Michael Orlov
Michael Orlov

Michael was called to the Bar in NSW in 1995. Since then he has practiced predominantly in commercial and construction law.  He has acted for and against principals, developers, contractors, design professionals and their insurers in complex commercial, contract, negligence and misleading or deceptive conduct claims arising out of a wide range of civil, industrial, mining, commercial and residential construction projects in all States and Territories.  In more recent years Michael’s particular area of interest and expertise has focused on claims by owners corporations and strata lot owners to recover the cost of repairs to common property in multi-storey residential and mixed use strata developments in NSW and the ACT and the circumstances in which recourse may be available under residential building works insurance policies in NSW or under the fidelity fund scheme operating in the ACT.

Michael has a reputation for thorough preparation, mastery of detail in factually complex matters, giving pragmatic and accurate legal advice, and as an effective advocate and negotiator.  He accepts briefs to appear in NSW and the ACT.

Michael was recently appointed  as a sessional Senior Member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


  • Admitted as a solicitor - 1983
  • Admitted to the NSW Bar - 1995
  • Mediatior training - March 2019 (Resolution Institute)


  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws University of New South Wales - 1982