Experience, dedication and discretion
We understand that being investigated or charged with a criminal offence is highly stressful and that a conviction can be life-changing. Competent and timely legal advice is vital when faced with criminal investigation or charges. You can feel confident with us that you are in the most capable hands, and that our team will handle your case with dedication and discretion.
Gordon Legal’s criminal defence practice is led by Katrina Webster and Patrick Gordon.
As former barristers specialising in criminal law, Katrina and Patrick uniquely understand how the criminal justice system works. They have experience appearing as advocates in all Victorian courts, in all types of criminal prosecutions.
Whatever your situation, Katrina and Patrick will use their expertise to help you navigate your way through the criminal justice system with skill, care and compassion.
How we can help:
At Gordon Legal we focus on working with you and using our knowledge of the criminal justice system to provide the best possible outcome for you. We represent clients in all types of criminal and quasi-criminal matters including intervention orders.
We are committed to providing timely, confidential advice and maintaining clear and open communication. We are able to provide same day legal advice and urgent representation where required.
What we can help with
- Arrests and police interviews
- Driving and traffic offences
- Firearms and weapons offences
- Drug offences
- Theft, fraud and dishonesty offences
- Assault and serious injury offences
- Sexual offences
- Family violence and intervention orders
- Commonwealth prosecutions
- IBAC investigations and examinations
- Worksafe and TAC investigations and prosecutions
Criminal Defence Experts
Patrick Gordon is an experienced lawyer, now specialising in criminal defence advocacy at Gordon Legal. Between 2017 and 2022, Patrick was a barrister at the Victorian Bar, with a busy criminal law practice. During this time, he regularly appeared in: contested hearings and committals in the Magistrates’ Court and the Children’s Court; appeals against conviction and sentence in the County Court; pleas in all types of criminal offending (violence, drugs, sexual offending, complex frauds); bail applications; compulsory examinations in IBAC; contested intervention order proceedings; sporting disciplinary tribunal proceedings. Prior to his time as a barrister, Patrick worked as a solicitor for several years across a range of legal fields, including several major class actions. Most notably, between 2009 and 2013, he worked at Gordon Legal on the landmark ‘Thalidomide’ class action in the Victorian Supreme Court. He also worked as a criminal defence solicitor at a major criminal defence firm, conducting appearances across all Victorian courts and instructing barristers in multiple criminal trials. He completed a Bachelor of Laws at Latrobe University in 2009 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2010.
Katrina commenced her legal career in 2013, practising as a solicitor-advocate at a major criminal defence firm for several years. During this period, Katrina appeared in court regularly and instructed barristers in criminal trials. She then worked as a Judge’s Associate to a criminal law judge at the County Court of Victoria. Prior to joining Gordon Legal, Katrina was a barrister at the Victorian Bar where she practised solely in criminal law for six years. During this time, she appeared regularly in the Magistrates’ and County Courts in both summary and indictable criminal proceedings for accused persons and on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as for applicants and respondents in intervention order proceedings. Katrina joins Gordon Legal as a highly regarded and experienced criminal law advocate. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University.