JANINE V GLEESON

Bar Roll – 24 May 2007
Admitted – 14 November 2006

Phone – (03) 9225 6089
Mobile – 0405 725 257
Email – janineg@vicbar.com.au
Chambers –  Level 9, Room 906, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne 3000

JANINE V GLEESON

Bar Roll – 24 May 2007
Admitted – 14 November 2006

Phone – (03) 9225 6089
Mobile – 0405 725 257
Email – janineg@vicbar.com.au
Chambers – Level 9, Room 906, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne 3000

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria

Area of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Crimes/Family Violence/Intervention Orders
  • Crimes Compensation
  • Criminal Law
  • Local Government
  • Public Interest Immunity

About

Janine is a versatile and experienced barrister who has appeared in all Victorian state jurisdictions and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal during her 30-year career. She is practical and has a very hands-on approach to her work and is well known for her down to earth manner, common sense, and excellent results.

She enjoys all aspects of advocacy, particularly in the Magistrates’ Court where she regularly appears in public interest immunity matters, Open Courts Act matters, family violence and personal safety intervention order matters as well as general crime and traffic offences. She also appears on behalf of parties in inquests and in County Court pleas and appeals, including intervention order appeals.

In late 2012, she took a leave of absence from the Bar to take up her appointment as Deputy Public Interest Monitor. In this role, she appeared in respect of applications for coercive warrants and orders made by investigative bodies pursuant to the Public Interest Monitor Act (2011) (Vic). She returned to the Bar in early 2020.

Prior to joining the Bar, Janine was a senior prosecutor with Victoria Police.

Janine edits the drug offences chapter in the Springvale Legal Service’s Lawyers Practice Manual (Victoria) as well as commentating on numerous other criminal law topics.

Janine is a member of the Victorian Bar Readers’ Course Committee for 2021.