Gordon JF Chisholm


Barrister

Admitted:
18 Mar 2010
Bar:
1 May 2014
Location:
Room Room 1.1, Stawell Chambers,
493-495 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Gordon Chisholm’s primary interest is criminal law. 

He is available to be briefed for Melbourne or country matters.  He has appeared in:

  • The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court;
  • County Court jury trials;
  • Committal proceedings; and
  • IBAC and AAT proceedings.

Gordon, since coming to the Bar, has:

  • Been granted an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC), on 28 July 2016;
  • Been accepted on to the “Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List” compiled by Victoria Legal Aid;
  • Undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants, to assist when appearing for members of Aboriginal communities;
  • Undertaken training on DNA science for legal practitioners offered by Forensic Foundations; and
  • Kissed the Blarney Stone.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Gordon worked for three and a half years at Slades & Parsons Solicitors.  Before that he was associate to Her Honour Judge Lewitan.

Gordon obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Melbourne. His honours thesis in Arts looked at language abilities in chimpanzees.

He read with Ben Ihle. His senior mentor is Peter Chadwick QC.

Gordon does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

Profile1

Gordon Chisholm’s primary interest is criminal law. 

He is available to be briefed for Melbourne or country matters.  He has appeared in:

  • The Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court;
  • County Court jury trials;
  • Committal proceedings; and
  • IBAC and AAT proceedings.

Gordon, since coming to the Bar, has:

  • Been granted an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC), on 28 July 2016;
  • Been accepted on to the “Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List” compiled by Victoria Legal Aid;
  • Undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants, to assist when appearing for members of Aboriginal communities;
  • Undertaken training on DNA science for legal practitioners offered by Forensic Foundations; and
  • Kissed the Blarney Stone.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Gordon worked for three and a half years at Slades & Parsons Solicitors.  Before that he was associate to Her Honour Judge Lewitan.

Gordon obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Melbourne. His honours thesis in Arts looked at language abilities in chimpanzees.

He read with Ben Ihle. His senior mentor is Peter Chadwick QC.

Gordon does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Indigenous Justice Committee