Bar Roll – 1972
Admitted – 1972
Phone – (03) 9225 7692
Mobile – 0412 276 132
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber – Floor 30, Room 3006, Aickin
Tom F. Danos came to the Victorian Bar in 1972 and read in the chambers of Mr. George Hampel ( as he then was ). He developed a practice in criminal law in most jurisdictions.
His first appearance in the Full Court was in the reported decision of R. v Poulton  V.R. 716. Since then he has appeared in a number of leading cases that were reported. Jensen and Ward in 1980, model direction on accomplices ; Minuzzo and Williams, 1984, admissibility of evidence under the co-conspirator’s rule ; A. v Hayden, 1984, seeking to protect the names of covert Commonwealth employees, arising from the raid on the Sheraton Hotel. 1986, Grapsas v Unger, in the High Court, protecting accountants in the preparation of tax returns. In 1988, before a court of 5 Justices, determining sentencing principles in drug offences (Pantorno) In the 90’s cases involving provocation ( Voukelatas ), fitness to plead (Allen), attempts to pervert the course of justice (Allen) and the release of the man dubbed by the press as “the pay-back rapist” (Taache).
Tom has appeared in a number of “white-collar” criminal trials, as well as the longest trial of a single accused. There have been appearances in many murder trials, as well as trials of all other serious criminal offences.
Tom is also admitted to appear in Queensland, New South Wales, A.C.T., Tasmania and the High Court.
1/07/2008: Professional Standards Act 2003 [Vic] “Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.”