Sally Buckley

Sally Buckley

  • Admitted: 2016
  • Bar: 2019


Level 2, 550 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Sally practices primarily in criminal law and has a particular interest in appellate crime. She also accepts briefs in occupational health and safety matters and coronial inquests.

Sally appears regularly in the Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and County Court across a wide range of criminal matters. She has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

In the years before coming to the bar, Sally worked at the Court of Appeal as a criminal registry lawyer where she prepared and case managed a large volume of conviction and sentence appeals to hearing.

Between 2014 and 2017, Sally was Associate his Honour Judge Gamble. She also worked as a solicitor in the Indictable Crime Team at Victoria Legal Aid, where she regularly appeared in the Magistrates’ Court and gained experience instructing counsel in a broad range of indictable and summary matters.

In 2016, Sally spent a number of months volunteering at the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans, Louisianna, where she assisted in the representation of prisoners on death row.

Sally holds a Juris Doctor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She also received the Prize for Advocacy as part of her JD.

Sally read with Stewart Bayles, and her senior mentor was Sally Flynn QC.


  • Criminal Bar Association


  • University of Melbourne JD Prize for Advocacy (2013)


  • Director, Mentone Grammar School
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