Michael Swanson

Date of admission as Australian Lawyer: 2014
Date of admission to NSW Bar: 2018

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial & Equity
  • Appellate Law
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Constitutional
  • Employment Law
  • Sports Law

Michael accepts briefs in all areas from solicitors and in-house counsel. He has a strong background in working directly with corporate legal teams to deal with the difficult issues that arise for businesses during disputes. Michael focuses on developing commercial and ethical outcomes that align with his client’s interests and public image.

He has appeared both led and unled in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia.

Before being called to the Bar, Michael was a solicitor at Kemp Strang in the Dispute Resolution & Insolvency practice group. He practiced across all areas of the group including in proceedings for major banking corporations, small business disputes, insolvency proceedings and tax disputes.

Michael was formerly the associate to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia and a lecturer/tutor at Flinders University.

 Contact Details

Ninth Floor, Selborne Chambers
174 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 8915 2100
Email: swanson@selbornechambers.com.au


Ella Baxendale
Tel: (02) 8915 2101
Email: ebaxendale@selbornechambers.com.au