Michael Hotchkin commenced his career with the Crown Law Department and moved to Corrs Chambers Westgarth (when it was called Keall Brinsden) in 1988. He left the firm in 1993 to start Hotchkin Hanly Lawyers with John Hanly. Mr Hotchkin has over 30 years of litigation experience as counsel in a variety of courts, tribunals and arbitrations; and practiced in all areas of commercial law, specialising particular in property disputes, planning matters including heritage issues, construction matters, maritime law, trade practices and contractual disputes, and industrial relations (primarily acting for employers). He also provides strategic advice on planning and implementing substantial projects which requires dealing with government at all levels up to State and Federal Ministerial level. Mr Hotchkin is recognised in the 2019 Australian Edition of Best Lawyers, under the categories of “Litigation” and “Commercial Law”.