Since coming to the bar, Felicity has gained valuable experience in common law actions, medical negligence, inquests, aged care, personal injury, Workcover and TAC, TPD, supervision and disciplinary proceedings, and regulatory and criminal prosecutions.
Felicity regularly appears both alone and as junior counsel in the Supreme, County, Coroner's and Magistrates' Courts, as well as Tribunals and Panels, in trials, hearings, final contests and interlocutory matters. Most recently Felicity has run several matters in VCAT under the Health Records Act (Vic) 2001 and the Vexatious Proceedings Act (Vic) 2014. This in-court work is supported by an extensive paperwork practice drafting court submissions, pleadings, interrogatories, affidavits and other documents. In the Wills and Estates area, Felicity has experience in Part IV and TFM Supreme Court appearances, drafting and mediations.
For two years prior to commencing at the Bar, Felicity was Associate to the Honourable Justice Williams of the Supreme Court, during which time Her Honour sat in the Common Law, Criminal, and Commercial Trial Divisions, as well as the Court of Appeal.
Felicity undertook a Juris Doctor at Melbourne University where she received the Law School's academic prizes for Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Legal Ethics and Research and Method.
Felicity also has a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Masters of Fine Arts (Film) from The American Film Institute. Post graduation in Los Angeles, Felicity went on to work in the US film industry. In that sector, Felicity also worked in Italy, England and Australia, in roles as a CEO, Business Manager and Executive Producer. Felicity is able to apply her commercial business background to her analyses of cases.
MedHealth Pty Ltd v Kitson (Review & Regulation)  VCAT 553
Kitson v Dennerstein (2017) VSC 381
Sheehan v Kitson (Human Rights)  VCAT 1964
Kitson v Dennerstin (Costs) (Human Rights)  VCAT 1703
To get in touch with Felicity Cockram | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org