Megan Caristo

Date of admission to the Bar

Areas of practice

  • Administrative & public law
  • Appellate practice
  • Class actions
  • Commercial law
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Constitutional law
  • Environment planning & property law
  • Human rights law
  • Industrial Relations
  • Professional liability
  • Revenue
  • Trade practices & competition law


Megan was admitted to practice in 2011.

Prior to joining the Bar, Megan was a Senior Solicitor in the Constitutional and Administrative Law Group and the Employment and Industrial Relations Group at the New South Wales Crown Solicitor’s Office, a Senior Associate in the Litigation (Public Law) Team at Clayton Utz, Counsel Assisting the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth (then Justin Gleeson SC) and a Senior Lawyer in the Office of General Counsel at the Australian Government Solicitor. She was also a tipstaff and researcher to Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC when Her Excellency was a judge of the NSW Court of Appeal.

Megan holds a Master of Laws from the University of Columbia, New York, where she studied on several scholarships and graduated with the highest of academic honours. She graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in Law and received a number of academic prizes, including the Nancy Gordon Smith Prize for placing among the top five students at graduation.

Megan has lectured in law at a number of universities and most recently lectured in Administrative Law at the University of Sydney and the University of NSW.


  • Master of Laws (University of Columbia) (James Kent Scholar)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney) (Hons I)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney) (University Medal and Hons I)