PROFILE

Full Name: Simon Gillespie-Jones
Email: gillespie-jones@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 7313
Mobile:0407 801 373
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0805
Date of Admission: 1 Aug 1979
Called to the Bar: 13 Mar 1980

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Educated Melbourne Grammar School and Melbourne and Monash Universities LLB BSc

Articled at AJ Fisher 1978-9

At the bar since 1980.

Nominated for the pro bono awards in 1996 and 1997 PILCH; Court of Appeal appearances for refugees.

Instructed at the Leo Cussen Institute, Bar Readers Course, Victorian Bar CLE Program, and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Melbourne and in Sydney.

Served on the Bar Human Rights Committee and the List Committee for list “L”.

Ethics officer for the Australian Karate Federation

Other Interests: Karate, the two children, old cars and primary production.

The following cases are for the accused when criminal, and mostly the plaintiff if civil. Sex trials and appeals have been prominent recently. Victims need to be properly compensated in civil trials. In criminal trials, the stakes are extremely high, the trials are technical, and difficult, and the criminal justice system can be very hostile for an accused facing such a trial. It is vital to confront a well resourced prosecution with a better defence team. In criminal litigation it is not the time to cut corners.

Royal Commissions


 2015 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry - Cole Royal Commission



 Reported Cases

Reported High Court cases:

Henderson v Queensland [2014] HCA 52; 255 CLR 1; 89 ALJR 162; 315 ALR 188; 243 A Crim R 120

Joosse v Australian Securities and Investment Commission [1998] HCA 77; (1998) 159 ALR 260; (1998) 73 ALJR 232

 

 

Reported Court of Appeal Cases

Lancaster v The Queen [2014] VSCA 333, (2014) 44 VR 820

SLS v The Queen [2014] VSCA 31; (2013-14) 42 VR 64

Priest v West (in his capacity as Deputy State Coroner) and Another (2011) 35 VR 225

A J v The Queen (2011) 32 VR 614

Worsnop v R (2010) 28 VR 662

DPP v BDX (No 2) (2010) 27 VR 536

R v B D X [2009] VSCA 28; (2009) 24 VR 288, 

R v Henderson (2009) 22 VR 662

R v Gose (2009) 22 VR  150

R v BDX (2009) 194 A Crim R 57 after DBA [2008] VSCA 138 then DPP v BDX & Anor (No 2) [2010] VSCA 134

R v Hendy (2008) 191 A Crim R 81

R v Bertrand (2008) 188 A Crim R 223

Poynder v Kent  [2008] Australian Torts Reports ¶81-984 

R v Huynh (2006) 165 A Crim R 586

R v Lo Presti (2005) 158 A Crim R 54

R v Yusuf (2005) 11 VR 492; 153 A Crim R 173

Henderson v Magistrates’ Court (2004) 151 A Crim R 366

R v Jongsma (2004) 150 A Crim R 386

R v Dardovska (2003) 6 VR 628; 137 A Crim R 580

R v Blennerhasset (2002) 137 A Crim R 125

Valimi v Maniotis (2002) 4 VR 386

R v Marijancevic (2001) 3 VR 611; 127 A Crim R 461

Gigante v Hickson (2001) 3 VR 296; 120 A Crim R 483; 33 MVR 51

Selectrix Pty Ltd v Humphries (2001) 159 FLR 348

R v Osip (2000) 2 VR 595; 116 A Crim R 578

R v Pope (2000) 112 A Crim R 588

R v Hewitt [1998] 4 VR 862 after R v Hewitt [1997] 1 VR 301

R v Clarke [1996] 2 VR 520; (1995) 85 A Crim R 114

 Anderson v Blashki [1993] 2 VR 89

R v Zakaria (1992) 62 A Crim R 259

R v Stavropoulos (1990) 50 A Crim R 315

Matosic v Hamilton (1990) MVR 171

Bogdanovski v Buckingham [1989] VR 897

R v Pectas [1989] VR 239

 

 

High Court Special leave applications

Henderson v State of Queensland [2014] HCATrans 102

Poynder v Kent & Ors; Sodomaco v O'Bryan & Anor [2009] HCATrans 120

Parsons v The Queen [2008] HCATrans 275

BO v The Queen [2007] HCATrans 396

The Queen v Marijancevic M116/2001 [2002] HCATrans 457

Hewitt v The Queen M30/1996 [1997] HCATrans 179



Unreported Court of Appeal Judgments

Clark (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2015] VSCA 297

Jamieson v The Queen [2014] VSCA 294

Papazoglou v The Queen [2014] VSCA 194

Warwick v The Queen [2014] VSCA 114

P A v The Queen [2012] VSCA 294

Priest v West & Anor [2012] VSCA 327

B C H v The Queen [2011] VSCA 350 A J v The Queen [2011] VSCA 215

Priest v West & Anor [2011] VSCA 186

Miller v The Queen [2011] VSCA 143

Kamsma v The Queen [2011] VSCA 123

L A L v The Queen [2011] VSCA 111

A J v The Queen [2010] VSCA 331  

Farrell v The Queen [2010] VSCA 251

DPP v Groube [2010] VSCA 150  

DPP v Foot [2010] VSCA 112

DPP v Patterson [2009] VSCA 301

DPP v DZ [2009] VSCA 222

R v OPM [2009] VSCA 165

R v BIC [2009] VSCA 155

R v Hakeem [2009] VSCA 131

R v Kiernan [2008] VSCA 194

R v Holmes [2008] VSCA 128

R v Greenway [2007] VSCA 204

R v BO [2006] VSCA 247

R v DW [2006] VSCA 204

R v Davis [2006] VSCA 8

R v MAG [2005] VSCA 47 

R v Jongsma [2004] VSCA 218

R v Cupid [2004] VSCA 183

R v Memery [2002] VSCA 223

Woods and Geary v Legal Ombudsman [2002] VSCA 91

R v Thompson [2001] VSCA 208

West v Creasy [2000] VSCA 80

R v Spokes [1999] VSCA 210

R v Kerr [1998] VSCA 125

Many appearances in the Full Court since 1989

Extensive trial experience.

 

Interstate and Federal unreported appeal cases

Marijancevic v Mann [2008] FCAFC 161

Johnson v Filaria [2005] ACTCA 27 and earlier [2005] ACTCA 16

Aitken v The Queen [2002] FCAFC 274

 



Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury

  • Appellate
  • Intentional Torts
  • Professional Negligence

Commercial

  • Real Property

Public/Administrative

  • Appellate
  • Customs
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Proceeds of Crime

Criminal

  • Appellate
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Sexual Assault
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals

Inquests/Inquiries

  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • South Australia


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