Jeremy Rapke QC
Jeremy Rapke QC
B. Ec., LL. B.
01 March 1973
Signed Bar Roll:
07 November 1974
23 November 1999
Admitted to Practice:
Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland
Areas of Practice:
- Human Rights Law
- Administrative Law
- Public Law
- Criminal Law
- Industrial Relations
- Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
- Judicial Review
- Merits Review
- Disciplinary Proceedings
- Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
- Royal Commissions
- Coronial Inquests
- Corporate / White Collar Crime
- Proceeds of Crime
- Crimes Against the Person
- Tribunals & Commissions
After signing the Bar Roll in 1974, Jeremy conducted a general practice with an emphasis on common law, criminal law (including prosecuting and defending at both the trial and appellate levels in many significant criminal matters), administrative law and commercial law.
He was retained as counsel assisting two Royal Commissions of Inquiry (Royal Commission into Australia’s Meat Industry and Royal Commission into Australia’s Security and Intelligence Agencies), the National Crime Authority and the Medical Board of Victoria.
In 1995, Jeremy was appointed a Senior Crown Prosecutor for Victoria. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999 and then the Chief Crown Prosecutor for Victoria in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed Victoria’s Director of Public Prosecutions, a position he held until 2011.
All aspects of criminal law (appellate and trial work), administrative law, discrimination law and human rights, and occupational health and safety law.
Jeremy is a highly experienced lawyer and advocate who has appeared in many high profile and complex cases.
Director of Public Prosecutions (Vic)
Member of the Legal Professional Tribunal, VCAT, the Sentencing Advisory Council, the Therapeutic Treatment Board and as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserves (Legal Panel).