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
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.
Angus Cameron— Solicitor
B.A (Hons) LL.B ASSOCIATE
Angus appears daily as a criminal defence advocate in the Victorian Magistrates’ and County Courts. He has an extensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure, including drug offences, violence offences (including family violence), dishonesty, weapons and sex offences.
Before joining Matthew White and Associates he worked for Fitzroy Legal Service where he specialised defending clients who have drug addictions and mental illness. He has in depth knowledge about the specific ways that the law interacts with these complex issues and he has an excellent understanding of the various pathways within the court system available to this diverse cohort.
In the course of his time as a lawyer in this sector, Angus has worked extensively with healthcare providers, rehabilitation facilities and community support organisations and understands the various ways in which these services are able to assist clients in obtaining just outcomes in court.
Angus holds Law and Arts degrees from the Australian National University. He received first class honours in Politics and he majored in Arabic which led him to live and study in the Middle East several times throughout university.
Before practising criminal law, Angus worked in immigration law. He was an accredited immigration agent and he volunteered at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre.