Randall Kune LLB (Hons)(Melb) LLM (Melb) signed the Bar Roll in 1999 and practises predominantly in criminal law, child protection litigation, and family law. He is also available to advise and appear in civil and administrative law matters, in which he practised for a significant portion of his early career.
He has represented Government departments and agencies, and individuals and groups from various cultural backgrounds. Randall has also completed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence training course through the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia.
Randall has demonstrated experience representing individuals, groups, organisations and Government departments in the litigation of significant disputes involving complex factual and legal issues such as:
These complex and sensitive matters require significant understanding of the needs and experience of disadvantaged members of society. At all times Randall can be trusted to tread with diplomacy, compassion, thoughtfulness and absolute integrity.
He is co-author of the critically-acclaimed Advocacy Manual: The Complete Guide to Persuasive Advocacy, published by the Australian Advocacy Institute. He is a trained and experienced Advocacy Instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute (AAI), having taught advocacy for over 15 years to various groups, including Bar Readers, Solicitors, and Undergraduate and Postgraduate law students.
He completed his Articles of Clerkship at Galbally & O’Bryan and was admitted to practise in 1996, before completing his Master of Laws. He took leave from the Bar between 2006 and 2008, to take up the position of Solicitor and Clinical Supervisor at the Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service.
In addition to his practice, Randall is a Senior Fellow at Monash University Law School. He has taught there since 2002, particularly in advocacy, evidence, advanced evidence and proof in litigation (a subject which he developed and introduced to the faculty), civil procedure, civil litigation practice, criminal law practice, legal ethics and professional legal skills and responsibilities. This teaching included practical legal training in the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Randall was also accredited as a Nationally Accredited Mediator in 2013.
Randall has published many papers, especially in the area of expert evidence. He was teacher and coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies through the Monash University Law School Forensic Studies Program for many years until the program was disbanded.
G Hampel, A Ainslie-Wallace, E Brimer and R Kune, Advocacy Manual, Second Edition, Australian Advocacy Institute, Melbourne, 2016.
G Hampel, E Brimer and R Kune, Advocacy Manual, Australian Advocacy Institute, Melbourne, 2008.
R Kune and G Kune, ‘Mainstream Medicine versus Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Witness Box: Resolving the Clash of Ideologies’ (2007) 14 Journal of Law and Medicine 425.
R Kune and G Kune, ‘Expert Medico-Scientific Evidence before Tribunals: Approaches to Proof, Expertise and Conflicting Opinions’ (2006) 13 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 1.
R Kune and G Kune, ‘Proof of Cancer Causation and Expert Evidence’ (2003) 11 Journal of Law and Medicine 112.
R Kune and J Kennan SC, ‘The State of Victoria’, in Professor Herbert M. Kritzer (ed), Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Historical Encyclopedia, ABC–CLIO, Santa Barbara, 2002.