Staff profile

Mrs Margaret Brock

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: Deakin Law School
Campus: Warrnambool Campus
Phone: +61 3 55633466 +61 3 55633466



Prior to joining Deakin University Margaret practised in the fields of commercial law, commercial litigation and industrial law. Margaret has continued to maintain her professional qualification and profile as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. She maintains strong links with the business and professional communities and was a government appointment to the Board of South West Healthcare. Since commencing at Deakin University Margaret has taught Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Legal Principles, Business Law and Marketing Law and has received various awards for teaching and student support. In addition, she has researched and published in the fields of constitutional law, competition law and commercial law, some of which has received judicial and Law Reform Institute citation. Upon graduation, Margaret was awarded the Supreme Court Prize and Supreme Court Exhibition. Before commencing her law degree Margaret had a career in senior human resource management in both human resources and industrial relations.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1983
  • Bachelor of Law(s) (Honours), Deakin University, 1998


Teaching Interests

Constitutional law; Corporations Law; Competititon Law.


Research interests

Constitutional Law; Corporations Law.



Brock, Margaret (2014) Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory, Public Law Review, vol 25, no.3 pp157-161, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW

Brock, Margaret (2012) When is property inherently defeasible for the purposes of s 51(xxxi)?, Australian Property Law Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 180-192, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, N. S. W.

Brock, Margaret and Meagher, Dan (2011) The legal recognition of same-sex unions in Australia : a constitutional analysis, Public Law Review, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 266-278, Law Book Co., Rozelle, N. S. W.

Brock, Margaret (2005) Section 46 of the Trade Practices Act-has the High Court made a "u-turn" on "taking advantage"?, Australian Business Law Review, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 327-342, Lawbook Co, Sydney, N.S.W.

Brock, Margaret and Keneley, Monica (2005) Section 46:where we have been and where we are going: a review of the recent debate, Economic Papers, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 175-193, Economic Society of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W.

Brock, M. (2000) Restitution of Invalid Taxes-Principles and Policies, Deakin Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 127-155, School of Law, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria

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