Rutendo accepts briefs to appear and advise in public, commercial, quasi-criminal law matters. She accepts briefs direct from in-house counsel.
Rutendo has a particular interest in planning law, having worked in the building and construction industry before joining the legal profession. She holds an undergraduate in architecture. 

Rutendo comes to the Bar with diverse legal experience. She practised as a solicitor at Gadens in the commercial disputes team and worked on various commercial disputes involving insolvency and debt recovery, breach of directors’ duties, property and contractual disputes, and defamation. 

Prior to that, she was an associate to the Honourable Justice Sloss in the Supreme Court of Victoria. In that role, Rutendo assisted her Honour in a broad range of commercial matters, including contractual, partnership and joint venture disputes, breaches of directors’ duties, misleading and deceptive conduct matters and tax disputes. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Rutendo practiced at the Office of Public Prosecutions, first as a solicitor in the Proceeds of Crime Directorate and then as a solicitor-advocate in the Advocacy team. 

Rutendo is an experienced advocate, having appeared regularly in both the civil and criminal jurisdiction of Magistrates’ Courts, the County Court (Proceeds of Crime List), the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Rutendo is co-founder and Steering Committee member of the African Australian Legal Network (AALN). The AALN seeks to promote African cultural diversity in the profession and improve the capability and reputation of African-Australian legal practitioners.

Rutendo is reading with Emrys Nekvapil. Her senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.  

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

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