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Young, Tamara (Tammy) Leonie (1974 - )

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Barrister, Barrister's clerk, Businesswoman, Chief Executive Officer, Lawyer and Solicitor
Alternative Names
  • Young, Tammy (Preferred)


Tammy Young is the founder and owner of Young's List, a boutique barristers' clerking service in Victoria. Combining a passion for practice management and a keen interest in business, Young sought to build upon the expertise she acquired in commercial law, when she launched Young's List in 2012. Of the thirteen Victorian based barristers' clerks, Tammy is the sole female business owner, and one of only two female CEOs.

As a young, single parent of two small children, Tammy completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), majoring in history, at the University of Melbourne. She then commenced undergraduate studies in law, which she completed with honours in two and a half years. Young then undertook her articles of clerkship at Minter Ellison where she worked predominantly in taxation. She subsequently completed an associateship at the Federal Court of Australia where she gained experience in both migration and native title law.

Young later worked at Freehills in mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation at Cornwall Stodart Lawyers. She signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 2008.

After the birth of her fourth child, Tammy left the Bar and took the unprecedented step of joining Foley's List as a barristers' clerk. This inspired her to start her own list of barristers, with an emphasis on commercial law.

Sources used to compile this entry: Material supplied by Tammy Young, June 2015.

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Tammy Young
Andrew Campbell
The Melbourne Headshot Company


Tammy Young

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