10 November 2017

Senior Crown Prosecutor Peter Rose QC retires

One of Victoria’s most experienced barristers, Senior Crown Prosecutor Peter Rose QC, retired today after 10 years in Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers.

During his time in Chambers Mr Rose has appeared in a number of high-profile criminal trials and has been responsible for overseeing occupational health and safety matters, and matters under the Serious Sexual Offenders (Detention and Supervision) legislation.

He has regularly appeared in murder trials and has prosecuted a number of detention order applications.

After signing the Victorian Bar Roll in 1977, Mr Rose worked in the areas of criminal, civil and administrative law. He was appointed Senior Crown Prosecutor in November 2007.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Gavin Silbert QC said Mr Rose has been an integral part of Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers since his appointment.

“Peter has mentored most of the Crown Prosecutors in this time and he has always been approachable for advice and guidance,” Mr Silbert said.

“He has put in 10 years of very productive work for the benefit of all Victorians, and his departure is a huge loss to Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers.”

Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. said Mr Rose made a fantastic contribution to the work of the Victorian prosecution service.

“I am extremely grateful for his support and advice over the time I have been Director,” Mr Champion said.

“He is a barrister of the highest ethical standards and I wish him well for the next stage of his life.”

Solicitor for Public Prosecutions John Cain thanked Mr Rose for his service and for working closely with staff at the Office of Public Prosecutions to achieve strong prosecution outcomes.

For further information contact:

Anthony Loncaric

03 9603 2603