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Michael Hodge KC

Bachelor of Arts - University of Queensland (2000)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - University of Queensland (2003)
Graduate Diploma in Competition Law - University of Melbourne (2011)
Master of Laws - University of Melbourne (2013)


Appointed Queens Counsel 2017


Michael took silk in 2017 and practises nationally in all kinds of complex commercial disputes. He has a particularly prominent reputation in the areas of competition, class actions, corporate law and financial services. He is ranked by Legal 500 as a leading silk at the Australian Bar for commercial disputes and competition law, by Best Lawyers for litigation, competition law, regulatory practice and public law and by Doyle’s Guide for competition law.

In 2018, he was one of the Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. With a strong track record of getting across material in a short space of time, ability to grasp legal complexities and approachable demeanour, Michael is a KC of choice for appearing before or assisting commissions of inquiry and public reviews.

In competition law, Michael appears and advises Australian and foreign corporations, and their directors and officers, in relation to investigations and proceedings in respect of allegation concerning mergers, cartels, abuse of market power, and unconscionable conduct.


Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Appellate
    • Arbitration
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Class Actions
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Contracts
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Cross-border Insolvency
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • International Law
    • Partnership disputes
    • Product liability
    • Professional liability
    • Real property
    • Restraint of trade
    • Shareholder class actions
    • Superannuation
    • Trade Practices
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Appellate
    • Trusts
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Constitutional Law
    • Judicial review and administrative law
    • Public law


Agribusiness, Banks & Financial Services, Government, Primary Resources, Power & Utilities, Technology, Media & Telecommunications,

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