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    Michael H Whitten QC

    Chancery Chambers
    Level 26, 200 Queen Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000

    Postal Address: List G
    525 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000

    Telephone: 03 8600 1777
    Facsimile: 03 8600 1770

    Ausdoc: DX 89, Melbourne

    Clerks Details: Jane King, List G

    Email:

    Admitted to Practice: Queensland – 1990; Victoria – 2003

    Signed Bar Roll: 1996 (Vic)

    Also Admitted in: Queensland and Victoria

    Biography:

    Michael Whitten has practised in the law for over 25 years, gaining broad experience in various aspects of the profession. He commenced practice in 1986 in the Public Defenders Office (as it then was) in Brisbane. In 1998, he was appointed as clerk to Judge Kimmins of the Queensland District Court where he served for two years. He then worked at Blake Dawson Waldron in Brisbane in commercial litigation before first signing the Bar Roll in May 1990. Michael spent the next 5 years at the private Bar in Brisbane and Mackay appearing in courts and tribunals on a range of matters including, criminal law, personal injuries, family law and commercial disputes.

    In 1996, after migrating to Melbourne, he spent a year at Kliger Partners in commercial litigation before signing the Victorian Bar Roll in 1997. Since then, he has practised predominantly in civil and commercial litigation. He has appeared in all courts and many tribunals in Victoria, particularly VCAT, as well as special leave applications before the High Court. Over the last 10 years or more, Michael has sought to specialise in all aspects of building and construction disputes.

    Alternate dispute resolution is an important part of Michael's practice. He is a nationally accredited mediator and has served on the Victorian Bar's Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee. He has appeared at and conducted numerous mediations, expert determinations and other dispute resolution procedures in a wide range of commercial disputes.

    Michael is a founding and continuing executive member of Melbourne TEC (Technology, Engineering and Construction) Chambers. MTECC comprises a group of construction law specialist barristers, arbitrators and mediators aimed at promoting and developing opportunities for its members in construction disputes both throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

    Areas of Practice:

    Common Law/Personal Injury

    • Intentional Torts

    Commercial

    • Banking
    • Building and Construction
    • Contractual
    • Disputes
    • Corporations Law
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Property
    • Securities and Investments

    Equity

    • Trusts

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

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