Peter J Matthews


Barrister

Admitted:
30 Nov 1992
Bar:
21 Nov 2002
Location:
Room Level 6, William Crockett Chambers,
530 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Peter is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, practicing in criminal law, administrative law, disciplinary and licensing law and in coronial inquests and coercive inquiries.

His criminal law practice encompasses all criminal proceedings and related proceedings, including jury trials in the County and Supreme Courts and appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court. He holds an Indictable Crime Certificate, and is on the Victoria Legal Aid Preferred Trial Counsel List. He is experienced in occupational health and safety prosecutions and complex fraud matters.

His administrative law practice includes merits review and judicial review. He advises government agencies on administrative law matters including on issues of statutory construction and legislative reform.

He appears in disciplinary and licensing proceedings for and against regulators. He appears in coronial inquests as counsel assisting and for interested parties. He is experienced in issues arising for persons giving evidence in coercive inquiries, including in royal commissions and IBAC examinations, and in advising persons required to respond to subpoenas.

He appears as lead counsel in matters requiring two or more counsel. He provides training to legal practitioners, investigators and others on topics falling within his areas of expertise.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

Profile1

Peter is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, practicing in criminal law, administrative law, disciplinary and licensing law and in coronial inquests and coercive inquiries.

His criminal law practice encompasses all criminal proceedings and related proceedings, including jury trials in the County and Supreme Courts and appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court. He holds an Indictable Crime Certificate, and is on the Victoria Legal Aid Preferred Trial Counsel List. He is experienced in occupational health and safety prosecutions and complex fraud matters.

His administrative law practice includes merits review and judicial review. He advises government agencies on administrative law matters including on issues of statutory construction and legislative reform.

He appears in disciplinary and licensing proceedings for and against regulators. He appears in coronial inquests as counsel assisting and for interested parties. He is experienced in issues arising for persons giving evidence in coercive inquiries, including in royal commissions and IBAC examinations, and in advising persons required to respond to subpoenas.

He appears as lead counsel in matters requiring two or more counsel. He provides training to legal practitioners, investigators and others on topics falling within his areas of expertise.