Matthew Harvey KC

Admission Dates:

Solicitor: 7 April 1993
Barrister: 23 May 1996
Silk: 23 October 2019


B.A. (Hons) and LL.M. (Monash)

Matthew Harvey KC is a leading senior counsel with a broad commercial practice.

Since 1996, he has developed a diverse commercial practice, both in trial and appellate work. He has significant expertise in Admiralty and maritime, corporations and corporate insolvency, insurance, international trade, and arbitration.

Matthew is regularly recognised in the leading legal directories, including Best Lawyers, Doyle’s Guide, Chambers & Partners, and Who’s Who Legal. He is described as “excellent at getting to the heart of a complex matter and determining the key issues that will decide the case”, “extremely good on his feet in court” and “confident and convincing when presenting an argument”. His “experience acting in major commercial disputes” is well recognised.

Matthew appears in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court, and in arbitrations (international and domestic). He is often briefed in proceedings before the superior courts in other States.

Matthew also conducts domestic and international arbitrations and has delivered numerous awards. Information about his work as an arbitrator is found here:

Matthew also lectures in mergers and acquisitions law in the Juris Doctor program at the RMIT Law School.

Matthew Harvey KC has been recognised among Australia’s leading silks in Legal 500 Asia Pacific- Australian Bar – Commercial Disputes.