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Ruth Hamnett Bar : 2006| Admitted : 2004

Ruth Hamnett practices principally in public and administrative law, and has a particular interest in disciplinary and regulatory law.  

Phone : +61 9225 7222

Mobile : 0449 109 212

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Chambers : Aickin Chambers Room 1404


Ruth Hamnett practices in public and administrative law and disciplinary and regulatory law, including occupational health and safety. She also practise in criminal law and appears frequently in all jurisdictions. Ruth has a particular interest in the intersection between criminal law and administrative law. 

Ruth has expertise in advising on matters of statutory interpretation and drafting legal opinions on complex substantive and procedural issues across a wide range of commercial matters, including insurance. 

Ruth has significant in-house government experience having practised as legal counsel for a Victorian government agency, primarily in prosecutions and disciplinary proceedings, from 2009 to 2016.

Previously Ruth was an Articled Clerk at Freehills and Associate to the Honourable Justice Ryan of the Federal Court.

Ruth graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 with a Masters of Public and International Law. Ruth graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2003 with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (specialising in Spanish).

Ruth read with Richard Niall QC (now of the Court of Appeal).


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Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Ruth Hamnett | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.