Peter A Chadwick QC


Barrister

Admitted:
1 Apr 1981
Bar:
18 Jun 1981
Silk:
25 Nov 2010
Location:
Room 0909, Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Peter Chadwick QC has practised extensively in all criminal jurisdictions in Victoria as well as interstate for almost forty years.

He is an effective and experienced advocate in criminal trials in the Supreme and County Courts for both the prosecution and the defence. He also appears in the Court of Appeal for both the prosecution and the defence.

He accepts briefs in the Magistrates’ Court for committal hearings and summary contests as well as the Coroners Courts and corruption inquiries.

Peter holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is a member of the VLA Preferred Barrister List. He has also undertaken cultural awareness training under the guidance of Kellawan Indigenous Consultants.

Peter has a particular interest in forensic science and his expertise in its practical application in criminal proceedings, notably where DNA evidence is material, is well regarded.

He is an active member of forensic science professional associations and regularly gives lectures on forensic science topics.

Peter is a Vice President of the Medico Legal Society of Victoria and a committee member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Science. He is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society and the International Association of Prosecutors.

Peter is the Deputy Chair of the Victoriian Bar Ethics Committee. He has been a member of the Ethics Committee for seven years.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

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Peter Chadwick QC has practised extensively in all criminal jurisdictions in Victoria as well as interstate for almost forty years.

He is an effective and experienced advocate in criminal trials in the Supreme and County Courts for both the prosecution and the defence. He also appears in the Court of Appeal for both the prosecution and the defence.

He accepts briefs in the Magistrates’ Court for committal hearings and summary contests as well as the Coroners Courts and corruption inquiries.

Peter holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is a member of the VLA Preferred Barrister List. He has also undertaken cultural awareness training under the guidance of Kellawan Indigenous Consultants.

Peter has a particular interest in forensic science and his expertise in its practical application in criminal proceedings, notably where DNA evidence is material, is well regarded.

He is an active member of forensic science professional associations and regularly gives lectures on forensic science topics.

Peter is a Vice President of the Medico Legal Society of Victoria and a committee member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Science. He is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society and the International Association of Prosecutors.

Peter is the Deputy Chair of the Victoriian Bar Ethics Committee. He has been a member of the Ethics Committee for seven years.

Committee Memberships

  • (Deputy Chair) Ethics Committee