Michael Izzo SC

Date of admission to the Bar

Date of appointment as Senior Counsel

Areas of practice

Michael appears in a range of jurisdictions, including appellate and trial courts, commissions of inquiry and international arbitral tribunals.

His principal areas of practice are:

  • Corporate & commercial law
  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance & reinsurance
  • Public & private international law
  • Trade practices & competition law


Michael was Associate to Chief Justice Murray Gleeson at the High Court of Australia in 2003.

Michael has a BA and LLB from Sydney University.  He also has a BCL and M Phil in law from Oxford University, which he attended on a Rhodes scholarship.

Michael was previously a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney and Herbert Smith in London, working in their commercial litigation and international arbitration divisions.

He has taught part-time at both Sydney and Oxford Universities in constitutional law, torts, equity and trusts.

Michael was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 2005.  He has served as a member of a Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Association since 2010.

BA LLB (Syd)
BCL MPhil (Oxon)

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