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Admissions and Appointments
  • Admitted as a Barrister: 2015
  • Admitted as a Solicitor: 1997
Degrees and Qualifications
  • Master of Laws – Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – Australian National University

Michelle Rabsch

e:    p: +61 2 9224 9747

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law including regulatory prosecutions and commissions of inquiry and inquest
  • Defamation and Media Law including Court Suppression and Non-Publication Orders
  • Commercial Litigation including Consumer Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Constitutional, Administrative and Public Law including contempt and applications for review, indemnity or an exercise of the royal prerogative of mercy

Articles, Cases & Publications

  • RSL Commission of Inquiry under the Charitable Fundraising Act – junior counsel assisting Public Inquirer Patricia Bergin SC
  • Cornwell v Channel 7 and Ors; Al Muderis v Mazzella; Hunter v Hanson, Bolton v Stoltenberg (defamation)
  • NSW Prothonotary v Smith; Makarov; Mallegowda; Dangerfield (contempt)
  • Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory and Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • CS, Youdom, Cecil, Bronte-Lee and McBride (coronial inquests)
  • Wotton v QLD, Wainohu v NSW, K-Generation v SA, International Finance Trust Co v NSWCC, Totani v SA, Kirk v IRC and NAAJA v NT (Chapter III Constitution)
  • Currell v R and Gilham v R (murder appeals); Einfeld v R, Polley v R and Nguyen v R (sentence appeals); Cribb v R and Crump v R (life sentence redeterminations)
  • R v Gould; R v Geraghty & Ors; R v Ozoani & Ors (criminal CDPP prosecutions)
  • Sapra Enterprises Pty Ltd v John Cooper and Central Home Loans Pty Ltd (corporations law).

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+61 2 9224 9747



Level 9, 75 Elizabeth St
Sydney NSW 2000