PROFILE

Full Name: Neill A Hutton
Email: nhutton@vicbar.com.au
Mobile:0411 823 583
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1318
Date of Admission: 23 Feb 2004
Called to the Bar: 29 Apr 2004
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Profile

Neill has specialised in crime for over 10 years but also appears at appeals (County Court and Supreme Court - Court of Appeal), Order 56 reviews, inquests and confiscation matters. With a background in policing and at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission he is also able to appear in administrative hearings (licensing and disciplinary).

Neill is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred barrister.

He has the following experience:

- In 2015 acting for a young man (22) in a trial for dangerous driving causing death.  The issue involved exact placement of the man's vehicle on the roadway.  Following a 14 day trial involving two experts the jury returned a 'not guilty' verdict.

- In 2015 prosecuting a drug trafficker who was alleged to have murdered and dismembered the body of a man he believed to have informed on him.  The body was never found.  The accused was convicted.  

- In 2014 acting for a young man charged with murdering his girlfriend by shooting her.  In a negotiated outcome the client pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  

- In 2014 prosecuting a man charged with murdering his wife in an entirely circumstantial case. The accused was convicted.

- In 2012 prosecuting the man accused of the infamous 2009 Churchill Bushfire in which 10 people died. The accused was convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of almost 18 years.

- In 2011 acting for a client charged with murder over a 2010 shooting of two men in Ballarat. The client was acquitted of all charges (murder, attempted murder, defensive homicide, attempted defensive homicide and manslaughter).

- In 2011 acting for a client charged with historical sex offences against three relatives - result client acqtuitted of all bar one count receiving a non-custodial sentence.

- In 2010 acting for a client charged with culpable driving and dangerous driving causing death. Result - client acquitted of both charges.

- In 2010 acting for a client charged with historical sex offences against two sisters and a daughter - result client acqtuitted of all bar one count receiving a non-custodial sentence (similar case - different client to the one listed above).

- In 2010 acting for a client charged with rape (x3) and sexual penetration (x3) - acquitted on all counts.

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Areas of Practice

Criminal

  • Appellate
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Traffic

Inquests/Inquiries

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia


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