Profiles

“Our Firm works collaboratively to deliver the best outcomes”

If your case is likely to be a jury trial in the County or Supreme Courts, we work with some of Victoria’s best Barristers to ensure we create the strongest possible team to defend your rights.  Whether your case requires a QC or hard working Junior Barrister, you can be assured that we will work with you every step of the way to meet your needs and your budget.   Where necessary we will conduct regular conferences with you to implement a strategy that achieves the best outcome for you.

Matthew White — Principal

B.A. LL.B. Accredited Specialist

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25 years is a long time!

Matthew has been working as a criminal lawyer since 1993. He has an in-depth knowledge of the law and criminal justice system.  He brings his vast experience to every case he handles and will make sure you know exactly where you stand.

Matthew studied a combined Arts and Law degree at Monash University, graduating in 1993.

He has been practicing in criminal law exclusively for in excess of 25 years and has vast experience and knowledge. He worked as a lawyer at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for 5 years and acquired a detailed knowledge and understanding of white collar crime, fraud offences and drug offences.

He also worked at Victoria Legal Aid in Melbourne for 3 years as a Senior Lawyer, during which time he was involved in many high profile cases and worked on a number of murder trials and other challenging Supreme Court cases.

Since moving into private practice in 2001 he has focused on providing accomplished advocacy and representation. He appears as an Advocate on a daily basis in the Magistrates’ Court. He also appears in committal hearings and represents clients in the County Court charged with all criminal offences. He has operated the firm as a Principal since his former business partner was appointed a Magistrate in 2004.

He is also a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialist which means he is considered a criminal law expert.

ANNA DIXON— Solicitor

B.A. (Hons); J.D. (Hons)

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Anna completed a Juris Doctor with Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Melbourne. During her student years Anna was selected to take part in Georgetown University’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies Program, where she was placed on the Directors’ List and deemed to be the best student in two subjects, Criminal Law Defences and International Contract and Sales Law. While studying Anna volunteered at the Fitzroy Legal Service and at Social Security Rights Victoria. She also interned at Galbally and O’Bryan and completed a mini-pupillage at Goldsmiths Chambers in London. She worked in a paralegal capacity for Justitia (an employment law firm), and for Brendan Wilkinson (a criminal solicitor).

After University, Anna worked as a criminal lawyer at the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia for two years. In that time Anna gained significant experience defending clients appearing in the Magistrates’ Court, the District Court, and the Children’s Court. She appeared in contests, pleas, bail applications, fitness hearings, and jury trials. She also developed skills negotiating with the prosecution to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.

As a solicitor, Anna focuses on clear communication. She believes that strong listening skills are vital to successfully identifying and defending her clients’ interests.