ROBERT D SEIFMAN

Bar Roll – 6th December 1979  
Admitted – 1st November 1979

Phone – 03 9225 7361
Email – robertseifman@gmail.com
Chamber – Room 0711 ODCE

ROBERT D SEIFMAN

Bar Roll – 6th December 1979  
Admitted – 1st November 1979

Phone – 03 9225 7361
Email – robertseifman@gmail.com
Chamber – Room 0711 ODCE

Admitted to practice in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia

Area of Law

  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Guardianship/Mental Health (Protective Tribunals)
  • Probate/Wills/Family Provision
  • Tort

About

As a strong advocate, successfully navigating his clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Robert has represented people for many years across all jurisdictions and legal practice areas.

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Robert’s passion is criminal law and he appears in all criminal courts particularly in matters relating to White Collar Crime. However he regularly appears in matters involving Crimes Family Violence, Domestic Building Disputes, Mediation and Din Torah. Robert will also advise and appear in Bankruptcy & Insolvency matters, Commercial matters, Probate and Tort matters.

Robert has appeared in a number of leading cases including Bank of China v Permanent Nominees Australia Limited [1999] VSC 37, where he appeared with the late J.A. Strahan, Q.C.

 

Awards:

Commonwealth Scholarship.

Anglo-Jewish Association Scholarship.

Nuffield Foundation Grant.

 

Appointments:

1979-81 University of Melbourne Research Fellow, Faculty of Law.

2014 Appointed as a Mediator for the Football Federation of Victoria.

 

Publications:

Chapter 9 (Plea bargaining in Englandin Plea Bargaining (W.F. McDonald & J.A. Cramer eds.) Lexington Books, 1980.

The Rise and Fall of Cain (1976) Crim L.R.556.

The Plea Bargaining Process: Trial By Error? (1977) N.Z.L.J. 362.

Decision Making in Australia’s Environmental Law (1976) 6 Env.Poll.Mgt. 173.

Plea Bargaining in Victoria- Getting the Judge’s Views (1982) Crim.L.J. 69

Night Court: Dispensing Justice After Dark or Time to Turn Off the Lights? (1996) Jo.Jud. Admin. 221.

Plea Bargaining in Victoria: The Role Of Counsel (2001) 25 Criminal Law Journal 64. (with A. Freiberg)

Memberships:

Robert is a Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal Member of the Football Federation of Victoria.

From 01 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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