Ashley Halphen

Ashley Halphen

  • Admitted: 1992
  • Bar: 1999


Niagara Lane Chambers
29 Niagara Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Over the course of two decades, Ashley has appeared in many trials in both the Supreme Court and County Court of Victoria. He is an accredited indictable offence specialist and a Victorian Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister.

Ashley received the Susan Crennan AC QC Victorian Bar Pro Bono Award for his volunteer work in death penalty jurisdictions in the United States; for assisting in access to justice issues in West Africa; and for acting on behalf of indigenous defendants in remote parts of Northern Australia.

Ashley is dedicated to empowering local lawyers in more developing jurisdictions abroad. To this end, he has conducted advocacy training in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Nauru. He pioneered a trial advocacy program for practicing lawyers in Uganda. He has also been actively engaged on ground level in the development of legal structures in Sierra Leone and Mongolia. 

In 2021, Ashley became a National Accredited Mediator.

In May 2022, Ashley launched SnapLaw Sentening Digest, with over 700 cases, legislation, snapshots, statistics and practice notes, the digest condenses key High Court and Victorian Court of Appeal cases down to their essential principles and is an indispensable resource tool for criminal law practitioners.

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Criminal Law

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