Anthony Pyne Barrister

Anthony Pyne


Room 0510

Brian Bourke Chambers

530 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

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Anthony practises in criminal law, particularly in indictable criminal matters, and quasi-criminal law.

Before coming to the Bar, he worked as an Associate Public Defender and Public Defender at Victoria Legal Aid for four years. He appeared regularly as counsel in County Court trials and pleas. He has appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal and was junior counsel in the ‘baseline sentencing’ appeal of DPP v Walters. He has appeared as counsel in matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act and the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act. He appeared regularly in committal hearings and other complex criminal matters in the Magistrates’ Court.

Anthony became an LIV Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law in 2016.

Before this, Anthony worked for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Darwin for three years and the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Alice Springs for two years. He developed a significant appellate practice in the Northern Territory Supreme Court and appeared as junior counsel in trials. He appeared in all types of criminal matters in the Local Court.

Anthony has also worked for Legal Aid NSW, appearing in criminal matters in the Liverpool Local Court in south-west Sydney. He worked on the NSW Supreme Court Inquiry into the Conviction of Phuong Ngo and the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals.

Anthony has a Master’s Degree in law from the University of Sydney. He has published several articles on current issues in criminal law in academic journals. A list of cases in which he has appeared and a list of published articles can be found here.

An advance copy of a forthcoming publication in the Monash University Law Review titled ‘The province of mental impairment in Victoria: An analysis of the conflict between Hawkins and Stiles and a prediction about how it will be resolved’ can be found here.

Anthony is reading with Jason Gullaci. His senior mentor is John Kelly SC.

To get in touch with Anthony Pyne | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or