Full Name: Mr Rahmin J de Kretser
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0412 376 371
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0912
Date of Admission: 16 Aug 2005
Called to the Bar: 23 Oct 2014
Qualifications: BCom, LLB


Rahmin de Kretser accepts briefs in all litigious matters with a significant focus on criminal, quasi-criminal and disciplinary proceedings. He has been selected by Victoria Legal Aid as a member of the Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Rahmin developed a diverse general litigation practice at a boutique generalist firm in Melbourne’s CBD. For nine years Rahmin appeared as a solicitor-advocate in a broad range of criminal matters.

Having had substantial exposure in criminal proceedings Rahmin has consequently developed and continues to develop his expertise in defending drug, assault, firearms, property/ deception, traffic and sexual assault offences. He has appeared in complex criminal proceedings at the committal and trial level.

As a solicitor Rahmin prepared a significant number of complex briefs for trial which has enabled him to consolidate the necessary preparation and research skills required to be an effective advocate.

Rahmin has also appeared in a number of quasi-criminal proceedings (Coroners Inquests, Confiscation matters, Legal Practice List at VCAT and Sporting Tribunals).  He has defended Victorian Workcover Authority prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 for workplace bullying (VWA v Rhys MacAlpine, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, 8 February 2010 and VWA v La HQ Pty Ltd, Sunshine Magistrates’ Court 17 February 2012).

In the civil jurisdiction Rahmin has had carriage of a broad range of matters in the Magistrates’ County and Supreme Courts. These matters include professional negligence claims, breach of directors’ duties cases, contractual disputes, building and construction disputes, debt matters and tort claims.

Rahmin has regularly appeared in contested intervention order proceedings for both Applicants and Respondents.

Rahmin has also represented elite athletes in respect of contractual negotiations and provided advice on sponsorship agreements. He holds the position of Director on the Board of Swimming Victoria and through that role has undergone corporate governance training through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rahmin read with Sarah Leighfield. 

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Work Injury Damages

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Family Law

  • Care & Protection

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
From 23 Oct 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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