Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Michael Burrows was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2009, before relocating to Darwin in the Northern Territory, where he practised as a Barrister and Solicitor for the next seven years. In 2012 he became a partner in the Territory’s leading criminal defence firm, and later became the Principal Solicitor of that firm, newly named Maley & Burrows. He served on the committee of the Northern Territory Criminal Lawyers Association, was elected Vice President of the Northern Territory Young Lawyers Association, and in 2015 was named on the Australian Institute of Management’s “Top 30 Under 30” list of young business people to watch.
Throughout his time in the Northern Territory, Michael also practised extensively in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia, and was involved in a number complex cases in South East Asia. Having appeared regularly as both Solicitor and Counsel in the Local Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and Full Court of the Northern Territory, Michael has extensive experience at all levels of criminal defence advocacy.
Now back home in Queensland, he brings a broad wealth of knowledge and experience to the Nyst Legal team.