Julia Lucas Portrait

Julia Lucas

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Public Law
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Julia practises principally in public and employment law related areas

Her practice has a strong advocacy focus and she appears regularly in trial and appellate courts and tribunals both led and unled.

Her public law practice includes advising and acting on behalf of and against State and Commonwealth Government clients. She has particular expertise in judicial review of administrative decisions and actions.

Julia appears and advises in employment law matters including in the areas of underpayment and unfair dismissal. She provides advice to Government entities including the Fair Work Commission.

Before coming to the bar, Julia was a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor in the Administrative Law and the Employment and Compensation Law teams. She was also a Solicitor at the Crown Solicitor’s Office of South Australia specialising in public law, regulatory prosecutions and disciplinary proceedings. She undertook solicitor advocacy in the majority of her matters as a solicitor. Julia was also associate to Justice Sulan of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Julia read with Richard Knowles and her Senior Mentor is Rachel Doyle SC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 11 Room 3

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
Employment & Industrial
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Statutory Employment Rights
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Workers Compensation
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Customs Law
  • Discrimination
  • Extradition Law
  • Environment
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Privacy
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice (Hons)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psych)

Diploma of Languages (French)


South Australia


Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia