Jack O'Connor

Mobile:
Admitted:
17 Apr 2012
Bar:
5 May 2016
Location:
Room 1202, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Jack accepts briefs in public and administrative law, appellate crime, and commercial law. He appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, both led and unled, on appeals against conviction and sentence. He recently appeared in the High Court in Director of Public Prosecutions Reference No 1 of 2017  [2018] HCA 9 (led by O P Holdenson QC). 

Jack is also available to advise on matters concerning legal policy, having previously worked at the Department of Justice & Regulation where his role focussed on the development of policy and legislation in the areas of sentencing and asset confiscation law. He recently advised the ACT Government on matters arising from the implementation of recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (with the Hon Justice Dodds-Streeton). 

In 2012-2013, Jack was Associate to the Hon Justice Weinberg of the Court of Appeal. He obtained first class honours in law at the University of Melbourne where he was an Assistant Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.

Jack is a contributing author to Bourke’s Criminal Law Victoria in the areas of human rights law and lotteries, and a reporter for the Victorian Reports. He has also taught Administrative Law as part of the legal traineeship program at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, and has published on the topic of dispute resolution clauses in contracts.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

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Jack accepts briefs in public and administrative law, appellate crime, and commercial law. He appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, both led and unled, on appeals against conviction and sentence. He recently appeared in the High Court in Director of Public Prosecutions Reference No 1 of 2017  [2018] HCA 9 (led by O P Holdenson QC). 

Jack is also available to advise on matters concerning legal policy, having previously worked at the Department of Justice & Regulation where his role focussed on the development of policy and legislation in the areas of sentencing and asset confiscation law. He recently advised the ACT Government on matters arising from the implementation of recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (with the Hon Justice Dodds-Streeton). 

In 2012-2013, Jack was Associate to the Hon Justice Weinberg of the Court of Appeal. He obtained first class honours in law at the University of Melbourne where he was an Assistant Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.

Jack is a contributing author to Bourke’s Criminal Law Victoria in the areas of human rights law and lotteries, and a reporter for the Victorian Reports. He has also taught Administrative Law as part of the legal traineeship program at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, and has published on the topic of dispute resolution clauses in contracts.