Laurence White accepts briefs in:
He is available to provide legal services to solicitors, in-house counsel and to members of the public in direct briefing cases.
He is available to provide legal advice and undertake appearances before courts, tribunals and board/commissions of inquiry. He is also available for speaking and training appearances. He has given guest lectures at the University of Melbourne and has spoken at many conferences and events in Australia and overseas.
In a recent pro-bono matter, he successfully defended two co-accused in a County Court jury trial lasting 5 days. In that matter he appeared without leading counsel.
Mr White holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), both from University of Melbourne, and won the university prize in Taxation Law and two university prizes in Philosophy. He has also completed an online short course in FinTech at Harvard University.
A former senior official of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Laurence White has also worked at senior levels at the Financial Stability Board, Basel (FSB), UK Financial Conduct Authority, London (FCA), European Commission, Brussels, Australian Treasury, Canberra, and Department of Climate Change, Canberra. Early in his career he worked as a lawyer and policy official at the Victorian Department of Justice, working on the establishment of VCAT and the Business Licensing Authority, as well as in private legal practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne. His full CV is available on request.
He is the author of a number of articles relating to financial regulation and is also the co-author of a book and series of articles about AI, robotics and the law.
His junior mentor is Simon Rubenstein and his senior mentor is Michael Gronow QC.
His interests include the arts, travel and astronomy.