Ashleigh is an experienced advocate who accepts briefs in state and federal criminal law, quasicriminal law, administrative law, inquests and inquiries. She also welcomes briefs in commercial litigation and sports law.
Ashleigh appears for both prosecution and defence in criminal law. She is experienced in indictable and summary crime in both the federal and state criminal jurisdictions, with a particular focus on large complex cases such as murder, fraud, drug importations and traffcking and sexual offences. She regularly appears in pleas and appeals in the County Court; contested committals, summary contests and pleas in the Magistrates and Children's Courts; and bail applications at all levels of the Court hierarchy.
Ashleigh has undertaken cultural awareness training provided by the Koorie Heritage Trust and appears in Koori Court hearings around the State.
In addition to her criminal law practice, 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.
Ashleigh began her legal career as a Lawyer with the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the 2010-2011 Queensland floods. She worked on the Commission's land planning and insurance terms of reference, where she instructed in the public hearings and wrote sections of the Commission's final report.
Ashleigh accepts briefs in quasi-criminal work such as post-sentence applications (including supervision and detention orders), civil forfeiture applications, coronial inquests, OH&S matters, council prosecutions and disciplinary and regulatory tribunals. She prides herself on her skills as an advocate and her ability to learn new areas of the law quickly and thoroughly to best assist her clients.
To get in touch with Ashleigh Harrold | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org