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Wednesday, 13th May 2020

Welcome new members

48 individuals virtually signed the Victorian Bar Role on Thursday, 7 May 2020 enabling them to step across the threshold and begin their next adventure as Barrister at Law.

Foley’s List personally congratulates Michael Arbogast, Raphael de Vietri, Tessa Duthie, Jenaya Ellis, Alex Finemore, Robert Glavas, Jeremy Karitzis, Matt Murphy, Stewart Pinkstone, Madeleine Sargent and Priya Wakhlu for their hard work, cool spirit and determination during what has been an unprecedented time. Welcome to the Foley’s family team!

Our 11 new readers are now accepting briefs and ready to get to work as barristers!

Full bio document available for downloading and printing here.

To engage a barrister, please contact a member of our clerking team on 03 9225 7777 or email

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Thinking ADR?

Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is increasingly being adopted as a tool to help settle disputes alongside the significantly reduced court system itself. During the current COVID-19 pandemic with social distancing, cuts to hearings and court room closures in place, settling disputes through ADR is a great alternative. It allows the client to voluntarily participate in a less confrontational environment, enabling resolution on a mutually acceptable basis. In turn, this will also significantly reduce cost.

Foley’s List barristers are successfully managing to mediate, arbitrate, negotiate, advise and confer remotely via secure video platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and Skype.

For barrister recommendations and requests, please call (03) 9225 7777 or contact a member of our dedicated Clerking team:

John Kelly - 0412 360 174
Andrew Turner - 0404 024 970
Matt Parnell - 0401 610 596
Anna Barry (Tues, Thurs & Fri) - 0497 333 213
Stacey Guyett - 0447 493 533
Tracey French (Mon, Tues & Wed) - 0474 333 255

Monday, 20th April 2020

Best Lawyers 2021 Edition

Foley’s List is proud to announce and congratulate 31 of our barristers who were named in 19 areas of law in the Best Lawyers 2021 Edition.

To view the full list visit the Best Lawyers website:


Climate Change Law: Chris Canavan QC
Construction/Infrastructure: John Gurr
Government Practice: Louise Hicks
Labour & Employment: Jonathan Forbes


Alternate Dispute Resolution  
Peter Fary

Samuel Horgan QC
Justin Mereine
Carey Nichol

Climate Change Law  
Louise Hicks
Chris Canavan QC

Commercial Law
Tim North QC
Cam Truong QC

Competition Law
Tim North QC
Catherine Dermody

John Gurr

Criminal Defence
Philip Dunn QC

Energy Law
Samuel Horgan QC   

Family Law
Andrew Combes
Catherine Devine
Belle Lane
Holly Renwick
Andrew Strum QC
Lachlan Wraith

Family Law Mediation 
Belle Lane

Immigration Law
Guy Gilbert SC

Insolvency & Reorganisation Law
Jonathan Evans QC
Peter Fary
Justin Mereine

Intellectual Prperty Law
Marianne Barker

Labour & Employment Law
Brendan Avallone
Craig Dowling SC
Jonathan Forbes

Robert Peters
Justin Mereine
Michael D Wyles QC

Occupational Health & Safety Law
Guy Gilbert SC
Andrew Palmer QC

Planning & Environmental Law 
Louise Hicks

Susan Brennan SC
Chris Canavan QC
Juliet Forsyth SC
Peter O'Farrell

Real Estate Property Law
Samuel Horgan QC

Regulatory Practice
Samuel Horgan QC

Taxation Law
Andrew de Wijn
Simon Tisher


Monday, 6th April 2020

Switchboard operational & team available!

Our switchboard line is operational and our team is still available!

We are working remotely, taking your calls and enquiries, transferring you through to barristers, sorting mail (where appropriate) and processing payments.

For barrister recommendations or requests please call our switchboard on 03 9225 7777 or for a more direct option, please contact a member of our dedicated Clerk team:

John Kelly - 0412 360 174

Andrew Turner - 0404 024 970

Matt Parnell - 0401 610 596

Anna Barry (Tues, Thurs & Fri) - 0497 333 213

Stacey Guyett - 0447 493 533

Tracey French (Mon, Tues & Wed) - 0474 333 255

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Think Foley's podcast NOW LIVE

With a history spanning over a century, Foley's List has cemented itself as the largest Barrister List in Australia with one of the most renowned reputations for service excellence.

Always leading the charge, we have sort to provide Continuing Professional Development seminars FREE of charge over the years and our brand-new podcast resource is nothing short of pioneering convenience excellence.

The team at Foley's List are proud to have launched the FREE #ThinkFoleys CPD podcast resource. Available on our website and major podcast platforms iTunes and Spotify, the #ThinkFoleys podcast resource features a broad range of CPD resource topics for you to listen to with ease.

Follow our podcast on iTunes and Spotify to be kept up to date with newly released episodes and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest details.

Tuesday, 18th February 2020

Foley's List Staff Update

There have been some returning staff and some new staff recently joining the Foley's team. 

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to be kept up to date on all the exciting new developments. 


You may have already been so lucky as to have a conversation with her but returning to Foley’s from maternity leave and welcoming her beautiful son into this world, Anna will be working Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


Foley’s List is proud to welcome our latest Clerk Team member, Tracey French.
Tracey comes to Foley’s List with extensive experience at various top tier law firms predominantly in construction and employment practices and most recently, worked in the governance and legal excellence & risk areas.
Tracey’s working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


To coincide with our ever-growing business, Steph Brown has been bought on as our Digital Marketing Manager who will be establishing some amazing new changes for Foley’s in the digital space in the coming months. 

Friday, 7th February 2020

Think Foley's podcast series

Foley’s List is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the #ThinkFoleys podcast series. Thanks to many renowned List members and barristers, #ThinkFoleys will be featuring a wide range of CPD resource topics enabling barristers, solicitors and other legal professionals to gain knowledge and CPD points whilst on the go.

#FutureofFoleys #Auslaw #CPDresource

Friday, 24th January 2020

Minimising our carbon footprint

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade. And with it, the ever increasing internal dilemma many individuals and companies wrestle with when it comes to leaving our mark on this place we call home!

As we welcome new staff members, List members and little family members, Foley’s will be making another rather historical change.

After 20 years of producing 20 editions of this popular item, Foley’s List have decided to minimise our carbon footprint and cease the production of the much loved Foley’s mouse pad.

We will be focusing our efforts on becoming a more environmentally friendly business throughout 2020, so watch this space!