Hester Kelly

Hester is based in our Melbourne office and appears for clients at Melbourne and suburban Courts.

Hester was admitted to practice in 2014. She completed her a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at Monash University, graduating with First Class Honours in Law in 2012.

Whilst at university, Hester completed two internships with the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. In particular, her time in Ghana at the Human Rights Advocacy Centre solidified her interest in practising in criminal law. Hester went on to write her honour thesis in the area of international criminal law, focusing on justice mechanisms in the wake of armed conflicts for male victims of sexual violence.

Hester’s interest in social justice issues also saw her volunteering with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

Hester previously worked as Associate to His Honour Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria, where she gained a broad range of experience in criminal law matters. Prior to joining Doogue + George, Hester practised as a solicitor advocate at a Melbourne based criminal law firm.