Full Name: Mr Tim Bourbon
Phone: (03) 9225 7777
Mobile: 0409 929 269
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Date of Admission: 15 May 2012
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2018
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA (International Studies)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Tim accepts briefs in criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including disciplinary tribunal proceedings, regulatory matters and inquests.


Before coming to the Bar, Tim practised as a solicitor in the Indictable Crime Team at Victoria Legal Aid, where he appeared in a range of summary and indictable matters in the County Court and the Magistrates' Court. In addition to his appearance work, he maintained a large case load of complex indictable matters involving homicide, sexual offences, drugs and fraud.


Tim also practised as a solicitor advocate at the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP). As a solicitor advocate, he regularly appeared in the County Court and the Magistrates’ Court, in plea hearings, committal hearings, appeals against sentence, bail applications, and summary jurisdiction applications. While at the OPP, Tim also gained experience in preparing indictable matters for hearing in all jurisdictions.


Beyond practising in criminal law, Tim has worked as the Manager of Law Reform and Policy at the County Court of Victoria, where he was responsible for preparing the Court’s responses to various law reform proposals from government.


Tim accepts briefs for matters in both metropolitan and regional courts.


Tim is reading with Michael Stanton and his senior mentor is Daniel Gurvich QC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Workers Compensation

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Victims of Crime

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Planning Offences

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
From 26 Oct 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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