Ffyona Livingstone Clark


Barrister

Admitted:
18 Mar 2014
Bar:
26 Oct 2017
Location:
Room 1725, William Crockett Chambers,
Level 17 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Ffyona accepts briefs in all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal law including inquests, inquiries, local government prosecutions, OH&S and other regulatory matters. 

Since coming to the Bar, Ffyona has appeared in a wide range of matters in the Children's Court, Coroners Court, Magistrates' Court, County Court, Supreme Court, and in the Court of Appeal. She has also appeared in contested hearings in the Children's Court, Magistrates' Court, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and in jury trials (led and unled) in the County Court. Her opinion and advice practice is equally diverse. 

Before coming to the Bar Ffyona worked as a solicitor advocate in private practice, at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Victoria Legal Aid. She has also worked at the Coroners' Court of Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria, Robert Stary Lawyers (now Stary Norton Halphen), and Legal Aid Queensland. 

In 2019, Ffyona completed a Master of Laws (Criminal Practice) with Distinction under the supervision of the Honourable Terry Buddin SC (NSW Supreme Court/Court of Criminal Appeal), and Hugh Selby (Barrister, author).  Ffyona is currently undertaking a PhD at La Trobe University. Her research focuses on issues with the pre-recorded evidence of child complainants in sex offences. 

Ffyona is an Ordinary Member of the Criminal Bar Association Committee, having served on the Committee since late 2018. She sits on the Australian Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ffyona is also a member of the Victorian Bar's LGBTI Working Group, a sub-group of the Bar's Equality & Diversity Committee. Ffyona is an interstate member of the ACT Bar Assocation.

She is the co-author (with Felicity Gerry QC) of the 'Children' and 'Sex Work' chapters in Bourke’s Criminal Law Victoria, published by LexisNexis.

Ffyona read with Elizabeth Ruddle SC. Her senior mentor is Rachel Doyle SC

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

Profile1

Ffyona accepts briefs in all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal law including inquests, inquiries, local government prosecutions, OH&S and other regulatory matters. 

Since coming to the Bar, Ffyona has appeared in a wide range of matters in the Children's Court, Coroners Court, Magistrates' Court, County Court, Supreme Court, and in the Court of Appeal. She has also appeared in contested hearings in the Children's Court, Magistrates' Court, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and in jury trials (led and unled) in the County Court. Her opinion and advice practice is equally diverse. 

Before coming to the Bar Ffyona worked as a solicitor advocate in private practice, at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Victoria Legal Aid. She has also worked at the Coroners' Court of Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria, Robert Stary Lawyers (now Stary Norton Halphen), and Legal Aid Queensland. 

In 2019, Ffyona completed a Master of Laws (Criminal Practice) with Distinction under the supervision of the Honourable Terry Buddin SC (NSW Supreme Court/Court of Criminal Appeal), and Hugh Selby (Barrister, author).  Ffyona is currently undertaking a PhD at La Trobe University. Her research focuses on issues with the pre-recorded evidence of child complainants in sex offences. 

Ffyona is an Ordinary Member of the Criminal Bar Association Committee, having served on the Committee since late 2018. She sits on the Australian Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ffyona is also a member of the Victorian Bar's LGBTI Working Group, a sub-group of the Bar's Equality & Diversity Committee. Ffyona is an interstate member of the ACT Bar Assocation.

She is the co-author (with Felicity Gerry QC) of the 'Children' and 'Sex Work' chapters in Bourke’s Criminal Law Victoria, published by LexisNexis.

Ffyona read with Elizabeth Ruddle SC. Her senior mentor is Rachel Doyle SC

Committee Memberships

  • (Ordinary Members) Criminal Bar Association
  • (Member) Children's Court Bar Association