PROFILE

Full Name: Megan E Casey
Email: megan.casey@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Date of Admission: 7 Apr 1999
Called to the Bar: 19 Nov 2009
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons), GradDip Applied Finance & Investment

Profile

Megan achieved accreditation as a Criminal Law Specialist in 2006 from the Law Institute of Victoria and has been practising exclusively in criminal law since 2003.

Prior to coming to the bar, Megan was a solicitor advocate working in both private practice and government. At Victoria Legal Aid, Megan managed a Criminal Law Division team while still appearing daily in all jurisdictions of the Victorian Courts. This included contested bail applications, committal matters, directions hearings, case conferences, Magistrates and County Court pleas and County Court appeals.

As a solicitor, Megan was a member of the LIV Criminal Law General Committee and was VLA’s representative on the Criminal Court Users Group. She had conduct of some of the most complex indictable files including murder trials, sexual offences, applications for an indefinite sentence, applications for Extended Supervision Orders and matters involving the application of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act. Megan also instructed in the Supreme Court ‘Pong Su’ trial in which she was required to appear on occasions when Counsel was not available, including preparing to cross-examine one of the expert witnesses on material central to her client’s defence. Her client was successfully acquitted after 7½ months before a jury.

Megan commenced her legal career at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens Arthur Robinson) spending 5 years working in the litigation, IP/IT and commercial groups. She was twice seconded to Ericsson Australia as in-house counsel and was a consultant to Allens Business Solutions specialising in project management.

After moving to Ireland in 2003, Megan worked for Kelleher O’Doherty Solicitors in Dublin, where she had sole responsibility for the firm’s indictable crime and judicial review practice and the firm’s refugee and asylum seeker practice.

Megan was a registered Trade Marks Attorney from 1999 to 2009 and is a director and current president of the Ormond Ski Club.

Megan also advises the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department in extradition matters.

In early 2012, Megan was one of 12 junior barristers to be selected to participate in the Trial Counsel Development Program. She is a current member of the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List. Additionally, Megan is an accredited specialist criminal law advocate under the Victorian Bar's Indictable Crime Certificate program.

Further, Megan has undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants for persons who are members of Aboriginal communities.

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Areas of Practice

Public/Administrative

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Extradition
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Proceeds of Crime

Criminal

  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Property Offences
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Industrial/Employment

  • Work Health and Safety

Inquests/Inquiries

  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests

Committee Memberships

  • Ordinary Members - Criminal Bar Association Committee
From 19 Nov 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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