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Luke Livingston

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


Luke is regularly briefed to appear, usually unled, in trials and appeals throughout Australia in all areas of equity, commercial, corporations, taxation, constitutional and public law. He has appeared, as junior counsel, in several leading cases in the High Court and is frequently briefed to appear, as leading or sole counsel, in intermediate appellate courts.
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 for six years, focussing on property, banking, contract and corporate disputes and equity and trust matters.
Luke was privileged to commence his legal career as an Associate to Justice Gummow, AC, in the High Court, 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).

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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