Vivienne Jones Barrister

Vivienne Jones


Brian Bourke Chambers

Room 0514

530 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Vivienne accepts briefs to appear and advise in criminal, quasi-criminal, public law, common law and employment matters.

Vivienne appears regularly for the prosecution and defence in criminal and intervention order matters. In the quasi-criminal space, she accepts briefs in regulatory prosecutions, disciplinary matters, coronial inquests, enquiries and OH&S matters.

Vivienne has a particular interest in the intersection of criminal matters and common law claims; victim’s compensation, false imprisonment, battery and associated torts. She appears regularly for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and has advised the Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency on matters affecting the mistreatment of clients in custody.

Since coming to the bar, Vivienne has established a burgeoning practice in employment law, appearing in unfair dismissal claims and contractual disputes before the Fair Work Commission.

Prior to signing the bar roll, Vivienne was a Senior Solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions. She prosecuted all manner of indictable offences and specialised in sex offences. Her matters typically involved complex trials, committals and plea hearings. She has extensive experience supporting vulnerable people through the legal process, and excellent skills in conferencing.

Vivienne is an experienced advocate, who appeared daily as a Solicitor Advocate in the Melbourne and regional Magistrates’ Courts. Since coming to the bar, Vivienne has appeared regularly in summary and committal proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, and in plea and pre-trial evidence hearings in the County Court. She has also appeared, unled, in the Supreme Court on an application for bail.

Vivienne graduated first class honours in law from Monash University. She read with Sharn Coombes and Andrew Palmer QC.

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

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