Harvey QC

Matthew Harvey is a leading commercial barrister with a wide practice in international and domestic commercial law.

The leading legal directories describe him as "excellent at getting to the heart of a complex matter and determining the key issues that will decide the case", "extremely good on his feet in court" and "confident and convincing when presenting an argument".  His "experience acting in major commercial disputes" is well recognised as is the fact that "instructing solicitors race to get him briefed on big cases".

His principal areas of practice are:

  • Appeals
  • International transport and trade law
  • Corporate insolvency and general commercial law
  • Trusts and equity
  • International and domestic arbitration

He appears regularly in the Supreme Court, Federal Court, Court of Appeal and in international and domestic arbitrations.  He has appeared in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of various States.

He has conducted a number of domestic and international arbitrations, delivering numerous awards.

To view a detailed curriculum vitae please click here.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6826
Email [email protected]

Chambers: Room 1505
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Civil Appeals
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Public Examinations
Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
International Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Transport Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Restraint of Trade
Trade Practices
Corporations Law & Securities Law
ASIC Investigations
Directors' Liabilities
Managed Investment Schemes
Partnership Disputes
Shareholder Disputes
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Wills & Probate
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Directors' & Officers' Insurance
International Commercial Law
Carriage of Goods
Hague Rules
Jurisdictional Issues
Sale of Goods
Status of Foreign Judgements
Vienna Convention
Warsaw Convention
International Law
Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
Conflict of Laws
Private International Law
Property & Probate
Commercial Tenancies
Mortgage Law
Wills & Estates
Public Law & Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
07 Apr 1993
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
23 May 1996
Appointed Silk:
23 Oct 2019


B.A. (Hons.), LL.M.

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions