A relentless dedication to his clients.
Ali has spent 7 years helping people fight criminal charges, claiming compensation against the State of Victoria, and representing families in Coronial Inquests.
There is no doubt that this work is Ali's calling.
He has particular expertise in cases involving people who have died in Victoria Police or Corrections custody or during attempts at arresting individuals.
He has significant court advocacy experience and has appeared in every Magistrates' Court across metropolitan and regional Victoria, as well as the County Court. He has instructed in criminal and civil trials in the Victorian County and Supreme Courts, including appeals in the Court of Appeal.
Significant experience working with Aboriginal communities.
Ali was heavily involved in the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS). He commenced at VALS as a policy officer while studying law and then worked his way up to a senior solicitor role over the next six years.
There is no question that Ali is passionate about social justice and has a deep commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Social justice drives him.
Ali grew up in Collingwood amongst the most marginalised members of our community. He wears his life experiences as a badge of honour, which keeps him grounded and fuels his purpose to advocate for the voiceless.
After finishing high school, he studied a Legal and Disputes Studies degree at RMIT. It’s his academic achievements at RMIT which resulted in his lecturers encouraging him to study law.
Ali then completed a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University in 2012.
Ali is fluent in Turkish.
Recent Case Highlights
- Coronial Inquest: Inquest Into the Death of Hizir Ferman (5 July 2019) – Death in custody matter where Coroner deemed ‘death may have been prevented’.
- Police Litigation: Cruse v State of Victoria  VSC 574 (27 August 2019) – Assault/battery matter where Supreme Court Justice deemed police conduct as a ‘shocking departure from the standards set for police officers by Parliament and expected of them by the community’.
More from Ali.
Her Honour, Richards J, has awarded Robinson Gill client, Mr Ethan Cruse, $400,000 for the “abuse of power” he was subjected to on the evening of 18 April 2015 during a home raid carried out by specialists units of Victoria Police.