Amanda J. Burnnard

Amanda J. Burnnard


Phone: (03) 9225 7777
Fax: (03) 9225 8480
Clerk: Foleys List


Amanda Burnnard accepts briefs to defend clients charged with criminal offences. She also appears in regulatory hearings, coronial inquests, and occupational health and safety matters.

Areas of expertise

  • Criminal law
  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money laundering
  • Property Offences
  • Sexual Assault
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Commissions and other inquiries


Professional background

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.