Michael Gronow QC

michael gronowNational Councillor

Michael is a Barrister at Law, Victoria and a Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School.


Educational and professional qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne (1988)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne (1990)

Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of Australia (1991)

Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria (1991)

Master of Laws, University of Melbourne (1995)

Member of the Victorian Bar (1997)

Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia (1997)

Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2001)

Senior Counsel – Victoria (2017)

Queens Counsel – Victoria (2018)

Diploma in International Arbitration (2018)

Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2019)

Victorian Bar Pro Bono Trophy (2019)


Relevant experience:

2006 – Current: Author, McPherson’s Law of Company Liquidation

2004 – Current: Joint Editor, Australian Bankruptcy Cases (New Series)

1999 – Current: External Lecturer in Insolvency Law, Melbourne Law School (subject co-ordinator since 2005, Senior Fellow since 2016)

1998 – Current: Co-author, Australian Bankruptcy Law and Practice

1997 – Current: Barrister, Victorian Bar, practising in Commercial Law including Insolvency Law (Silk from 2017)

1991 – 1997: Solicitor and Senior Associate, Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst)


Current Board Memberships:

2017 – Current: Member, Insolvency Practitioner Registration and Disciplinary Committees

2015 – Present: Member, Anglican Church Professional Standards Review Board (Victoria)

2005 – Present: Member, Electoral Tribunals of University of Melbourne Student Union and (since 2014) Graduate Students’ Association (nominee of Dean of Law School)

2011 – Present: Trustee, St Peters’ Eastern Hill Charitable Foundation

2004 Present: Member, Law Council of Australia, Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee


Former Board Memberships:

2014- 2019: Secretary, Melbourne Anglican Trusts Corporation

2014 – 2015: President, Medico Legal Society of Victoria

2012 – 2014: Vice President (Legal), Medico Legal Society of Victoria

2011 – 2012: Member, Victorian Bar Council

2006 – 2015: Member, Committee, Medico Legal Society of Victoria

1999 – 2005: Member, Victorian Bar Council