Hamish Mc Avaney Details

Hamish McAvaney

Bar roll 2021 Admitted 2015
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Hamish McAvaney practises in all areas of commercial, regulatory and public law.

Hamish also welcomes briefs in administrative law, including planning, environment and climate change matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Hamish gained more than seven years’ experience as a solicitor, most recently as a senior associate at Allens in Melbourne, and prior to that at Linklaters in London, where he worked in the environment and climate change team.

As a commercial litigator, Hamish worked on a range of complex commercial disputes in various courts, as well as regulatory investigations and public inquiries. Hamish also has experience working in industry and understands the pressures facing in-house lawyers. He prides himself on his commerciality. Having benefited from working across all aspects of the profession, he seeks to ensure he is easy to work with.

Hamish holds a Bachelor of Law (honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, where he studied on a merit scholarship recognising academic excellence.

Hamish is reading with Tom Warner and his senior mentor is Claire Harris QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 30 Room 12

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Sports Law
Employment & Industrial
  • Confidential Information
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Inquests
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Discrimination
  • Environment
  • Freedom of Information
  • Judicial Review
  • Planning & Local Government
  • Privacy
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Arts

(French Studies Major) (Monash)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Monash)



England and Wales

Entitled to practise in

High Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals