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Luke Livingston SC

Bachelor of Laws Degree (First Class Honours) - The University of Melbourne (2001)
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) (History) - University of Melbourne (2001)


Admitted to the Bar 2009

Appointed Senior Counsel 2021


Luke Livingston SC accepts briefs to appear in trials and appeals throughout Australia in all areas of equity, commercial, corporations, taxation, constitutional and public law. Luke conducts a substantial appellate practice and is frequently briefed on appeal in matters in which he did not appear at trial.

With two decades’ experience in litigation, Luke is a trusted source of advice and representation. He is experienced in leading teams of lawyers to deliver successful outcomes for clients in all sectors of the economy. He regularly appears both for and against regulators and government agencies.

Prior to coming to the Bar in 2009, Luke was a senior associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), where he practised as a commercial litigation solicitor in Sydney for six years, focusing on property, banking, contract and corporate disputes and equity and trust matters.

Luke was privileged to commence his legal career as Associate to the Hon Justice Gummow, AC, in the High Court of Australia, in 2002.

In 2008, Luke was awarded the Con Varnavas Award for the highest aggregate score in the New South Wales Bar Examinations.

In 2018, Luke successfully completed the Australian Bar Association Advanced Trial Advocacy Intensive (a 5-day residential course specialising in advanced trial advocacy).

Luke is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he was awarded First Class Honours in both Law and Arts (History); was placed 3rd in the Law Honours List, from a graduating class of approximately 300; and was Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.

Luke was appointed Senior Counsel in 2021.


Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Class Actions
    • Communications
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Partnership disputes
    • Professional liability
    • Real property
    • Restraint of trade
    • Shareholder class actions
    • Trade Practices
  • Common Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Class Actions
    • Professional indemnity
    • Professional liability
  • Criminal See all +Close -
    • Proceeds of crime
    • White collar and corporate crime
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Property
    • Trusts
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Disciplinary Proceedings
    • Health Law
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Merits review
    • Proceeds of crime
    • Public law
  • Taxation and Revenue See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Capital gains tax
    • Goods and services tax
    • Income tax


Banks & Financial Services, Funds, Government, Healthcare, Industrials, Transport and Infrastructure, Primary Resources, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications,

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