Greg Barns (courtesy Salamanca Chambers)

Greg Barnes SC

Admitted to Practice: Victoria – 1986; Tasmania – 2003

Signed Bar Roll: March 1986 (Vic) Also Admitted in: NSW

Also member of: Victorian Bar Patterson’s List, Western Australian Bar

Appointed Senior Counsel 2020

Other Chambers: Salamanca Chambers, Hobart, and Gorman Chambers, Melbourne


Greg Barns graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and a director of human rights group, Rights Australia. Greg has written three books on Australian politics, is a Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, and a member of the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law acting for defendants, including appellate work and white collar crime
  • Prison Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Native Title
  • Migration Law
  • Human Rights


Contact details:
Mobile: 0419 691 846