Full Name: Mr Jack O'Connor
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0400201247
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 appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, both led and unled, on appeals against conviction and sentence. He recently appeared in the High Court in Director of Public Prosecutions Reference No 1 of 2017  [2018] HCA 9 (led by O P Holdenson QC). 

Jack is also available to advise on matters concerning legal policy, having previously worked at the Department of Justice & Regulation where his role focussed on the development of policy and legislation in the areas of sentencing and asset confiscation law. He recently advised the ACT Government on matters arising from the implementation of recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (with the Hon Justice Dodds-Streeton). 

In 2012-2013, Jack was Associate to the Hon Justice Weinberg of the Court of Appeal. He obtained first class honours in law at the University of Melbourne where he was an Assistant Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.

Jack is a contributing author to Bourke’s Criminal Law Victoria in the areas of human rights law and lotteries, and a reporter for the Victorian Reports. 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.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • International Arbitration
  • Mediation


  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Sports
  • Transport Law

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Proceeds of Crime

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 6 May 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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