Full Name: Mr Colin Mandy
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0419 874 748
Chambers: Stawell Chambers
Room: Room 4 Level 3
Date of Admission: 2 Nov 1992
Called to the Bar: 23 Nov 2000
Qualifications: BA, LL.B.


Colin Mandy practiced as a Solicitor at Melasecca Zayler in Prahran for 8 years after being articled to Rob Melasecca. He was an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist before coming to the Bar, and instructed in a number of high profile matters including the Alan Bond High Court Appeal, and in many County and Supreme Court Trials.  In his first week at the Bar he appeared as junior to Julian Burnside QC in the High Court of the Solomon Islands, and since then has appeared as a junior or solo in all Victorian jurisdictions, and several interstate, including murder trials in Perth and drug trials in Sydney.

Colin practices in a wide range of areas, principally defending and prosecuting criminal trials in the County and Supreme Courts, including appearing as lead Counsel for the defence in a number of murder trials.  He has appeared in Coronial Inquests and for the Plaintiff in personal injury trials, and generally enjoys leading evidence from and cross-examining medical and scientific experts. Colin has provided advice and appeared in Occupational Health and Safety and administrative law matters. 

Colin has appeared in many interlocutory appeals, a well as appeals in relation to Conviction and Sentence in the Victorian Court of Appeal; and in Merits Reviews in the Supreme Court. 

Colin is a holder of the Victorian Bar's Indictable Crime Certificate.

Areas of Practice


  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices

Common Law

  • Negligence
  • Work Injury Damages

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

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Merit Appeals


  • Local Government

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Extradition
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Nauru
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

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