Brent has nearly 20 years experience in Criminal Law and was awarded Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2005.
First admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1999, Brent started his legal career in the North of the state and quickly recognised that Criminal Law was where he belonged. After several years of appearing for clients in a diverse range of criminal law matters in the Magistrates and Supreme Courts in Tasmania, Brent made the move to Victoria in 2002 to commence work at a specialist Criminal Law firm. During his time there, Brent managed a substantial and varied case load of criminal cases, appeared in court most days with multiple matters and instructing Counsel in a mix of Trials and other higher court matters.
To further his experience, Brent started his own firm, Casey Criminal Law in 2006, where he built up a small boutique Criminal practice over the next five years. This included running criminal cases across all jurisdictions including Appeals in the County and Supreme Court (Court of Appeal), instructing Counsel in numerous County Court trials and appearing regularly in Magistrates Courts across Victoria.
In 2011, Brent joined the team at Doogue + George and he has been based in the Broadmeadows office the entire period, rising through the ranks to become a Senior Associate. Throughout that time, he has continued to appear in a broad range of criminal cases and appears not just at Broadmeadows, but at Courts all over the State.
In addition to mainstream criminal cases, Brent also appears in Intervention Order matters and has a particular interest in ‘other agencies’ prosecutions – such as those involving:
- Local Councils (environmental / building / animals, etc)