Full Name: Ashley Halphen
Phone: +61 3 9225 7057
Fax: 9914 2777
Mobile: 0418 424 333
Chambers: Niagara Lane Chambers
Date of Admission: 23 Mar 1992
Called to the Bar: 27 May 1999
Qualifications: B.Ec; LLB (Honours); LLM (London)


Ashley has extensive experience as a trial advocate 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 has been a member of Crockett Chambers for over 15 years and is a long standing member of the Criminal Bar Association. He 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. 

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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