Full Name: Mr Sam L Tatarka
Phone: +61 3 9225 7070
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0706
Date of Admission: 1 Mar 1982
Called to the Bar: 19 May 1983
Accredited as Mediator: 17 Feb 2000
Qualifications: B Juris LLB, Accredited Mediator


Sam Tatarka has extensive experience and expertise in professional negligence matters and a broad based commercial practice in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria, the Federal Court  and equivalent courts interstate.  He gives strategic advice and representation in Alternative Dispute resolution, contractual disputes, insurance litigation and building cases. He has experience in corporations law, banking and finance, sale of business and engineering cases.

Sam appears in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court in complex property matters and practises in all areas of the family law/de facto jurisdiction.

Sam advises lawyers in relation to their obligations under the Legal Profession Uniform Law and offers advice and assistance to those facing investigation and prosecution by the Legal Services Board and the Legal Services Commissioner.  He also acts in civil claims in VCAT’s Legal Practice and Civil Claims Lists.  He represents and advises parties in reviews before the Costs Court.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law

Common Law

  • Negligence

Equity & Trusts

  • Family Provision
  • Wills & Probate

Family Law

  • Property Disputes

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 4 Jun 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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