Dr Sue McNicol AM QC

Bar Roll: 2003 Silk: 2012
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Sue practises in commercial, administrative and criminal law.

She specialises in privilege, discovery, confidentiality, privacy, civil procedure, contempt of court, evidence, class actions, freedom of information, public interest immunity, criminal procedure, search warrants and subpoenas.

Sue also regularly acts as an arbitrator in investigations into public and private companies where disputes about privilege have arisen.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Sue was an Associate Professor of Law at Monash University’s Law Faculty from 1993 to 2002 and held a variety of academic positions at Melbourne and Monash Universities.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

 

CommercialConfidential InformationConstitutional LawFOI/PrivacyJudicial ReviewMediationMerits ReviewRoyal Commissions/Government Inquiries
  • Dr Sue McNicol QC – is the author of “Law of Privilege” (501 pages, Thomson Law Book Co.) which is a leading text in this area.
  • Dr Sue McNicol QC – is the co-author of “Evidence” (Butterworths TS) a 21 chapter book (now in its third edition, 2005) which includes an analysis and evaluation of the rules of evidence in Australia.
  • Dr Sue McNicol QC – has published over 25 articles in refereed journals and chapters in books.

QUALIFICATIONS

BCL (Oxford), LLB (Hons) (Melb) BA (Melb), Ph.D (Monash)

Sue completed her BCL at Oxford University (where she won the first Rupert Cross Prize for the highest result in Evidence Law). She also received an Honours Law degree from Melbourne University (where she won the Spero Wilson Memorial Scholarship for the highest result in Advanced Constitutional Law) and a Ph.D from Monash (where she won the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the best Ph.D for her year).

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Member, Victorian Bar Council (2019-2020);
Chair, Readers' Course Committee (2020);
Member, Executive of Readers' Course Committee (2013-);
Vice-Chair, Readers' Course Committee (2018-9);
Member, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Sub-Committee of Victorian Bar Council (2019-);
Member, Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) (2015-);
Member, Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) former Advisory Committee for legal privilege

Dr Sue McNicol AM QC

Bar Roll: 2003 Silk: 2012
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Profile

Sue practises in commercial, administrative and criminal law.

She specialises in privilege, discovery, confidentiality, privacy, civil procedure, contempt of court, evidence, class actions, freedom of information, public interest immunity, criminal procedure, search warrants and subpoenas.

Sue also regularly acts as an arbitrator in investigations into public and private companies where disputes about privilege have arisen.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Sue was an Associate Professor of Law at Monash University’s Law Faculty from 1993 to 2002 and held a variety of academic positions at Melbourne and Monash Universities.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

 

Areas of Practice

CommercialConfidential InformationConstitutional LawFOI/PrivacyJudicial ReviewMediationMerits ReviewRoyal Commissions/Government Inquiries

Cases

Publication

  • Dr Sue McNicol QC – is the author of “Law of Privilege” (501 pages, Thomson Law Book Co.) which is a leading text in this area.
  • Dr Sue McNicol QC – is the co-author of “Evidence” (Butterworths TS) a 21 chapter book (now in its third edition, 2005) which includes an analysis and evaluation of the rules of evidence in Australia.
  • Dr Sue McNicol QC – has published over 25 articles in refereed journals and chapters in books.

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BCL (Oxford), LLB (Hons) (Melb) BA (Melb), Ph.D (Monash)

Sue completed her BCL at Oxford University (where she won the first Rupert Cross Prize for the highest result in Evidence Law). She also received an Honours Law degree from Melbourne University (where she won the Spero Wilson Memorial Scholarship for the highest result in Advanced Constitutional Law) and a Ph.D from Monash (where she won the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the best Ph.D for her year).

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Member, Victorian Bar Council (2019-2020);
Chair, Readers' Course Committee (2020);
Member, Executive of Readers' Course Committee (2013-);
Vice-Chair, Readers' Course Committee (2018-9);
Member, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Sub-Committee of Victorian Bar Council (2019-);
Member, Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) (2015-);
Member, Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) former Advisory Committee for legal privilege