Full Name: Samuel J Tovey
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Mobile:0404 830 332
Chambers: David Ross Chambers
Date of Admission: 18 Mar 2010
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2012
Qualifications: BA; LLB (Monash)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor (Galbally & O'Bryan)


Prior to coming to coming to the Bar, Sam Tovey worked as a solicitor in the Criminal Law department at Galbally & O’Bryan, one of Melbourne's leading criminal law firms. Having joined the firm as an articled clerk, Sam had carriage of a wide range of criminal and quasi-criminal matters in all Victorian Courts.

Since coming to the bar, Sam has appeared in a wide variety of criminal cases, including:

  • Criminal Appeals to the Court of Appeal (both interlocutory and sentence);
  • Trials and pleas in the County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria;
  • Disciplinary matters at various tribunals such as the AFL Tribunal, Racing Victoria Appeals Tribunal, in addition to VCAT and the AAT; and
  • Bail applications, pleas, hearings and contested committals in the Magistrates’ Court.

While Sam has a wide variety of experience in all areas of criminal law including drugs, assault, sexual offences, deception and money laundering, he has gained particular experience acting for clients prosecuted for 'white-collar' offences.

Sam holds an Indictable Crime Certificate (IIC) and is on the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.

Alongside his criminal practice,  Sam also accepts briefs and appears in Occupational Health and Safety matters.

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Areas of Practice


  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review


  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Traffic

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Care and Protection


  • Work Health and Safety

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
From 17 Jul 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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