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Full Name: Ms Ffyona Livingstone Clark
Email: ffyona@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7932
Mobile: 0428 060 780
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1126
Date of Admission: 18 Mar 2014
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2017
Previous Occupation: Solicitor Advocate

Profile

Ffyona accepts briefs in all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal law including inquests, inquiries, local government prosecutions, OH&S and other regulatory matters. She also welcomes briefs in public and administrative law matters. 

Since coming to the Bar, Ffyona has appeared for both prosecution and defence, and in a wide range of criminal matters in the Children's Court, Magistrates' Court, County Court, and in the Supreme Court. She has also appeared in contested hearings in the Children's Court and Magistrates' Court, as well as in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Her opinion and advice practice covers an equally wide range of areas. 

Before coming to the Bar Ffyona worked as a solicitor advocate in private practice, at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Victoria Legal Aid. She has also worked at the Coroners' Court of Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria, Robert Stary Lawyers (now Stary Norton Halphen), and Legal Aid Queensland. 

Ffyona is completing a Master of Laws (Criminal Practice) under the supervision of the Honourable Terry Buddin SC (NSW Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal), and Hugh Selby (Barrister, co-author of “Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy”). Her thesis considered evidentiary issues with the pre-recorded evidence of child complainants in sex offences. 

Ffyona is an Ordinary Member of the Criminal Bar Association Committee. She is also a member of the Victorian Bar's LGBTI Working Group, a sub-group of the Bar's Equality & Diversity Committee.  

Ffyona read with Elizabeth Ruddle. Her senior mentor was Rachel Doyle SC. 

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Sports

Criminal Law

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Children's Court

Government

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Domestic Building Tribunal
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Military Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Extradition
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Health & Medical
  • Industry Regulations
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • High Court of Australia

Committee Memberships

  • (Ordinary Members) Criminal Bar Association
From 27 Oct 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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