Welcome to the List – Emily Allan

News 04 May 2023


Emily Allan


It is with great pleasure that Chapman’s List welcomes Emily Allan to our growing list of barristers as our newest reader. Emily will sign the Bar Roll on the 4th of May and will be available to accept briefs from the 8th of May.

Emily practices primarily in criminal and quasi-criminal law, as well as appearing in family, public and administrative law matters.

Emily comes to the Bar with over 10 years of experience as a solicitor-advocate in criminal law. She has appeared regularly in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts in plea hearings, contested committals, appeals against sentence, bail applications, and contraventions. Emily has also appeared in the County Koori Court.

Immediately prior to being called to the Bar, Emily was Associate Director of Indictable Crime at Victoria Legal Aid. She managed VLA’s Indictable Crime Team and conducted complex and high-profile indictable matters involving homicide, serious driving matters, sexual offences, drugs and fraud in both state and commonwealth jurisdictions. 

Prior to working at Victoria Legal Aid, Emily worked as a Senior Solicitor in the Specialist Sexual Offences Unit and Regional Prosecutions section of the Office of Public Prosecutions and as a solicitor in a family law firm.

Emily is reading with Sharon Lacy. Her senior mentors are Ian Hill KC and Ruth Shann SC.

To learn more about Emily’s expertise and her availability to accept briefs, please contact Chris Chapman on 9225 7666 or chapmanslist@vicbar.com.au.


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