Jesse Winton is a commercial and public law barrister with a wide-ranging litigation practice. He specialises in administrative law, constitutional law, criminal law, and defamation.
Jesse has also appeared as counsel in an extensive range of contested matters, at trial and on appeal, including matters involving equity and trusts (particularly charitable trusts), contractual disputes, torts and personal injuries, coronial inquests, liquor licensing, professional disciplinary matters, criminal injuries compensation, and the restraint of vexatious litigants.
Prior to joining the Bar, Jesse practised at the State Solicitor’s Office, where he regularly appeared as counsel in most jurisdictions, including the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Federal Court, District Court, Magistrates Court, Children’s Court, Family Court, National Native Title Tribunal, State Administrative Tribunal, Coroner’s Court, and Liquor Commission.
Jesse holds a Bachelor of Arts (History/Politics) (Hons) from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) (Hons) from the Australian National University, and a Juris Doctor (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
He was the Legal Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital between 2014 and 2017.