Sharn-Adelle Coombes

Admitted: 10th Nov 1999
Signed Bar Roll: 25th May 2000
Chambers: Room 0824, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 9225 7444
Fax: 9225 8686
E-mail: sharn.coombes@vicbar.com.au
Profile Details:

In 1998 Sharn accepted a position at the Office of Public Prosecutions in Brisbane. In that role she instructed in many District and Supreme Court trials and appeared for the Director on a regular basis. After two years with the OPP Sharn relocated to Canberra to take up a litigation officer position at the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. She acted on behalf of the Minister for Immigration in AAT hearings and Federal Court appeals.
Sharn was also a sessional lecturer/tutor at the Gumurrii Centre, Griffith University, QLD in Administrative Law and Contract Law.

After signing the Victorian Bar roll in 2000 Sharn has practised in a range of areas including:
• Criminal law
• Crimes Family Violence
• Children's Court
• Administrative Law

In 2015 Sharn was appointed a Crown Prosecutor for the State of Victoria for 3 years, appearing in the most serious and complex matters in the State.

Sharn returned to the Bar in July 2018. Her current practice is primarily focused on the criminal law as she has appeared in numerous trials in both the Supreme and County Court, committal hearings, bail applications, contested hearings, appeals and pleas.

Her current practice includes both prosecution and defence work.