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Michael
Roberts QC

In more than 20 years since signing the Bar Roll, Michael has established a busy commercial practice with particular specialisation in building and construction disputes as well as IT and IP disputes.

Whilst Michael on occasion appears in specialist tribunals, he predominantly appears in the Supreme and Federal Courts. He also regularly appears in Commercial Arbitrations.

In the area of building and construction disputes, Michael has appeared for most of Australia’s large commercial construction firms in a wide variety of disputes. He has recently appeared in several leading cases arising out of the operation of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment legislation both in relation to applications seeking summary judgment arising out of claims made under the Act as well as more latterly challenges made to Adjudication determinations made under the Act.

See:

• Protectavale Pty Ltd v K2K Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 1248

• Asian Pacific Building Corporation Pty Ltd v Aircon Duct Fabrication Pty Ltd ( No’s 1 &2) [2010] VSC 300 & [2010] VSC 340

• Metacorp Australia Pty Ltd v Andeco Construction Group Pty Ltd ( No’s 1 &2) [2010] VSC 199 & [2010] VSC 255

Other recent proceedings in which Michael has been retained include:

• Acting for Melbourne Water Corporation in Ipex ITG Pty Ltd v Melbourne Water Corporation ( trial decision [ 2009] VSC 571)

• Mackie & Staff Pty Ltd v Glengollan Village for Aged People [2007] VSC 201 and 371

• 620 Collins Street Pty Ltd v Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd (No. s 1, 2 & 3) [2006] VSC 490, 491, and 492.

• Links Golf Tasmania Pty Ltd v Richard Geoffrey Sattler & Ors VID 210 of 2010

In addition Michael has continued to be retained in a wide variety of commercial arbitration proceedings both locally as well as interstate.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation. The information referred to above has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither Victorian Bar Inc nor the barrister's clerk have independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information and neither accepts any responsibility in that regard.

Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6423
Email mroberts@vicbar.com.au

Chambers: Room 1814
Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Expert Determination
International Arbitration
Mediation
Referees
Appellate
Civil Appeals
Building Law & Construction Law
Commercial Building Disputes
Engineering
Residential Building Disputes
Commercial Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Civil Procedure Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
Property & Probate
Common Law
Insurance Law
Intentional Torts
Negligence
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Credit Disputes
Consumer Protections
Franchising Law
Industry Regulation
Market Conduct
Product Liability
Restraint of Trade
Trade Practices
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Civil Enforcement
Planning Offences
Restrictive Covenants
Town Planning
Water
Equity & Trusts
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Domestic Building Tribunal
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Insurance Law
Disability Claims
Life Insurance
Motor Vehicle Insurance
Public Liability
Re-insurance
Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Directors' & Officers' Insurance
Negligence
Professional Negligence

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
30 Mar 1989
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
26 Nov 1992
Appointed Silk:
27 Nov 2012

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), LLB