Colin O’Neill

Special Counsel.

Colin is the former principal of Mornington law firm O’Neill Behan and Associates, which was a practice he established servicing the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds in the areas of industrial relations, commercial litigation and debt recovery.

Colin has a strong background in employment and industrial law with a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Employee Relations as well as having lectured at both Monash University (Master’s Degree) and Victoria University (Law Degree) in this specialist field.

He has regularly appeared on behalf of employees and corporate clients in the Fair Work Commission, Federal Court and Federal Magistrates’ Court and the Industrial Division of the State Magistrates’ Court. Colin can also advise and act in criminal matters appearing in all Courts, particularly the Magistrates’ Court.

Prior to his return to the law in 2017 Colin spent two years travelling overseas umpiring and playing Veterans Cricket.  In addition, Colin appears on several local football tribunals and is active in his support of local footy on the Mornington Peninsula.

Prior to entering the legal profession in 1996, Colin worked for the Victoria Police (unsworn member) and was Head of the Victorian Education Department Security Services Group for nearly 20 years. Their charter was the prevention and detection of school crime. Colin is also a returned serviceman having served with the Australian Army in Vietnam in 1968-69.

Colin’s main areas of practice:

  • Employment and Industrial Law
  • Commercial Litigation including Debt Recovery
  • Criminal Law
  • Victims of Crime

Colin’s experience, integrity and professionalism is a boon to Mornington Legal’s clients.

To make an appointment with Colin or for further enquiries, please contact our office on (03) 5975 7611.