who we are
Christian Farrelly, Principal of Farrelly Legal, was 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.
Xavier 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.