Jonathan Manning Barrister

Jonathan Manning


Castan Chambers

Room 1303

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jonathan is an experienced advocate who accepts briefs in state and federal criminal law, competition and consumer law, and all areas of commercial litigation.  

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 has experience acting for defence and prosecution in the Victorian, Tasmanian, and federal jurisdictions at both summary and indictable levels. He has regularly appeared in bail applications at all levels of the court hierarchy, pleas and appeals in the County Court, and contested committals in the Magistrates' Court in all areas of state crime.  He has appeared in a broad range of federal crime matters, and instructed in complex trials relating to drug importations and telecommunications offences.  

Jonathan has worked in the application and interpretation of over 30 pieces of competition and consumer legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law and the regulation of incorporated associations, domestic builders, conveyancers, estate agents, fundraisers, sex workers, second-hand dealers, residential tenancies, and retirement villages.  He has advised and appeared for clients in commercial disputes including contracts, property, debt recovery and insurance.

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

Jonathan is reading with Pat Doyle, and his Senior Mentor is Richard Maidment QC.

To get in touch with Jonathan Manning | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or

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