Michael J Joubert


Michael has many years of legal experience in diverse fields internationally. He has worked in countries such as Greece, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Whilst in the United Kingdom he worked as a lawyer for Horrocks & Co, admiralty lawyers and in the course of his employment acted for Lloyds,  Salvors and ship owners. He  specialized in  International Maritime Law and dealt with collisions at sea, stranding’s and  especially mechanical failures and disasters at sea. In South Africa Michael spent many years in private practice, where he worked as a solicitor and in-house counsel to leading corporations. He also practiced at the South African Bar as an advocate where he appeared in the Supreme Court of South Africa as well as the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. In New Zealand he worked for the New Zealand Tax Office (IRD) and he was in-house counsel for a major Steel company. He has an extensive Criminal and Civil practice experience. He now calls Australia his home where he practices as a barrister and solicitor.


Professional Qualifications Include:


  • Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

  • Solicitor in the United Kingdom

  • Solicitor in Greece

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

  • Can practice in any High Court in Australia.


Michael is also a qualified Diesel Mechanic with distinction and in his spare time he enjoys working on cars and riding his motorbike.


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