Julian R Murphy


Barrister

Admitted:
15 Oct 2013
Bar:
22 Oct 2020
Location:
Gorman Chambers,
Level 9 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

An experienced courtroom advocate, Julian accepts briefs in all areas of public law, particularly criminal, administrative and constitutional law, as well as torts involving public authorities.

Julian has appeared unled in jury trials, bench trials, appeals and judicial review proceedings, including in the Federal Court and the Victorian Court of Appeal. Julian has also appeared unled in committals, voir dire proceedings, interlocutory applications, bail applications, sentencing hearings and continuing detention and supervision proceedings.

In his written advocacy, Julian has authored successful written applications in the High Court as junior counsel, including amicus curiae and special leave applications. Julian also co-authored what was reported to be the Northern Territory’s first successful mercy petition – for an Indigenous man convicted of murder.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Julian worked as the Criminal Appeals Manager at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and as a Judge’s Associate at the High Court of Australia.

Julian holds an LLM from Columbia University, where he graduated first in the class, and is now a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, where his research focuses on constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Julian has authored numerous scholarly articles and is co-author of the book Criminal Laws Northern Territory (Federation Press, 3rd ed, 2021).

Julian sits on the Indigenous Justice Committee and the Human Rights Committee of Bar. He read with Christopher Carr SC and his senior mentors were Felicity Gerry QC and Christopher Horan QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

Profile1

An experienced courtroom advocate, Julian accepts briefs in all areas of public law, particularly criminal, administrative and constitutional law, as well as torts involving public authorities.

Julian has appeared unled in jury trials, bench trials, appeals and judicial review proceedings, including in the Federal Court and the Victorian Court of Appeal. Julian has also appeared unled in committals, voir dire proceedings, interlocutory applications, bail applications, sentencing hearings and continuing detention and supervision proceedings.

In his written advocacy, Julian has authored successful written applications in the High Court as junior counsel, including amicus curiae and special leave applications. Julian also co-authored what was reported to be the Northern Territory’s first successful mercy petition – for an Indigenous man convicted of murder.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Julian worked as the Criminal Appeals Manager at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and as a Judge’s Associate at the High Court of Australia.

Julian holds an LLM from Columbia University, where he graduated first in the class, and is now a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, where his research focuses on constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Julian has authored numerous scholarly articles and is co-author of the book Criminal Laws Northern Territory (Federation Press, 3rd ed, 2021).

Julian sits on the Indigenous Justice Committee and the Human Rights Committee of Bar. He read with Christopher Carr SC and his senior mentors were Felicity Gerry QC and Christopher Horan QC.

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Human Rights Committee
  • (Member) Indigenous Justice Committee