Full Name: Ms Amanda J Burnnard
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0477 150 355
Chambers: William Crockett Chambers
Room: 06xx
Date of Admission: 21 Apr 2009
Called to the Bar: 1 May 2014
Qualifications: LLB (Hons); BA
Previous Occupation: Criminal Defence Solicitor - Robert Stary Lawyers


Amanda Burnnard has a criminal defence practice. She also accepts briefs to appear in inquests, inquiries and regulatory hearings,  and in occupational health and safety matters.

Amanda holds a Victorian Bar Indictable Crime Certificate and is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister. Amanda was selected by Victoria Legal Aid to participate in the 2017 Trial Counsel Development Program. 

Prior to signing the Bar roll, Amanda worked as a criminal law solicitor. She commenced her legal career at the Office of Public Prosecutions before gaining significant experience as a solicitor advocate with Robert Stary Lawyers (now Stary Norton Halphen).

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She read with Carolene Gwynn (now Her Honour Judge Gwynn of the County Court). Her senior mentor at the Bar is George Georgiou SC.

Amanda is on Foley's List and is a member of Crockett Chambers. She is also a member of the Victorian Bar Student Engagement Committee and a member of the Criminal Bar Association. 

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Work

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions

Committee Memberships

  • (Co-Secretary) Student Engagement Committee
From 26 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

« Back to search results