PROFILE

Full Name: Amie Hancock
Email: amiehancock@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Chambers: Castan Chambers
Room: 0932
Date of Admission: 11 Aug 2009
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Senior Solicitor Advocate, Slades & Parsons Criminal Lawyers; Solicitor Advocate, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency; Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes, County Court of Victoria

Profile

Amie Hancock primarily appears in criminal and quasi criminal matters, such as coronial inquests, IBAC and other tribunals.  Amie also accepts briefs in the areas of employment, public and administrative law.

Amie has experience as an advocate in the County Court of Victoria for pleas, appeals, breaches and applications under the Crimes (Mental Impairment & Unfitness to be Tried Act). 

Amie appears in the Children’s and Magistrates’ Court jurisdictions in bail applications, pleas in mitigation, contested hearings and contested committal hearings and plea hearings in the County and Magistrates’ Koori Court.

Amie Hancock also has experience appearing as an advocate in the Coroner’s Court and investigative tribunals, such as IBAC.  

Whilst a solicitor, Amie instructed senior and experienced counsel in murder trials in the Supreme Court and drug importation, sexual offences and other criminal trials in the County Court.

Immediately prior to joining the Victorian bar, Amie was employed at Slades & Parsons Criminal Lawyers as a senior solicitor advocate and associate.  In this role, Amie worked predominately in the criminal justice system and also represented clients in the Coroner’s Court and IBAC.

From 2010 to 2013, Amie was employed by the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in Darwin, Northern Territory.  She commenced in the civil section before transferring to the criminal section where she worked as a criminal solicitor advocate. 

Before undertaking practice as a solicitor Amie was employed as Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes at the County Court of Victoria.

Amie has considerable experience as an advocate in a variety of complex hearings including working with clients with a disability, mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, Aboriginal clients and clients who speak little or no English.

Amie is reading with Michael Cahill SC and her senior mentor is Peter Morrissey SC.

Amie does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.

 

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Areas of Practice

Public/Administrative

  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial Review and administrative law

Criminal

  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Property Offences
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Industrial/Employment

  • Discrimination

Inquests/Inquiries

  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests


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