Full Name: Olivia M Thompson
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Mobile:0400 888 054
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0918
Date of Admission: 11 Aug 2009
Called to the Bar: 22 Oct 2015
Qualifications: BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MA, LLM
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Olivia has recently returned from London, to join the Victorian Bar. Whilst in London, she completed a Master of Laws with Distinction at University College London with a specialism in Criminal Justice, Family Law and Human Rights. Her dissertation on the comparative laws on fitness to be tried was used as an exemplar for future Masters students. The other subjects she studied were Criminal Procedure and Human Rights, Judges and Judicial Decision making, Prisoners and Prisoners’ Rights, International Criminal Law and Modern Advocacy and Classical Rhetoric. Olivia also volunteered with the Death Penalty team at Reprieve UK. Olivia completed her LLB with honours at The University of Melbourne.

Prior to leaving for the United Kingdom, Olivia was working at Victoria Legal Aid in the Advocacy Team of Criminal Law Melbourne, where she gained advocacy experience in the Magistrates' and County Courts. Olivia did her training with Victoria Legal Aid and remains committed to providing access to justice.

Olivia is reading with Julian McMahon.

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Areas of Practice


  • 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


  • Criminal Appeals


  • Coronial Inquests

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • High Court of Australia
From 4 Dec 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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