who we are

Christian Farrelly - Principal of Farrelly Legal, previously an Associate at a leading Melbourne law firm where he gained a decade of broad experience in criminal law and civil litigation before opening Farrelly Legal.  

He appears in the Magistrates', County and Supreme Courts where he successfully defends a broad range of matters from serious violence offences and complex fraud charges to everyday driving charges. He started Farrelly Legal to provide expert criminal law advice to clients in a friendly, trustworthy and cost effective way. 

Christian Farrelly

Xavier Farrelly - is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria and has been practicing in criminal law since 2006.

Xavier has extensive experience in criminal law having successfully prepared and contested cases in The Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, County Court, Children’s Court, Children’s Court Family Division, Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal and the Magistrates Court. Xavier’s experience and knowledge extends to Pleas of Guilty, Appeals and Trials.

Before joining Farrelly Legal in 2017, Xavier most recently practiced at Victoria Legal Aid as a senior Criminal Lawyer and is now available to conduct both legally aided and privately funded work. At Legal Aid Xavier also gained valuable experience practicing in Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) matters and Family Violence Intervention Order matters (FVIO).

Please feel free to make a no obligation case assessment appointment with Xavier.

Michele Downs - Farrelly Legal would like to extend a big welcome to Michele Downs, Senior Family Lawyer in our Warrnambool office who brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and care for her clients to our firm. Michele has hit the ground running and is already helping clients in Warrnambool and throughout the south west including Portland, Hamilton, and surrounding areas.

More to come….

Get expert advice now: Melbourne  9448 8453    Warrnambool  5562 0318    Geelong  5222 2774 or email us.