Greg Barns

ChambersSalamanca Chambers
Street AddressC/- Suite 1, Level 2, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point Tasmania 7004
Postal Address
DX Address
Telephone
Mobile0419 691 846
Fax
Emailrepublicone@ozemail.com.au
Website
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. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Criminal Law