Philip H Barton


Barrister | Accredited Mediator

Blog:
https://caveatsvictoria.blog/
Bar:
14 Sep 1978
Location:
Room 1528/1529, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

I am a commercial barrister specializing in property issues.  I hold BA and LLM degrees and have practised as a barrister for over 30 years.  I practise in –

  • Property Law
  • Probate
  • Equity/Trusts
  • Retail Tenancies
  • Commercial Law 
  • Land Valuation 
  • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

I appear in the Supreme, Federal and County Courts and at VCAT.

 

I have written numerous articles, including in the Australian Law Journal, and approximately annually in the Law Institute Journal in which I also write book reviews.  Recent LIJ articles are –

  • Co-Ownership Disputes – Update (April 2021)
  • Concealment and sale of Land (October 2020)
  • Caveats and contracts of sale (November 2019)
  • Electronic contracts in Victoria (September 2018)
  • Co-ownership disputes (August 2018)
  • Informal Wills (May 2018)
  • Testator’s family maintenance – Ancillary issues (June 2017)
  • Malleability of a doctrine (proprietary estoppel) (May 2015)
  • Interpretation of restrictive covenants (October 2013)

 

I give regular seminar papers.  Recent papers are – 

  • Victorian Cases on Contracts of Sale of Land and on Forged Mortgages in 2021 (November 2021, Foleys List)
  • Insights into Co-ownership Disputes (August 2021, Law Institute of Victoria)
  • Recent Cases on Performance and Breach of Contracts of Sale of Land (March 2021, Foleys List)
  • Non-Disclosure, Sale of Land and Litigation (February 2021, Leo Cussen Centre for Law)
  • Recent Cases on Formation of Contracts of Sale of Land (November 2020, Foleys List)
  • Exclusion Clauses (June 2020, Leo Cussen Centre for Law)
  • Co-ownership Disputes (July 2020, Foleys List)
  • Caveats (May 2020, Law Institute Commercial Litigation Specialist Study Group)
  • Caveats under the Transfer of Land Act (April 2020, Foleys List).
  • Terminating Commercial Leases (August 2019, Leo Cussen Centre for Law)

 

Other experience includes –

  • I was a reporter for the Victorian Reports for over 10 years
  • I am a former editor of the Victorian Planning Reports

I completed the Bond University Dispute Resolution Centre Advanced Mediation Course in 2004 and the National Mediator Accreditation Course conducted by Cyngler Consulting in 2020.  I am accredited under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law
Common Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Equity & Trusts

Profile1

I am a commercial barrister specializing in property issues.  I hold BA and LLM degrees and have practised as a barrister for over 30 years.  I practise in –

  • Property Law
  • Probate
  • Equity/Trusts
  • Retail Tenancies
  • Commercial Law 
  • Land Valuation 
  • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

I appear in the Supreme, Federal and County Courts and at VCAT.

 

I have written numerous articles, including in the Australian Law Journal, and approximately annually in the Law Institute Journal in which I also write book reviews.  Recent LIJ articles are –

  • Co-Ownership Disputes – Update (April 2021)
  • Concealment and sale of Land (October 2020)
  • Caveats and contracts of sale (November 2019)
  • Electronic contracts in Victoria (September 2018)
  • Co-ownership disputes (August 2018)
  • Informal Wills (May 2018)
  • Testator’s family maintenance – Ancillary issues (June 2017)
  • Malleability of a doctrine (proprietary estoppel) (May 2015)
  • Interpretation of restrictive covenants (October 2013)

 

I give regular seminar papers.  Recent papers are – 

  • Victorian Cases on Contracts of Sale of Land and on Forged Mortgages in 2021 (November 2021, Foleys List)
  • Insights into Co-ownership Disputes (August 2021, Law Institute of Victoria)
  • Recent Cases on Performance and Breach of Contracts of Sale of Land (March 2021, Foleys List)
  • Non-Disclosure, Sale of Land and Litigation (February 2021, Leo Cussen Centre for Law)
  • Recent Cases on Formation of Contracts of Sale of Land (November 2020, Foleys List)
  • Exclusion Clauses (June 2020, Leo Cussen Centre for Law)
  • Co-ownership Disputes (July 2020, Foleys List)
  • Caveats (May 2020, Law Institute Commercial Litigation Specialist Study Group)
  • Caveats under the Transfer of Land Act (April 2020, Foleys List).
  • Terminating Commercial Leases (August 2019, Leo Cussen Centre for Law)

 

Other experience includes –

  • I was a reporter for the Victorian Reports for over 10 years
  • I am a former editor of the Victorian Planning Reports

I completed the Bond University Dispute Resolution Centre Advanced Mediation Course in 2004 and the National Mediator Accreditation Course conducted by Cyngler Consulting in 2020.  I am accredited under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System.

Follow Philip's CaveatsVictoria blog