Signed Bar Roll: 1988

Appointed Silk: 2007

Also Admitted in: Victoria, NSW, Qld, NT, ACT, High Court

Qualifications: BA (Hons), LLB (Syd), PhD (Griff), LLD (Melb), Dip Th M (ANH), FAAL, FASSA, FACLM (Hon)

Since 2017 Dr Freckelton has been a judge of the Supreme Court of Nauru, on a fly-in, fly-out basis, and is also a nationally accredited mediator. He  is prepared to take briefs directly from in-house counsel.

Dr Freckelton has been a member of 10 tribunals, including the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria, the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, the Disciplinary Appeals Board of Victoria, and the Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria. He is a founding member of Victoria’s Coronial Council, a member of the Bar Council of Victoria, a Professorial Fellow of Law and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine at Monash University, and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. 

Dr Freckelton is the Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine and the Founding Editor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. He is the author of books on Expert Evidence, Law and Medicine, Regulation and Disciplinary Law, Coronial Law, Causation, Coercive Care, Law and Mental Health, Policing, Criminal Law, Sentencing, Scholarly Misconduct, and Therapeutic Jurisprudence. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine. He has been awarded a Victorian Pro Bono award, the Tim McCoy Award, and an Outstanding Alumnus Award by Griffith University.

Castan Chambers
1622/ 460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, 3000, Victoria
C/o Foley’s List,
Owen Dixon Chambers
205 William Street
Melbourne, 3000, Victoria
DX 92

Field of Practice

  • Criminal