Julia Lucas Portrait

Julia Lucas

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law Public Law
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Julia Lucas has a broad practice incorporating public and commercial law and regulatory prosecution

Since joining the bar, Julia has practiced predominantly in public law but also accepts briefs in employment and commercial law matters. She regularly appears unled in the Federal Courts and Tribunals and has a particular expertise in the area of immigration law.

Prior to coming to the bar, Julia was a Senior Lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor in the General Administrative Law team. Her broad practice included Competition and Consumer Law, Workers’ Compensation and Law Enforcement.

Julia was also a solicitor in the Crown Solicitor’s Office of South Australia where she acted and appeared in a variety of administrative and disciplinary law matters, regulatory prosecutions and appeals. Julia was also Associate to the Honourable 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

Castan Chambers
Level 14 Room 8

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
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




Recent Cases

High Court

Minister for Immigration v BCR16 HCATrans 240 (special leave application led by Chris Horan QC)

Chundru v Minister for Immigration [2017] HCATrans 33 (unled)

Full Federal Court

AYX17 v Minister for Immigration [2018] FCAFC 103 (led by Richard Knowles)

BCR16 v Minister for Immigration [2017] FCAFC 96 (led by Peter R D Gray QC)

Gupta v Minister for Immigration [2017] FCAFC 172 (unled)

Traljesic v Bosnia and Herzegovina [2017] FCAFC 70 (led by Lisa De Ferrari SC)

MZABP v Minister for Immigration (No 2) [2016] FCAFC 138 (with Julia Watson)

Federal Court

AAD16 v Minister for Immigration [2018] FCA 1433

Basra v Minister for Immigration (2017) 322 FLR 228

YNQY v Minister for Immigration [2017] FCA 1466 (led by Peter R D Gray QC)

Swanton v Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission [2017] FCA 1142 (unled)

BBF15 v Minister for Immigration [2017] FCA 1177 (unled)

Kaur v Minister for Immigration [2016] FCA 1581 (unled)

MZAFZ v Minister for Immigration [2016] FCA 1081 (unled)

Gaspar v Minister for Immigration [2016] FCA 1166 (led by Peter R D Gray QC)

Federal Circuit Court

Numerous cases

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Sincock and Comcare (Compensation) [2018] AATA 1635 

Redzic v Minister for Immigration [2017] AATA 445

O’Day and Comcare (Compensation) [2017] AATA 1328

Ji v Minister for Immigration [2016] AATA 887