Maya Narayan

Maya Narayan

Bar roll 2020 Admitted 2013
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Public Law
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Maya Narayan practises in federal and state public law, regulatory and commercial law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Maya was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General for Victoria (then Richard Niall QC, now the Hon Justice Niall of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria); Associate to the Hon Justice O’Callaghan of the Federal Court of Australia; and a Principal Solicitor in the Constitution and Advice Team and the Chair of the Constitutional and Intergovernmental Relations Practice Group at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.

Maya is a Director of the Board of Directors of List G Barristers, a member of the Australian Bar Association Ethics Committee and a Reporter for the Victorian Reports.

Maya read with Emrys Nekvapil and her senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 16 Room 2

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Consumer Law
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Taxation
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Statutory Employment Rights
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review

Qualifications

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) (Melb)

Juris Doctor (Melb)


Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

High Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Recent Cases

Cotterill v Romanes — challenge to the constitutional validity of the State of Victoria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (for the defendants, instructed by the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office) — [2021] VSC 234, [2021] VSC 498 (led by Alistair Pound SC, with Frances Gordon; application for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal pending — on appeal, led by the Solicitor-General for Victoria and Alistair Pound SC, with Frances Gordon).

Thorpe v Head, Transport for Victoria — challenge to the Western Highway Duplication Project (for the first to fourth defendants, instructed by MinterEllison) — [2021] VSC 533, [2021] VSC 750 (led by Richard Attiwill QC and, upon his Honour’s appointment, Christopher Young QC, with Anna Robertson — until her Honour’s appointment — and Tom Barry).

Kinglake Friends of the Forest Inc. v VicForests — claim for equitable relief concerning timber harvesting regulatory scheme (for the defendant, instructed by Johnson Winter & Slattery) — [2020] VSC 777, [2021] VSC 70, [2021] VSCA 195 (with Emrys Nekvapil; application for special leave to appeal to the High Court pending — in the High Court, led by Noel Hutley SC, with Emrys Nekvapil).

Warburton Environment Inc. v VicForestsclaim for equitable relief concerning timber harvesting regulatory scheme (for the defendant, instructed by Johnson Winter & Slattery) — [2020] VSC 738, [2021] VSC 35, [2021] VSC 433, [2021] VSCA 194 (with Emrys Nekvapil).

ARF v Director of Housing —application for reasons under the Administrative Law Act 1978 (Vic) (for the plaintiff) — [2021] VSC 199 (led by Elizabeth Bennett SC; application for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal pending).

Fowler v Minister for Fishing and Boating & Victorian Fisheries Authority challenge to the administration of the Discovery Bay Pipi Fishery (for the defendants, instructed by Maddocks) — [2020] VSC 760 (claim for interlocutory relief, appearing with Emrys Nekvapil); appeared unled in a successful application for summary dismissal (ex tempore reasons).

Taylor v Attorney-General for Victoria — application for judicial review arising from a petition for mercy (for the defendant, with Crown Counsel for Victoria, instructed by the VGSO).

Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (for the State of Victoria, instructed by the VGSO) — led by the Solicitor-General for Victoria and Richard Attiwill QC, with Emrys Nekvapil, Helen Tiplady, Haroon Hassan, Katherine Brazenor, Rachel Amamoo and Glyn Ayres.

Memberships

Australian Bar Association Ethics Committee

Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Board of Directors of List G Barristers

Commercial Bar Association of Victoria