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Bernard Keating


Bernard Keating

Mr. Bernard. R. Keating has over 25 years experience as both a Barrister and a Solicitor in, Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Mr. Bernard R. Keating is able to provide you with expert advice and representation in criminal law.

Mr.Bernard R. Keating appears in a variety of jurisdictions including the Magistrate’s Court, Children’s Court and the County Court of Victoria. He has prepared and appeared in County Court Trials and Supreme Court Appeals.

Mr. Bernard R. Keating has been an Accredited Specialist in criminal law since 1994. He also practices regularly in the following areas of law:

  • Bail applications
  • Not guilty applications
  • Pleas of guilty
  • Sexual offences (including child pornography)
  • Driving offences( including culpable driving)
  • Commonwealth offences (including Centrelink Fraud)
  • Regulatory offences (Health Act, Fisheries Act, Building Offences)
  • Intervention Orders (Stalking and Family Violence)
  • Children’s Court (Department of Human Services)

Mr. Bernard R.Keating was the Chair of the Criminal Specialist Accreditation Committee established by the Law Institute of Victoria. Mr. Keating is also a member of the Criminal General Committee and the Family Mediation Centre.


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law (Law Institute of Victoria)

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Specialised knowledge

Slink & Keating are Accredited Specialists in criminal law. Our solicitors are experienced in criminal law, child protection, intervention order proceedings and infringement matters.


We care!

At Slink & Keating you are not just a number. We will do everything we can to achieve the best possible outcome! We take pride and care about how your case is handled.


We will travel wherever you need us!

Slink & Keating appear in all metropolitan and country courts. Such as Children's and Magistrates' Court in Ringwood, Moorabbin, Melbourne, Heidelberg, Frankston, Dromana, Korumburra, Shepparton, LaTrobe Valley, Collingwood, Sunshine, Broadmeadows, Castlemaine, Geelong, Echuca, Warnambool and Sale to name a few. County Court in LaTrobe or Melbourne and Supreme Court.


We will work WITH you!

We will assist you by referring you to any programs, courses, services for homelessness and medical professionals when required. This may sometimes also lead to referrals to court based programs such as CISP bail, ARC and the Drug Court.