Martin Radzaj Barrister

Martin Radzaj


William Crockett Chambers

Room 1724

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Martin Radzaj is an experienced advocate who accepts briefs to appear in hearings, and to advise and draft in matters, involving criminal, regulatory and professional disciplinary matters. 

Martin is regularly briefed in a broad range of matters in the criminal, administrative and quasi-criminal jurisdictions. He accepts briefs involving summary and indictable charges for contested hearings, committal hearings, victims of crime (VOCAT) applications, plea hearings, local council prosecutions, and matters arising under the Serious Offenders Act 2018 (post-sentence applications and reviews) and the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.

Martin is also briefed in matters relating to the Public Health And Wellbeing Act 2008, Guardianship and Administration Act 2019, Powers of Attorney Act 2014, and the Private Security Act 2004. 

Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Martin worked for many years as a lawyer in private practice, as a solicitor-advocate with Victoria Legal Aid, and in government. He assisted clients including individuals, families, companies and the government, providing legal, policy and strategic advice. He was awarded the Law Institute of Victoria residential drafting competition prize.

He is a board member and Secretary of the human rights organization, Liberty Victoria and is Chair of their Criminal Policy Committee. He is a board member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

Martin graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce (economics major). 

Recent superior court cases in which Martin has appeared:

  • Re Kennedy [2020] VSC 187 - bail, noted in judicial college coronavirus jurisprudence summary
  • DPP v Treasure [2020] VSC 402 (led by Sarah Keating) - plea, murder
  • Re Rajasekar [2020] VSC 774 - bail, arson
  • DPP v Cintolo [2020] VCC 1521 - plea, commercial quantity trafficking

Martin welcomes electronic briefs either via email or the Green Cloud.

Martin read with Sarah Keating and his senior mentor is Felicity Gerry QC.

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

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