Full Name: Tom Battersby
Mobile: 0400 318 481
Date of Admission: 21 Jun 2016
Called to the Bar: 2 May 2019
Qualifications: MA, LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Tom Battersby accepts briefs in criminal and quasi-criminal matters in metropolitan and regional courts.   

Before coming to the Bar, Tom practised as a solicitor advocate for two years at Greg Thomas Barrister & Solicitor. In this role, he appeared regularly in the Magistrates’ and County Courts for appeals, breach proceedings, pleas of guilty and bail applications. As part of his practice as a solicitor, Tom ran numerous indictable matters including murders, drug importation, and serious sex offences.

Before working as a solicitor, Tom was a ‘clerk of courts’ at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. There he gained significant practical experience at the coalface of Victoria’s justice system.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Tom has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Environment and Sustainability.

Tom is reading with Megan Tittensor. His Senior Mentor is Julian McMahon SC.


Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Planning Offences

Family Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions
From 3 May 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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