Full Name: Barnaby Johnston
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0926
Date of Admission: 26 Apr 2004
Called to the Bar: 22 Nov 2007


Barnaby completed his articles of clerkship at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in 2004. As a solicitor at both the Commonwealth and  private criminal law firm Balmer and Associates, Barnaby appeared regularly as a solicitor advocate in the Magistrates’ Court. 

Since coming to the bar in 2007, Barnaby has regularly appeared in trials and contests in the County Court and Magistrates’ Court and has appeared as junior counsel in a number of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal matters including Mejia (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2016] VSCA 296 (28 November 2016) and Evison v The Queen [2014] VSCA 132 (24 June 2014).

Barnaby holds an Indictable Crime Certificate from the Victorian bar, is on the Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List and is a member of the Criminal Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Proceeds of Crime

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