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Julia Greenham Bar : 2007| Admitted : 2001

Julia practices predominantly in civil cases, particularly for State Government and Commonwealth Government clients.

Phone : +61 3 9225 7222

Mobile : 0411 441 420

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Julia practises predominantly in civil cases, particularly for State Government and Commonwealth Government clients. Since joining the bar in May 2007, Julia has enjoyed a diverse practice. Julia has represented a varying range of clients in diverse matters across many jurisdictions including various State Government departments and entities (such as the Attorney-General, Victoria Police, DFFH and the Office of the Chief Examiner), Commonwealth Departments (such as the State Central Authority and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission), and corporate clients and individuals. Her CV, linked below, lists some of the notable cases in which she has appeared.

She is regularly briefed in the Supreme and County Courts in a range of matters including: as counsel for the Attorney-General in applications under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997; in torts cases, often for Victoria Police, including negligence, false imprisonment and civil assault; in contempt proceedings; in applications to reopen inquests; and in various Practice Court matters including applications for summary judgment and to oppose subpoenas.

Julia also regularly appears  in the Coroner's Court in inquests (having represented the Victoria Police and other organisations and entities in a large number of inquests as well as appearing for the family of the deceased). Some of these inquests include most recently:

  • the Michael Darmody inquest (inquest into death in custody, acting for a police nurse)
  • the Darren Brandon inquest (inquest into death in custody, acting for a police doctor and two police nurses)
  • the Inquest into the death of Noel Thomas, death in custody (acting for Forensicare)
  • the Inquest into the death of CS before the NSW State Coroner (acting for the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority)  


She also has Royal Commission experience, having appeared recently for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. 

She has also appeared on a number of occasions as counsel assisting the Victims of Crimes Assistance Tribunal.

Julia regularly appears for the Commonwealth Central Authority (instructed by the Victorian Department of Families Fairness and Housing) in Hague Convention cases (international child abduction) in the Family Court. She has also appeared in these matters for the Independent Children's Lawyer. 

She has appeared in various lists at VCAT including merits review matters and victims of crimes assistance matters.

Julia also has experience in the legal and technical aspects of disciplinary proceedings, having acted for the Victorian Surveyor's Board in a disciplinary hearing regarding unprofessional conduct of a land surveyor.

Julia has a first class honours degree in law from Sydney University and a degree in economics (social sciences). She won a number of awards at university including a scholarship to study law overseas and a law prize for international law and jurisprudence.

Julia had seven years' experience as a Solicitor before being admitted to the bar in May 2007, having worked in litigation at Allens Arthur Robinson (3 years) and at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (4 years). The litigation work she was primarily involved in included inquests, negligence and other torts cases such as assault, trespass, false imprisonment and malicious prosecutions.

Julia's interests outside of the law include art and acting. She has directed and acted in numerous plays and in a few tv shows and tv commercials. Julia has also exhibited and sold her oil and acrylic paintings. She also plays acoustic guitar. 


View Julia's CV


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+61 3 9225

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