Richard Edney

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 9225 7777
Fax: (03) 9078 2670
Clerk: Foleys List

Richard’s practise encompasses all areas of criminal and appellate law in all jurisdictions - he has appeared in numerous bail applications, pleas, trials, contested hearings and appeals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law/Intervention/Compensation
  • Criminal Law (Appellate)
  • Intervention Orders
  • VOCAT 


Professional Background

Richard 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 a Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University Law School. He signed the Bar Roll on 24 May 2007.

He appears in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts - in both the trial division and the Court of Appeal - in all criminal matters.

Richard is admitted to appear in all states of Australia and regularly appears interstate.

He is co-author of the Australian Sentencing (Thomson Reuters) (2013) and has published extensively in the areas of sentencing, evidence, criminal procedure and prisoners' rights.