Charles Morshead Barrister

Charles Morshead


Castan Chambers

Room 1318

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Charlie accepts briefs in all areas of common law, as well as general commercial and administrative law matters.

Charlie has experience acting in a wide range of civil matters covering personal injuries (including psychological injuries), professional indemnity, public liability and institutional abuse claims. He has had carriage of a number of matters, both large-scale litigation and smaller claims, across all State courts and made appearances in a variety of courts and tribunals. Charlie also has expertise in the ADR process, having appeared on behalf of clients at mediations and settlement conferences.

Clients that Charlie has acted for include insurers, lawyers, education institutions, religious institutions, building professionals, corporations and individual clients. Charlie accepts briefs from both plaintiffs and defendants.

Before coming to the Bar, Charlie was a Senior Associate at Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers within the Insurance Group. Prior to that, Charlie was Senior Associate to Justice Zammit of the Supreme Court of Victoria within the Common Law Division. Charlie was also a solicitor at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, where he practiced in building and construction within the Commercial Group.

Charlie maintains an active pro bono practice, and has been a volunteer with Springvale Monash Legal Service since 2010, providing assistance to clients on a range of legal matters, including administrative, consumer and local government matters. In recognition of his ongoing commitment to SMLS, he was awarded the 2018 John O’Sullivan Volunteer Award.

Charlie is reading with Patrick Over and his senior mentor is Michelle Britbart QC

To get in touch with Charles Morshead | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or

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