Lachlan Allan Barrister

Lachlan Allan


Owen Dixon Chambers West

Room 0715

525 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

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Lachlan specialises in common law and personal injury matters.

He is experienced in preparing, advising and appearing in all jurisdictions for both plaintiffs and defendants in serious injury applications, statutory benefits claims, and common law damages actions (with a focus on public liability, product liability/ACL claims and medical negligence matters).

Lachlan has also advised and appeared in judicial review matters, including reviews of Medical Panel opinions, and appeals from the Magistrates' Court and VCAT on questions of law. Lachlan prepares paperwork in all of his listed areas. He also accepts brief to appear on Circuit.

Lachlan was the Senior Associate to Judge Philip Misso, head of the Damages & Compensation/Serious Injury List at the County Court of Victoria, for 18 months prior to coming to the Bar. Through his work at the Court, Lachlan gained a wealth of experience in serious injury applications, common law damages trials and a range of interlocutory hearings.

Prior to working as an Associate, Lachlan worked at Clayton Utz and DLA Piper. In 2013, Lachlan was seconded to the Supreme Court of Nauru as Associate to Chief Justice Geoffrey Eames OAM QC.

Lachlan holds degrees in Law and Arts (Media & Communications) from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Master of Laws (LLM) at the Australian National University with a focus on compensation law. He is a sub-editor of the Negligence chapter in the upcoming edition of Thomson-Reuters' The Laws of Australia.

Lachlan is a volunteer at the Fitzroy Legal Service, and a proud member of the Lawdons.

Lachlan read with Jacinta Forbes QC, and his senior mentor was James Mighell QC.

Lachlan's most recent cases include:

County Court

Supreme Court

  • Newing v Dr David Barton & Ors [2015]; judicial review of the Opinion of a Medical Panel, with Robin P Gorton QC.

Magistrates' Court - WorkCover


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