Peter Hanks  QC - List G Barristers

Peter Hanks QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

Widely regarded as one of Victoria's leading Queen's Counsel, Peter Hanks practises predominantly in public law with a particular emphasis on administrative and constitutional law. 

Peter appears regularly for Commonwealth and State government agencies, and against those agencies, in the Federal Court, High Court, Supreme Court, Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He also regularly provides advice on administrative and constitutional law issues to Commonwealth and State government agencies, and to private parties in relation to their rights against those agencies.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Peter practised as a solicitor and has had over 25 years experience teaching constitutional law at the University of Sydney and Monash University. 

He is an accomplished author and has published several books on constitutional law and administrative law including Constitutional Law in Australia (3rd edition) and Australian Constitutional Law (7th edition). Peter has been a principal contributor to Butterworths' "High Court and Federal Court Practice" and "Administrative Law Service". 

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Office Location

Level 22, Room Six
525 Lonsdale Street

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Public Law of the Melbourne Metro Area
Peter Hanks QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Constitutional Law
Public Law