Harris MCIArb

Margo Harris has extensive experience in commercial law within Australia and internationally, having practised law in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.  Internationally, she worked in London for 5 years including court and arbitration work, which involved disputes within the UK, Europe, USA, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and South America.  Even before working in Europe, Margo's work involved disputes and commercial transactions in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, PNG, the Cook Islands, the Solomon Islands.  

Upon her return to Australia in 2007, Margo has worked as in-house counsel at Tabcorp, working on both litigious and commercial matters about racing industry agreements and licences, trade practices issues, intellectual property, sports agreements and distribution networks, before coming to the Victorian Bar in 2011.

The colourful world of racing adds to Margo's experience across a number of commercial industries including shipping, aviation, rail, energy infrastructure, construction, international trade, fishing rights, waste management, trade practices, general insurance, torts, public authorities and debt recovery.

Her clients have included the United Nations, AusAid, Lloyds of London, shipowner P&I clubs, insurance companies, charterers, freight forwarders, shipyards, joint venture parties, financiers, tenderers of major infrastructure, start up and established businesses and industry groups.

Since coming to the Victorian Bar in 2011, Margo has been briefed to appear in:

- Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts in Victoria

- Federal Court of Australia

- Supreme Court of New South Wales

- Court of Appeal in New South Wales

- District Court of Western Australia

Margo's briefs have included trade practices disputes, trust disputes (acting for trustees and beneficiaries), adverse possession of land, disputes about guarantees, negligence actions against local councils; telecommunication supply and agency disputes, defending oppressive conduct for corporations, partnership disputes, supply of services disputes, international trade matters, debt recovery; recovery of assets, and defendant insurance work.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation. The information referred to above has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither Victorian Bar Inc nor the barrister's clerk have independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information and neither accepts any responsibility in that regard.


PH +61 3 9225 6339

Chambers: Room 0622
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Transport Law Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime
Telecommunications and Broadcasting
Securities and Investments
Restraint of Trade
Real Property
Professional Liability
Partnership Disputes
International Commercial Arbitration
Intellectual Property
Corporations Law
Corporate Insolvency
Contractual Disputes
Consumer Protection Law
Building and Construction
Common Law/Personal Injury
Professional Negligence
Intentional Torts
Environment and Planning
Local Government
Environmental and Planning Offences
Civil enforcement
Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
Wills and Probate
Family Provision
Real Property
International Law
Public International Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Choice of Law
Merits Review
Liquor Licensing
Disciplinary Proceedings
Judicial Review and administrative law
Constitutional Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
03 Aug 1994
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
27 Oct 2011