Emily Clark


Barrister

Admitted:
14 Aug 2013
Bar:
26 Oct 2016
Location:
David Ross Chambers,
Level 12 271 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Emily practises primarily in the criminal jurisdiction across a wide range of matters including drug offences, matters of violence, and sexual offences. She is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).

Emily appears regularly in the Magistrates', County and Supreme Courts including in trials, committals, pleas, appeals, bail applications, contested hearings and Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters and Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Emily worked as a Solicitor Advocate at Stary Norton Halphen (formerly Robert Stary Lawyers). During her time at the firm she instructed and appeared regularly in criminal defence matters in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. 

Emily has a particular interest in proceedings under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act and the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act. In 2016 she prepared a paper on restrictive conditions and mandatory minimum sentences for breach of Supervision Orders.

Prior to her employment at Stary Norton Halphen, Emily was Senior Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes AO QC at the County Court of Victoria. There she gained practical experience in the criminal jurisdiction, including in complex trials, the list court and reviews of indefinite sentences.

Emily read with David Hallowes SC.

She ran an independent publishing business and worked as a freelance writer before commencing her studies in law.

Emily has a passion for and commitment to social justice. She has previously volunteered with a number of Community Legal Centres and has appeared in pro bono matters since coming to the Bar.

Emily has appeared in a number of significant matters, including the following:

  • Dughetti v The Queen [2019] VSCA 217
  • Collins (a Pseudonym) v The Queen [2018] VSCA 131 
  • Robinson & Robinson v The Queen [2017] VSCA 304
  • Nine Network Australia Limited v Minogue [2016] VSC 158 (junior to A. Palmer)

 

Emily does not accept direct briefs through BarristerConnect. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

Profile1

Emily practises primarily in the criminal jurisdiction across a wide range of matters including drug offences, matters of violence, and sexual offences. She is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).

Emily appears regularly in the Magistrates', County and Supreme Courts including in trials, committals, pleas, appeals, bail applications, contested hearings and Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters and Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Emily worked as a Solicitor Advocate at Stary Norton Halphen (formerly Robert Stary Lawyers). During her time at the firm she instructed and appeared regularly in criminal defence matters in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. 

Emily has a particular interest in proceedings under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act and the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act. In 2016 she prepared a paper on restrictive conditions and mandatory minimum sentences for breach of Supervision Orders.

Prior to her employment at Stary Norton Halphen, Emily was Senior Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes AO QC at the County Court of Victoria. There she gained practical experience in the criminal jurisdiction, including in complex trials, the list court and reviews of indefinite sentences.

Emily read with David Hallowes SC.

She ran an independent publishing business and worked as a freelance writer before commencing her studies in law.

Emily has a passion for and commitment to social justice. She has previously volunteered with a number of Community Legal Centres and has appeared in pro bono matters since coming to the Bar.

Emily has appeared in a number of significant matters, including the following:

  • Dughetti v The Queen [2019] VSCA 217
  • Collins (a Pseudonym) v The Queen [2018] VSCA 131 
  • Robinson & Robinson v The Queen [2017] VSCA 304
  • Nine Network Australia Limited v Minogue [2016] VSC 158 (junior to A. Palmer)

 

Emily does not accept direct briefs through BarristerConnect.