Dr Matt Collins QC

Bar Roll: 1999 Silk: 2011
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Matt is available to appear and advise in all areas of commercial, media, information technology and constitutional law.  He practises in all Australian jurisdictions.  His clients include governments, corporations, most of Australia’s major media outlets and many high profile Australian and international public figures.

Matt is the author of The Law of Defamation and the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2001, 2005, 2010) and Collins on Defamation (Oxford University Press, 2014).  His books are standard texts on libel and slander used throughout the common law world.

Matt is also a door tenant at One Brick Court Chambers in London: a leading set of media and information law barristers; and a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, where he teaches at postgraduate level.

Prior to coming to the Bar in 1999, Matt was a Solicitor and Senior Associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and the Associate to the Hon Justice DM Ryan of the Federal Court of Australia.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

 

CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawDefamation & Media LawRoyal Commissions/Government Inquiries

QUALIFICATIONS:

 BA, LLB (Hons), PhD (Melb)

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Matt is currently the President of the Victorian Bar. He was the Senior Vice-President in 2016-17 and Chair of the Readers’ Course Committee from 2015-2017.

Dr Matt Collins QC

Bar Roll: 1999 Silk: 2011
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Profile

Matt is available to appear and advise in all areas of commercial, media, information technology and constitutional law.  He practises in all Australian jurisdictions.  His clients include governments, corporations, most of Australia’s major media outlets and many high profile Australian and international public figures.

Matt is the author of The Law of Defamation and the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2001, 2005, 2010) and Collins on Defamation (Oxford University Press, 2014).  His books are standard texts on libel and slander used throughout the common law world.

Matt is also a door tenant at One Brick Court Chambers in London: a leading set of media and information law barristers; and a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, where he teaches at postgraduate level.

Prior to coming to the Bar in 1999, Matt was a Solicitor and Senior Associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and the Associate to the Hon Justice DM Ryan of the Federal Court of Australia.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

 

Areas of Practice

CommercialCompetitionConstitutional LawDefamation & Media LawRoyal Commissions/Government Inquiries

Cases

Publication

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

 BA, LLB (Hons), PhD (Melb)

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Matt is currently the President of the Victorian Bar. He was the Senior Vice-President in 2016-17 and Chair of the Readers’ Course Committee from 2015-2017.