Prior to joining Doogue + George, Cassandra was a research assistant to the criminal barristers at Crockett Chambers. She holds a Juris Doctor from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Monash University.
At Crockett Chambers, Cassandra assisted with legal research and submission writing for a range of indictable offences in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland, including murder, sexual offences, drug trafficking and terrorism charges. Cassandra learnt from some of Australia’s most experienced barristers, gaining invaluable experience in advocacy and trial strategy. While at university, she shadowed judges in the Melbourne Children’s Court and the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court, and refined her skills by competing in prestigious domestic and international advocacy competitions. She harnesses this advocacy experience to gain the best results for her clients.
Cassandra is a passionate advocate for social justice and criminal justice reform and has pursued experiences that offer greater insight into the impacts of the justice system on the individual. She has volunteered at Youthlaw and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, as well as the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Being charged with a crime can be an incredibly daunting experience. The court process can be confusing, and a criminal charge can have an impact on almost every part of your life – your physical and mental health, your work and your family. Cassandra understands that every client is different, and she is committed to understanding your concerns and priorities to get the best outcome for you, whether that’s avoiding a conviction, securing a diversion or even just keeping your licence.