Michelle Painter SC

Michelle Painter SC

Date of admission to NSW Bar: 1998
Date taken Silk: 2013

Areas of Practice
Commissions of Inquiry
Family Provision and Probate
Restraints of Trade

Listed in Doyles Guide: Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Barristers - Australia 2017
Recommended Senior Counsel

Doyles Recommended Estates Litigation 2017

Listed in Doyles Guide: Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Senior Counsel - NSW 2017
Leading Senior Counsel 

 Estates Litigation - 2017 - Leading

Listed in Doyles Guide: Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Barristers - Sydney 2016
Leading Senior Counsel

Listed in Doyles Guide: Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Barristers - Sydney, 2015
Recommended Senior Counsel

Michelle Painter SC practices primarily in commercial law, including commercial disputes, construction law, equity and trusts, family provision and probate. 

She has extensive experience in restraints of trade within the context of commercial and employment law. 

Michelle also has extensive and recent experience in commissions of inquiry, including appearing in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption and as counsel assisting in ICAC.

Michelle commenced legal practice as a solicitor in 1991 at Freehill Hollingdale & Page.
From about 1992-1998, Michelle was a solicitor in the Australian Government Solicitor, primarily in the Competition Law Unit.

Bachelor of Arts (University of British Columbia)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Adelaide)
Accredited Mediator (2015)

Chair, Womens Barristers Forum NSW Bar Association (May 2014 - May 2017)
Recruitment Panel for Appointment of Crown Solicitor of NSW (2015)
Member, Practice Development Committee, NSW Bar Association

Competition Law Committee, Business Section, Law Council of Australia
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Society of Construction Law Australia
Commercial Law Association of Australia
Women Lawyers Association NSW


Contact Details

Ninth Floor, Selborne Chambers
174 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 376 Sydney
Tel: (02) 8228 7128
Fax: (02) 9233 1137
Email: mpainter@selbornechambers.com.au


Ed Brown
Tel: (02) 8915 2101
Fax: (02) 9233 1137
Email: clerk9@selbornechambers.com.au