Tanya Skvortsova

QUALIFICATIONS  LLB (Hons); MS (Criminal Justice)
ADMITTED  2009    BAR  2018

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 7999

Tanya Skvortsova, LLB (Hons); MS (Criminal Justice)


  • Magistrates Court
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Immigration / Migration
  • Intervention Orders
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals




Tanya has a broad practice with specific experience and interest in criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory matters.

She provides merits and strategic advice on all aspects of these matters.

Tanya's criminal practice is comprised of predominantly defence work in indictable proceedings. She appears both led and unled in trials and committals.

Tanya also appears in civil and migration matters where the subject matter involves criminal offending.

She came to the Bar with almost 10 years of experience in criminal law, which included appearance work and and the conduct of the prosecution of complex financial, sexual and homicide cases from initial stages through to trial.

Tanya worked as Associate to the Honourable Justice Kaye of the Victorian Supreme Court (then sitting in the Trial Division). She also worked for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

She has strong written advocacy skills and is able to produce high-quality and timely advice and written submissions.

Tanya also holds a Master of Science (Criminal Justice) from the University of Alabama, with a specialist focus on sexual offences.

Tanya is a member of the VLA Preferred Barrister List.

She read with Ben Ihle KC.

From 03 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.