Ms Diana Price

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Diana is an experienced advocate practicing in the areas of criminal law, inquests and inquiries and administrative law.  She is admitted in New York, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

Criminal law

Diana regularly appears in criminal jury trials.  She has conducted trials on behalf of persons accused of fraud, burglary, robbery, assault, dangerous driving causing death/serious injury and various sexual offences. Diana holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is a member of the Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.

Diana also appears in occupational health and safety matters, and represents parties to investigations by the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.  She is the editor of the Lawyers Practice Manual chapter ‘Social Security Prosecutions’.

Diana was a member of the 2012 Trial Counsel Development Program and was junior to Michael O’Connell SC in a four-week murder trial, The Queen v Newman [2013] VSC 361. 

Inquests & investigations

Diana is regularly briefed in complex inquests.  Some examples include:

  • Counsel for interested party, Inquest into the death of Daniel Michael Brendan Thomas(homicide), 3 July 2014
  • Counsel for interested party, Inquest into the death of Charlotte Rose Keen (infant death), 17 April 2014
  • Counsel for interested party, Inquest into the death of Ryan De Angelis (accidental shooting), 2 December 2013
  • Counsel for the family, Inquest into the death of Peter Lennen (accidental death), 11 October 2013.

Diana has provided advice in respect of the Ombudsman Act 1973 and the now repealed Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001.

Administrative law & professional disciplinary matters

Diana appears in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Firearm Appeals Committee.  She has particular experience in professional disciplinary matters, such as:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia v Scott, 2014, Counsel for the Respondent
  • Psychology Board of Australia v Huson, 2013, Counsel for the Respondent
  • Hanley and Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 2012, Counsel for the Applicant.

Diana often appears as counsel assisting, such before the Building Practitioners Board and the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.

Diana also regularly provides advice and appears in working with children check matters, guardianship, administration and freedom of information matters. 

Advocacy coaching and membership of professional associations

Diana is a trained Advocacy Instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute.  She is an instructor with the Australian National University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.  She regularly teaches, coaches and assesses students in the Victorian Bar Readers Course and at various law schools.  Diana recently taught at the Legal Training Institute in Papua New Guinea with other members of the Victorian Bar.

Diana is a current Director of Australian Women Lawyers.  Diana was the Convenor of the Women Barristers Association between November 2012 - February 2015 and remains on its committee.  In 2013 she was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards junior counsel category.  She was a member of the Student Engagement Committee between 2012 - 2015.

Earlier career as a solicitor-advocate

Diana commenced her career in the Australian Capital Territory, where she was admitted in 2004.  She was a prosecutor with the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions and instructed counsel assisting the Coroner in the Inquiry into the 2003 Canberra Bushfires

Diana passed the New York Bar Examination in 2007 and commenced work as a trial attorney at a non-profit law firm in Brooklyn between 2007 - 2009. 

Upon returning to Australia Diana accepted a position as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in 2010. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    03 June 2009
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    18 November 2010

Areas of Speciality

  • Public Law