Julia Gibby


Principal Solicitor


Current practice

Julia (BA/LLB (Hons), GDLP, CM) is a Principal Solicitor with a background in criminal law, government legal practice and law reform in Victoria and the United Kingdom. She is also a reserve legal officer with the Royal Australian Navy.

She works at the Police Advisory Branch of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) where she advises and appears on a range of matters for the Chief Commissioner of Police. Prior to this she worked in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution branch of the VGSO.

Legal experience

Prior to joining the VGSO, she was a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) where she appeared regularly at all stages of criminal proceedings for the prosecution of serious violent offenders subject to post sentence detention orders, and other general prosecutions.

Julia has experience working in law reform roles in Victoria, having advised on major changes to reforms to bail, sentencing and corrections. She also worked in law reform in London, where she researched criminal law reform for the Law Commission for England and Wales.

Teaching experience

Since 2021 Julia have been a Lecturer at Melbourne Law School (MLS) where she holds an Honorary appointment. She teaches the MLS Juris Doctorate Core subject Evidence and Proof. She has previously held a casual academic post at Deakin University where she taught in criminal law and evidence law. She  also held a visiting research fellow and sessional tutor post teaching criminal law at Kings' College, London.

Memberships and affiliations

  • Law Institute of Victoria

Teaching (2023)

The Melbourne JD