Shaun Pascoe is a senior criminal law solicitor based at our Heidelberg Branch. Shaun opened this branch in December 2008. He attends the Heidelberg Magistrates Court most days of the week, however does attend other suburban courts in Melbourne, and frequently appears in the Melbourne County Court.
Shaun has considerable experience in the field of criminal law and his breadth of experience includes representing his clients on seemingly minor charges (shopsteal, drive whilst license suspended, drink driving) through to the some of the most serious offences in the criminal calendar (armed robbery, aggravated burglary, intentionally cause serious injury, kidnapping).He also has a special interest in traffic law offences.
Shaun completed his degree and legal training in Queensland. He worked for Legal Aid Queensland, in the civil, family and criminal law divisions, before moving to Melbourne to take up a position with Doogue and O’Brien Solicitors in 2004. His interest in social justice is evident through his involvement in the Broadmeadows Community Legal Service, where he has for the last 5 years he worked as a volunteer solicitor.
Shaun is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients through the application of a strong work ethic, thorough preparation and planning. Shaun appears regularly in the Magistrates Court for contested cases (contested hearings, bail applications) and non-contested cases (pleas of guilty). Shaun also regularly appears in the County Court for Appeals (against conviction or sentence) and pleas of guilty.
Outside of work, Shaun enjoys an active lifestyle, keeping fit through middle distance running and where time permits, attending the gym. Since arriving in Melbourne he has become a keen AFL follower, having been converted from rugby league. The conversion has not however been absolute. Despite constant derision from his wife and her large extended family, Shaun still follows the fortunes of the Brisbane Lions.
Receiving a charge for any police matter will provoke uncertainty and distress. Instructing Shaun to represent you will ensure some peace of mind through this difficult period.