Louise J Martin

Admitted:
27 May 2005
Bar:
18 Nov 2010
Location:
Room 1110, Castan Chambers,
460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Louise Martin practises in commercial and public law. She has particular expertise acting for private and government clients in regulatory law, planning and environment law, and administrative law proceedings.

Commercial law: Louise has worked on long-running class actions, regulatory proceedings, and corporate oppression matters.

Planning and Environment: She has a growing practice in planning and environment law. Louise has appeared in planning and development disputes in VCAT, land valuation cases in the Court of Appeal, and prosecutions under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Public Law: Louise has considerable experience appearing as counsel in judicial review matters, merits review hearings and inquests. She has appeared in matters under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1996, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014, the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, the Taxation Administration Act 1953, the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997,  the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Migration Act 1958 and in PII proceedings.

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

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Energy Law & Resources Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Equity & Trusts
Government
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
International Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law
EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY

Before joining the Bar, Louise was an associate to the Honourable Justice Weinberg in the Federal Court 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. As researcher, Louise worked closely with the Solicitor-General on advice and litigation work, including constitutional cases in the High Court and matters relating to the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

Prior to that, she was a solicitor at Clayton Utz in Sydney.

Louise completed an LLM (with distinction) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, writing a dissertation on statutory interpretation and human rights legislation. She also holds a BA (first-class honours) from the University of Melbourne and an LLB (first-class honours) from the University of Sydney.

Louise was a journalist at The Age, where she covered state politics, industrial relations and was the Sydney correspondent, and at the Australian Financial Review. Louise was also an editor of the Sydney Law Review - University of Sydney. Louise has previously been a reporter for the Victorian Reports.

In 2018, Louise participated in the Australian Bar Association’s week long residential Advanced Advocacy Course in Sydney, the Court of Appeal Advocacy Program coordinated by her Honour Justice Tate in conjunction with the Women Barristers’ Association, and the VPELA moot. Louise is an advocacy instructor for the College of Law.

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Louise Martin practises in commercial and public law. She has particular expertise acting for private and government clients in regulatory law, planning and environment law, and administrative law proceedings.

Commercial law: Louise has worked on long-running class actions, regulatory proceedings, and corporate oppression matters.

Planning and Environment: She has a growing practice in planning and environment law. Louise has appeared in planning and development disputes in VCAT, land valuation cases in the Court of Appeal, and prosecutions under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Public Law: Louise has considerable experience appearing as counsel in judicial review matters, merits review hearings and inquests. She has appeared in matters under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1996, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014, the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, the Taxation Administration Act 1953, the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997,  the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Migration Act 1958 and in PII proceedings.

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

Other Languages Spoken

  • French

Committee Memberships

  • (Secretary) Women Barristers' Association