Full Name: Alex Burt
Mobile:0439 815 284
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Room: 515
Date of Admission: 27 May 2005
Called to the Bar: 18 Nov 2010
Qualifications: BA/LLB(Hons)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


In the area of criminal law, Alex regularly appears in pleas, committals, appeals, trials, contested hearings and bail applications. She has particular expertise in matters where including matters mental impairment is an issue. Alex has experience appearing in applications and reviews under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be TriedAct 1997. Alex is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial preferred barrister.

Alex regularly appears in judicial review hearings in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court. She has appeared in the following judicial review matters:

  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v MZYNN [2012] FCA 1177 (junior to Nola Karapanagiotidis)
  • MZYSU v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2012] FCA 1073 (junior to Dr S Donaghue QC)
  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v MZYLE (No 2) [2011] FCA 1467 (junior to R Niall QC)
  • MZZIH v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCA 5
  • DZACV v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2012] FCA 1443

She appears in Coronial Inquests and in a variety of administrative forums, including VCAT and the AAT.

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Areas of Practice


  • Appellate
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Immigration Law
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Social security and veterans' entitlements


  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Illness
  • Property Offences
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety


  • Coronial Inquests

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Committee Memberships

  • Ordinary Members - Women Barristers' Association

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