Cheryl Richardson


Barrister

Admitted:
5 Apr 2006
Bar:
21 Oct 2021
Location:
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Cheryl accepts briefs in public, regulatory and criminal law.

Cheryl has substantial experience in occupational health and safety including the conduct of investigations and associated proceedings. Prior to coming to the Bar, Cheryl was a Senior Legal Adviser at Comcare where she provided advice in relation to investigations and prosecutions conducted under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth). Before Comcare, Cheryl was a Lead Lawyer at WorkSafe Victoria where she prosecuted offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, Accident Compensation Act 1985 and Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.

Cheryl was a solicitor at the Transport Accident Commission where she advised on and prepared proceedings in relation to statutory benefit disputes in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, serious injury applications, and common law damages trials.

Cheryl also has criminal law experience, having worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions. Cheryl managed a broad range of matters involving homicide, drugs and fraud. Cheryl was also a member of the Specialist Sexual Offences Unit. She regularly appeared in both the Magistrates’ Court and County Courts.

Cheryl is reading with Peter Matthews and her senior mentor is Dr Ian Freckelton AO QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Common Law
Criminal Law
Government
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Cheryl accepts briefs in public, regulatory and criminal law.

Cheryl has substantial experience in occupational health and safety including the conduct of investigations and associated proceedings. Prior to coming to the Bar, Cheryl was a Senior Legal Adviser at Comcare where she provided advice in relation to investigations and prosecutions conducted under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth). Before Comcare, Cheryl was a Lead Lawyer at WorkSafe Victoria where she prosecuted offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, Accident Compensation Act 1985 and Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.

Cheryl was a solicitor at the Transport Accident Commission where she advised on and prepared proceedings in relation to statutory benefit disputes in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, serious injury applications, and common law damages trials.

Cheryl also has criminal law experience, having worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions. Cheryl managed a broad range of matters involving homicide, drugs and fraud. Cheryl was also a member of the Specialist Sexual Offences Unit. She regularly appeared in both the Magistrates’ Court and County Courts.

Cheryl is reading with Peter Matthews and her senior mentor is Dr Ian Freckelton AO QC.