Course Author: The Honourable Peter Vickery QC
former Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
The Hon. Peter Vickery QC studied law at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1972 (LLB) and subsequently graduated from the University of London (Kings College) with a Master of Laws degree (LLM). He undertook articles at Madden Butler Elder & Graham (now the global law firm – Norton Rose Fulbright) between 1972-1973, and was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1973. Mr Vickery commenced practice as a Barrister in 1978 and was appointed Senior Counsel (QC) in 1995. Mr Vickery was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2008 and retired in 2018 after serving 10 years on the bench. During this time he established and managed the Technology, Engineering and Construction List of the Supreme Court of Victoria (the TEC List) and was appointed as the inaugural Patron of the Society of Construction Law (Australia) (SoCLA). Mr Vickery has in excess of 40 years’ experience in arbitration and litigation in numbers of complex construction cases related to highway, airport, factory, dam, gaol, power plant, gas pipeline and submarine construction; and commercial cases including the Pyramid Building Society litigation, the Ying Mui Malaysian property investment in Australia, the Amcor litigation, and proceedings arising from the Max Green taxation fraud and the National Safety Council fraud.