Full Name: Mr George Georgiou S.C.
Chambers: William Crockett Chambers
Date of Admission: 3 Apr 1986
Called to the Bar: 31 May 1990
Appointed Silk: 27 Nov 2012


George Georgiou SC completed his articles with Maurice Blackburn & Co and was admitted to practice in 1986. He worked as a solicitor mainly in the personal injury field before spending a year with a small firm in London practising in criminal law. He signed the bar roll in 1990 and since then has practised almost exclusively in criminal law and related areas. In December 1994 George went to do an 8 week locum in Alice Springs. He returned to Melbourne 7 years later. Whilst based in the Territory he appeared as counsel in numerous trials in both Alice Springs and Darwin. In late 2001 he returned to Melbourne to take up a position as a Senior Public Defender with Victoria Legal Aid. He worked in that capacity before returning to the Bar in 2007.

Since coming to the Bar in 1990 George has had extensive experience in all criminal and quasi criminal jurisdictions in Victoria and the Northern Territory. He has appeared in a number of complex and lengthy County and Supreme Court trials. George is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial preferred barrister.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Human Rights Law

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