • The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court;
  • County Court jury trials;
  • 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.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Gordon worked for three and a half years at Slades & Parsons Solicitors.  Before that 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.

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

Gordon does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

Criminal Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Indigenous Justice Committee
From 5 Apr 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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