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Peter Fary practises in commercial and insolvency litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  He appears regularly in interlocutory hearings, trials and appeals in the FederalSupremeFamilyCounty and Federal Circuit Courts.

Peter is also a nationally accredited and approved as a Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator under the VBAM scheme, having conducted over 750 mediations. Peter has experience conducting remote mediations via Zoom. Peter was a coach/assessor for the Lawyers Mediation Certificate (LMC) 2020.

Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Peter was a Deputy District Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia and a Registrar of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (now Federal Circuit Court). 

Peter is also on the Consumer Action Law Centre pro bono advice panel.

Peter has one current reader: Rebecca McCarthy.

Peter has three former readers: Brenton DevannyJordan Schulz and Edwina Keynes.


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Best Lawyers - Global Business Edition 2020

Best Lawyers - Insolvency & Reorganisation 2021

Best Laywers - Alternative Dispute Resolution 2021

Doyles Guide - Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Law Barrister Rankings - Australia, 2020

Doyles Guide - Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Barrister Rankings - Australia, 2020 

Doyle's Guide - Leading Mediators - Victoria 2020

Doyle's Guide - Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Law Barrister Rankings - Victoria, 2020

Doyles Guide - Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Barrister Rankings - Victoria, 2020

Past Recognition


Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group

  • Federal Court - Users Committee


Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

11 Apr 1994


Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

24 May 2001


Accredited as mediator:

29 Apr 2004


Nationally accredited mediator:

24 Jul 2008


Advanced mediator:

22 Mar 2007

Appointed Silk:

01 Oct 2020

Division of Bar Roll:

Victorian Practising Counsel





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