Full Name: Nancy Grunwald
Phone: 9225 6444
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 931
Date of Admission: 23 Aug 2011
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017
Qualifications: LLB
Previous Occupation: Senior Associate, Managing Lawyer


Previous name: Nancy Pi

Nancy accepts briefs in all areas of criminal and quasi- criminal law.  

Since coming to the bar Nancy has appeared in the Magistrates and County Courts in contested hearings, contested committals, plea hearings, appeals and applications for bail. She has also been briefed to prepare memoradums of advice.

Prior to coming to the bar Nancy worked exclusively in the area of criminal defence at Dribbin & Brown Criminal Law.  Nancy quickly rose through the ranks, being promoted to Senior Associate and then Managing Lawyer of Dribbin & Brown’s Ringwood office. As instructing solicitor, she has been involved in complex criminal trials in the County and Supreme Courts. Nancy has also represented clients in RSPCA, Food Act, Domestic Animals Act and in Centrelink/Medicare fraud matters.

Nancy also has a keen interest in the sciences, having studied genetics, chemistry and microbiology at University. She is well suited to cases involving technical analysis.

She is read with Simon Moglia and her senior mentor was Lesley Taylor QC (now the Honourable Justice Taylor of the Supreme Court of Victoria).

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Work


  • Local Government

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Judicial Review

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