Eliza M Bergin


Signed Bar Role: 2017

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) LLM in Environmental Law BSc

Areas of Practice

- Alternative Dispute Resolution

- Appellate Advocacy

- Common Law

- Commercial and Civil
- Commercial
- Civil
- Building, Construction and Engineering
- Insurance
- Professional Negligence
- Bankruptcy, Corporate Insolvency
- Company Law
- Contract
- Landlord and Tenant (Commercial, Residential)
- Property, Conveyancing
- Commercial Litigation

- Estates
- Wills, Estates, Family Provision
- Guardianship and Administration

- Public
- Inquests
- Administrative
- Constitutional
- Disciplinary Tribunals
- Migration, Immigration, Citizenship

- Other
- Inquests/inquiries
- Planning and Environment Law
- Compulsory Acquisition
- Water Law
- Local Government


Member of the South Australian Bar Association
Member of the Law Society of South Australia
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Member of the Victorian Planning and Environment Law Association


Eliza M Bergin comes to the Bar with 17 years’ experience as a legal professional.

Her online CV is here:

Commercial and civil litigation

Eliza appears on behalf of clients in all commercial and civil litigation. She has appeared in the Supreme Court of South Australia, the District Court of South Australia and the Magistrates Court of South Australia, before Planning Panels Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Magistrates Court of Victoria. She has experience appearing as a junior counsel and unled in:

Commercial Law
Construction Disputes
Professional Indemnity
Insurance litigation

Public law

Eliza has particular capabilities in all aspects of public and administrative law, with a recognised specialist practice in planning and environment law. She has advised on a broad array of disputes for commercial and government clients including:

Planning and Environment
Compulsory Acquisition
Judicial Review
Migration Law
Administrative Law
Regulatory Enforcement
Boards of Inquiry, Royal Commissions and Parliamentary Inquiries


From Melbourne, she is available to appear in all States and Territories.

Professional experience

Principal Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, 2010 – 2017
Solicitor and Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons,2004 – 2010
Legal Officer at the Office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel, 2002 – 2004
Judge’s Associate at the Federal Court of Australia to the Hon Peter RA Gray AM, 2001 – 2002
Solicitor at Minter Ellison, 1999 – 2001


LLM (Australian National University)
LLB (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
BSc (Monash University)


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation