Full Name: Mr William Barker
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0478157188
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0933
Date of Admission: 8 Mar 2012
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor Advocate


William accepts briefs in all criminal and quasi-criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts. He also accepts briefs in employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, William worked for almost six years as a solicitor advocate in criminal defence law. He appeared in a range of matters in all Victorian Courts including plea hearings, contested committals, contested hearings and bail applications. As part of his practice, he also prepared and instructed in complex trials in the County and Supreme Courts. This included sex offences, homicides, drugs cases, violence and deception matters.

William has also worked on quasi-criminal matters including Australian Securities and Investments Commission prosecutions.

Since coming to bar, he has experience in employment law including unfair dismissals and adverse action proceedings. 

He has been a mentor for the Law Institute of Victoria in their Young Lawyers Mentor Program since 2014.

William is reading with Sarah Keating and his senior mentor is George Georgiou SC.

Areas of Practice

Common Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Criminal Law

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Unfair Dismissal

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • New Zealand
From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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