Michelle Castle


Michelle Castle was called to the Bar in 2007.

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1991, Michelle worked as tipstaff to Justice Simon Sheller in the NSW Court of Appeal. Thereafter Michelle practised as a solicitor with Allen Allen & Hemsley in the Construction and Arbitration department before working with, and ultimately being principal of, DGT Thompson. It was there that Michelle became a recognised expert in the law and practice of legal costs.

Michelle is also a court-appointed costs assessor and serves on the Costs Assessment Rules Committee established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.

At the Bar, Michelle has a diverse practice in commercial and equity matters, building and construction, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporations law, administrative law, professional negligence, succession law and costs law.

Michelle is a regular presenter of seminars and contributor to LSJ. She presented at Rosie Traill’s 6th Annual National Practical Bankruptcy Congress on the 3rd of December 2018. The topic was s.130 warrants and the use of other compulsive powers to obtain information.

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