Full Name: Peter Botros
Mobile: 0433333787
Chambers: Deakin Chambers
Date of Admission: 11 Dec 2015
Called to the Bar: 7 May 2020
Qualifications: BA, JD (Melb)
Previous Occupation: Senior Federal Prosecutor, Solicitor


Peter practices predominantly in criminal and employment law. He also accepts briefs in other areas including quasi-criminal, administrative and family law matters. 

Before coming to the bar, Peter was a Senior Federal Prosecutor with the Commonwealth DPP where he regularly appeared in both summary and superior courts on pleas, committals, bail applications and summary contests. Peter’s practice involved a broad variety of matters ranging from regulatory offences and white-collar crime, to human trafficking and child sex offences.

Peter also has experience with matters involving national security, including the operation of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (Cth). He holds a current Negative Vetting (NV2) security clearance.

Previously, Peter was a solicitor with the South East Community Legal Service where he practiced predominantly in employment law, family law and criminal defence. He regularly advised on employment contract and termination rights, and has appeared before the Fair Work Commission and before full bench on appeal.

Peter reads with Robert T Barry. His senior mentor is Craig Dowling SC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Sports
  • Transport Law

Common Law

  • Judicial Review
  • Negligence
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Personal Injury

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime

Family Law


  • Local Government
  • Military Law
  • Weapons & Firearms

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Statutory Employment Rights
  • Unfair Dismissal

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Military Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Extradition
  • Health & Medical
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Industry Regulations
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
  • Migration Law
  • Social Security

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
  • High Court of Australia
From 8 May 2020, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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