Kyle McDonald

Kyle McDonald
Contact Info
Kyle McDonald
BA (Melb); LLB (QUT); Grad Dip Legal Practice
Areas of Practice
Administrative Law (Judicial Review), Administrative Law (Merits Review), Children's Court, Criminal Law, Criminal Law (Appellate), Drink Drive, Extraditions, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Inquests, Intervention Orders, Road Safety, Telecommunications, IT/ Computers, Traffic Law, Victims Of Crime Assistance Tribunal
Additional Info
From 21/10/2010,
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Before coming to the Bar, Kyle worked for 10 years as a prosecutor for Victoria Police, appearing in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts. 

He was an instructor at the Research & Training Unit of Victoria Police’s prosecutions division, instructing in advocacy, evidence and legal research, and also worked briefly at the Legal Policy Unit.

He co-edited and authored the 3rd edition of the Prosecutors Manual, and wrote many articles for internal update bulletins and court resources, and much of the content of the prosecutors intranet. Immediately before coming to the Bar Kyle performed a short-term placement with the VGSO.

Kyle appears regularly in all criminal courts, and is available for trial, appeal and advisory work in all criminal forums. He is a contributing author to the Springvale Legal Service's Lawyers Practice Manual and Thomson Reuters' Criminal Law, Investigation and Procedure Victoria, as well as an occasional instructor at the Leo Cussen Institute's Practical Training Course and Australian National University's Becoming a Practitioner intensive component of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Kyle is particularly interested in the effect of information technology and computer-forensics in litigation and criminal law. He blogs at about developments and practice in summary criminal law.  He regularly presents at continuing professional development sessions on both substantive law, and the use of technology in legal practice — particularly on the iPad for lawyers. He was one of 12 junior counsel participating in Victoria Legal Aid's Trial Counsel Development Program for 2012/2013.
Aickin Chambers
(03) 9018 7844
9600 0320