Harry Lewis

Bar Roll – 26 Oct 2017
Admitted – 10 May 2016

Mobile0413 467 534
Phone – 03 9225 7333
Email – harry.lewis@vicbar.com.au

Harry Lewis

Bar Roll – 26 Oct 2017
Admitted – 10 May 2016

Mobile0413 467 534
Phone – 03 9225 7333
Email – harry.lewis@vicbar.com.au

Area of Law

  • Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law & Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law & Planning Law

About

Harry practices in all areas of Criminal Law, Public and Administrative Law, Refugee Law and in the Children’s Court (Family and Criminal Divisions).

Since coming to the Victorian Bar in 2017, Harry has appeared regularly in final contested criminal hearings, bail applications, guilty pleas and family violence matters.

Harry also has a strong interest in social justice and human rights. He has appeared several times before the Refugee Status Review Tribunal in Nauru on behalf of asylum seekers applying for refugee status.

Harry has also run various long and complex final contested hearings against the Department of Health and Human Services in child protection proceedings.

Harry graduated with Honours from Deakin University in October 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) and a Bachelor of Laws.

During university, Harry undertook some of his study at the University of Ghana, studying international humanitarian law and environmental law. During this period he also worked at a NGO in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. This NGO focused on economic growth and education as a solution to poverty and environmental degradation in the inner urban slums.

At the beginning of 2014, he worked as a legal assistant at Lawyers for Human Rights, a South African legal service based in Cape Town, South Africa. He spent time in Cape Town focusing on land rights issues involving indigent farm workers in rural South Africa and the legal issues which arose in the transition to a post-apartheid society.

In 2015, Harry spent time in the Kimberly region of Western Australia, working with a community legal service in Kununurra on matters relating to the issue of Stolen Wages and other legal issues Indigenous Australian communities are facing. In late-2015 he began working with Justice Connect, where he assisted in making pro-bono referrals to barristers and law firms on behalf of particularly disadvantaged clients.

Harry also has a strong interest in commercial law and economics. He was awarded a scholarship to study international trade and economics at the Shanghai University of Business and Economics in China in 2014.  Prior to coming to the Bar, Harry was Corporate Counsel for Toyota Insurance.

Harry has volunteered with Refugee Legal and St Kilda Legal Service and continues to volunteer with Refugee Legal.

Harry read with Jim Shaw and his senior mentor was Dr Ian Freckelton QC.

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