Holly Boylan

Holly is a Partner at Doogue + George and is based at our Melbourne office. She was admitted to legal practice in August 2018 and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Criminal Law Division.
Holly BoylanHolly Boylan is a top-rated Melbourne female criminal lawyer. She practises in summary and indictable crime, with matters heard in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts of Victoria. She also undertakes work in relation to appeals to the Court of Appeal.

In 2018, Holly was admitted to practice just after completing her Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University and graduating with Honours. Her Honours thesis studied the operation of the Sex Offender Registration Act 2004 (Vic) and particularly its impact on low risk and youthful offenders. She feels strongly about the restrictive impact this legislation has on registered offenders. Following this, Holly completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law.

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Holly is particularly passionate about defending those accused of sexual offences, whether at first instance or on appeal, but her attention to detail ensures that all of her client’s matters are handled with great care and diligence. She acts for clients charged with the full range of criminal offences including drug offences, dishonesty and offences against the person.  She is committed to approaching each case with professionalism, compassion, pragmatism, and dedication.

Holly was also included in the Doyle’s Guide listing of Victorian Criminal Law Rising Stars for individuals practising across Criminal Law, Traffic Law and White Collar crime matters within the Victorian legal market during the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Holly Boylan is an expert criminal lawyer. She was ranked by her peers as a Criminal Law Rising Star in Victoria in the Doyle’s Guide 2023. Doogue + George is listed as a First Tier Criminal Law Defence Firm in the Doyle’s Guide 2023.