Athol Opas

Athol Opas

Athol principally practices in commercial law, public law, occupational discipline and general civil litigation.  He provides practical, outcome-focused advice and representation.

Athol has represented and advised commercial clients, not-for-profit organisations, Commonwealth Government entities and individuals in proceedings including Federal Court, ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court, ACAT and coronial inquest proceedings.

Athol was recommended as junior counsel in Doyles Guide’s Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Barristers – Canberra, 2019.

Called to the Bar
2017

Masters of Laws (Government and Commercial), Australian National University
2005

Admitted as a legal practitioner
1999

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University
1999

Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University
1998

Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
1996

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Phone

02 6181 2091

Email

opas@blackburnchambers.com.au

Practice areas

Building and construction
Commercial law
Commercial leasing
Common law / Personal injury
Contracts
Corporations
Government
Insolvency and bankruptcy
Professional negligence
Property disputes
Public / Administrative law