Dee is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with 10 years experience. She appears regularly in all Victorian suburban and regional Courts. Dee also appears in NSW Courts.Dee began her criminal law career at Doogue + George Solicitors in 2012 whilst completing her post graduate studies. She completed her degree at the University of Adelaide.
Dee most enjoys assisting clients with pre-charge strategies which often have led to clients being interviewed but not charged. These are collaboratively handled with King’s Counsel and unique to our firm. The pre-charge work involves extensive investigation and statement compilation to ensure that our client’s narrative of events is taken into account before the decision to prosecute is made.
She also has a strong practice in representing clients with indictable matters in the County Courts of Victoria. She has extensive experience in defending people charged with child and adult sex offences. It is within this area that pre-charge strategies have been most effective in her experience.
She enjoys her role as a solicitor advocate and appears on pleas of guilty, bail applications, breach proceedings, diversions, case conferences, contest mentions, committal mentions and all matters in the Children’s Court. She appears on pleas, appeals and breach proceedings in the County Court and regularly instructs barristers who are representing defendants in County Court and Supreme Court trials.
In addition to her Victorian practice, she has appeared and instructed Counsel at the following Courts in NSW:
- Hornsby Local court
- Wentworth Local Court
- Downing Centre Local Court
- Byron Bay Local Court
- Broken Hill District Court
- Downing Centre District Court
- Albury District Court
- Griffith District Court
Her ability to speak Greek is an asset to the firm.