Full Name: Mr Jonathan Barreiro
Secretary: +61 3 9225 7777
Chambers: David Ross Chambers
Date of Admission: 21 Jul 2015
Called to the Bar: 2 May 2019


Jonathan accepts briefs in criminal, quasi-criminal, disciplinary and regulatory matters in metropolitan and regional courts.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jonathan spent two years as Associate to the Honourable Justice Christopher Beale of the Supreme Court of Victoria. During that time, His Honour sat in the Criminal Division and the Court of Appeal. As Associate, Jonathan was involved in serious criminal trials, mental impairment proceedings, plea hearings and applications for coercive powers orders.

Jonathan has a particular interest in written advocacy, especially in the areas of evidence, sentencing and criminal procedure. 

Previously, Jonathan was a solicitor in the prosecutions team at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. He assessed briefs of evidence and set charges for criminal offences relating to native wildlife, forests and national parks. He regularly appeared to prosecute in Magistrates’ Courts and developed an enhanced knowledge of complex regulatory regimes and statutory offences. 

Jonathan is an elite-level football (soccer) referee and officiates in the A-League, Australia’s premier professional competition. He is also on the FIFA list of international referees.

Jonathan is reading with Marcus Dempsey. His senior mentor is Colin Mandy SC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Common Law

  • Judicial Review
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault

Environmental Law & Planning Law

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Public Sector Appeals

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

From 3 May 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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