Louise J Martin


Barrister

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 has a broad commercial and public law practice.

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

Public Law: Louise has considerable experience appearing as counsel in judicial review and merits review hearings. She has appeared in matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the Migration Act 1958, the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, the Residential Tenancies Act 1997,  the Working with Children Act 2005, the Taxation Administration Act 1953, the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997,  the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and in PII proceedings.

Employment and industrial law: Louise has a growing practice in employment and industrial law.

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
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.

Before becoming a lawyer, Louise spent six years working as a journalist at The Age, where she covered state politics, industrial relations and was the Sydney correspondent. She later worked casually as an editor at the Australian Financial Review. During her law course, Louise was an editor of the Sydney Law Review - University of Sydney. As a barrister, she has previously been a reporter for the Victorian Reports and was on the editorial committee of Bar News.

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. She is an advocacy instructor for the College of Law.

Louise is the secretary of the WBA.

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Louise Martin has a broad commercial and public law practice.

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

Public Law: Louise has considerable experience appearing as counsel in judicial review and merits review hearings. She has appeared in matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the Migration Act 1958, the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, the Residential Tenancies Act 1997,  the Working with Children Act 2005, the Taxation Administration Act 1953, the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997,  the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and in PII proceedings.

Employment and industrial law: Louise has a growing practice in employment and industrial law.

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