Michael Keene

Call: 2018

Tel: +61 2 8227 4400
Email: keene.m@universitychambers.com.au

Practice Areas

  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial
  • Competition & Consumer
  • Environment & Planning
  • Equity
  • Property
  • Trusts

Michael practiced as a solicitor for almost ten years prior to being called to the Bar in 2018.

Prior to, and since being admitted to, the Bar, Michael’s practice has centred around real property, commercial and building and construction litigation. Michael also specialises in the Australian Consumer Law (with a particular focus on Misleading and Deceptive conduct) and Building and Construction Security of Payment disputes.

Michael often acts for banks, listed companies, small to medium enterprises, developers, head contractors and subcontractors. Michael commonly appears (in both substantive and interlocutory matters) in the Supreme Court (including the appellate jurisdiction), while also having experience in various jurisdictions including the High, Federal, District and Local Courts – as well as the NCAT.

Michael has keen passion for teaching and lectures at the University of Sydney in Real Property Law. Michael’s style is practical, with a vision to teach students the essence of real property in a way that will be relevant to the student’s professional career. Michael is also currently contributing to an established legal text (contract law) and hopes that the same will be released in the not too distant future…


  • Michael holds the degrees B.B.A., LL.B., LL.M (Syd).