Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC

  • Barrister - victorian bar
  • Aickin Chambers, Room 2708, 200 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • SILK: 1986 | BAR ROLL: 1970 | ADMITTED: 1970
  • +61 3 9225 7377 | 0414 230 522
Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC Barrister

A significant part of Brind Woinarski's practice is in criminal law, especially in "white collar" crime and associated areas, in all jurisdictions. He has appeared as both defence counsel and prosecutor in all areas of criminal law including committals, trials and appellate jurisdictions. In recent years this has involved consideration of liability under the Corporatiions Act 2001, including the insider trading provisions, as well as consideration of Australian and overseas bribery legislation and the application of United Nation sanctionsHe has been involved in major equal opportunity and anti-discrimination cases and significant occupational health & safety prosecutions and environment protection matters, both prosecuting and defending. Since 2000 he has been briefed in a number of significant tax audits, both for the ATO and taxpayers, and has advised taxpayers with respect to potential criminal liability. He has also appeared and advised in many professional discipliary matters and with respect to other regulatory bodies. He is an experienced appellate advocate at all levels, including the High Court.  Brind has been included in the "Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence 2017", having been nominated by his peers.

He is a former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association of Victoria and was the Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Victorian Bar from 1993-1999. He is a regular presenter on ethical issues. He is joint author of Paul's Police Offences (5th Ed), and is a Consultant Editor to "Criminal Law, Investigation and Procedure Victoria".

He is a Senior Fellow (Melbourne Masters) at the University of Melbourne, teaching Tax and Crime in 2015.

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