Full Name: Ryan Hartshorne
Mobile: 0413818163
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0515
Date of Admission: 9 Aug 2016
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2019
Qualifications: B.Ex.Sc, LL.B (Hons), Grad Cert (Prosecutions), GDLP.
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Ryan Hartshorne accepts briefs in all criminal, family, disciplinary and quasi-criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts.  

Since coming to the Bar, Ryan appears regularly in contested hearings, bail applications, committal hearings, guilty pleas and appeals. He appears for all summary and indictable matters in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court and represents victims of crime at VOCAT. He previously worked as a Prosecutor for Victoria Police and as a Corporate Legal Counsel.

Ryan is also available for Family Law matters, and has extensive experience in Intervention Orders. He appears frequently for Intervention Order applications and has particular strength in negotiating conditions to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. Ryan appears for Applicants and Respondents in Family Violence and Personal Safety applications, including applications made by Victoria Police. He also appears in the County Court for Intervention Order appeal hearings.

Ryan accepts requests to provide representation in Sports Tribunal proceedings in both amateur and professional sport. He invites opportunities from sporting bodies to sit on tribunal and integrity proceedings and can provide expertise as an independent investigator.

Ryan spent 17 years in Victoria Police, primarily as a Search & Rescue Specialist and was previously involved with the Health and Sport Science Industry.

Ryan read with David Cronin and his senior mentor was John Kelly SC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Sports

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • 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
  • Victims of Crime
  • Work

Family Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • High Court of Australia
From 25 Oct 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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