Greens List Barristers

Carmen Currie Bar : 2011| Admitted : 2003

Carmen divides her practice evenly between criminal, administrative and employment law jurisdictions. 

Phone : +61 3 9225 6347

Mobile : 0417 245 714

Email : carmen.currie@vicbar.com.au

Chambers : Aickin Chambers

Profile

Carmen divides her practice evenly between criminal, administrative and employment law jurisdictions. The breadth of her work gives Carmen an expansive understanding of a wide range of court procedures and matters of evidence and strategy.


Criminal, OHS and Regulatory Proceedings


Carmen is briefed frequently for directors, executives and companies investigated for, or charged with, criminal or civil penalty offences, including:


  • OH&S prosecutions
  • Insider trading
  • Market Manipulation
  • Breaches of Directors’ Duties


Corporations law offences


Carmen prosecutes and defends regulatory criminal proceedings. She has appeared in criminal contests, committals and trials, disciplinary and professional tribunals, compulsory examinations, coronial inquests, public inquiries and royal commissions.


Employment and Industrial Practice


In the employment field, Carmen advises employers and employees in OH&S prosecutions, coronial inquests and other regulatory investigations. She appears in Fair Work Commission matters and has a special interest in Restraint of Trade disputes. Carmen is recommended counsel in Doyles' Guide 2017 list of Leading Employment and WHS junior counsel, Victoria.


Public Inquiries and Administrative Law


Carmen has particular experience in regulatory investigations and public inquiries. She was counsel assisting IBAC in the 2016 public hearings into corruption in the Victorian Department of Education. She was involved in the Royal Commission into AWB Limited, and ASIC investigations into AWB and ABC Learning Centres Limited, and has presented seminars on topics including legal professional privilege, natural justice, royal commissions and inquiries.


In the area of administrative law, Carmen has appeared in judicial review and merits review proceedings in VCAT, the AAT, the Supreme and Federal Courts.


Civil Litigation


With almost a decade in private practice prior to signing the bar roll, Carmen is an experienced civil litigator, well familiar with the needs of clients and instructing lawyers in commercial and trust disputes.


Qualifications


Bachelor of Arts (Honours); Bachelor of Laws – Australian National University

ANU University Medal

Master of Laws – The University of Melbourne

 

Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

 

Publications

“Protecting Employers’ Goodwill from Attack: Restrictive covenants and restraints of trade”, October 2013

“Preparing for ASIC Investigations and Examinations”, Legalwise Seminars, 19 August 2011

To get in touch with Carmen Currie | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225 7222clerkb@greenslist.com.au

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.