Robert Armitage

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative / Public Law
  • Commercial
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests / Commissions of Inquiry
  • Criminal Law
  • Defamation

Date of Admission

Admitted to the Bar in 2013

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) – University of Oxford
Master of Laws (LLM) – University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Macquarie University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Macquarie University

Robert practices in civil and criminal law. He has appeared in the Supreme, District and Local Courts of New South Wales and in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. He has also appeared led in the Federal Court of Australia, the Queensland Court of Appeal and in the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW. His civil matters have included defamation, contractual disputes, construction, bankruptcy and strata scheme conflicts.  His criminal matters have ranged from hearings, bail applications and sentence pleas to the preparation of appeal submissions for matters in the Court of Criminal Appeal (in matters involving, for example, drugs, assault and murder).  He has also appeared as junior counsel in the Supreme Court in a trial for murder.

Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Robert was a Legal Officer at the Election Funding Authority of New South Wales, where he advised in connection with the investigation and prosecution of individuals for campaign finance and disclosure offences. From 2007-2008, he was an Associate at the commercial law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery, where he practised in the areas of competition, corporate and media law. During 2005, he was a Judges’ Research Assistant at the Federal Court of Australia.