Amelia is a Senior Associate based in our City office with 10 years’ experience in criminal law. Amelia provides advice and representation in all criminal law jurisdictions across Victoria.Admitted to practice in 2013, Amelia performs her work with care and professionalism ensuring clients understand the Court process, their charges and that they receive the best possible outcome.
Since joining Doogue + George, Amelia has represented clients in a broad range of indictable offences including, manslaughter (one-punch laws), foreign incursion and terrorism related offences, importation and cultivation of drugs, financial crimes and sexual offences. Her work has included County and Supreme Court trials, plea hearings and contested committals as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal.
Amelia has a strong practice in assisting clients before they are charged, making detailed submissions to the police to ultimately prevent the prosecution from proceeding and stop the matter from going to Court.
She also regularly represents clients in matters extending beyond their criminal charges including Working with Children Checks, NDIS Worker Screening Checks, Firearms Licences, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registrations and Victorian Institute of Training Registrations. Amelia assists clients with applications for travel and suspension of reporting obligations under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
As a solicitor-advocate, Amelia appears in the Magistrates’ Court representing clients charged with driving offences, assaults, thefts, trafficking and possession of drugs.
Prior to joining Doogue + George, Amelia was an Associate to a Judge of the County Court at Melbourne where she gained experience in a broad range of criminal matters observing trials, pleas, contraventions of orders and appeals.
In her earlier career, Amelia worked for 3 years with the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade which included a short term diplomatic posting to Bangkok, Thailand.
Amelia has volunteered at numerous community legal centres in both Victoria and the ACT including Springvale Monash Legal Service, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Justice Connect pro bono legal referrals. She is a co-author of our ebook Victorian Courts Mapping the Court Process.
Amelia graduated from Monash University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in French.