Chester Metcalfe & Co

Established in 1985, Chester Metcalfe & Co has continued to grow and is today one of the most well regarded criminal law practices in the Northern Suburbs.

The solicitors at Chester Metcalfe & Co are committed to ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome on your day in court, and we continue to uphold a professional relationship with many of Victoria’s top barristers to ensure this is always the case.

The team are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have leading up to and during your case.

If you need a lawyer and can not afford one, you may be eligible for Legal Aid assistance. Contact us for more information. 

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Office 94573105
24 Hour Emergency 0490172084

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AREAS OF LAW

Criminal Law
– Sexual offences
– Assaults
– Property offences
– Deception and white collar crime
– Drug offences
– Offences against the person

Children’s Court matters

Driving and Traffic offences
– Including .05
– Drug drive,
– Dangerous and careless driving,
– Driving whilst disqualified or suspended

Intervention Orders
– Including breaches of intervention orders
– Applying for intervention orders
– Responding to intervention orders

Breach Proceedings
– Breaches of community corrections orders
– Breaches of the sex offender registration act
– Breaches of bail
– Breaches of parole

Appeals
– Against sentence and conviction in all jurisdictions

Specialist Jurisdictions
We appear in all specialist courts including:
– Koori court
– Drug court
– ARC court
– Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Chester and Emily Metcalfe are both accredited Criminal Law Specialists of the Law Institute of Victoria. Click here for more information.

If you have a legal problem and cannot afford a layer, Legal Aid is available for this firm. Click here for more information.

THE CHESTER METCALFE TEAM

Chester Metcalfe

Chester has been practicing criminal law in Heidelberg West since 1981 and has over 35 years experience in this field. After completing his articles at the Gas and Fuel Corp he joined a small general practice. In 1985 he became partner, and established the firms criminal law section...

Chester has been practicing criminal law in Heidelberg West since 1981 and has over 35 years experience in this field. After completing his articles at the Gas and Fuel Corp he joined a small general practice. In 1985 he became partner, and established the firms criminal law section. He has worked exclusively in criminal law since, becoming an accredited Criminal Law Specialist in 1996. Throughout his career he has appeared in a number of different cases, including as Counsel in County Court Trials and Junior Counsel in Court of Appeal Proceedings. He has forged strong relationships with the Victorian Bar’s best advocates.

Chester now works as a consultant at Chester Metcalfe & Co.

chester@chestermetcalfe.com.au

Emily Metcalfe

Emily has been working at Chester Metcalfe & Co since 2006, where she was first employed as a law clerk whilst completing her studies. After her admission to legal practice in 2012, she commenced working as a solicitor advocate, and has worked exclusively in criminal law since...

Emily first joined Chester Metcalfe & Co 2006 where she was employed as a law clerk whilst completing her studies. After her admission to legal practice in 2012, she commenced working as a solicitor advocate, and has worked exclusively in criminal law since. Emily appears daily in the Magistrates, County and Children’s Court representing clients in a variety of different proceedings. She has instructed counsel in both County Court and Supreme Court trials, and assisted in the preparation of Court of Appeal and High Court proceedings.

In 2017 Emily became the principal of Chester Metcalfe & Co and in 2018 she became an LIV Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. Contact Emily here

0439484406
emily@chestermetcalfe.com.au

David Rofe

David practises as the in-house counsel for Chester Metcalfe & Co. He appears in contested hearings and committals, pleas, appeals, and trials. He has also appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal. His practice includes a broad range of matters...

David practises as the in-house counsel for Chester Metcalfe & Co. He appears in contested hearings and committals, pleas, appeals, and trials. He has also appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal. His practice includes a broad range of matters, such as homicides, sexual offences, offences against the person, property offences, drug offences, Commonwealth offences, as well as quasi-criminal proceedings. He gained his accredited specialisation in criminal law from the Law Institute of Victoria in December 2020.
0433520252
david@chestermetcalfe.com.au

Joshua Bruzzichessi

Josh holds a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce Degree from La Trobe University and completed his Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

Prior to joining the team at Chester Metcalfe & Co...

Josh holds a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce Degree from La Trobe University and completed his Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

Prior to joining the team at Chester Metcalfe & Co, Josh worked in personal injury law assisting his clients with managing their compensation claims. It was here that he decided to pursue a more adversarial route and hone in on his advocacy skills in the criminal jurisdiction. Josh appears in all jurisdictions, with daily appearances in the Magistrates Court and the Children’s Court. He is a passionate lawyer with experience and interest in both Koori Court and Drug court matters and is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients.

0492973843
josh@chestermetcalfe.com.au

Amelia Watters

Amelia graduated with a Bachelors of Law and a Bachelors of Global Studies in 2020 from the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
She completed her Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre for Law...

Amelia graduated with a Bachelors of Law and a Bachelors of Global Studies in 2020 from the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
She completed her Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre for Law, and consolidated this learning during her professional placement at Chester Metcalfe & Co. This experience confirmed her strong interest in defence advocacy and achieving the most desired outcomes for her clients. Following her admission into the legal profession in August 2021, she quickly commenced working with the team. Amelia appears daily at the Magistrates and Children’s Courts and assists with a range of criminal proceedings.
During her studies, she volunteered at Whittlesea Community Connections and Youth law, gaining meaningful experience advocating for disadvantaged clients.
0493094193
amelia@chestermetcalfe.com.au

ABOUT OUR FIRM

Chester Metcalfe and Co is an exclusively criminal law firm located in Heidelberg West. The firm provides legal advice and representation for all summary and indictable matters held throughout Victoria.

We deal with all offences, ranging from traffic offences to murder charges. Both Chester & Emily are accredited criminal law specialists having completed the Law Institute of Victoria’s specialist accreditation program in 1990 and 2018 respectively.  We provide a wide range of legal services and have vast knowledge of all jurisdictions, including the Magistrates’, County, Supreme, Children’s and Appeals courts.