Ian Freckleton, QC

Adjunct Prof Monash University Forensic Medicine

Ian Freckelton is an experienced Queen’s Counsel with a national practice, a judge of the Supreme Court of Nauru, a member of Victoria’s Mental Health Tribunal and Coronial Council, a Professorial Fellow of Law and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine at Monash University. Ian has appeared in many well known cases including the Lindt Cafe Inquest, the Brighton Terrorist Inquest, the Dr Patel case, the Barwon Prison human rights case and the Children of God case. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine. Ian led the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s reference on Medicinal Cannabis. He is the author and editor of more than 40 books and over 600 peer reviewed articles. He is the Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine and the Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. His most recent books are Expert Evidence (6th edn, Thomson, 2018), Tensions and Traumas in Health Law (Federation Press, 2017), and Scholarly Misconduct (OUP, 2016). He is currently writing a book on Quackery and the Law.

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