Full Name: Max Hume
Phone:+61 3 9225 6086
Mobile:0431 380 668
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0902
Date of Admission: 17 Feb 2009
Called to the Bar: 1 May 2014
Qualifications: B.Bus. Sys.; LLB (Hons); LLM
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Max Hume is a barrister with extensive experience in criminal law, having previously worked as a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions and Victoria Legal Aid. He accepts briefs across all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal litigation, but he has particular expertise in Criminal Appeals and Proceeds of Crime Litigation.

Criminal Appeals

Max previously worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions Appeals Directorate for 18 months. He then moved to Victoria Legal Aid’s Appeals and Strategy Team (Criminal Law Melbourne), working there for approximately 2 years. 

His work focused on appeals to the Court of Appeal, and during this time he had carriage of myriad appeals against conviction and sentence, as well as occasional crown appeal, judicial review and High Court matters. 

His appearances in the Court of Appeal include:

    •      Frost v R [2012] VSCA 282

    •      Raimondi v R [2013] VSCA 194 (as junior)

    •      Driscoll v R [2013] VSCA 366 (written submissions and leave hearing)

    •      DPP v Jack Ray [2013] VSCA 366 (as junior)

Proceeds of Crime Litigation

Max began his career as a solicitor working in the Proceeds of Crime Directorate of the Office of Public Prosecutions.  There he worked for more than a year year in complex state proceeds of crime matters, and made appearances in the County Court and Supreme Court practice courts.

Other Litigation Experience

Whilst at the Office of Public Prosecutions and Victoria Legal Aid, Max also regularly appeared in various summary criminal matters, including bail applications, pleas, and County Court sentence appeals.

Areas of Practice


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


  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Property Offences
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • High Court of Australia
From 1 May 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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