Terence Guthridge has been practicing in a broad range of legal matters for over ten years
He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, and the High Court of Australia, practicing in a broad range of matters in the Magistrate's Court, County Court, VCAT, Childrens' Court, Family Court and Federal Court .
Terence Guthridge is an experienced Australian Lawyer practicing in all Magistrates Courts, The Federal Court, The Childrens' Court, The Family Court, VCAT , The Migrant Review Tribunal and the County Court.He has been admitted to the High Court of Australia.
He has acted for large corporate clients and individuals in a wide range of civil litigation such as property settlements, contract disputes, building disputes, torts, negligence, injunctions, insolvency, bankruptcy and debt recovery. He has also acted for clients in intervention orders, divorce, and family court matters.
He has extensive experience in criminal law as both prosecution and defence counsel. He has acted as defence counsel in matters ranging from rape, assault, culpable driving, dangerous driving, theft, burglary and other property offences.
He has acted for the Office of Public Prosecutions on numerous occasions in matters of breach of community based orders, and suspended sentences.
He conducted a two week jury trial defending a person charged with culpable driving causing death. He successfully defended this charge.
He has also appeared as defence before the Australian Crime Commission on a confidential matter.
Other matters in which he has acted as defence counsel for criminal matters are theft, robbery , burglary, handling stolen goods, going equipped for stealing, assault, recklessly cause injury, intentionally cause serious injury, drug trafficking, possession of prohibited drugs, possession and cultivation of drugs, “glassing”, threat to kill, stalking , indecent assault, violence offences, family violence, indecent assault, rape, trespassing, property offences, dangerous dog attacks, dangerous driving, driving over .05, refuse breath test, resist arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, obtaining financial advantage by deception, falsification of documents, forged handwriting, offences of defrauding Centrelink, offences against rail transport authority, driving offences, aiding and abetting and many bail applications.
Terence Guthridge has also acted for parties on numerous occasions on contested intervention orders.
In addition he has also appeared in the Family Court on contested property matters and in the Children’s Court on child protection orders and custody matters
He has attended advanced workshops on Advanced Trial Advocacy with Judge Hampel from the Australian Advocacy Institute which dealt with Advanced Cross Examination at Trial and the OPP Workshop on Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Workshop.
Recently he attended a full day workshop at the Forensic Services Department of the Victorian Police
He has also appeared in the Federal Court, The Family Court, Children’s Court, Migration Tribunal, Koori Court and VCAT on matters related to those jurisdictions.