Amelia Beech

Amelia Beech

  • Admitted: 2008
  • Bar: 2014

Location

David Ross Chambers
Level 12, 271 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Biography

Amelia appears predominantly as defence counsel in County and Supreme Court jury trials. Her trial experience has ranged from terrorism and murder trials to general and historical sexual offence trials.

Amelia also appears to prosecute criminal cases brought under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.

In the appellate jurisdiction, Amelia has appeared in complex and novel appeals such as Jason Roberts v The Queen [2020] VSCA 277, Antonios Mokbel v DPP [2021] VSCA 94 and Damian Honeysett v The Queen [2018] VSCA 214.

Outside the criminal jurisdiction, Amelia has also appears regularly in disciplinary hearings on behalf of members of the Australian Nurses Union and for respondents to applications brought under the Serious Offenders Act 2018 and its predecessor.

Prior to joining the bar, Amelia appeared as an advocate in a broad range of criminal defence matters across both Victoria and the Northern Territory. She worked as a solicitor advocate in private practice for Robert Stary & Associates (as it then was), at Victoria Legal Aid in the specialist sexual offences team and as a barrister and solicitor at the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission in Alice Springs before coming to the Bar.

Amelia’s broad range of criminal law experience as both a solicitor advocate and barrister, combined with her specialised experience in sexual offence and indigenous matters, highlight her passion in providing high quality legal representation to marginalised members of the community.

Amelia is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister and has earned the Indictable Crime Certificate. She read with Julian McMahon SC and is supported by Senior Mentor George Georgiou SC.

Awards

  • Amelia is ranked in the current 2020 Doyles Guide as Recommended Junior Counsel in Victoria.

Notable Cases

  • Jason Roberts v The Queen [2020] VSCA 277
  • Antonios Mokbel v DPP [2021] VSCA 94
  • Damian Honeysett v The Queen [2018] VSCA 214
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