Jonathan Manning Barrister

Jonathan Manning


Castan Chambers

Room 1603

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jonathan is an experienced advocate who accepts briefs in state and federal criminal law, commercial and administrative law, and competition and consumer law.

Jonathan has appeared in all Victorian Courts, including the Court of Appeal (unled).  In his criminal law practice, he accepts briefs across all State and Commonwealth laws, including Occupational Health and Safety matters.

He has been briefed for both defence and prosecution as junior and sole counsel in WorkSafe prosecutions, terrorism, immigration and drug importation prosecutions, and contested committals.  In 2019, he was selected as a participant in Victoria Legal Aid’s Trial Counsel Development Program.

Jonathan also accepts briefs in commercial, administrative, and competition and consumer law matters.  He has appeared in VCAT and in appeals to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in a range of civil practice areas.  He continues to act for clients in contractual disputes, ACL related matters, building disputes, occupational licensing and regulation, and tenancy related issues.

He is currently a sitting member of the Tennis Victoria Tribunal and the Cricket Victoria Tribunal, and has previously sat on soccer tribunals in both Victoria and Tasmania.  

Jonathan read with Pat Doyle, and his Senior Mentor was Richard Maidment QC.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jonathan worked as a Senior Advocate at the Office of Public Prosecutions, a Senior Advocate at Consumer Affairs Victoria, a Federal Prosecutor at the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions, and a Solicitor Advocate in private practice.  

Jonathan is also an interstate member of the Tasmanian Bar:

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