Diana Price

  • Barrister - victorian bar
  • Gorman Chambers, Room 0915, Level 9460 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • BAR ROLL: 2010 | ADMITTED: 2009
  • +61 3 9225 7222 | 0467 232 222
  • dianaprice@vicbar.com.au
Diana Price Barrister

Diana is an experienced advocate practicing in criminal law, administrative law, inquests and inquiries.  She is admitted in New York, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

Criminal law

Diana conducts criminal jury trials on behalf of persons charged with fraud, dangerous driving causing death/serious injury, burglary, robbery, assault and various sexual offences.  She recently obtained an acquittal on behalf of a client following a four-month fraud trial in the County Court. 
Diana also appears in occupational health and safety matters, and represents parties to investigations by the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.  She was previously the editor of the Lawyers Practice Manual chapter ‘Social Security Prosecutions’.
Diana holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is a member of the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.  Diana was a member of the 2012 Trial Counsel Development Program.

Administrative law & professional disciplinary matters

Diana appears in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.  She has particular experience in disciplinary matters, appearing for a variety of professionals as well as on behalf of government agencies, departments and regulatory bodies.  Diana also provides advice and appears in Working with Children Check matters, and has appeared as counsel assisting in the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.
Her recent cases include:

  • Buckley v Councillor Conduct Panel (Review and Regulation) [2018] VCAT 1244
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia v Hutchinson (Review and Regulation) (No 1) [2018] VCAT 1044
  • The Gold Buying Company Pty Ltd v Business Licensing Authority (Review and Regulation) [2018] VCAT 396
  • OTE v Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation (Review and Regulation) [2018] VCAT 7
  • The Gold Buying Company Pty Ltd v Business Licensing Authority (Review and Regulation) [2017] VCAT 1840
  • Seymour v Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [2017] VCAT 901
  • Ahmad v Medical Board of Australia (Review and Regulation) [2017] VCAT 1646
  • Al Raheb v Medical Board of Australia (Review and Regulation) [2017] VCAT 637
  • VDL v Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation (Review and Regulation) [2016] VCAT 573
  • HXI v Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation (Review and Regulation) [2016] VCAT 2032.

Inquests & investigation

Diana is briefed in coronial inquests, acting for families as well as other interested parties.  Some examples include:

  • Inquest into the death of Daniel Michael Brendan Thomas (homicide)
  • Inquest into the death of Charlotte Rose Keen (infant death)
  • Inquest into the death of Ryan De Angelis (accidental shooting)
  • Inquest into the death of Peter Lennen (accidental death).

Diana instructed counsel assisting the Coroner in the Inquiry into the 2003 Canberra Bushfires.

Advocacy coaching and membership of professional associations

Diana is a trained Advocacy Instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute and teaches in Victoria and interstate.  She is an instructor with Monash University and the Australian National University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.  She teaches, coaches and assesses students in the Victorian Bar Readers Course and at various law schools.  Diana has taught at the Legal Training Institute in Papua New Guinea as part of a program developed by the Victorian Bar and AusAid.
Diana is a current Director of Australian Women Lawyers.  Diana was the Convenor of the Women Barristers Association between November 2012 - February 2015 and remains on its committee.  Diana is currently a member of the Bar Readers Course Committee.  She was a member of the Student Engagement Committee between 2012 - 2015.  In 2013 she was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards junior counsel category. 

Earlier career as a solicitor-advocate & trial attorney

Prior to joining the Bar Diana worked as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in 2010. 

Diana passed the New York Bar Examination in 2007 and commenced work as a trial attorney at a non-profit law firm in Brooklyn between 2007 - 2009. 
She practiced in the busiest single-purpose court in the United States, representing children and young people in various legal proceedings.

Diana commenced her career in the Australian Capital Territory, where she was admitted in 2004. She was a prosecutor with the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

To get in touch with Diana Price | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

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