Luke has a broad commercial litigation practice, advising and appearing (both led and unled) in a wide range of commercial disputes.  He regularly acts for ASX listed companies, SMEs and individuals.  Since 2019, Luke has been recognised in each annual edition of the Best Lawyers™ in Australia for his expertise in Commercial Law.  He has significant experience in:

  • Class actions
  • Contract and Lease disputes
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Corporations law
  • Trade practices and Australian Consumer Law disputes
  • Partnership, director, and shareholder disputes
  • Banking & Finance (Loans, mortgages, guarantees and Banking Code of Practice)
  • Building & Construction (Domestic, commercial and Security of Payment Act)
  • Property law
  • Employment disputes (misuse of confidential information and restraint of trade)

A selection of cases in which Luke has been briefed can be found here.

Luke has authored published articles and CPD papers on several topics including construction law, banking & finance law, expert evidence and civil procedure. 


Before his call to the Bar, Luke was Associate to the Honourable Justice Judd in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  He completed his graduate year at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and then practised as a solicitor in the firm's dispute resolution group.

Luke holds a Bachelor of Arts (History & Politics) from Monash University.  He completed his Juris Doctor at Bond University in two years, graduating with Honours.  Luke was awarded prizes for achieving the highest mark in three subjects and was placed on both the Dean's and Vice Chancellor's Lists for academic excellence.


    • D Levin QC and L Stanistreet, 'Must a payment claim be made in good faith?' (2012) 28 BCL 388 Download article


    • S Minahan, C Brown, and L Stanistreet 'Weaponising the Code: Guarantors Using the Banks' own Code of Practice Against Them', CPD seminar presented at Monash University Law Chambers, 1 September 2016
    • L Stanistreet and R Rozenberg, 'Peace and a Well-Built House Cannot be Bought Too Dearly: The Effective Management of Domestic Building Disputes', paper presented at Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne, 10 August 2016 Download paper
      • A Robertson and L Stanistreet, 'A Practical Guide to Expert Evidence: Lessons Learned From the Kilmore East Bushfire Class Action', paper presented at Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne, 28 May 2015 (revised 1 November 2017) Download paper
      • S Pitt, T Mullen, and L Stanistreet, 'Civil Procedure in 2014: A Practical Look at How Courts Have Applied the Civil Procedure Act 2010', paper presented at Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne, 12 June 2014 Download paper


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      Chambers: Level 25
      Chancery Chambers
      200 Queen Street
      Melbourne 3000

      Practice Areas

      Civil Appeals
      Banking & Finance
      Commercial Lending
      Consumer Lending
      Managed Investment Schemes
      Mistaken / Fraudulent Transactions
      Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
      Corporate Insolvency
      Building Law & Construction Law
      Residential Building Disputes
      Commercial Law
      Banking & Finance
      Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
      Building Law & Construction Law
      Civil Procedure Law
      Class Actions
      Competition Law & Consumer Law
      Contractual Disputes
      Corporations Law & Securities Law
      Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
      Property & Probate
      Competition Law & Consumer Law
      Consumer Credit Disputes
      Consumer Protections
      Restraint of Trade
      Trade Practices
      Corporations Law & Securities Law
      Managed Investment Schemes
      Partnership Disputes
      Shareholder Disputes
      Equity & Trusts
      Real Property
      Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
      Employment Contracts
      Restraint of Trade
      Property & Probate
      Commercial Tenancies
      Mortgage Law


      Admitted to the Legal Profession:
      20 Oct 2009
      Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
      03 May 2012


      BA, JD (Hons)

      Committee Memberships

      Health and Wellbeing Committee