Steven Brnovic


Barrister

Mobile:
Admitted:
15 Aug 2006
Bar:
25 Oct 2018
Location:
Room 1601, Castan Chambers,
460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Steven is Counsel Assisting the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry.

Since coming to the Bar, Steven has appeared in public law, criminal law and commercial matters.  Steven he has a strong presence in the Review and Regulation and Residential Tenancies lists at VCAT.  He regularly acts for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Department of Transport, Victorian Building Authority, Victoria Police and VicRoads.  He has conducted judicial review proceedings with respect to VCAT decisions (both led and unled), conducted and defended summary prosecutions, makes application for public interest immunity, defends applications under the Open Courts Act 2013 and has a strong advisory practice.  Steven has also developed a practice in employment law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Steven was General Counsel to Victoria’s commercial passenger vehicle industry regulator.  He was a key player in establishing a statutory framework for regulating ride-share providers. 

Steven has over 13 years’ experience as a solicitor in tribunal advocacy, statutory interpretation, regulatory compliance and administrative decision-making.  Steven has appeared as a solicitor-advocate at VCAT in reviews of licensing and disciplinary decisions and freedom of information matters. He has managed and trained teams of lawyers conducting prosecutions and tribunal hearings.  He regularly delivers tribunal advocacy training for solicitors.

Steven has previously been a Senior Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office. He has acted for regulators, Victoria Police, Departments, Minister’s Offices in merits reviews and national health profession boards in professional misconduct charges.   He represented the Secretary in working with children check matters and has advised public boards on statutory compliance, governance, financial management and commercial matters. 

Steven was an LIV Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law. He has been an Executive Officer in the public service and acted as Chief Executive Officer of the Taxi Services Commission. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. 

Steven accepts briefs in public, commercial and employment law.

Steven read with Elizabeth Bennett.  His Senior Mentor was Dr Matt Collins AM QC.

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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

Profile1

Steven is Counsel Assisting the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry.

Since coming to the Bar, Steven has appeared in public law, criminal law and commercial matters.  Steven he has a strong presence in the Review and Regulation and Residential Tenancies lists at VCAT.  He regularly acts for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Department of Transport, Victorian Building Authority, Victoria Police and VicRoads.  He has conducted judicial review proceedings with respect to VCAT decisions (both led and unled), conducted and defended summary prosecutions, makes application for public interest immunity, defends applications under the Open Courts Act 2013 and has a strong advisory practice.  Steven has also developed a practice in employment law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Steven was General Counsel to Victoria’s commercial passenger vehicle industry regulator.  He was a key player in establishing a statutory framework for regulating ride-share providers. 

Steven has over 13 years’ experience as a solicitor in tribunal advocacy, statutory interpretation, regulatory compliance and administrative decision-making.  Steven has appeared as a solicitor-advocate at VCAT in reviews of licensing and disciplinary decisions and freedom of information matters. He has managed and trained teams of lawyers conducting prosecutions and tribunal hearings.  He regularly delivers tribunal advocacy training for solicitors.

Steven has previously been a Senior Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office. He has acted for regulators, Victoria Police, Departments, Minister’s Offices in merits reviews and national health profession boards in professional misconduct charges.   He represented the Secretary in working with children check matters and has advised public boards on statutory compliance, governance, financial management and commercial matters. 

Steven was an LIV Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law. He has been an Executive Officer in the public service and acted as Chief Executive Officer of the Taxi Services Commission. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. 

Steven accepts briefs in public, commercial and employment law.

Steven read with Elizabeth Bennett.  His Senior Mentor was Dr Matt Collins AM QC.