Paul Kouris

ADMITTED  1981    BAR  1981

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 7212
MOBILE  0412 760 351

LOTE   Greek  

Paul Kouris, B Juris, LL.B


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Traffic Offences




Paul has been in continuous practice at the Victorian Bar since 1981, after completing his Articles at Galbally and O'Bryan. He was articled to Frank Galbally.

Over his many years at the Bar Paul has gained extensive experience in a wide range of areas, including prosecuting for the Children's Protection Society, junior counsel in 2 murder trials ( R v Stewart) and in the successful Supreme Court Appeal of Spurritt v DPP [2021] VSCA 7 resulting in the acquittal of all historic sexual offences charges, Family Law, Employment Law, Building Disputes, LandLord and Tenant Disputes, Neighbour Disputes, VCAT, Federal AAT work for the AGS, general Criminal Law, County Court appeals, and Supreme Court Reviews of Magistrate Court decisions, notably C L Seward & Co. Pty Ltd v Thompson. (1992) 17 MVR 70.

His expertise extends to Motor Vehicle Collisions and Motor Traffic Prosecutions, Criminal Law, Stalking and Crimes Family Violence.

He was also the Senior Prosecutor for the Melbourne Market Authority between 2003 and 2015. He settled and finalised the 2012 By Laws of the Authority.

He is on the key insurers panel of counsel, and previously for Yarra Trams.

Finally he sits on the Australian Boxing Tribunal as required, and has mentored for the Monash Alumni Program.

Paul speaks and writes Greek fluently, having worked in Greece as a Legal Consultant in 1980.