Terence Guthridge is an experienced Trial Barrister practicing in all Magistrates Courts, The Federal Court, The Childrens' Court, The Family Court, VCAT , The Migrant Review Tribunal and the County Court.He has been admitted to the High Court of Australia. He is member of the Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List
Before signing the Bar Roll, Terence Guthridge was a Principal Solicitor practicing across a broad area of general law including both Criminal Law and Commercial Law.
He has acted for large corporate clients and individuals in a wide range of civil litigation such as property settlements, contract disputes, building disputes, torts, negligence, injunctions, insolvency, bankruptcy and debt recovery. He has also acted for clients in intervention orders, divorce, and family court matters.
He has extensive experience in criminal law as both prosecution and defence counsel. He has acted as defence counsel in matters ranging from rape, assault, culpable driving, dangerous driving, theft, burglary and other property offences.
At the Victorian Bar, Terence Guthridge has expertise and specialises in advice in Film, Television and Entertainment Law, Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Contract law, and Family Law. He is a member of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, The Australian Film Industry, The Writers Guild and The Screen Hub. He has also been a Board Member of Open Channel.
Terence Guthridge was an Award winning film and television producer and continues to provide legal advice to film and television producers.
He is a prize winning graduate of The University of Melbourne's internationally recognised Juris Doctor Law Course winning the University Prize in Intellectual Property Law.
He is Adjuct Professor at Curtin University and has been a sessional lecturer in Contract Law at Victoria University.
He has four degrees including a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Masters in Education from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom with first class honours and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne (Prize in Intellectual Property). Terence Guthridge has a broad range of experience in corporate and commercial law.
He is also qualified in Sports Law and is a Tribunal Member of the Australian Football Federation and is a Convenor of the Law Hawks of the Hawthorn Football Club.