Full Name: Mr Samuel Burt
Phone: 9225 7777
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0402 671 990
Chambers: Castan Chambers
Room: 1301
Date of Admission: 11 Dec 2013
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2017


Samuel has a broad practice in commercial, employment, criminal and town planning law. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court, County Court, as well as VCAT and the Magistrates Court.  Samuel has an LLB from Melbourne University and worked as a Senior Associate at the Supreme Court for Justices Judd and Digby.  


Commercial Law

Samuel has advised, drafted claims and acted for listed companies, businesses and individual clients in a range of matters including contractual disputes, fiduciary disputes, consumer protection, building disputes and property law. Samuel is experienced at mediating such matters prior to ultimate determination. He also appears and provides advise on insolvency matters.  


Employment Law

Samuel has acted and advised employers and employees at the Fair Work Commission and the Federal Court in matters including unfair dismissal, general protections claims and disputes on the categorisation of contractors/employees. Samuel’s reported judgments are attached here. 


Planning Law

Samuel acts for developers at VCAT in respect to development approvals, planning, environment and statutory approvals. He has participated in mediations to resolve such matters.


Common Law

Samuel is on the preferred barristers list for WorkSafe. He has appeared in trials (led) in the County Court as well as civil hearings in the Magistrates Court. He provides written advice, prepares paperwork and attends settlement conferences and mediations. He also has experience in the registration of foreign judgments.


Criminal Law

He also acts in multiple jurisdictions in criminal law. Samuel has experience acting for clients in the Magistrates Court, County Court and recently has acted as Junior Counsel in the Supreme Court in a homicide case. Samuel has experiencing acting as a Junior for Senior Counsel in Serious Indictable matters.


Confiscation Law

Samuel read with Christian Juebner and has subsequently had experience acting for and advising in matters relating to confiscation. He has drafted exclusion applications for clients and participated in the process of mediation with the Crown on various occasions for clients. He has also appeared in the County Court in respect to such matters.


Pro Bono Practice

Samuel accepts briefs on a pro bono basis to give support to individuals and community groups by providing advice and act on this basis. He is currently working with Greg Barnes in Western Australia for a client in respect to criminal matters.   



Committee Memberships

  • (Monitor) Class Actions

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