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Christopher Wareham
Gorman Chambers

Room 0916, Level 9,
460 Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Tel: 03 9225 6431
Fax:
Email: ckwareham@vicbar.com.au

Christopher accepts briefs to advise and appear in all criminal and quasi-criminal matters, and specialises in criminal appeals. He regularly appears in the Court of Appeal (both led and unled) in appeals against conviction and sentence, and in interlocutory applications and appeals.

 

Since coming to the Bar in 2016, Christopher has appeared in proceedings in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and appeared unled for two effected parties in the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. In addition, Christopher regularly briefed to appear in contested hearings, contested committals, plea hearings, bail applications, and the legal argument in contested pre-trial and pre-hearing applications.

 

Some of Christopher’s recent matters include:

 

  • DPP v Tullipan (a pseudonym) [2021] VSCA 191 (led by T Kassimatis QC)
  • Leonard (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2021] VSCA 172
  • Butler (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2021] VSCA 129
  • Marchei v The Queen [2021] VSCA 58
  • Cardona v The Queen [2021] VSCA 8

 

In addition to his regular criminal practice, Christopher also advises and appears in regulatory matters, including proceedings brought under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Liquor Control Reform Act, the Sex Work Act, the Building Act, and the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

 

Recently, Christopher has been providing pro bono advice and assistance to overseas local counsel in a number of death penalty appeals.

 

Christopher practices out of Gorman Chambers. He read with Theo Kassimatis (now QC) and his senior mentor is O P Holdenson QC. Before coming to the Bar, Christopher was Senior Associate to the Hon. Justice Priest in the Court of Appeal.