Michael D Stanton

Admitted:
12 Dec 2003
Bar:
22 Nov 2007
Location:
Room 0504, Brian Bourke Chambers,
530 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Michael practises predominantly in criminal and administrative matters. 

Selected previous matters include:

 

He completed his Master of Laws in Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship, where he considered the operation and effect of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). He was junior counsel for the applicant in Kracke v Mental Health Review Board & Ors (2009) 29 VAR 1; [2009] VCAT 646, which resulted in the first declaration in Victoria that a person’s human rights had been breached by a public authority.

He was junior counsel in the matter of Horvath v Australia (1885/2009), where the United Nations Human Rights Committee found Australia in breach of Ms Horvath's right to an effective remedy under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966.

Michael has a background in social work, having been employed for six years as a youth and disability worker whilst he completed his tertiary studies, where he received first class honours in both Arts and Law at the Australian National University.

Michael has been selected as a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Criminal Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Michael practises predominantly in criminal and administrative matters. 

Selected previous matters include:

 

He completed his Master of Laws in Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship, where he considered the operation and effect of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). He was junior counsel for the applicant in Kracke v Mental Health Review Board & Ors (2009) 29 VAR 1; [2009] VCAT 646, which resulted in the first declaration in Victoria that a person’s human rights had been breached by a public authority.

He was junior counsel in the matter of Horvath v Australia (1885/2009), where the United Nations Human Rights Committee found Australia in breach of Ms Horvath's right to an effective remedy under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966.

Michael has a background in social work, having been employed for six years as a youth and disability worker whilst he completed his tertiary studies, where he received first class honours in both Arts and Law at the Australian National University.

Michael has been selected as a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate.

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Law Council of Australia - National Criminal Law Committee
  • (Member) Law Council of Australia - Standing Committee - National Criminal Law Liaison Committee