Greens List Barristers

Elizabeth King Bar : 1995| Admitted : 1994

Elizabeth (Liz) King is a Melbourne-based public and administrative law and human rights barrister.

Phone : +61 3 9225 7222

Mobile : 0414 017 110

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Chambers : Greens List


Elizabeth (Liz) King is a Melbourne-based public and administrative law and human rights barrister.

Elizabeth accepts briefs in administrative law generally, including government law, human rights, equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. Her expertise as a legal practitioner includes instruction and appearance work in:

  • International Criminal Law
  • Crimes Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried proceedings; County and Supreme Courts
  • Guardianship hearings
  • Aged Care Supported Residential Services Prosecutions
  • Drugs and Poisons prosecutions
  • Mental Health Law
  • Public Health regulatory schema
  • Human Rights Law
  • Children's Court matters, Care and Protection jurisdiction and Criminal Law jurisdiction
  • Professional disciplinary matters
  • Disability Services (sex offender) proceedings
  • Administrative Law
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Model litigant practice
  • Representing victims of Crime (Crimes Compensation)
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence

She is a member of the List of Counsel of the International Criminal Court and is a doctoral candidate in International Humanitarian Law with the Castan Centre, Monash University. Elizabeth currently teaches in Human Rights Theory and Trial Practice and Advocacy, with Monash University. She is an accredited advocacy instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute.

Elizabeth worked as a senior solicitor with the Department of Human Services, providing legal advice to Ministers’ Offices and DHS program areas in a range of fields including Aged Care, Public and Mental Health and Disability Services. 

While working for the Department, Elizabeth oversaw investigative/civil prosecutorial litigation in relation to legislative (quality of care) breaches in the provision of care in aged care supported residential services pursuant to the Residential Supported Services Act (Vic).

Elizabeth has also instructed in litigation pursuant to the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the Health Act 1958 and the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 and appeared on behalf of the Department in a number of matters.

Elizabeth also worked for 3 years as legal projects officer with the Australian Red Cross. She has taught at Monash University and Victoria University, lecturing in International Humanitarian Law and International Public Law respectively. Elizabeth has presented widely in a number of international and domestic research and policy forum on human rights, humanitarian law and therapeutic jurisprudence. She currently chairs the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Elizabeth read with David Collins SC, of the Victorian Bar.


Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Elizabeth King | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225

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