Rosalind Avis Barrister

Rosalind Avis


Gorman Chambers

Room 0910

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Rosalind is an experienced advocate who joined the Victorian Bar in 2013, having previously been called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2006.  

She has considerable trial and appellate experience.  Rosalind accepts briefs in a wide range of complex criminal matters, administrative and regulatory/disciplinary matters as well as coronial inquiries and OH&S matters.

She regularly appears in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, as well as specialist sporting tribunals. 

Rosalind is committed to providing the highest level of advice and representation across the full spectrum of criminal law.  She has a reputation for providing outstanding client care.  Rosalind enjoys the challenge of complex cases, in particular cases involving vulnerable witnesses or accused. 

She has a particular expertise in Commonwealth matters.  Her practice covers a wide range of serious offences including importation and other drug offences, terrorism, attempting to pervert the course of justice, kidnapping and high value frauds as well as rape and sexual offences and serious assaults. 

Rosalind also has a practice in quasi-crime such as Local Government and Agency prosecution matters.

Rosalind appears in applications under s.85B of the Sentencing Act 1995.  

She has appeared in a number of reported cases across the jurisdictions.
Cases of note include:

Rosalind is on the Victorian Legal Aid Preferred Trial Counsel List and holds an Indictable Crimes Certificate (ICC) from the Victorian Bar.  Rosalind was a member of the Legal Aid’s Trial Counsel Development Program 2014 and is now a leading Counsel.

In 2016, Rosalind was recognised in the Doyles Guide of Leading Criminal Law Barristers of Victoria 2016.  

Rosalind has trained as an Advocacy Instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute.  She is a guest lecturer for the Australian National University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and has been a guest speaker for the Leo Cussen Institute.   

She assisted the Department of Justice in introducing and training intermediaries in the Victorian courts.

Rosalind is regularly asked to speak to both the Bar and solicitors on criminal matters and is happy to provide specialist training if required.  

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

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