Joel Tito


Barrister

Admitted:
11 Dec 2013
Bar:
24 Oct 2019
Location:
Room N/A, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Joel has a trial and appellate practice in public and criminal law.

He advises and appears led and unled for private and government parties in proceedings concerning judicial and merits review, inquests, commissions of inquiry, planning and migration.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Joel taught at the University of Melbourne Law School and was previously the Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Emerton at the Supreme Court of Victoria, during which time her Honour was Judge-in-Charge of the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List.

In 2021, Joel was awarded the inaugural Debbie Mortimer S.C. Award for outstanding achievement in pro bono advocacy in a migration matter.

For information on some of the cases that Joel has been involved in, please click here.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Common Law
Criminal Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
Technology Law & Media Law
EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY

Joel has particular expertise in statutory interpretation matters and his legal analysis is complemented by technical experience gained in policy and government positions including as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group and a Principal Legal Officer at the Department of Justice and Community Safety. He also worked in London for three years at the Centre for Public Impact where he led a research team investigating the use of Artificial Intelligence in the law. During that time he published and spoke at several international conferences about the way in which intelligent machines may affect legal systems.

Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Combined Hons – Philosophy & Political Science) and Diploma of Modern Languages (Japanese) from the University of Melbourne. He subsequently studied at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo as a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Endeavour Award and his research focused on the legal philosophical basis of nonhuman animal rights. He is currently undertaking a Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.

Joel read with Graeme Hill SC and his Senior Mentors are Rowena Orr QC and Colin Mandy SC. He accepts pro bono briefs and has completed work for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and Fitzroy Legal Service.

Profile1

Joel has a trial and appellate practice in public and criminal law.

He advises and appears led and unled for private and government parties in proceedings concerning judicial and merits review, inquests, commissions of inquiry, planning and migration.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Joel taught at the University of Melbourne Law School and was previously the Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Emerton at the Supreme Court of Victoria, during which time her Honour was Judge-in-Charge of the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List.

In 2021, Joel was awarded the inaugural Debbie Mortimer S.C. Award for outstanding achievement in pro bono advocacy in a migration matter.

For information on some of the cases that Joel has been involved in, please click here.

Other Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Japanese

Committee Memberships

  • (Candidate) Category C: Four (4) counsel who are not of Queen's Counsel or Senior Counsel and are of less than 6 years standing