Allan Myers is one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in all States and Territories of Australia and New Zealand and a barrister in England and Papua New Guinea. For 40 years he has practised continuously as a barrister, principally in Victoria, although his professional work has led to appearances in all jurisdictions within Australia, Papua New Guinea and England. His practice has been predominantly in aspects of commercial law. He has frequently advised in relation to transactions under the laws of other countries. He sits as an arbitrator in many international arbitrations.
Mr Myers holds degrees from the University of Melbourne (BA, LLB (Hons)) and Oxford University (BCL). He holds the honorary degrees of Doctor of the University from the Australian Catholic University (DUniv (ACU)), conferred in May 2004, and Doctor of Laws from the University of Melbourne (Hon LL.D. (Melb)), conferred in March 2012. He was appointed the first Fellow of the University of Melbourne in 2015. On 1 January 2017, he became the Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.
Mr Myers was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001, the centenary of the Commonwealth of Australia, for service to philanthropy and business achievements. In 2007 he became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). In January 2016 he became a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).