George Georgiou SC

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 9225 7777
Fax: (03) 9078 2670
Clerk: Foleys List

George Georgiou was admitted as a barrister in 1990.  He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012.  His principal area of practice is in the field of criminal law and he has appeared in many complex and lengthy trials in both Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law (Appellate)
  • Human Rights
  • Inquests
  • Licensing and Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Professional Background

George completed his articles with Maurice Blackburn & Co. and was admitted to practice in 1986.  He worked as a solicitor mainly in the personal injury field before spending a year with a small firm in London practising in criminal law.  He signed the Bar Roll in 1990 and since then has practised almost exclusively in criminal law and related areas.  In December 1994 George went to do an 8 week locum in Alice Springs.  He returned to Melbourne 7 years later.  Whilst based in the Territory he appeared as counsel in numerous trials in both Alice Springs and Darwin.  In late 2001 he returned to Melbourne to take up a position as a Senior Public Defender with Victoria Legal Aid.  He worked in that capacity before returning to the Bar in 2007.  Since coming to the Bar in 1990 George has had extensive experience in all criminal and quasi criminal jurisdictions in Victoria and the Northern Territory.