Full Name: Jessica Fallar
Date of Admission: 30 Nov 2005
Called to the Bar: 20 May 2010
Qualifications: BA, LLB


Jessica Fallar accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law and quasi-criminal law from both prosecution and defence with particular interest in high-level research, submissions and appearance. She enjoys circuit work. 

Jessica is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister. Additionally, she has undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants for persons who are members of Aboriginal communities.

At the Victorian Bar Jessica has appeared as junior counsel or without a leader in the following cases –

Before coming to the Bar –

  • From 1991 to 2005 Jessica worked as a digital special effects editor and graphics designer in feature films, television commercials, network news and promotions. She supervised television shoots and designed websites.
  • In 2004 Jessica was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and engaged in commercial law, property, estates, wills and trusts. She then moved to Melbourne and worked in the litigation departments of Freehills and Australian Government Solicitor before becoming a Judge’s Associate to His Honour Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria. In 2008 she moved to the OPP’s Specialist Sex Offences Unit and then in the Higher Court Appeals Unit. In 2010 she signed the Victorian Bar Roll.

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Areas of Practice


  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Proceeds of Crime


  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • 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

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Care and Protection


  • Criminal Appeals


  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • New Zealand
From 1 Jul 2010, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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