Full Name: Philip A Dunn QC
Phone:+61 3 9225 7305
Secretary:+61 3 9225 7010
Chambers: William Crockett Chambers
Room: 7th floor
Date of Admission: 1 Mar 1968
Called to the Bar: 13 Feb 1969
Appointed Silk: 5 Dec 1995
Qualifications: LLB (Melb)


Philip Dunn QC is an experienced trial advocate who has conducted trials and pleas for forty years.

Philip is based at Crockett Chambers in Melbourne but regularly appears in all states in Australia.

As a trial lawyer he conducts defences in all types of criminal matters; notably murder, conspiracy, corporate and tax fraud and, drug and sex offences. In addition, Philip has appeared in many Royal Commissions, inquests and sports law matters.

Philip has been a Chairman of Foley's List of Barristers, a member of the Victorian Bar Council, Chairman of the Addiction Research Institute, a member of the Lord Mayor's Drug Advisory Committee and a number of Bar Council and related committees. He is currently a committee member of the Criminal Bar Association of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Arts and Collections Committee.

Philip is a teacher/trainer with the Australian Advocacy Institute and the Victorian New Barristers Committee and regularly lectures on advocacy and related topics throughout Australia.

Philip has appeared in many high-profile cases some of which have been dramatised in tele-movies or featured in books written about them.


Killing Time

Lawyers, Gems and Money - Paul Conroy

Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage - Karen Kissane

The Carmen Lawrence Story

The Double Life of Herman Rockefeller - Hilary Bonney

The Gary Ablett Story

The Great Bookie Robbery

The Ivanovic Trail - David Marr

The Society Murders - Hilary Bonney

The Wickenby Tax investigation


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Areas of Practice


  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law


  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering


  • Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights
  • Work Health and Safety


Also Entitled to Practise in

  • New South Wales
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia

Committee Memberships

  • Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)

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