Full Name: Ms Jennifer McGarvie
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0409 027 310
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1319
Date of Admission: 12 Nov 2013
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017
Qualifications: LL.B (Hons), B.Com
Previous Occupation: Associate to Her Honour Judge Davis, County Court of Victoria


Jennifer accepts briefs to appear and advise in all criminal matters including offences against the person, drug offences, property offences and sexual offences. She appears regularly in the summary and indictable jurisdictions in contested hearings, committals, conviction and sentence appeals, pleas, bail applications, breach hearings and supervision order proceedings.

Jennifer also accepts briefs in quasi-criminal matters including coronial inquests, disciplinary tribunals and royal commissions. She also has experience in common law and personal injury matters.  

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jennifer was Senior Associate to Her Honour Judge Davis at the County Court. In this role she gained experience in both the criminal and common law divisions of the County Court, supporting Her Honour in the conduct of numerous criminal trials, fitness investigations and special hearings, pleas, bail applications, civil trials and serious injury applications.

Jennifer commenced her legal career as a solicitor at Piper Alderman. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.

Jennifer read with Matt Fisher and Jim Fitzpatrick.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Personal Injury

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
From 26 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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