Chrisanthi (Chris) Paganis



Signed Bar Roll



9225 7444


9225 8686



Castan Chambers – Level 18, room 13 – 460 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Profile Details

Chrisanthi accepts briefs in criminal and quasi-criminal matters (including OH&S prosecutions). Chrisanthi has experience in all jurisdictions and accepts briefs in metropolitan and rural courts.

Chrisanthi is a highly skilled advocate with over 13 years’ experience who appears regularly in the Children’s, Magistrates’ and County Courts in a wide variety of matters. Her experience includes both summary and indictable proceedings, appearing in plea hearings, contested bail applications, breach proceedings, contested hearings, committals, Children’s Court matters, including child protection litigation and the Appellate jurisdiction.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Chrisanthi worked as the Managing Principal Solicitor and Principal Solicitor of the Prosecutions Team of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), where she led a legal team responsible for prosecuting criminal environmental offences and for the provision of legal advice across a broad range of laws. Over 8 years, Chrisanthi developed an outstanding and widespread knowledge of complex regulatory regimes and statutory offences.

Chrisanthi began her career as a criminal defence solicitor at Leanne Warren and Associates.

Chrisanthi also has widespread experience in preparing and providing training to compliance and enforcement staff on brief and court preparation and presentation, evidence gathering and compliance options.

Chrisanthi is a determined and passionate advocate, committed to achieving the best possible result for her clients.

Chrisanthi is reading with Robert O’Neill and her senior mentor is Justin Hannebery QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation