Michael F Sharkey


Barrister

Secretary:
Admitted:
17 Apr 2012
Bar:
22 Oct 2015
Location:
Room 1029, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Michael has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in Building & Construction and Property disputes.

Michael has a thorough knowledge of substantive law and civil procedure. The majority of Michael's matters involve complex issues of expert evidence. He has a keen interest in developing an appropriate litigation strategy with both the necessary expert evidence and the commercial interests of his clients front of mind.

Michael appears both led and unled in all Courts and Tribunals.

Michael is a co-author of the 6th Edition of Brookings on Building Contracts. He has published a number of articles, including in relation to substituted service, builders' duties and matters relating to the Owners Corporations Act.

Prior to coming to the Law, Michael was a secondary Drama and English teacher and Head of Arts at the MacRobertson Girls’ High School.

Michael read with Scott Stuckey QC and his senior mentor is Fiona McLeod SC.

Michael is secretary of the Melbourne Technology Engineering and Construction Chambers (MTECC)

Committees:

  • Foley's List Committee

 

Memberships:

  • Building Dispute Practitioners' Society
  • Society of Construction Law Australia
  • Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • MTECC
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

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

Profile1

Michael has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in Building & Construction and Property disputes.

Michael has a thorough knowledge of substantive law and civil procedure. The majority of Michael's matters involve complex issues of expert evidence. He has a keen interest in developing an appropriate litigation strategy with both the necessary expert evidence and the commercial interests of his clients front of mind.

Michael appears both led and unled in all Courts and Tribunals.

Michael is a co-author of the 6th Edition of Brookings on Building Contracts. He has published a number of articles, including in relation to substituted service, builders' duties and matters relating to the Owners Corporations Act.

Prior to coming to the Law, Michael was a secondary Drama and English teacher and Head of Arts at the MacRobertson Girls’ High School.

Michael read with Scott Stuckey QC and his senior mentor is Fiona McLeod SC.

Michael is secretary of the Melbourne Technology Engineering and Construction Chambers (MTECC)

Committees:

  • Foley's List Committee

 

Memberships:

  • Building Dispute Practitioners' Society
  • Society of Construction Law Australia
  • Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • MTECC