· Criminal Law
· White Collar Law
· Traffic law
Bill Doogue was first admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1989. For 2 ½ years he worked as a criminal lawyer for the Aboriginal Legal Service in the Northern Territory. As founding partner of the specialist Criminal Law firm Doogue & O’Brien, he has appeared in many jury trials as a Barrister, handled committals and pleas of guilty and not guilty and oversees the major criminal trials that are being run out of the Melbourne branch of the firm.
Bill’s experience in criminal law spans over 20 years and he has been an accredited criminal law specialist for over 10 years. Often instructing other barristers in trials, Bill’s insight helps barristers win their cases as he imparts his skill and expertise to formulate an early strategy with the client. Having handled many trial cases, his incisive knowledge of juries and jury responses is directly attributed to having stood in front of them on a number of occasions and experiencing first-hand how a jury will react and respond.
Bill is a committee member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s criminal law section and that section’s representative on the County Court Rules committee; a representative on the County Court sex list user group and the former Chairperson of the committee of management of the Broadmeadows Community Legal Centre, where he volunteered on the committee for over ten years.
Outside the Courts, Bill designed the award-winning practice management /precedent base solution, Crimebase, used by a number of other specialist criminal law firms in Victoria. His knowledge of technology and database design is an immense advantage in cases that have a high volume of documents.
Bill is a very well known and well respected criminal lawyer. He appears in all Victorian Courts and has appeared on behalf of the firm’s clients in Courts in NSW and South Australia. He has been involved in high profile cases including an alleged terrorism matter, for which he received a security clearance from the Australian Government to view classified documents.
Bill is currently working on the high profile Reserve Bank/Securency bribery case and a number of other cases involving allegations of white collar crime.