Full Name: Martin Bartfeld AM QC
Phone: +61 3 9225 8204
Mobile: +61 412 100 295
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1110
Date of Admission: 2 Dec 1974
Called to the Bar: 29 May 1986
Date Appointed Silk: 24 Nov 1998
Qualifications: Graduated from Monash University B. Juris. LL. B. in March 1973

Other Languages Spoken

  • Polish



Martin graduated fromMonash University with a B. Juris., LL B. in 1973. He was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1974 and commenced to practise as a solicitor on his own account in Hawthorn in 1975 until signing the Roll of Counsel in 1986. He was admitted to practise as a barrister in New South Wales in 1987. He was appointed as a Queens Counsel in Victoria in 1998.


He practises in Family Law and Domestic Relationships matters in the Family Law Courts and in the Supreme Courts of the States and Territories. He frequently presents papers at seminars and conferences and has written on issues relating to Family Law in professional journals. 


He was the chairman of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria from 1983 to 1985. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Australia Journal of Family Law.  He was a member of the executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia between 2000 and 2012. He was chairman of the Section in 2005.  


Arbitration Qualifications

  • AIFLAM (Member)

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Expert Determination
  • Mediation
  • Neutral Evaluation


Family Law

  • Child Disputes
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions

Committee Memberships

  • (Chair) Chairs' of List Committees
  • (Member) Clerking Committee
From 1 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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