Firm News.

Inquest into the passing of Joshua Kerr

On 10 August 2022, 32-year-old Aboriginal man Joshua Kerr was found dead in his cell at Port Phillip Prison. Aunty Donnis Kerr received the distressing news that her son’s body bore extensive bruising, indicative of a harrowing ordeal that involved prolonged rolling on the floor leading up to his tragic demise.

Acting against injustice-Jeremy King profiled in December’s Law Institute of Victoria Journal

Jeremy King has been featured in this month’s Law Institute of Victoria Journal. In his interview with Karin Derkley, Jeremy discusses how his understanding of using the law to help vulnerable people was developed at an early age. He also addresses the fundamental issue of police accountability and lack of independence in misconduct investigations.

Robinson Gill Promotes Crime and Advocacy Practice Senior Lawyer, Sarah Condon to Principal Lawyer

Robinson Gill has announced that Sarah Condon, senior lawyer of the firm’s Crime and Advocacy practice group, has today been promoted to Principal Lawyer.

The time for reviews, reports and hearings is over: Victoria Police’s oversight system is broken

In The Age this week Jeremy King, Principal and Head of Robinson Gill’s Police Misconduct team discusses in his op-ed about why now is the time for an independent police ombudsman.

Robinson Gill Appoints Lawyers Rachael McKendrick and Roneea Patsouris as Principals

Robinson Gill has today announced the promotion of two of its lawyers to Principal – Rachael McKendrick (Litigation) and Roneea Patsouris (Family Law).

Robinson Gill Welcomes New Principal Lawyer, Lisa Paul, to Personal Injury Team

Robinson Gill is thrilled to announce the appointment of Lisa Paul, who joins the firm’s Personal Injury team as a Principal Lawyer.

Ali Besiroglu on the William & Lonsdale podcast ‘Lives in the Law’

William & Lonsdale podcast host Michael Green speaks with Principal Lawyer and Head of our Crime & Advocacy Department, Ali Besiroglu. The podcast explores the legal ecosystem in Victoria and the fascinating people that make it tick.

Cover-ups and justice failures in Veronica Nelson’s death

On 2 January 2020, 37-year-old Aboriginal woman, Veronica Marie Nelson, died alone in substantial physical and psychological pain in a Victorian maximum security women’s prison. Veronica made forty-nine pleas for help over an intercom, which were repeatedly ignored by those responsible for her care.

Jeremy King on The Project Discussing Victoria Police Commissioner’s Warning

Principal Jeremy King joined Network Ten’s ‘The Project’ to discuss the Victorian Police Commissioner’s stern warning to his own force. Shane Patton read the riot act to officers over bad behaviour, ranging from racism to violence to drug taking and sexual harassment.