Ashleigh Harrold Barrister

Ashleigh Harrold


Owen Dixon Chambers


Room 1128A

525 Lonsdale St


VIC 3000

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Ashleigh practices in criminal law, quasi-criminal law, public law and administrative law.

In criminal law Ashleigh is experienced in both the federal and state criminal jurisdictions, with a particular focus on large complex cases such as murder, fraud, drug importations and sexual offences. She appears at all levels of the court hierarchy in trials, pleas, appeals, committal hearings, summary contests and bail applications. Ashleigh is a contributing author of Federal Offences (published by Thomson Reuters) and is a member of the Commonwealth DPP External Junior Counsel Panel. In 2020, Ashleigh was selected to take part in Victoria Legal Aid's Trial Counsel Development Program.

In quasi-criminal work, Ashleigh accepts briefs to appear and advise in post-sentence applications (including supervision and detention orders), proceeds of crime/confiscation matters, IBAC matters and VOCAT hearings. She is also experienced in OH&S and EPA prosecutions, and has a particular interest in regulatory and disciplinary matters where different areas of law often overlap. 

Ashleigh has appeared as counsel assisting in numerous private examinations before IBAC. She has also appeared in coercive powers applications before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Supreme Court, and has a thorough understanding of investigative processes and procedures. 

In her public law practice, Ashleigh has a particular focus in human rights and discrimination cases heard in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She is also experienced in civil penalty prosecutions conducted under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Ashleigh is experienced with the work of Royal Commissions and Inquiries, owing to her experience working as a lawyer with the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry before coming to the Bar. She also accepts briefs to appear in coronial inquests. 

Ashleigh read with Elizabeth Ruddle SC, and her senior mentor was Sally Flynn QC.

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

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