Peter Hamilton Barrister

Peter Hamilton


Owen Dixon Chambers West

Room 1804

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Peter Hamilton practises across all areas of personal injury, professional/medical negligence, property damage and general insurance law. 

Since coming to the bar, Peter has appeared in several trials, many of which unled.  

Recently, Peter has worked on a number of high profile and complex cases involving areas of law including privilege, the intepretation of insurance clauses and aviation law.  

In 2013, Peter graduated from the Master of Laws programme at Monash University, completing one of his subjects at Humboldt University, Berlin.  Peter also studied advanced tort law, medical and health law, evidence law, freedom of information law and advocacy.

Peter has previously practised as a solicitor or international lawyer in Sydney, Brisbane and London.

As a Senior Associate at Wotton + Kearney, Peter handled matters in all courts in Victoria and interstate, instructing in several trials in the Supreme and County Courts, including Hudspeth v Scholastic Cleaning (2014).

Peter read with Aine Magee QC.  His senior mentor was David Curtain QC.


The Renaissance of Public Liability Claims: Occupiers' Liability and the Australian Consumer Law

* Section 138 recovery actions - unwrapping the mystery - Part 1 & Part 2

* VWA v Probuild - misapplication of Part X of the Wrongs Act in a recovery action?

* The vexed question of contribution among defendants - going back to basics

* Personal injury claims in Road Management Act cases - some judicial guidance at long last

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

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