David Cronin


Barrister

Mobile:
Admitted:
31 Jan 2006
Bar:
9 Nov 2006
Location:
Room 514, Brian Bourke Chambers,
530 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

David's practice is predominately serious indictable crime including offences relating to sex, drugs and violence.  

David appears in committal hearings, bail applications, plea hearings and as trial counsel in the County Court and Supreme Court as well as representing clients at coercive hearings.

David holds an Indictable Crime Certificate.

Some of the notable cases that David has been involved in include:

The Queen v Meade [2013] VSC 682 (11 December 2013): Appeared as junior counsel to Peter Morrissey S.C in a homicide trial that lasted 5 weeks.  Issues in the trial included relationship evidence, opinion evidence regarding shoe-print recognition and mobile phone cell tower interpretation.

DPP v Townsend [2015] VSC 456 (3 September 2015): Appeared for an accused charged with murder.  David appeared at committal hearing and the case subsequently resolved to a single count of manslaughter.  Appeared on plea hearing.  Sentence of 7 years with 5 years npp. 

Young & Ors v The Queen [2015] VSCA 265 (22 September 2015): appeared as trial counsel in the County Court- charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, possess prohibited weapon, and subsequently as Counsel on in the Court of Appeal. 

DPP v Wise (a pseudonym) [2016] VSCA 173 (21 July 2016): Appeared as trial Counsel at the Basha hearing where the DNA witness was cross-examined.  This led to the exclusion of the evidence at Trial.  A decision that was upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The Queen v Semaan & Ors [2016] VSC 667 (4 November 2016): appeared as trial counsel in the Supreme Court on behalf of an accused charged with 2 x attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to a murder charge.  

Glen Jacobs (a psuedonym) v The Queen [2017] VSCA 309:  Tendency evidence- Interlocutory appeal regarding judges ruling that there should be joint trials of multiple complainants of rape.  Consent in issue in each case.  Appeal allowed, evidence ruled not cross admissible and indictment severed.

DPP v Rocco Natale [2018] VSC 339- charges of incitement to murder, extortion, threat to kill. Exclusion of record of interview where interpreter not present.  Appeared as trial counsel on subsequent Supreme Court trial where the accused was acquitted of all charges.

DPP v Mohamed Naddaf [2018] VSC- the accused charged with murder of his domestic partner.  Following negotiations the accused plead guilty to a charge of manslaugher by criminal negligence.

 

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Criminal Law
Family Law

Profile1

David's practice is predominately serious indictable crime including offences relating to sex, drugs and violence.  

David appears in committal hearings, bail applications, plea hearings and as trial counsel in the County Court and Supreme Court as well as representing clients at coercive hearings.

David holds an Indictable Crime Certificate.

Some of the notable cases that David has been involved in include:

The Queen v Meade [2013] VSC 682 (11 December 2013): Appeared as junior counsel to Peter Morrissey S.C in a homicide trial that lasted 5 weeks.  Issues in the trial included relationship evidence, opinion evidence regarding shoe-print recognition and mobile phone cell tower interpretation.

DPP v Townsend [2015] VSC 456 (3 September 2015): Appeared for an accused charged with murder.  David appeared at committal hearing and the case subsequently resolved to a single count of manslaughter.  Appeared on plea hearing.  Sentence of 7 years with 5 years npp. 

Young & Ors v The Queen [2015] VSCA 265 (22 September 2015): appeared as trial counsel in the County Court- charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, possess prohibited weapon, and subsequently as Counsel on in the Court of Appeal. 

DPP v Wise (a pseudonym) [2016] VSCA 173 (21 July 2016): Appeared as trial Counsel at the Basha hearing where the DNA witness was cross-examined.  This led to the exclusion of the evidence at Trial.  A decision that was upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The Queen v Semaan & Ors [2016] VSC 667 (4 November 2016): appeared as trial counsel in the Supreme Court on behalf of an accused charged with 2 x attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to a murder charge.  

Glen Jacobs (a psuedonym) v The Queen [2017] VSCA 309:  Tendency evidence- Interlocutory appeal regarding judges ruling that there should be joint trials of multiple complainants of rape.  Consent in issue in each case.  Appeal allowed, evidence ruled not cross admissible and indictment severed.

DPP v Rocco Natale [2018] VSC 339- charges of incitement to murder, extortion, threat to kill. Exclusion of record of interview where interpreter not present.  Appeared as trial counsel on subsequent Supreme Court trial where the accused was acquitted of all charges.

DPP v Mohamed Naddaf [2018] VSC- the accused charged with murder of his domestic partner.  Following negotiations the accused plead guilty to a charge of manslaugher by criminal negligence.