Greg Barns

ChambersSalamanca Chambers
Street AddressC/- Suite 1, Level 2, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point Tasmania 7004
Postal Address
DX Address
Mobile0419 691 846
Year Admitted to Practice 1986 (VIC), 1988 (NSW), 2003 (TAS)
Year Elected to WABA2011
Year Appointed QC/SC
QualificationsBA, LLB (Monash)

Greg Barns practices in the areas of criminal law, administrative law, human rights, native title.  He appeared for one of the accused in Rv Benbrika (2008), a major terrorism trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria, and regularly appears for appellants in the Tasmanian Court of Criminal Appeal.  Greg has a strong interest in human rights law and prisoners and he was junior counsel to Stephen Estcourt QC in Pickett v State of Tasmania (2011) in which Justice Wood of the Supreme Court of Tasmania declared that Mr Pickett, a prisoner, had been held contrary to provisions of the Tasmanian corrections legislation. Greg appears regularly in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court. 


  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Criminal Law