PROFILE

Full Name: Lachlan B Carter
Email: lachlan.carter@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 7102
Phone:9225 7102
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Mobile:0419 506 704
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Date of Admission: 23 Apr 2013
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017
Qualifications: LLB; B.Bus (Economics)
Previous Occupation: Associate to Honourable Justices Ferguson and Croucher of the Supreme Court of Victoria; Solicitor, Arnold Bloch Leibler

Profile

Lachlan Carter accepts briefs to appear and advise in commercial law and criminal law matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Lachlan was a solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler and a Senior Associate to two Judges of the Victorian Supreme Court.

While at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Lachlan worked on a wide range of complex litigation matters involving contract, insolvency, corporations law, joint venture disputes, and competition and consumer law.

As the Senior Associate to the Hon Justice Ferguson (now Chief Justice of Victoria), Lachlan supported her Honour with the management of the Corporations List of the Commercial Court and later in the Court of Appeal.

As the Senior Associate to the Hon Justice Croucher, Lachlan assisted his Honour with trials for indictable offences including murder, terrorism related offending and obtaining financial advantage by deception. He has a particular interest in white-collar crime, proceeds of crime and confiscation law related matters.

Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (economics major) from La Trobe University. He received academic excellence awards for the highest score in Law of Contracts and Commercial and Consumer Contracts subjects.

While undertaking his tertiary studies, Lachlan worked at the Coroners Court of Victoria. He assisted Coroner Hendltass with inquests and the drafting of rulings and later worked as a legal researcher.

Lachlan is reading with two mentors: Hamish Redd, who specialises in commercial law, and Scott Johns, who specialises in criminal law.  His senior mentor is Wendy Harris QC.


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Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities and Investments

Criminal

  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Property Offences
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals

Inquests/Inquiries

  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
From 6 Oct 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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