Tom Acutt

  • Admitted: 2017
  • Bar: 2022


Level 2, 550 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Tom accepts briefs in criminal, quasi-criminal, disciplinary, administrative and regulatory matters, including matters of inquiry. He is available to appear in all metropolitan and regional courts across Victoria.

Tom frequently appears in committals, pleas and contested matters in both the Magistrates’ and County Courts.

Tom welcomes briefs to advise on government and regulatory matters. Tom’s experience in this area includes advice and appearances in occupational health and safety and Victorian Building Authority matters.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Tom was an Associate to His Honour Judge Johns QC. He assisted His Honour who presided over a diverse range of matters in the criminal division including Koori Court pleas, jury trials, special hearings, post-sentence supervision and fitness investigations.

Tom also has experience in the coronial jurisdiction investigating homicides and suicides on behalf of the State Coroner.

Before practise, Tom worked on complex legal reforms responding to the Royal Commissions into Family Violence and Management of Police Informants.

Tom read with David Cronin and his senior mentor was Megan Tittensor SC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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