Full Name: Mr Richard F Edney
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Date of Admission: 5 Nov 1997
Called to the Bar: 24 May 2007


Richard Edney was admitted to practice in 1997. From 1998 to 2002 he worked as a criminal lawyer for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. He then worked as Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University and taught evidence and criminal law. During this time he was also a consultant solicitor advocate for the law firm Doogue & O'Brien and appeared in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts in criminal matters.

Richard is the co-author of Australian Sentencing: Principles and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and has published widely in the areas of sentencing, evidence and criminal procedure.He is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred barrister.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Proceeds of Crime

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Judicial Review

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