Full Name: Shane Gardner
Phone: +61 3 9225 6986
Chambers: Douglas Menzies Chambers
Room: 0408
Date of Admission: 3 Mar 1997
Called to the Bar: 22 May 1997


Shane has been at the Victorian Bar coalface for the last two decades, practising in all forms of criminal law cases, intervention orders, coroners inquests, confiscation proceedings, IBAC proceedings, compulsory examinations and occupational health and safety matters. 

He has appeared in excess of 3000 cases including matters in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court trials (multiple murder and manslaughter trials), pleas, bail and confiscation hearings, County Court trials, pleas, bail and appeals, Magistrate's court contests, pleas, bail, and committal hearings, as well as coronial inquests.  He also appears in the NSW courts in their criminal jurisdiction.

Shane also appears regularly in Intervention orders relating to Family violence protection orders and Personal Safety intervention orders.

Over the past few years Shane has had the sole carriage of the defence in a number of high profile homicide trials and inquests including those colloquially known as;

    "The baby in the car case"

    "The daughter in law in the bag and the bin case"

    and  "The Business partner in the pool inquest"         


    Shane is a member of the VLA Preferred Barrister List.


    Areas of Practice


    • Criminal Appeals

    Criminal Law

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

    Family Law

    • Parenting Orders

    Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

    • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

    Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

    • Coronial Inquests
    • Royal Commissions

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