Michael Whitten has practised in the law for over 30 years, gaining broad experience in various aspects of the profession.
In 1996, after migrating to Melbourne, he spent a year at Kliger Partners in commercial litigation before signing the Victorian Bar Roll in 1997. Since then, he has practised predominantly in civil and commercial litigation. He has appeared in all courts and many tribunals in Victoria, Queensland, NSW, Western Australia and Tasmania, as well as the Federal Court and on special leave applications before the High Court. He also appears in international arbitrations. Michael participates in the Victorian Bar’s pro bono scheme.
Over the last 15 years or more, Michael has specialised in all aspects of building and construction disputes.
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Michael is a founding and continuing executive member of Melbourne TEC (Technology, Engineering and Construction) Chambers. He has been the Chair since 2016. MTECC comprises a group of construction law specialist barristers, arbitrators and mediators aimed at promoting and developing opportunities for its members in construction disputes both throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Publications and CPD Presentations