Filipe Batiwale


Filipe practises in personal injuries law and industrial & employment law. He also advises on wills, estates and asset protection matters.

Filipe is originally from Namara Tailevu in Fiji and graduated from the University of Canterbury (NZ) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Prior to being admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia, Filipe was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand.

Filipe commenced his legal career in 2013 working for one of New Zealand’s top criminal and human rights barristers, Sir Peter Williams QC. He gained a significant and diverse experience which honed his passion for human rights.

Filipe has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sector and has worked for global, top-tier law firms and rural law firms in New Zealand and Fiji. He employs a practical and fluid approach to provide strategic solutions when advocating for his clients.

Filipe is committed to social justice and throughout his career has worked to improve the lives of his clients. He is passionate about fighting discrimination and injustices in the workplace and in the community. When it comes to client approach, Filipe loves helping people in tricky situations to get the best possible outcome and cutting through any confusion to focus on the core issues.

Filipe is a member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

Outside of work, Filipe is kept busy with family and friends, volunteering in the community and travelling.