Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes

Call: 2022

Tel: +61 2 8227 4400

Practice Areas

  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial
  • Equity
  • Public / Administrative Law

Matthew Barnes was admitted to practice in 2006. Matthew became an Accredited Specialised in Commercial Litigation in 2011, and was a Partner of a law firm for 8 years until being called to the Bar.

In 2009, he became a part-time lecturer at the University of Wollongong, a position he still holds.

Matthew was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia (2002 – 2005).


  • Master of Laws (LLM, Construction Law, University of Melbourne, ongoing)
  • Master of Laws (LLM, University of Wollongong, 2019) – research thesis on criminal contempt in civil proceedings
  • Master of Applied Law (Commercial Litigation) (2012)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2006)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Macquarie University, 1998 – 2005)