Full Name: Ashley Halphen
Phone: 9225 6444
Fax: 9914 2777
Chambers: Niagara Lane Chambers
Date of Admission: 23 Mar 1992
Called to the Bar: 27 May 1999
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 16 Jul 2021
Qualifications: B.Ec; LLB (Honours); LLM (London)


Over the course of two decades, Ashley has appeared in many trials in both the Supreme Court and County Court of Victoria. He is an accredited indictable offence specialist and a Victorian Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister.

Ashley received the Susan Crennan AC QC Victorian Bar Pro Bono Award for his volunteer work in death penalty jurisdictions in the United States; for assisting in access to justice issues in West Africa; and for acting on behalf of indigenous defendants in remote parts of Northern Australia.

Ashley is dedicated to empowering local lawyers in more developing jurisdictions abroad. To this end, he has conducted advocacy training in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Nauru. He pioneered a trial advocacy program for practicing lawyers in Uganda. He has also been actively engaged on ground level in the development of legal structures in Sierra Leone and Mongolia. 

He has written about issues surrounding the rule of law and been published in various domestic journals and bulletins. 

In 2021, Ashley became a National Accredited Mediator.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

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