PROFILE

Full Name: Fiona H Todd
Email: ftodd@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Mobile:0488 065 314
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1227
Date of Admission: 13 Mar 2007
Called to the Bar: 27 Oct 2011

Profile

Prior to coming to the bar, Fiona Todd was a Senior Associate with Robert Stary Lawyers. She spent four years with that office appearing regularly as defence counsel in contested Magistrates’ Court proceedings (contests, committals and bail) County Court appeals and pleas, and Supreme Court applications.

While a solicitor Fiona had carriage of a range of defence cases in State and Federal jurisdictions. State matters included prosecutions for drugs matters, sexual offences and murder. Fiona also ran defence cases in large Commonwealth prosecutions for terrorism offences and people smuggling. She has written and presented papers on the litigation of prison conditions in R v Benbrika, a prosecution under commonwealth anti-terrorism law.

Fiona was previously Associate to Justice Morris of the Supreme Court and President of VCAT. While an associate Fiona developed a particular interest in administrative law.

Prior to commencing her legal training, Fiona was a professional freelance actor appearing in theatre and television. She was also State President of the actor’s union, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law (Judicial Review)
  • Administrative Law (Merits Review)
  • Civil Liberties
  • Human Rights
  • Criminal Law (Appellate)
From 27 Oct 2011, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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