Ashleigh Harrold Barrister

Ashleigh Harrold


Owen Dixon Chambers


Room 1128A

525 Lonsdale St


VIC 3000

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Ashleigh has a broad practice in the areas of criminal law, proceeds of crime/confiscation litigation, public law, administrative law, and inquests and inquiries. She also accepts briefs to appear before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals.

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 also selected to take part in Victoria Legal Aid's Trial Counsel Development Program.

Ashleigh has also undertaken cultural awareness training provided by the Koorie Heritage Trust and appears in Koori Court hearings. 

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, VOCAT hearings and OH&S cases.

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. She is also experienced in 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. 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.

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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