Fellows Detail

Professor Ian Freckelton QC

LLD (Melb), PhD (Griff) BA(Hons), LLB (Sydney), Dip Th M (ANH)

Elected: 2012

Discipline: Law

Specialisation: Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Disciplinary Law, Commercial Law, Coronial Law

Profile

Professor Ian Freckelton QC is a Professorial Fellow of Law and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and a Queen’s Counsel at the Victorian Bar with a national practice.  He is also a Judge of the Supreme Court of Nauru, an Adjunct Professor of Law and Forensic Medicine at Monash University, an Adjunct Professor in the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Adjunct Professor of Law at Trobe University, and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology, a member of Victoria’s Coronial Council and a member of the Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria.  He was a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, heading its reference on Medicinal Cannabis, and in 2017 was appointed to the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicial Use of Cannabis. He is the Principal Examiner for Specialisation in Criminal Law for the Law Institute of Victoria. He has previously been a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, and Victoria’s Medical Practitioners Board, Psychologists Registration Board and Disciplinary Appeals Board, as well as a President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

Professor Freckelton is the Editor of the “Journal of Law and Medicine” and the Editor-in-Chief of “Psychiatry, Psychology and Law”.  He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (Honorary).  Professor Freckelton is the author and editor of books on expert evidence, causation, scholarly misconduct, disciplinary law, mental health law, criminal injuries compensation, law and medicine, criminal law, sentencing, policing, and administrative law and over five hundred peer reviewed articles on a wide variety of subjects, many of them about the interface between law, medicine, psychology and science.

His most recent books are Tensions and Traumas in Health Law (with Kerry Petersen) (Federation Press, 2017), Expert Evidence and Criminal Jury Trials (OUP, 2016) (with Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Jacqueline Horan and Blake McKimmie), Scholarly Misconduct: Law, Regulation and Practice (OUP, 2016), and Indictable Offences in Victoria (6th edn, Thomson, 2015) (with Kerryn Cockroft). He is currently completing the 6th edition of Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy, the 2nd edition of Death Investigation and the Coroner’s Inquest (with David Ranson) and a book on regulation of health practitioners with Belinda Bennett. He has commenced work on a book on Quackery and the Law.

 

Appointments

  • Justice, Supreme Court of Nauru, 2017 – present
  • Adjunct Professor, Professorial Fellow of Law and Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, 2013 – present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law and Forensic Medicine, Monash University, 2013-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, 2016-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, La Trobe University, 2014-present
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, Auckland University of Technology, 1999-present
  • Commisisoner, Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2015
  • Member, Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria, 1996-present
  • Member, Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, 2017-present
  • Member, Coronial Council of Victoria, 2010-present

Awards

  • Fellow of Australian Academy of Legal Medicine (Hon)
  • Fellow of Australian Academy of Law
  • Life membership of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law

Publications

  • I Freckelton and H Selby (2018), Expert Evidence: Law, Practice, Procedure and Advocacy, 6th edition. Sydney: Thomson Reuters (forthcoming)
  • I Freckelton and K Petersen (2017) Tensions and Traumas in Health Law. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • I Freckelton (2016), Scholarly Misconduct: Law, Regulation and Practice, London. Oxford University Press 
  • I Freckelton, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Jacqueline Horan and Blake McKimmie (2016), Expert Evidence in Criminal Jury Trials. London. Oxford University Press.
  • B McSherry and I Freckelton (2013), Coercive Care; Law and Human Rights. London: Routledge
  • I Freckelton and B Bennett (2016), Disciplining and Regulating Australian Health Practitioners (forhcoming)
  • I Freckelton and D Ranson (2006), Death Investigation and the Coroner’s Inquest. Sydney: Oxford University Press (2nd edn forthcoming 2016, Thomson Reuters)
  • I Freckelton (2013), Indictable Offences in Victoria. Sydney: Thomson Reuters (6th edition).
  • I Freckelton and D Mendelson (2002), Causation in Law and Medicine. Darmouth: Ashgate.
  • I Freckelton (2002), Criminal Injuries Compensation Law, Policy and Practice. Sydney: Thomson.
  • I Freckelton and K Diesfeld (2003), Involuntary Detention and Therapeutic Jurisprudence. Dartmouth: Ashgate.
  • I Freckelton and K Petersen (1999), Controversies in Health Law. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • I Freckelton and K Petersen (2006), Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • I Freckelton (2006), Regulation of Health Practitioners. Sydney: Federtation Press.
  • I Freckelton and H Selby (2009), Appealing to the Future: Michael Kirby and His Legacy. Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • I Freckelton, P Reddy and H Selby(1999), Australian Judicial Perspectives on Expert Evidence: An Empirical Study, Melbourne, Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, 1999.
  • I Freckelton, P Reddy and H Selby (2001), Australian Magistrates: Perspectives on Expert Evidence: A Comparative Study, Melbourne: Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, 2001.
  • I Freckelton and H Selby (1999), The Expert in Criminal Law. Sydney: LBC.
  • I Freckelton and H Selby (1999), The Expert in Family Law. Sydney: LBC.
  • I Freckelton and H Selby (1988), Police in Our Society . Sydney: Butterworths.
  • I Freckelton (1987), The Trial of the Expert. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Contact

Website: http://ianfreckelton.com.au
Email: i.freckelton [at] vicbar.com.au
Work Phone: 03 9225 7666

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