Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Chris Carr practises in administrative, criminal, and quasi-criminal matters, with a particular focus on appellate and review proceedings.
Chris appears in judicial reviews and other public law matters, criminal trials, pleas and appeals, OH&S prosecutions, inquests, disciplinary hearings such as those conducted by professional associations, applications for detention and supervision orders, confiscations, criminal compensation applications, and in coercive hearings before investigatory bodies such as IBAC, the ACC, and the Chief Examiner.
His practice includes providing advice to, and appearing for, government, corporations and individuals. His recent experience covers the entire spectrum of criminal law from human rights cases to substantial ‘white collar’ crime, as well as administrative law proceedings.
Amongst his most prominent recent cases, Chris appeared with Dr Sue McNicol QC on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Victoria at all stages of the litigation relating to the revelation of the actions of Nicola Gobbo as a police informer, which led directly to the institution of the current Royal Commission into Victoria Police’s handling of police informers.