Colin Mandy was an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist before coming to the Bar. As a solicitor he instructed in a number of high profile matters including the Alan Bond High Court Appeal, and in many County and Supreme Court Trials. In his first week at the Bar he appeared as junior to Julian Burnside QC in the High Court of the Solomon Islands, and since then has appeared in all Victorian jurisdictions, and several interstate, including murder trials in Perth and drug trials in Sydney. He has recently appeared in the High Court in the case of Strickland v CDPP  HCA 53.
Colin practices in a wide range of areas, principally defending in criminal trials in the County and Supreme Courts, including appearing as senior counsel in a number of murder trials.
Colin has appeared often in the Court of Appeal, in many interlocutory appeals, a well as appeals in relation to Conviction and Sentence.
He has appeared in Coronial Inquests and for the Plaintiff in personal injury trials, and has provided advice and appeared in Occupational Health and Safety and administrative law matters.
Colin is a holder of the Victorian Bar’s Indictable Crime Certificate. He is on the VLA Preferred Barrister List, and is among the senior barristers in the VLA Trial Counsel Development Program.