03 July 2018

Two Crown Prosecutors appointed

Two Victorian barristers, Kevin Doyle and Melissa Mahady, have been appointed as Crown Prosecutors.

Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC and Chief Crown Prosecutor Brendan Kissane QC welcomed the appointments, effective from today.

“Both barristers have substantial experience in prosecutions and defence work and both have strong indictable crime trial experience,” Ms Judd said.

Mr Kissane said Mr Doyle has been prosecuting for the OPP since 2004, including in murder trials. Ms Mahady has experience with murder trials, as well as serious sex and violence offences in the County Court.

“We are looking forward to the contribution of Mr Doyle and Ms Mahady to the important criminal prosecution work done by Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers,” Mr Kissane said.

Mr Doyle joined the Victorian Bar in 1995 after working as a solicitor for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and the Dandenong Legal Aid Office. He also appeared in all jurisdictions including jury trials, pleas and appeals while working as a criminal law solicitor for the Northern Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Darwin.

He was admitted to practice in 1987 after studying law at Monash University.

Ms Mahady has been at the Victorian Bar for 18 years, after working as a solicitor at Galbally and O’Bryan. At the bar she gained extensive experience appearing for both the prosecution and defence in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts in trials, pleas and appeals, contests and bail applications. She has also appeared in the Children’s Court, District Court of NSW, Magistrates’ and Supreme Courts of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia.

Ms Mahady was admitted to practise law in 1999 after studying law at Monash University. 

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