Full Name: Mr Philip B Hayes
Phone: +61 3 9225 6183
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0412 440 254
Chambers: Douglas Menzies Chambers
Room: 0907
Date of Admission: 1 Dec 1997
Called to the Bar: 23 May 2002
Qualifications: B.A (Hons Crim.), LLB


Philip Hayes was admitted to practice in 1996 and signed the Bar Roll in 2002.Philip's recent experience encompassed a wide range of commercial and criminal litigation; focusing on construction, corporations and insolvency law.As a solicitor in the Construction and Engineering group at Maddocks, Philip advised broadly on the application of State and Federal building legislation. Philip developed extensive advocacy experience prosecuting offences under the relevant Building and Planning Acts and also appeared for clients in mediations and compulsory conferences at VCAT.

Prior to Maddocks, Philip was at Gadens Lawyers, where he advised on contractual disputes, insolvency and corporations law.Before entering private practice, Philip worked as a Solicitor at both the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the Office of Public Prosecutions where he prepared and instructed in County and Supreme Court trials and was involved in the prosecution of commercial crime matters.

Philip completed his articles at the Department of Treasury and Finance providing advice on government policy, legal compliance and risk management issues.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Commercial Law

  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Proceeds of Crime

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Planning Offences


  • Local Government

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Information Privacy

Tax Law & Revenue Law

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