Greg Barns SC

Admitted to Practice: Victoria – 1986; Tasmania – 2003

Signed Bar Roll: March 1986 (Vic)Also Admitted in: NSW

Also member of: Victorian Bar Patterson’s List, Western Australian Bar

Appointed Senior Counsel 2020

Other Chambers: Gorman Chambers Melbourne


Greg Barns graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and a director of human rights group, Rights Australia. Greg has written three books on Australian politics, is a Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, and a member of the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance.

Areas of Practice:• Criminal Law acting for defendants, including appellate work and white collar crime• Prison Law• Administrative Law• Coronial Inquests• Native Title• Migration Law• Human Rights


Phone: 0419 691 846

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