Michael P Allen


Barrister

Admitted:
23 Jun 2015
Bar:
5 May 2016
Location:
Room 09.22, Castan Chambers,
460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Michael Allen practises in criminal law and administrative law.

Criminal Law

Michael specialises in criminal law. He appears in criminal matters in all courts in Victoria, and has also been briefed to appear in New South Wales. He has been engaged as junior counsel in numerous complex and serious criminal matters, including cases involving murder, tax fraud, commercial drug trafficking, extortion, firearm importation, and rape. He also regularly accepts briefs to advise. He is on the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.

Administrative / Disciplinary Proceedings

Michael also regularly practises in administrative law, with a focus on professional disciplinary proceedings. He has been briefed to advise and appear as counsel assisting in disciplinary proceedings before boards and tribunals, including the Building Practitioners Board and the Architects Tribunal.

He has also appeared in merits review proceedings in VCAT, and judicial review proceedings before the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Regulatory Crime / OHS

Michael has been briefed to advise and appear in regulatory criminal proceedings brought by statutory authorities, including WorkSafe, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), as well as various municipal councils. 

Background

Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Michael was a solicitor at Galbally & O’Bryan. As a solicitor, Michael worked on matters involving the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), the Office of the Chief Examiner, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. In his final year, he received the Melbourne JD Award (Third Year), together with five other prizes for academic excellence.

Michael read with Andrew Woods, who specialises in administrative and commercial law, and Scott Johns SC (now his Honour Judge Johns), who specialised in criminal law. 

 

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Government
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

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Michael Allen practises in criminal law and administrative law.

Criminal Law

Michael specialises in criminal law. He appears in criminal matters in all courts in Victoria, and has also been briefed to appear in New South Wales. He has been engaged as junior counsel in numerous complex and serious criminal matters, including cases involving murder, tax fraud, commercial drug trafficking, extortion, firearm importation, and rape. He also regularly accepts briefs to advise. He is on the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.

Administrative / Disciplinary Proceedings

Michael also regularly practises in administrative law, with a focus on professional disciplinary proceedings. He has been briefed to advise and appear as counsel assisting in disciplinary proceedings before boards and tribunals, including the Building Practitioners Board and the Architects Tribunal.

He has also appeared in merits review proceedings in VCAT, and judicial review proceedings before the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Regulatory Crime / OHS

Michael has been briefed to advise and appear in regulatory criminal proceedings brought by statutory authorities, including WorkSafe, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), as well as various municipal councils. 

Background

Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Michael was a solicitor at Galbally & O’Bryan. As a solicitor, Michael worked on matters involving the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), the Office of the Chief Examiner, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. In his final year, he received the Melbourne JD Award (Third Year), together with five other prizes for academic excellence.

Michael read with Andrew Woods, who specialises in administrative and commercial law, and Scott Johns SC (now his Honour Judge Johns), who specialised in criminal law.