Firm Profile

John J. Livi


20 Finsbury Way
Camberwell 3124
61 4 0955 4504

Firm Details

ABN 36 142 898 804

P:  0409554504

John Livi is an experienced Government lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience as a high level advisor in Government, administrative and education law, and in litigation.  

He was the Chief Lawyer at the Victorian Education Department for 15 years and a special counsel at Minter Ellison for 10 years specializing in education law.

Administrative law. 

He has substantial experience in administrative law, including advising on FoI, Privacy, Ombudsman, Equal Opportunity and Charter matters, and the development and drafting of bills [notably as the sole instructor for the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic)], regulations and Ministerial Orders and the preparation of Cabinet submissions.


He has a detailed knowledge of State and Federal legislation relevant to the education sector, and has advised on various aspects of that legislation.


John has more than 30 years' experience advising Government at the highest levels, advising Government on legal matters, and developing and implementing Government policy.

Best lawyers

He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2013 in the practice area of Education Law

Firm Practice Areas

  • Education Law