Michael Eagle

Practice as Barrister

Full-time practice at the NSW Bar since January 1990. Also admitted to practise in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT. Member of Edmund Barton Chambers, Level 44, since November 1991. Director of Edmund Barton Chambers since November 2006.

Currently practising in common law and commercial law with particular specialization in medical and professional negligence.

Has also practised in criminal, building and construction, defamation, trade practices, liquidation and bankruptcy, de facto relationships and family law.

Bar Association

Committees: Arbitration Committee 2002, Mediation Committee 2004 and 2005. Costs Committee 2011 and continuing.

Instructor Bar Advocacy Course: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

CPD Lecture: Occupiers Liability, February 2004.

Arbitrator

Supreme Court: 2001-2004

District Court: 1992-1994, 1996, 1998-2005, 2009-2010

Local Court: 2001 and continuing

Mediator
Nationally accredited 2010

Costs Assessor
Costs assessor from 2002 and continuing

Lectures

1997: Presented two papers and lectures on occupier’s liability for Australian Plaintiffs Lawyers Association (APLA).

1998: Presented two lectures in February for the College of Law, CLE Program on Occupiers Liability.

Presented paper and delivered lecture on Motor Accidents Act for the Law Society at LEXPO98.

1999: Delivered lecture and presented paper on Motor Accidents Act at the University of Western Sydney’s CLE Program in March.

2001: Presented two papers for the CLE Centre on Damages in Negligence.

2003: Presented paper for the CLE Centre on Occupiers Liability.

2004: Delivered lecture and presented paper for the CLE Centre on Damages in Negligence in February.

2004: Delivered lecture and presented paper on Occupiers Liability and civil liability reform for the Bar Association’s CPD course in February.

2004: Delivered lecture and presented paper to Masters of Law Students at the Fudan University, China on the Australian Legal System and the Developments in the Law of Torts.

2004: Delivered lecture and presented paper to Masters of Law Students at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China on the Australian Legal System and the Developments in the Law of Torts.

2007: Delivered lecture and presented paper on medical negligence for the CLE Centre.

2009: Delivered lecture and presented paper at the Australian Lawyers Alliance National Conference, Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, Queensland

2012: Delivered lecture and presented papers at College of Law, Sydney on Effect of the new Statute of Limitations on Medical Negligence Cases and Duties of Occupiers to Independent Contractors.

Published Papers

1997- Australian Plaintiff’s Lawyers Association APLA)- Occupiers Liability

1998- Lexpo90, College of Law- Assessment of Damages Under the Motor Accidents Act

1999- University of Western Sydney – Assessment of Damages Under the Motor Accidents Act

2001- The CLE Centre Damages in Negligence in Personal Injury Actions

2003- The CLE Centre – Occupiers Liability Update

2004- The CLE Centre- Damages in Negligence: A Review of Legislative Developments and Recent Landmark Cases
The NSW Bar Association-Recent Developments in Public Liability & Occupier’s Liability

2007- The CLE Centre- The Value of Life: An Examination of the Recent High Court Decisions and Legislative Provisions

2009 National Conference Australian Lawyers Alliance Sanctuary Cove- Standard of Care for Professionals under Australian Civil Liability Legislation

2010 EBC Seminar Series – Examination of the Standard of Care for Professionals Under the Civil Liability Act

2012 College Of Law CLE Program -Topical Issues in Personal Injury Law

2013 College Of Law CLE Program -Professional Negligence :Proof of Loss or Damage and Causation
The NSW Bar Association-Disclosure, Estimates & Recovery of Costs

Associations

Senior Vice-Chairman of Australian and Chinese Cultural Council.

Member of the Chinese Medicine Council of New South Wales