Profile

Full Name: Ms Kestin Mildenhall
Email: kestin.mildenhall@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Chambers: William Crockett Chambers
Date of Admission: 14 Aug 2012
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2018
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA
Previous Occupation: Solicitor

Profile

Kestin accepts briefs to appear and advise in criminal and quasi-criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts. 

Immediately before coming to the Bar, Kestin practised as a solicitor in the Indictable Crime Team at Victoria Legal Aid. Kestin has experience in a broad range of indictable criminal matters, including sexual offences, drug matters and violent offences. She also has a particular interest in post-sentence applications and reviews under the Serious Offenders Act 2018. As a solicitor advocate Kestin regularly appeared in the in summary, indictable and appellate matters in the Magistrates', Children's and County Court jurisdictions.

Prior to her position at Victoria Legal aid, Kestin worked as a Senior Solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions. In this role she gained extensive experience and expertise in offences involving sexual offending. This included carriage of matters involving sex offence committals, pleas and trials, particularly historical sex offences and matters involving child complainants, and in the procedural and evidentiary matters unique to sex-offence proceedings.

Kestin commenced her career in private practice at Andrew George Solicitors (now Doogue and George), a criminal defence firm.

Kestin is reading with Simon Moglia and her senior mentor is Sally Flynn QC.

Areas of Practice

Appellate

  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime
From 26 Oct 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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