Joel Tito


Barrister

Admitted:
11 Dec 2013
Bar:
24 Oct 2019
Location:
Room 2204, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Joel practises in public and criminal law. He has advised and appeared in matters concerning administrative and constitutional law, statutory interpretation, migration, commissions of inquiry, coronial inquests and crime.

Selection of recent cases:

  • Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System (Public Law; Commission or Inquiry; acting for the State of Victoria in an ongoing investigation into the state's mental health system; led by Claire Harris QC)
  • Maguire v Parks Victoria [2020] VSCA 172 (Public Law; Standing; Injunction; acted for the applicant in an urgent application to prevent the killing of Victoria's Brumby Horses; led by Anthony Strahan QC with Angel Aleksov and Spike Buchanan)
  • Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants v DPP and Ors [2020] VSCA (Public Law; Criminal Law; Evidence and Procedure; acted for the Chief Examiner of Victoria in a confidential application to the Court of Appeal by the Royal Commission; led by Raelene Sharp)
  • Gebrehiwot v McCutcheon [2020] VSC 109 (Public Law; Criminal Law; Statutory Construction; acted for the plaintiff and Victoria Legal Aid in a matter concerning the scope of Victoria Police's powers to issue proceedings; led by Kathleen Foley)
  • Almomani v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2020] FCA 264 (Public Law; Migration; acted for the applicant in a judicial review of a migration decision; unled)
  • Re: The death of Mr Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas COR 2017 3012 (Inquest; Criminal Law; acting for the family and Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service in an ongoing coronial inquest into the death of an Aboriginal man after being chased by Victoria Police; led by Tony Trood)

 

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.

Joel developed experience in policy and government during his time as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group as well as a Principal Policy Officer at the Department of Justice and Community Safety. He has 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 this time he published and spoke at several international conferences about the way in which intelligent machines will affect the law and 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.

Joel read with Graeme Hill 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, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and Fitzroy Legal Service.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Common Law
Criminal Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Technology Law & Media Law

Profile1

Joel practises in public and criminal law. He has advised and appeared in matters concerning administrative and constitutional law, statutory interpretation, migration, commissions of inquiry, coronial inquests and crime.

Selection of recent cases:

  • Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System (Public Law; Commission or Inquiry; acting for the State of Victoria in an ongoing investigation into the state's mental health system; led by Claire Harris QC)
  • Maguire v Parks Victoria [2020] VSCA 172 (Public Law; Standing; Injunction; acted for the applicant in an urgent application to prevent the killing of Victoria's Brumby Horses; led by Anthony Strahan QC with Angel Aleksov and Spike Buchanan)
  • Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants v DPP and Ors [2020] VSCA (Public Law; Criminal Law; Evidence and Procedure; acted for the Chief Examiner of Victoria in a confidential application to the Court of Appeal by the Royal Commission; led by Raelene Sharp)
  • Gebrehiwot v McCutcheon [2020] VSC 109 (Public Law; Criminal Law; Statutory Construction; acted for the plaintiff and Victoria Legal Aid in a matter concerning the scope of Victoria Police's powers to issue proceedings; led by Kathleen Foley)
  • Almomani v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2020] FCA 264 (Public Law; Migration; acted for the applicant in a judicial review of a migration decision; unled)
  • Re: The death of Mr Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas COR 2017 3012 (Inquest; Criminal Law; acting for the family and Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service in an ongoing coronial inquest into the death of an Aboriginal man after being chased by Victoria Police; led by Tony Trood)

 

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.

Joel developed experience in policy and government during his time as an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group as well as a Principal Policy Officer at the Department of Justice and Community Safety. He has 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 this time he published and spoke at several international conferences about the way in which intelligent machines will affect the law and 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.

Joel read with Graeme Hill 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, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and Fitzroy Legal Service.

Other Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Japanese