Full Name: Ms Annie Yuan
Secretary: +61 3 9225 7777
Date of Admission: 9 Dec 2014
Called to the Bar: 2 May 2019
Qualifications: LLB, B.Com


Annie accepts briefs in public/administrative law and criminal law matters. She has extensive experience in regulatory compliance at multiple government bodies at both the State and Commonwealth level. Annie has a particular interest in commissions, inquiries and review of public decision making.

Before coming to the Bar, Annie worked as a solicitor at the Independent Broad-Based Anti-
corruption Commission (IBAC). In her role, Annie advised on questions of statutory interpretation, lawful decision-making, matters of privilege, FOI requests, pre-trial issues and coercive powers.

Annie was also involved in the development of policy and legislation in respect of telecommunications interception, firearms, DNA collection and preventative detention. She was responsible for regulatory oversight of police powers across a range of issues.

Prior to joining IBAC, Annie worked at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Agency where she provided advice in relation to compliance, privacy and data security issues. Annie completed her legal training with Special Counsel seconded from the Australian Government Solicitor while she worked in an intelligence organisation in the Department of Defence.

Annie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance major) from the University of Melbourne.

Annie is reading with Peter Matthews and her senior mentor is Peter Morrissey S.C.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals
  • Merit Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Domestic Building Tribunal
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Health & Medical
  • Immigration
  • Industry Regulations
  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Merits Review
From 3 May 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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