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Ryan Hartshorne
Chamber: Room 0915, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Admitted: 09/08/2016
Called to Bar: 24/10/2019
Date Appointed Silk:
Qualifications: B.Ex.Sc, LL.B (Hons), Grad Cert (Pros), GDLP, MBA.


Ryan Hartshorne accepts briefs in all criminal, disciplinary and quasi-criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts.  

Since coming to the Bar, Ryan appears regularly in contested hearings, bail applications, committal hearings, guilty pleas and appeals. He appears for all summary and indictable matters in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court. He previously worked as a Prosecutor for Victoria Police and as a Corporate Legal Counsel.

Ryan has extensive experience in Intervention Orders. He appears frequently for Intervention Order applications and has particular strength in negotiating conditions to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. Ryan appears for Applicants and Respondents in Family Violence and Personal Safety applications, including applications made by Victoria Police. He also appears in the County Court for Intervention Order appeal hearings.

Ryan accepts requests to provide representation in Sports Tribunal proceedings in both amateur and professional sport. He invites opportunities from sporting bodies to sit on tribunal and integrity proceedings and can provide expertise as an independent investigator.

Ryan spent 17 years in Victoria Police, primarily as a Search & Rescue Specialist and was previously involved with the Health and Sport Science Industry.

Ryan read with David Cronin.


Practice Areas

Criminal Appeals,
Commercial Law
Sports, Disciplinary Tribunals, Doping / Drugs in Sport, Racing Appeals, The Court of Arbitration for Sport,
Criminal Law
Appellate, Confiscation of Assets, Corporate / White Collar Crime, Corruption, Crimes Against the Person, Assault / Grievous Bodily Harm, Manslaughter, Murder, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Environmental, Extradition, Fraud, Health & Safety, Intervention Orders, Juvenile / Children's Court, Mental Illness, Money Laundering, Planning, Proceeds of Crime, Property, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Theft, Sexual Assault, Traffic / Motor Vehicle, Drink Driving, Speeding, Victims of Crime, Compensation, Work,
Family Law
Care & Protection, Child Disputes, Children's Court, Family Provision, Guardianship & Administration, Parenting Orders, Powers of Attorney, Property Disputes,
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests, Disciplinary Tribunals, Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT), Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT),


Ryan Hartshorne