Full Name: Julia P Kretzenbacher
Phone:+61 3 9225 7015
Mobile:0439 480 358
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 823/824
Date of Admission: 23 Apr 2013
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017


Julia Kretzenbacher practises in criminal and commercial law.  She also accepts briefs in quasi-criminal matters and Children’s Court proceedings.

Julia worked as a criminal solicitor advocate from 2013 to 2016 at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (‘NAAJA’) in Darwin.  She appeared in the Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.  Her practice included indictable and summary matters and she regularly appeared in bail applications, pleas, committals and contested summary hearings.  She also co-ordinated the intervention order practice at NAAJA and appeared for both applicants and respondents in those applications.

Prior to moving to Darwin, Julia worked at Arnold Bloch Leibler (‘ABL’) in its litigation group.  Julia gained experience in a broad range of commercial matters, including contractual disputes, shareholders’ rights and class actions. Her practice had a strong focus on insolvency matters.  Julia was particularly involved with the Willmott Forests Ltd and Gunns Ltd liquidations.  Julia has instructed in Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court proceedings.

Immediately prior to coming to the bar, Julia worked as the Senior Associate to Santamaria JA at the Court of Appeal of Victoria.  She was responsible for the case management of all applications and appeals, both criminal and civil, before Santamaria JA. 

Julia is reading with Theo Alexander.  Her senior mentor is George Georgiou SC.

Julia speaks German fluently.

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Other Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German

Areas of Practice


  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law


  • Appellate
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Social security and veterans' entitlements
  • Proceeds of Crime


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


  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals
From 5 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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