Full Name: Ms Louise J Martin
Phone: +61 3 9225 7840
Fax: 9225 6355
Mobile: 0459 900 030
Chambers: Castan Chambers
Room: 1110
Date of Admission: 27 May 2005
Called to the Bar: 18 Nov 2010
Qualifications: LLM (Dist) (LSE), LLB (Hons) (Syd), GDLP (College of Law), BA (Hons) (Melb)


Louise Martin practises in commercial and public law (with particular expertise in regulatory law, administrative law and planning and environment law proceedings).

She acts for private and government clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, judicial and merits review proceedings, and regulatory prosecutions.

Louise has first-class honours degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. In 2010, she completed a Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Before coming to the Bar, Louise was the associate to the Honourable Justice Weinberg AO in the Federal Court of Australia and the Court of Appeal and the researcher to the former Solicitor-General for Victoria, now the Honourable Justice Tate of the Court of Appeal.  Prior to that, she was a solicitor at Clayton Utz in Sydney.

Louise read with Richard Niall QC, now the Honourable Justice Niall of the Court of Appeal, and Chris Horan QC.


Other Languages Spoken

  • French

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Class Actions
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Property & Probate

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Civil Enforcement
  • Merit Appeals
  • Planning Offences
  • Town Planning

Equity & Trusts

  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Powers of Attorney

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Health & Medical
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Industry Regulations
  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
  • Social Security

Committee Memberships

  • (Ordinary Members) Women Barristers' Association
From 2 Dec 2010, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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