Profile

Full Name: Ms Amie Hancock
Email: amiehancock@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 932
Date of Admission: 11 Aug 2009
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Senior Solicitor Advocate, Slades & Parsons Criminal Lawyers; Solicitor Advocate, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency; Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes, County Court of Victoria

Profile

Amie Hancock primarily appears in criminal and quasi criminal matters, such as coronial inquests, IBAC and other tribunals.  Amie is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister.

Amie appears regularly in the Magistrates' and County Court for trials, committals, pleas, appeals, bail applications, breaches, contested hearings and applications under the Crimes (Mental Impairment & Unfitness to be Tried Act).  Amie also appears as junior in the Court of Appeal, including recently for a murder conviction appeal.

Amie also has experience appearing as an advocate in the Coroner’s Court and investigative tribunals, such as IBAC.  

Whilst a solicitor, Amie instructed senior and experienced counsel in murder trials in the Supreme Court and drug importation, sexual offences and other criminal trials in the County Court.

Immediately prior to joining the Victorian bar, Amie was employed at Slades & Parsons Criminal Lawyers as a senior solicitor advocate and associate.  In this role, Amie worked predominately in the criminal justice system and also represented clients in the Coroner’s Court and IBAC.

From 2010 to 2013, Amie was employed by the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in Darwin, Northern Territory.  She commenced in the civil section before transferring to the criminal section where she worked as a criminal solicitor advocate. 

Before undertaking practice as a solicitor Amie was employed as Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes at the County Court of Victoria.

Amie has considerable experience as an advocate in a variety of complex hearings including working with clients with a disability, mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, Aboriginal clients and clients who speak little or no English.

Amie read with Michael Cahill SC.

Amie does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

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

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Review


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