Ruth Shann

Admitted:
17 Apr 2007
Bar:
20 Nov 2008
Location:
Room 0901, Gorman Chambers,
Level 9 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Ruth Shann has appeared as counsel for the defence in:

  • murder trials and pleas in the Supreme Court;
  • conviction and sentence appeals in the Court of Appeal;
  • trials and pleas in the County Court; and
  • various matters in the Magistrates' Court.

Ruth has also appeared as junior counsel in murder, manslaughter, police corruption, sexual offences, contempt and drug matters in the High Court, Supreme Court, County Court and at committal level.

In 2019, Ruth was ranked as one of the top four criminal law juniors in Australia by Doyles Guide.

Ruth was appointed a Honourary Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School in 2016 for her contribution teaching Evidence and Proof in its JD program.

She achieved third place on the first class honours list in law at the University of Melbourne in 2004.

Ruth is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred barrister and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate.

    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    Appellate
    Criminal Law
    Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

    Profile1

    Ruth Shann has appeared as counsel for the defence in:

    • murder trials and pleas in the Supreme Court;
    • conviction and sentence appeals in the Court of Appeal;
    • trials and pleas in the County Court; and
    • various matters in the Magistrates' Court.

    Ruth has also appeared as junior counsel in murder, manslaughter, police corruption, sexual offences, contempt and drug matters in the High Court, Supreme Court, County Court and at committal level.

    In 2019, Ruth was ranked as one of the top four criminal law juniors in Australia by Doyles Guide.

    Ruth was appointed a Honourary Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School in 2016 for her contribution teaching Evidence and Proof in its JD program.

    She achieved third place on the first class honours list in law at the University of Melbourne in 2004.

    Ruth is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred barrister and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate.