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's primary practice is in criminal law. He also accepts briefs in public, employment and family law (property) matters.

Peter appears in all courts and tribunals, including on appeal. He is regularly briefed to provide written advice. 

Before coming to the bar, Peter was a Senior Federal Prosecutor with the Commonwealth DPP where he regularly appeared in summary and superior courts. Peter's experience extends to a broad variety of crime types ranging from regulatory offences and white-collar crime, to human trafficking and child sex offences.

Peter also has experience with the interpretation and application of several novel Commonwealth Acts, ranging from niche regulations to national security matters requiring use of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (Cth). He holds a current federal security clearance (NV2).

Previously, Peter was a solicitor with the South East Community Legal Service where he practiced 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 read with Robert T Barry. 

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals
  • Merit Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Sports
  • Transport Law

Common Law

  • Judicial Review
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

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
  • Work

Family Law

  • Property Disputes


  • 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)

International Law

  • Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
  • Public International Law

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Customs
  • 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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