Deborah Mandie


Barrister

Admitted:
26 Apr 2005
Bar:
11 May 2006
Location:
Room 0409, Douglas Menzies Chambers,
180 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Deborah Mandie is a Senior barrister with 14 years at the Victorian Bar.

Deborah is a specialist in criminal jury trials, appeals and proceeds of crime matters. Her practice has included numerous complex fraud prosecutions and high-profile matters for the State.

Deborah has appeared as Senior and Junior or sole counsel in the following areas:

  • Appellate work – criminal conviction and sentence appeals
  • Confiscation/proceeds of crime
  • Quasi-criminal disciplinary and regulatory proceedings (APRA)
  • Administrative Law
  • Fraud, including tax fraud and white-collar crime;
  • Indictable crime trial work
  • Regional Circuit Prosecutions, trials and appeals
  • Tax litigation, State and Commonwealth

 

Deborah’s practice as a prosecutor and as counsel in these matters involved taking briefs from numerous government offices, including the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP). As a part of her commercial practice Deborah was briefed regularly by the State Revenue Office (SRO) and the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

Deborah has provided complex advices to the OPP, the ATO and to private clients in the areas of fraud, tax crime, confiscations/proceeds of crime and in relation to taxation and a range of commercial matters.

From 2013 to 2015, Deborah taught a trimester subject, 'Principles of Equity', as part of the Monash University Law Chambers JD Course - focusing on fiduciary obligations, breach of confidence, equitable remedies and assignments of property.

Pro Bono - Deborah may consider a selection of Defence briefs on a pro bono basis.
 

RECENT AND HIGH-PROFILE MATTERS:

  • DPP v William Vlahos (Sept 2017 – Sept 2019) – Senior counsel in a large-scale fraud prosecution involving a high profile ‘punting club’ scheme;
  • DPP v Katherine Jackson (2017 – 2019, current) – Lead prosecutor to 2018, currently Junior counsel to Mark Gibson QC for trial of numerous fraud and theft charges involving the Secretary of the Health Services Union Victorian Branch;
  • AFP v Zhang [2019] VCC 1090 - appearing for the AFP on application for forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act;
  • Chairperson of the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants v Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police & Ors [2019] VSCA 154 – providing advice and appearing as Senior counsel with Junior Christopher Tran for private client in response to application to the Court of Appeal for revocation of suppression orders;
  • DPP v Timothy Richardson [2019] VCC 512 – appearing for OPP on application for forfeiture under Confiscations Act, involving a million-dollar property being the site of historical sex offending of teacher;
  • DPP v Julian Richard Taylor (2016 – 2018) – prosecutor in high-profile fraud trial involving a Victorian teacher falsely registered; See also unsuccessful conviction appeal of Taylor v The Queen [2019] VSCA 162;
  • R v Trotter (2017) – Junior to Daryl Brown on murder trial;
  • Son Thanh Pham v DPP [2017] VSC 261 – appearing in Supreme Court in response to application for exclusion from forfeiture under the Confiscation Act 1997, involving issues of equity and statutory construction.

See - http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/vic/VSC/2017/261.html

  • DPP v Adrian Bayley (2014 – 2015) – appearing as Junior counsel to the then Crown Prosecutor Peter Rose SC on three high profile rape trials, responsible for drafting and presenting of pre-trial submissions and appearing on the plea DPP v Adrian Bayley [2015] VCC 698;
  • DPP v Craig Thomson (2013 - 2014) – appearing as Junior counsel to Lesley Taylor QC (now Justice of the Supreme Court) in prosecution of MP and former National Secretary of the Health Services Union on multiple fraud and theft charges;
  • DPP v Simon Cooper [2013] VCC 1763 – appearing as Junior counsel to Jim Pearce QC of the SA Bar to prosecute on plea of Chief Magistrate in child sex offence matter, responsible for plea opening and submissions on sentence;
  • R v Adrian Bayley [2013] VSC 313 – appearing as Junior counsel to the then Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC and Brett Sonnett on plea to murder of Jillian Meagher;
  • R v James Peters [2013] VSC 93 – appearing as Junior counsel to the then Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC on plea to negligently cause serious injury to multiple patients at abortion clinic infected with Hepatitis C. Also appeared on proceeds of crime application.
  • DPP v Calvert (Unreported, County Court of Victoria, Judge Tinney, 16 September 2011) – appearing as Junior counsel to Gavin Silbert on rape trial by member of military/ navy; conviction overturned Calvert v The Queen [2012] VSCA 191;
  • DPP v Dragoljovic (2008 – 2009) – appearing as Junior counsel to Michael Cahill QC (now Judge Cahill of County Court) on long-running tax fraud trial for CDPP.

A full curriculum vitae can be obtained. Click here.

 

    AREAS OF PRACTICE

    Criminal Law
    Equity & Trusts
    Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
    Public Law & Administrative Law
    Tax Law & Revenue Law

    Profile1

    Deborah Mandie is a Senior barrister with 14 years at the Victorian Bar.

    Deborah is a specialist in criminal jury trials, appeals and proceeds of crime matters. Her practice has included numerous complex fraud prosecutions and high-profile matters for the State.

    Deborah has appeared as Senior and Junior or sole counsel in the following areas:

    • Appellate work – criminal conviction and sentence appeals
    • Confiscation/proceeds of crime
    • Quasi-criminal disciplinary and regulatory proceedings (APRA)
    • Administrative Law
    • Fraud, including tax fraud and white-collar crime;
    • Indictable crime trial work
    • Regional Circuit Prosecutions, trials and appeals
    • Tax litigation, State and Commonwealth

     

    Deborah’s practice as a prosecutor and as counsel in these matters involved taking briefs from numerous government offices, including the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP). As a part of her commercial practice Deborah was briefed regularly by the State Revenue Office (SRO) and the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

    Deborah has provided complex advices to the OPP, the ATO and to private clients in the areas of fraud, tax crime, confiscations/proceeds of crime and in relation to taxation and a range of commercial matters.

    From 2013 to 2015, Deborah taught a trimester subject, 'Principles of Equity', as part of the Monash University Law Chambers JD Course - focusing on fiduciary obligations, breach of confidence, equitable remedies and assignments of property.

    Pro Bono - Deborah may consider a selection of Defence briefs on a pro bono basis.
     

    RECENT AND HIGH-PROFILE MATTERS:

    • DPP v William Vlahos (Sept 2017 – Sept 2019) – Senior counsel in a large-scale fraud prosecution involving a high profile ‘punting club’ scheme;
    • DPP v Katherine Jackson (2017 – 2019, current) – Lead prosecutor to 2018, currently Junior counsel to Mark Gibson QC for trial of numerous fraud and theft charges involving the Secretary of the Health Services Union Victorian Branch;
    • AFP v Zhang [2019] VCC 1090 - appearing for the AFP on application for forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act;
    • Chairperson of the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants v Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police & Ors [2019] VSCA 154 – providing advice and appearing as Senior counsel with Junior Christopher Tran for private client in response to application to the Court of Appeal for revocation of suppression orders;
    • DPP v Timothy Richardson [2019] VCC 512 – appearing for OPP on application for forfeiture under Confiscations Act, involving a million-dollar property being the site of historical sex offending of teacher;
    • DPP v Julian Richard Taylor (2016 – 2018) – prosecutor in high-profile fraud trial involving a Victorian teacher falsely registered; See also unsuccessful conviction appeal of Taylor v The Queen [2019] VSCA 162;
    • R v Trotter (2017) – Junior to Daryl Brown on murder trial;
    • Son Thanh Pham v DPP [2017] VSC 261 – appearing in Supreme Court in response to application for exclusion from forfeiture under the Confiscation Act 1997, involving issues of equity and statutory construction.

    See - http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/vic/VSC/2017/261.html

    • DPP v Adrian Bayley (2014 – 2015) – appearing as Junior counsel to the then Crown Prosecutor Peter Rose SC on three high profile rape trials, responsible for drafting and presenting of pre-trial submissions and appearing on the plea DPP v Adrian Bayley [2015] VCC 698;
    • DPP v Craig Thomson (2013 - 2014) – appearing as Junior counsel to Lesley Taylor QC (now Justice of the Supreme Court) in prosecution of MP and former National Secretary of the Health Services Union on multiple fraud and theft charges;
    • DPP v Simon Cooper [2013] VCC 1763 – appearing as Junior counsel to Jim Pearce QC of the SA Bar to prosecute on plea of Chief Magistrate in child sex offence matter, responsible for plea opening and submissions on sentence;
    • R v Adrian Bayley [2013] VSC 313 – appearing as Junior counsel to the then Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC and Brett Sonnett on plea to murder of Jillian Meagher;
    • R v James Peters [2013] VSC 93 – appearing as Junior counsel to the then Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC on plea to negligently cause serious injury to multiple patients at abortion clinic infected with Hepatitis C. Also appeared on proceeds of crime application.
    • DPP v Calvert (Unreported, County Court of Victoria, Judge Tinney, 16 September 2011) – appearing as Junior counsel to Gavin Silbert on rape trial by member of military/ navy; conviction overturned Calvert v The Queen [2012] VSCA 191;
    • DPP v Dragoljovic (2008 – 2009) – appearing as Junior counsel to Michael Cahill QC (now Judge Cahill of County Court) on long-running tax fraud trial for CDPP.

    A full curriculum vitae can be obtained. Click here.