Since coming to the Victorian Bar, Justin has practised primarily in Criminal, Civil and Commercial Law matters including the provision of advice in Native Title and OH&S matters. He has appeared regularly for the Defence and the Crown in the County, Magistrates' and Children's Court jurisdictions, conducting IVO applications and appeals, bail applications, pleas, subpoena hearings, committals, appeals, contests and trials. Justin has also appeared in coronial inquests, civil contests and commercial matters including winding up applications in the Federal and Supreme Courts and VCAT's, owners corporation, retail tenencies, and guardianship and administration lists.
Justin completed his Articles of Clerkship as a prosecutor, with the Office of Solicitor to the Environment Protection Authority in 2006 and then spent a year working as a Native Title Solicitor in the Yamatji (Midwest) region of Western Australia with the Yamatji Land and Sea Council. In 2007, he practiced as a Solicitor Advocate, in the Criminal Law Division of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service regularly appearing in the Koori Court. In 2008, Justin worked as a Commercial Solicitor in Melbourne at two boutique commercial firms.
Justin has also practised in the Children’s Court in Child Protection matters and worked as a Volunteer Solicitor with the Western Suburbs Legal Service. In 2009-2010, Justin practised in Broome with the Kimberley Land Council on Native Title, Criminal and Commercial Law matters.
Prior to embarking on a legal career, Justin spent some years working in the Australian and Japanese Hospitality Industry, which culminated in a variety of positions as a Japanese interpreter, translator and tour guide. Justin worked as an interpreter and translator for CBS Television at the Nagano Winter Olympic Games in 1998 and for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the World Exposition in, Nagoya in 2005.
From 2nd Dec 2010, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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