Julian W.K. Burnside AO  QC - List G Barristers

Julian W.K. Burnside AO QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Julian Burnside QC practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law. While maintaining a strong commercial practice, Julian has also developed a distinguished public law practice. He regularly appears in both first instance and appellate proceedings in the Supreme Court, and the Federal Court in Victoria and across other states. He also appears in the High Court of Australia. 

Julian's landmark cases include successfully appearing for the Plaintiff in Trevorrow v. South Australia which was the first time a court recognised membership of the 'Stolen Generation' as a basis for legal compensation. He also successfully appeared before the Federal Court and in the High Court for the Maritime Union of Australia in the Patrick Stevedores v MUA litigation (the 'Waterfront Dispute'). 

In recent years Julian has become one of Australia's leading advocates in relation to Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and the protection of human rights and is also an accomplished author.

In 2009 Julian was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work as a human rights advocate, and for his services to the arts and the law. 

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Office Location

Level 30
Aickin Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Law of the Melbourne Metro Area
Julian W.K. Burnside AO QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Human Rights Law
Intellectual Property Law