Amelia Hughes


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal and Regulatory Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Public Law
  • Medical Law
  • Children’s Court Proceedings
Amelia Hughes

Professional History

Amelia accepts brief in all criminal and regulatory law, coronial inquests, public law, medical law and Children’s Court proceedings.

Amelia first came to the Bar in 2017, in Melbourne, after practising as a legal advisor at Linklaters LLP in London. Amelia read with Patrick Doyle. Her Senior Mentor was His Honour Judge O’Connell.

In August 2018, Amelia undertook an Associateship to the Hon Justice S Derrington in her capacity as President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. In 2019, Amelia was an Associate to the Hon Justice Edelman at the High Court of Australia.

Amelia graduated from Monash University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (First Class Honours). In 2014, she received a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford and was awarded The Rupert Cross Prize in Evidence.

In addition to her practice at the Victoria Bar, Amelia lectured in Trusts as part of the Juris Doctor degree at Monash University and, at an undergraduate level, in Public law and statutory interpretation. 

Amelia has a strong interest in medical law. She has published on legal issues in relation to dementia. 


Date of admission

11 December 2013

First signed Bar Roll

4 May 2017


BCL (Distinction), University of Oxford

GDLP, Australian National University

BA, LLB (Hons), Monash University

Professional Memberships

  • Queensland Bar Association
  • Medico-Legal Society of Queensland


No Man is an Island: Relational Autonomy and Dementia’ (2013) 1 Elder Law Journal 77