Rachel Waters


Barrister

Admitted:
15 Aug 2012
Bar:
5 May 2016
Location:
Brian Bourke Chambers,
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Rachel was called to the Bar in May 2016. She accepts briefs in a broad range of criminal and civil matters. These include hearings at the Mental Health Tribunal, the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, as well as Supervised Treatment Order hearings at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In addition to summary crime experience, Rachel has extensive experience in indictable criminal matters, having worked as Associate to his Honour Judge Stuart of the County Court. In this role, Rachel worked on a wide range of criminal matters including trials, pleas, bail applications, appeals from the Magistrates’ Court and applications for Supervision Orders.

In 2019 Rachel lived in the UK. During that time, she worked at the Centre for Justice Innovation, a not-for-profit that seeks justice reform across the UK. Rachel’s particular projects involved the promotion and development of diversionary programs and problem-solving courts. 

Rachel is passionate about social justice and human rights. From November 2016 to April 2019 she was a Board Member of Melba Support Services Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that supports people living with a disability in leading everyday lives of their choice. At the Bar, her practice has a focus on assisting marginalised clients with complex needs, including those living with addiction, disability and mental illness. Rachel has a particular interest in problem-solving courts, including the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, the Drug Court and the Koori Courts. 

Rachel read with Julie Condon QC and her senior mentor is Patrick Tehan QC.

 

Memberships
Criminal Bar Association
Women Barristers Association
Melba Support Services Inc

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Criminal Law

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Rachel was called to the Bar in May 2016. She accepts briefs in a broad range of criminal and civil matters. These include hearings at the Mental Health Tribunal, the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, as well as Supervised Treatment Order hearings at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In addition to summary crime experience, Rachel has extensive experience in indictable criminal matters, having worked as Associate to his Honour Judge Stuart of the County Court. In this role, Rachel worked on a wide range of criminal matters including trials, pleas, bail applications, appeals from the Magistrates’ Court and applications for Supervision Orders.

In 2019 Rachel lived in the UK. During that time, she worked at the Centre for Justice Innovation, a not-for-profit that seeks justice reform across the UK. Rachel’s particular projects involved the promotion and development of diversionary programs and problem-solving courts. 

Rachel is passionate about social justice and human rights. From November 2016 to April 2019 she was a Board Member of Melba Support Services Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that supports people living with a disability in leading everyday lives of their choice. At the Bar, her practice has a focus on assisting marginalised clients with complex needs, including those living with addiction, disability and mental illness. Rachel has a particular interest in problem-solving courts, including the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, the Drug Court and the Koori Courts. 

Rachel read with Julie Condon QC and her senior mentor is Patrick Tehan QC.

 

Memberships
Criminal Bar Association
Women Barristers Association
Melba Support Services Inc