Full Name: Mr Michael P McGrath
Phone: +61 3 9225 7483
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0404 014 040
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0923
Date of Admission: 3 Apr 2000
Called to the Bar: 12 May 2005
Qualifications: LL.B, B.Com


Michael McGrath was admitted to practice in 2000 and signed the Bar Roll in 2005. In 1996 Michael began his career at Ryan Carlisle Thomas, first as a paralegal and later completing his articles and practising as a solicitor in the commercial litigation and personal injury departments.

In 2001 Michael left for London where he completed 18 months as a solicitor in criminal law. Upon his return to Australia in 2003 he worked at Rob Melasecca's office as a Solicitor Advocate appearing in contested summary matters, County Court appeals, Committals, Bail Applications and pleas in the Magistrates and County Courts.

Since coming to the Bar in 2005, Michael has continued this criminal work in the County and Magistrates Court and now appears regularly in County Court Trials. He has been selected as a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Family Law

  • Care & Protection

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

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