Full Name: Michael Turner
Mobile: 0411 756 494
Date of Admission: 30 Nov 1987
Called to the Bar: 24 Nov 1994


Michael was admitted to the Bar in 1994. He practices principally in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, Crimes Family Violence, Crimes Compensation and Civil Litigation.

Michael has appeared in Criminal Trials in Melbourne and throughout Regional Victoria including Mildura, Horsham, Bendigo, Ballarat, Hamilton, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

His Family Law practice covers all areas of Family Law and he has appeared in NSW and SA.

Prior to coming to the Bar Michael was articled to Alan Faulkner of Alan Faulkner and Co. and practiced as a Civil Litigation Lawyer. In 1993 he travelled extensively throughout Nepal and Africa and returned and made the decision to go to the Bar where he read with Bruce Walmsley SC.

In 2012 Michael completed the Legal Services Board workshop in relation to Advancing best practice in sexual offence cases. 

In 2016 he was amongst the first group of Barristers to obtain the  Indictable Crime Certificate.  He is listed on the VLA preferred Barrister list for indictable crime. 

Michael has appeared in the Court of Appeal in the following cases;

Shane Seater [2001] V.S.C.A 217

Eade v. Vanstone [2012] VSCA 142

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Proceeds of Crime

Family Law

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

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