Phil Hayes


Phil completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Criminology) from Deakin University. Prior to joining Hutchinson Legal, he worked in administrative roles and legal intern roles in both Criminal and Civil Law firms.

Phil joined Hutchinson Legal in 2021 and has a keen interest in all forms of Court Litigation, practicing primarily in Criminal Law, Intervention Orders and Civil Litigation. He has experience working on a broad variety of Civil disputes at all levels of the Victorian jurisdiction and in the Federal Court, including Breach of Contract, Building and Construction, Residential and Retail Tenancy, Defamation, Australian Consumer Law and Professional Negligence claims.

Phil practices regularly in Criminal Law and accepts matters in all levels of the Victorian jurisdiction as well as Commonwealth offences. He also has experience representing accused persons in regulatory prosecutions, including Local Council and Australian Taxation Office prosecutions.

Phil is a Solicitor-Advocate and regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court in Criminal and Intervention Order hearings. He primarily appears at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court but has appeared at almost all metropolitan venues of the Magistrates’ Court, and some regional venues.

In his spare time, Phil enjoys playing drums, attending live music, going to the movies and spending time with family, friends and his two cats.

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Areas of Law
Criminal Law
Disputes & Litigation Law
Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws – Deakin University
Bachelor of Arts - Deakin University
Australian Lawyer - Supreme Court of Victoria
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