Ashleigh is an experienced advocate who has a broad practice in all areas of criminal law (including commercial crime, local government prosecutions and WorkSafe), public law, administrative law, and inquests and inquiries. She also welcomes briefs to appear before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals.

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 also undertaken cultural awareness training provided by the Koorie Heritage Trust and appears in Koori Court hearings around the State. In quasi-criminal work, Ashleigh accepts briefs to appear and advise in post-sentence applications (including supervision and detention orders), civil forfeiture applications and OH&S matters.

In addition to her criminal law practice, Ashleigh has appeared as counsel assisting in numerous private examinations before IBAC. She has 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 is available to appear and advise in human rights and discrimination cases. She is also experienced with inquests and inquiries, in particular coronial inquests and Royal Commissions. Ashleigh began her legal career as a Lawyer with the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the 2010-2011 Queensland floods, where she worked in the areas of land planning and insurance. Consequently she has a comprehensive understanding of the process of inquiry work and the expectations of counsel engaged to assist in this area.

Ashleigh 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