Full Name: Mr Glenn Barr
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Date of Admission: 7 Apr 1999
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Glenn accepts briefs in criminal law, occupational health and safety law and administrative law matters. 

Before coming to the Bar, Glenn had more than 15 years’ experience working for the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP), Worksafe Victoria (secondment) and Crown Counsel Advisings/Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR).

Glenn has extensive experience in all aspects of indictable criminal law, including litigation, policy and advice. He previously managed all criminal appeals in Victoria and has appeared in the Court of Appeal in conviction and sentence appeals as junior counsel, as well as interlocutory appeals. 

In addition to his criminal law experience, Glenn’s OH&S experience includes providing advice and conducting contested matters in the Magistrates’ and County Court.  Since coming to the Bar, Glenn has been briefed to act for defendants in several matters involving environmental offences and OH&S offences. 

Glenn's public law experience at DJR is complimented with his involvement in the leading cases on the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006, including Momcilovic in the High Court.

He has a particular interest in the laws of evidence, having co-authored articles in the L.I.J and delivered an extensive training program on evidence and procedure.

He read with Andrew Palmer and his Senior Mentor is Paul Holdenson QC.

* Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals
  • Merit Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Property
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
  • Migration Law

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • High Court of Australia
From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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