Amie Hancock specialises in criminal and quasi criminal matters, such as coronial inquests, IBAC and other integrity investigations and tribunals.
Amie has considerable experience appearing in all jurisdictions, including trials and pleas in the County Court. She appears as junior counsel in Supreme Court trials and the Court of Appeal, including complex terrorism and murder cases, and also accepts briefs in Occupational Health & Safety/WorkSafe prosecutions.
Amie is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC accreditation).
Amie prides herself on her professional and approachable engagement with solicitors and clients, and is committed to providing a respectful and informed experience for what can be the most stressful experience of a person’s life, being charged and going to Court.
Immediately prior to joining the Victorian bar, Amie was employed at Slades & Parsons Criminal Lawyers as a senior associate. She appeared regularly as solicitor advocate in the County and Magistrates’ Courts and instructed senior and experienced counsel in murder trials in the Supreme Court and drug importation, sexual offences and other criminal trials in the County Court. She also represented clients in the Coroner’s Court and IBAC.
From 2010 to 2013, Amie was employed by the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in Darwin, Northern Territory. She commenced in the civil section before transferring to the criminal section where she worked as a solicitor advocate and for some of her time at NAAJA was deputy manager of the Criminal Appeals section.
Before undertaking practice as a solicitor Amie was employed as Associate to His Honour Chief Judge Rozenes at the County Court of Victoria.
Amie read with Judge Michael Cahill SC.
Amie does not accept direct briefs through barristerconnect.