Full Name: Jack O'Connor
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1202
Date of Admission: 17 Apr 2012
Called to the Bar: 5 May 2016
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb)


Jack accepts briefs in public and administrative law, appellate crime, and commercial law. He has experience working in government, in a commercial law firm, and as an Associate at the Court of Appeal.

Before coming to the Bar, Jack worked in Criminal Law Policy at the Department of Justice & Regulation. His role included developing legislation and drafting regulations, primarily in the areas of sentencing and confiscation law. He also advised on questions of statutory interpretation, legal issues raised in petitions for mercy, applications under prisoner transfer legislation, requests for access to information, and statements of compatibility under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Prior to joining Criminal Law Policy, Jack was Associate to the Hon Justice Weinberg of the Court of Appeal. During his time at the Court, Jack assisted his Honour on criminal and civil appeals, and on matters in the Trial Division.

Jack graduated from The University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in Law in 2010. While at university, he was an Assistant Editor on the Melbourne University Law Review. He completed his supervised legal training at Thomsons Lawyers (now Thomson Geer).

Outside his work at the Bar, Jack is a contributing author to Bourke’s Criminal Law Victoria in the areas of human rights law and lotteries. He has also taught Administrative Law as part of the legal traineeship program at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, and has published on the topic of dispute resolution clauses in contracts.

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Areas of Practice


  • Appellate
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Transport Law - Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime


  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Privacy/Freedom of Information
  • Proceeds of Crime


  • Appellate


  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals


From 6 May 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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