Fiona Batten

Bar Roll: 2012 Admitted: 2006
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Fiona practises in public law and commercial law.

She has appeared in the High Court and in trials and appeals in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court. Fiona regularly appeared on behalf of the Attorney-General in the Supreme Court and in the County Court in matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.

Fiona has experience appearing and advising clients in a broad range of areas including judicial review, statutory construction, privacy, freedom of information and migration.

Before coming to the Bar, Fiona was a Senior Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and studied at Cambridge University. Fiona completed articles at Baker & McKenzie and was Associate to Justice Tracey in the Federal Court.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

CommercialConfidential InformationDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsInquestsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationRoyal Commissions/Government Inquiries
  • Fiona Batten – currently contributes to the Information Privacy Act Chapter in Pizer’s Victorian Administrative Law looseleaf service.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA (Monash), LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons) (Cantab)

Fiona obtained a Masters of Law with first class honours from Cambridge, and was a Downing College Senior Seton Scholar. Fiona graduated from Monash University with first class honours and was awarded the Academic Prize for the best result in Corporations Law.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee

Fiona Batten

Bar Roll: 2012 Admitted: 2006
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Profile

Fiona practises in public law and commercial law.

She has appeared in the High Court and in trials and appeals in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court. Fiona regularly appeared on behalf of the Attorney-General in the Supreme Court and in the County Court in matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.

Fiona has experience appearing and advising clients in a broad range of areas including judicial review, statutory construction, privacy, freedom of information and migration.

Before coming to the Bar, Fiona was a Senior Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and studied at Cambridge University. Fiona completed articles at Baker & McKenzie and was Associate to Justice Tracey in the Federal Court.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialConfidential InformationDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsInquestsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationRoyal Commissions/Government Inquiries

Cases

Publication

  • Fiona Batten – currently contributes to the Information Privacy Act Chapter in Pizer’s Victorian Administrative Law looseleaf service.

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

BA (Monash), LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons) (Cantab)

Fiona obtained a Masters of Law with first class honours from Cambridge, and was a Downing College Senior Seton Scholar. Fiona graduated from Monash University with first class honours and was awarded the Academic Prize for the best result in Corporations Law.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee