Matthew Walsh

ADMITTED  1995    BAR  1997
CHAMBERS  Walsh Chambers

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 6655

Matthew Walsh, LL.B (Hons), B.Bus., GCLP


  • Common Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Superannuation
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover




Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Product Liability.

Matt is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, and practices extensively in the Supreme Court (including the Court of Appeal) and County Court in the following areas:

  • industrial accidents
  • motor vehicle/transport accidents
  • medical negligence
  • total and permanent disablement claims
  • Medical Panel appeals
  • public liability
  • professional negligence
  • insurance
  • recovery proceedings
  • appeals
  • institutional abuse

Qualifications - Legal

  • LLB (Hons) University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GCLP) University of South Australia
  • Certificate in Mediation at the Harvard Law School (HNI program) Cambridge, USA (2016)

Qualifications - Other

  • BBus - Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Tax Major)
  • Sydney Futures Exchange, Licensed Dealer
  • Mathematics of Finance. Macquarie University
  • Treasury Management. Graduate School of Managment, University Of Melbourne

Work History

ANZ Banking Group Ltd, Melbourne (Capital markets).

Phillips Fox Adelaide - Clerkship.

Fisher Jeffries Adelaide - Clerkship.

HWL Ebsworth Adelaide (formely Kelly &Co) - Articles/lawyer.

Barrister @ Vic Bar since 1997 and @ SA Bar 2018

Read with James Peters AM, KC.

Bar Positions Present

  • Walsh Chambers - Head of Chambers.
  • Aickin Chambers - Senior Member
  • Member of the Common Law Bar Association - Current
  • Member of the Compensation Bar Association - Current

Bar Positions Past

  • Assistant Honorary Treasurer of the Victorian Bar Council
  • Member of the Victorian Bar Council
  • Director of Barristers’ Chambers Limited
  • Member of the Victorian Bar’s Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member Pro Bono Committee
  • Member alternative dispute resolution committee


Mentor to 8 readers.

Stewart Pinkstone, Ramon Fowler, Gary Taylor, Peter Haddad,

Glenn Worth, Robyn Harper, Jacqueline Lontos, Ian Lloyd.


  • Aickin Chambers Melbourne
  • Walsh Chambers Geelong
  • Edmund Barton Chambers Adelaide

From 10 August 2011, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.