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NormanJ O'Bryan AM S.C.
Admitted to the Legal Profession:04 Apr 1983Signed Victorian Bar Roll:25 Nov 1993
Mobile:0419 290 857Telephone:9229 5042Email:nobryan@melbchambers.com.auChambers:

Room 31

Dawson Chambers

405 Little Bourke Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

B.A. (Hons), LL.B. (Hons), B.C.L.(Oxon)

Profile:

He has held a Vinerian Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship and won the Solicitors' Prize and the Supreme Court Prize. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Bar Association and the International Bar Association, and has written various articles and comments on company and securities law and "Securities Legislation" Laws of Australia.

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Clerking Committee
  • Chair - Chairs' of List Committees
  • Chair - Commercial Bar Association - Corporations & Securities
  • The Victorian Bar Foundation

Appointed Silk:

  • 28 Nov 2000

Languages Spoken

  • French

From 1 July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Real Property
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Securities and Investments
  • Superannuation
  • Transport Law - Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime

Public/Administrative

  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Appellate

Equity

  • Trusts

Environment and Planning

  • Mining
  • Defamation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Also entitled to practise in:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia
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PaulS Reynolds
Admitted to the Legal Profession:01 May 1981Signed Victorian Bar Roll:25 May 1989
Mobile:0412 407 577Chambers:

Room 0927
Isaacs Chambers

555 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

LL B; B Ec

Profile:

Paul Reynolds was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria in 1981 and signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 1989. He has practised as a Barrister since 1989 and has specialised in drink driving law and traffic law for many years. He has appeared in numerous Appeals in the County Court and Supreme Court in the area of drink driving law. He was counsel in the important appeal case of DPP V MOORE [2003] VSCA 90 which today is still one of the leading defence cases in Australia in the area of drink driving.

He has written numerous papers on drink driving law and presented many seminars to younger lawyers on drink driving law.

He appears in all Magistrates Courts in Victoria and also in appeal cases in the County Court and Supreme Court.

He appears in drink driving, drug driving, driving suspended and driving disqualified cases

Further information can be found by visiting www.drinkdrivinglawyer.netwww.drinkdrivinglawyer.net

Areas of Practice

Criminal

  • Appellate
  • Traffic
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AndrewJ Laird
Admitted to the Legal Profession:29 Apr 1991Signed Victorian Bar Roll:28 May 1992
Telephone:+61 3 9225 7693Email:andrewlaird@vicbar.com.auChambers:

Room 0404

Owen Dixon Chambers East

205 William Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

BA; LLB (MONASH)

Profile:

Andrew Laird was articled to the firm Minter Ellison in 1990 and was a solicitor in the firm’s insurance and construction practices until 1992 when he joined the Victorian Bar. Mr Laird read with Peter Vickery (as he then was) now the Honourable Justice Vickery, Judge in charge of the Victorian Supreme Court Technology Engineering and Construction (TEC) List.

Mr Laird specializes in complex technology, construction and engineering disputes and related commercial litigation and has appeared in numerous significant proceedings in major Commercial Arbitrations and in the Supreme and Federal Courts.

Some of the more significant technology, construction and engineering disputes that Mr Laird has been involved in include litigation concerning:

  • the tunnels of the multi-billion dollar Melbourne CityLink Project, which involved highly specialised geotechnical and structural engineering issues in the context of a major build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) project (Supreme Court);
  • the design and construction of a large private oceangoing catamaran, which involved marine coating technology and finite element analysis (Federal Court);
  • the establishment of a major food processing facility, which involved mechanical engineering, industrial and Trade Practices issues (Federal Court);
  • the remediation of contaminated land in the Melbourne Docklands precinct (Commercial Arbitration);
  • the design and construction of waste water treatment plants in regional Victoria (Supreme Court);
  • the Concession Deed of the Melbourne CityLink Project, which involved highly complex road and traffic engineering and financial modelling issues (Commercial Arbitration);
  • the Mechanical and Electrical subcontract for the multi-billion dollar Melbourne EastLink road and tunnel infrastructure project (Commercial Arbitration);
  • the alleged failure of a double girder gantry crane, which involved mechanical, electrical and materials engineering and analysis (Supreme Court); and
  • the refurbishment and upgrade of a major float glass manufacturing plant (Supreme Court).

Mr Laird is one of the founding members of Melbourne TEC Chambers (MTECC) and has acted for and advised constructors, proprietors, principal sub-contractors and design professionals. Many of the disputes that Mr Laird has appeared in have involved joint ventures and design and construct contracts and have raised complex programming and associated contractual issues including claims for extensions of time, prolongation and acceleration, as well as claims for variations.

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Pro Bono Committee
  • Sustainability Committee
  • County Court - Building Cases Users Group

Languages Spoken

  • French

From 1 July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury

  • Professional Negligence

Commercial

  • Building and Construction
  • Insurance

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Also entitled to practise in:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia
Areas of Mediation

Common Law/Perosnal Injury

  • Professional Negligence

Commercial

  • Building and Construction
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SimoneM Jacobson
Admitted to the Legal Profession:27 Feb 1995Signed Victorian Bar Roll:19 Nov 1998
Telephone:+61 3 9229 5032Fax:03 9229 5060Email:simonejacobson@vicbar.com.auQualifications:

BA, LLB (Hons)

Profile:

Professional Background: November 1998- Barrister, Melbourne July 1999 – Dec 1999- ATO Legal Unit, Casselden Place Melbourne appearances in Supreme, County and Magistrates Courts at final hearings in proceedings to recover taxation debts, in particular director penalty notice cases appearances in wind-up hearings in Supreme Court and appear before the Judge in charge of Corporations List matters;

  • appearances in mediations and case-conferences
  • appearances in Federal Court on occasion in bankruptcy matters; *appearances in Masters Courts for interlocutory hearings and applications
  • appearances in Practice Court on urgent applications and interlocutory hearings, in addition to directions hearings 2000 -present Barrister, Melbourne. Areas of Practice for litigation and advice include Debt recovery, Taxation, Insolvency, Commercial, Administrative Law,Freedom of Information, Corporations, and media in the Federal and State jurisdictions.
    Matters include drafting and settling court documents and preparing memoranda of advice, appearing at interlocutory and summary judgement applications and at final hearings in Courts and tribunals, and appearing at mediations. Advising directors in relation to litigation by liquidators, ASIC and/or ATO. Advising the ATO in relation to preference matters; Advising and acting for the ATO in respect of director penalty notice and s588FGA litigation; Advising as to rights of contribution and indemnity as to DPN and s588FGA. Appearing on tax prosecutions. Advising and appearing in relation to ASIC investigations as to financial services licence; Advising and appearing in commercial list matters; 2009-2011 - Member of ATO (National) Legal Practitioner Working Party (for WBA) 2011 - Freelance editor for Smokeball Legal online Publications. Co-presenter (with David Vasudevan, Pitcher Partners) on PPSA - Personal Property Securities Act 2009 for CPD seminar to Victorian Bar and to Molino Cahill Lawyers

Bar accredited mediator

  • Presentations -2012-15 - Presenter- CPD seminars to liquidator firms on legislative changes to Director Penalty provisions - Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No2) Act 2012 and PAYG Withholding Non-compliance Tax Act 2012 and also CPD seminar on Observations re the ATO in the context of insolvency related litigation to an insolvency discussion group; In 2015, presenter of CPD seminar entitled Tax Update to Leo Cussen Institute

More information on various areas of practice (see below):

Insolvency

  • Appeared with P.Crutchfield (now SC) in the Supreme Court in Birch Grange v CT. Acted for the Commissioner in 588FGB cases including appearing, drafting third party notices against directors. Appeared at many winding up hearings and bankruptcy hearings for the DCT. Appeared for the Commissioner in Corporations list, Acted for directors sued by a liquidator for preferences Briefed with Samantha Marks (now SC) drafted submissions on costs for bankruptcy hearings in the Federal Magistrates Court; appeared at directions hearings in the Federal Court on appeal. Preparation of statutory demand and winding up application including against publicly listed company. Drafted points of defence and affidavit material in Federal Court matter for a director in respect of interlocutory process by Commissioner raising reasonable grounds to expect and expectation of solvency as at date of payments, Advised in relation to insolvency issues, advising Commissioner of Taxation on preference matters, examinations

Taxation

  • Appeared with the then C. Maxwell QC and J.Batrouney SC in CT v Mochkin for the Commissioner (briefed by AGS) in the Full Court of the Federal Court. Appeared for the DCT in numerous defended debt matters (director penalty notices, income tax) in Supreme, County, and Magistrates Courts . Acted with the then M.Gordon SC for the DCT in DCT v Eldridge. Appeared in the AAT sitting in Warnambool for the Commissioner of Taxation in a deductions case for an owner of rural land. Prepared objections for private clients. Appeared for a financial professional in a tax prosecution matter.
  • Appeared in an RBA matter with George Beaumont QC. Appeared for the Commissioner of State Revenue in Woodfield in VCAT in a stamp duty case; Appeared with J. Batrouney S.C. for the taxpayer in VCAT in a land tax matter relating to the principal residence exemption extending to four properties. Acted against the Commissioner in a land tax dispute with H. Symon S.C., Advising a large remitter in the context of director penalty notices issued by the Commissioner; Acted against the Commissioner in the AAT and appearing at Early Neutral Evaluation in a matter alleging workers were contractors and not 'employees' and also for the purposes of s12(3) Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992.

Administrative Law/ FOI

  • Briefed to appear against DFAT for foreign state in an FOI hearing; various advices; preparation of administrative law chapter for Law Handbook 2007.

Trusts & Superannuation & Financial Services

  • Acted for a unit holder with D.Macclean SC and the late Peter Hayes QC in a dispute against the Trust for access to financial documents in the Supreme Court, Acted for a unitholder/beneficiary seeking distribution from the Trust, Advising SMSFs, Acted and appeared with N.O'Bryan SC in a commercial list matter for an authorised representative vis its financial service licensee

Professional negligence

  • Appeared with the late C. Francis Q.C. and F.McNiff ( acting for a lawyer in a case in the Legal Practice Tribunal). Appeared with F. McNiff in the Supreme Court defending a lawyer from being struck off the roll under the 1996 Legal Profession Practice Act.

Debt Recovery work & damages claims

  • Advising and appearing in trials involving recovery of debts on behalf of the ATO and for private clients for liquidated claims. Acted for the ATO/ Commissioner of Taxation in director penalty litigation;
  • Drafting defence for a director on a guarantee claim pursued by a Receiver and advising;

Media

  • Acted against a publisher, advice and documentation in relation to film production, and copyright advice. Advised in relation to internet and defamation.

Publications

  • Law Institute Journal, According to Merit – I was a regular columnist (every second month) for the Law Institute Journal since May 2005 to December 2009 on work life issues and issues affecting women in the workplace. Topics included: Topics include: discrimination in relation to the Equal Opportunity Amendment (Family Responsibilities) Act 2008; discrimination in the profession (“Firm Opinions, “For the High Jump” “Its all over Bar the Shouting Down”, “A Broader Bench”); domestic violence (“Zeroing in on violence against women); sexual trafficking in women; flexible work practices (“Work Away from Home”, “Taking the long term view of part-time”), alternative work arrangements (“Say Goodbye to Billable Units”); issues affecting the profession (“ Be Happy”, “Survival of the Fittest”, Leaving the Law”),child care arrangements (“Childcare is Taxing”, “Onsite Childcare”), maternity leave(“Pay for Parents”), and about the importance of recording oral histories.
  • Past Convenor: Women Barristers Association 2006-7

Multimedia/educational projects:

  • Arranged the production of and the digitising of the Women Barristers then and now exhibition which now appears on the oral history section of the vicbar website
  • Worked with the Victoria Law Foundation and Juliette Brodsky to create the physical exhibition “Women Barristers – then & now” which has toured universities and the Courts as well as regional Victoria
  • Co-produced e-films “Even it Up” and the other was a multimedia slideshow entitled “So What Do We Have Here?” – both are on the oral history section
  • Appeared in 2008 as counsel for the prosecution in a Future Leaders day at the County Court (2008) for year 12 students about this law and this can be viewed (Simone appears in the first screen box) on the future leaders website at http://www.futureleaders.com.au:80/advocacy/index.php.

From 16 May 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Bankruptcy
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Securities and Investments
  • Superannuation

Public/Administrative

  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Privacy/Freedom of Information
  • Customs
  • Proceeds of Crime

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals

Equity

  • Trusts

Tax/Revenue

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas of Mediation

Commercial

  • Bankruptcy
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Securities and Investments
  • Superannuation

Public/Administrative

Equity

  • Trusts

Tax/Revenue Defamation Alternative Dispute Resolution

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BernardB Carr
Admitted to the Legal Profession:04 Mar 1996Signed Victorian Bar Roll:22 Nov 2001
Mobile:0414 596 140Telephone:+61 3 9225 8434Email:carr@vicbar.com.auChambers:

Room 1901

Owen Dixon Chambers West

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

LLB, B Civil Engineering

Previous Occupation:

Solicitor, Geotechnical Engineer

Profile:

Bernard Carr is an experienced barrister and civil engineer. He practises in the areas of building and construction law, environmental (land contamination) law, insurance law and professional negligence.

He has been a lawyer for over 20 years, and as a barrister has appeared in many of the large multi-party construction or environment related disputes heard before the Victorian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal over the last decade. He completed his articles at Clayton Utz in 1996, and worked as a solicitor before joining the Bar.

Prior to completing his legal qualifications he was a senior geotechnical engineer and manager with a US based consulting firm. He has had extensive experience in South East Asia working as an engineer and lawyer, and has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

His special interests include duties of care and recovery for pure economic loss, causation, proportionate liability, and the assessment of damages.

He has been a graded Arbitrator since 1993, and frequently acts as an Arbitrator or Expert Assessor in legal proceedings involving technical matters.

He ia a member of the County Court of Victoria Building List Users Group.

From 1 July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Building and Construction
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Insurance
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Professional Liability

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals

Environment and Planning

  • Environmental and Planning Offences

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitrators
  • Expert Determiners

Also entitled to practise in:

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
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FJohn Morgan
Admitted to the Legal Profession:01 May 1980Signed Victorian Bar Roll:29 Apr 2004
Mobile:0438 637 638Telephone:+61 3 9225 8188Email:f.john.morgan@vicbar.com.auChambers:

Room 0217

Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

LL.B.; B. Comm

Profile:

LINKS to John's website; www.fjmtax.com/ for his publications and cases.

John Morgan has practiced in revenue and superannuation law for many years prior to coming to the Bar - as a partner with Freehills, now Herbert Smith Freehills (2000-2003); Blake Dawson Waldron, now Ashurst (1997-2000) and Phillips Fox, now DLA Piper (1989-1997).

John continues his taxation specialties at the Bar. He also accepts briefs to mediate in all areas. He accepts briefs in Family Law property disputes, particularly where there may be any commercial or taxation complexity. Also he accepts briefs involving professional negligence relating to tax. Finally, he will accept breifs in suitable commercial matters of various types.

By way of further background, John also taught tax at Monash University (2003-2004); is a member of the Law Council's Melbourne Tax Committee and is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Also, John served, in 1998, on the Tax Law Improvement Project, which was charged with re-writing the income tax law into the new Act in Plain English. More recently, the then Assistant Treasurer appointed John to serve as a private sector representative on the Tax Design Review Panel, and on 22 August 2008 he released the Panel's Report and announcement he would be accepting all of the Panel's recommendations (though history tells a somewhat different story).

Nationally accredited mediator:

  • 19 Jun 2014

From 1 July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Real Property
  • Superannuation

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Appellate
  • Property

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals

Equity

  • Appellate
  • Family Provision
  • Real Property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate

Tax/Revenue

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Goods and services tax
  • Income Tax
  • International Tax
Areas of Mediation

Commercial

  • Superannuation

Family Law and Guarianship

  • Property

Equity

Tax/Revenue

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Dr VickyM Priskich
Admitted to the Legal Profession:29 Aug 2001Signed Victorian Bar Roll:10 Nov 2005
Telephone:+61 3 9225 6441Email:v.priskich@vicbar.com.auQualifications:

LLB (UWA), SJD (Melb)

Previous Occupation:

Solicitor, DLA Piper

Profile:

Vicky Priskich is a commercial barrister with particular competence in the following areas: banking and finance law (including tracing and money laundering), company, securities and insolvency law, trusts, managed investment schemes and energy and competition law. She acts for a variety of clients, which have included Westpac, BHP Billiton, ACCC, ASIC and APRA.

In 2001 Vicky completed her doctoral thesis at the University of Melbourne on the liability of companies, directors and lenders of an insolvent corporate group. She was a visiting lecturer between 2008 to 2011 with the University of Melbourne in Corporate Banking and Finance and lectures in Trusts and Equity at Monash University.

Vicky is a co-author with Professor James O’Donovan on 'Lender Liability' (2015) (Thomson Reuters).

Her experience includes:

Banking and Finance

  • Acting for financiers and banks in the enforcement of commercial loan agreements, overdrafts, and guarantees. Advising a commercial customer on its liability to a bank for dishonoured cheques from an overseas third party involving over $2 million.
  • Acting for Westpac Banking Corporation in a Supreme Court proceeding involving cheque fraud by a dishonest accountant.
  • Preparing written advice concerning the operations of a bank with regard to unconscionable conduct under the ASIC Act.
  • Appearing in proceedings commenced by APRA in the Federal Court, led by Peter Hanks QC and Debbie Mortimer SC, involving an alleged breach of the Banking Act and of a mareva order.
  • Acting for a financier in proceedings against a fraudulent insurance broker who purported to provide Lloyds of London insurance. Involved claims of breach of a commercial loan agreement, misleading and deceptive conduct, and restitution for mistaken payments.

Construction

  • Part of a team who acted for BHPB in a Supreme Court action led by Charles Scerri QC, regarding the construction of a gas plant.

Company and Securities, Equity and Trusts, Insolvency

Energy and Competition Law

Academic Activities

  • Sessional lecturer, Law School, University of Melbourne, Corporate Banking and Finance (2008-2011)
  • Sessional lecturer, Law School, Monash University, Equity (2016), Trusts (2015), Current Issues in Banking and Finance, Anti-Money Laundering (Masters by Coursework Units) (2006-2008, 2010, 2012)
  • Sessional lecturer, Law School, University of Western Australia, Corporations Law (Undergraduate Law Unit) (2000)
  • Research Assistant to Professor Graeme Cooper, University of Melbourne, research on international corporate taxation (1999 to 2001)
  • Tutor, Law School, University of Western Australia, Constitutional Law (1999)

Publications

  • O’Donovan & Priskich, Lender Liability (2015) (Thomson Reuters)
  • "Equitable set-off: Principles, application and exclusion by contract" (2014) 22 Insolvency Law Journal 115
  • "Cheques and conversion: Five different categories of fraud" (2012) 23 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 214
  • "Liability of a payee on a cheque for conversion and moneys had and received - Heperu Pty Ltd v Perpetual Trustees Australia Ltd" (2011) 34 Australian Bar Review 214
  • "Theft, Fraud and Mistaken Payments: Personal and Proprietary Remedies" (2008) 19 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 163
  • “Funds Recovery From Fraudulent Deposit” (2004) 20 Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin 70
  • "Bank Liability When Customer is Fraudulent" (2002) 18 Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin 65
  • “Corporate Groups: Current Proposals for Reform in Australia, the UK and a Comparative Analysis of the Regime in Germany” (2002) 4 International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal 37
  • “CASAC’s Proposals for Reform of the Law Relating to Corporate Groups” (2001) 19Companies and Securities Law Journal 250
  • “A Statutory Business Judgment Rule in Australia: Proposals and Policy” (1999) 27 Australian Business Law Review 38
  • “Webb Distributors Revisited: The Interaction between the Principle of Preservation of Share Capital in Winding Up to Claims for Misleading and Deceptive Conduct” (1998) 16 Companies and Securities Law Journal 35

From 1 July 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Banking
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Securities and Investments

Public/Administrative

  • Merits Review

Equity

  • Trusts

International Law

  • International Commercial Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitrators

Also entitled to practise in:

  • Western Australia
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NicholasAndreou
Admitted to the Legal Profession:10 Feb 2003Signed Victorian Bar Roll:11 May 2006
Mobile:0409 818 623Telephone:+61 3 9225 6925Email:andreou@vicbar.com.auChambers:

Room 832

Isaacs Chambers

Isaacs Chambers

555 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

BSc, LLB, LLM, LLM (construction law)

Previous Occupation:

Solicitor

Profile:

Nicholas practises predominantly in the area of commercial law.

Prior to signing the Bar roll, Nicholas provided advice to the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna.

The following is a selection of the matters in which Nicholas has appeared.

Building/Construction

  • Maxstra Constructions Pty Ltd v Denon Aluminium & Glass Pty Ltd [2012] VSC 150 (Statutory Demand)
  • Conset Pty Ltd v Johns Lyng Commercial Builders Pty Ltd [2010] VCC 0275 (Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002)
  • Branlin Pty Ltd v Totaro [2014] VSC 492
  • Supple & Anor v Building Appeals Board & Ors [2015] VSC 83 (Judicial Review)
  • with R Niall QC

Company - Oppression

  • Maclean v RC & MF Holdings Pty Ltd [2011] VSC 447
  • with Mr P J Cosgrave SC

Company – Valuation

  • Candoora No. 19 Pty Ltd v Freixenet Australasia Pty Ltd & Anor [2008] VSC 367
  • with Mr J G Santamaria QC

Real Property - VCAT

  • Bornyan v Bornyan (Building and Property) [2014] VCAT 1103

Costs

  • Davis v Robek Australia Pty Ltd and Anor [2014] VSC 360
  • Victorian Securities Corporation v Hay Property Consultants & Ors (No.2) [2009] VCC 0248

From 28 August 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities and Investments
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting

Environment and Planning

  • Merit Appeals
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NatalieOtira Vogel
Admitted to the Legal Profession:18th September 2007Signed Victorian Bar Roll:22nd May 2008
Mobile:0403243442Email:natalievogel@vicbar.com.auChambers:

Room 0810

Owen Dixon Chambers East

205 William Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

B.A (Mon)(Psychology), LL.B (Mon), G.D.L.P (College of Law)

Previous Occupation:

Solicitor

Profile:

Natalie is available to appear, draft, settle or advise in any area of law (although she prefers court appearances). Most of her briefs at the Bar have related to family law, child protection and intervention order litigation. She has been briefed to appear in these areas of law (and also in workplace relations and criminal law matters) to trial/contest. Natalie has been briefed to advise in family law, workplace relations, commercial law, criminal law and torts matters. She has also been briefed to draft family and commercial law documents, and to settle family law documents. Natalie has appeared in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Fair Work Commission, the Supreme Court, the County Court (incl. a Royal Commission), VCAT, the Children's Court and the Magistrate's Court. She has appeared in numerous reported cases, and is a member of all Bar Associations.

Whilst at the bar Natalie has taught (and co-ordinated) management law, employment law and event management law to business law students at Victoria University. She has also tutored law students privately.

Natalie has won two Law Institute of Victoria legal comedy debates. She has judged numerous Melbourne, Monash and Victoria University mooting competitions, presiding with a full bench in the High Court, and as Chief Justice with a full bench. Natalie has delivered CPD lectures to fellow counsel on legislative reform, and to solicitors on ethics. She has also delivered a talk at a Lexis Nexis seminar on jury trial advocacy.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Natalie practised as a solicitor running commercial litigation, employment law, family law, child protection and commercial crime files. During this time she sat on the Professional Development Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Before working as a solicitor, Natalie worked as a paralegal at the Australian Wheat Board, where she organised priveleged documents relating to international trade. She also worked as an employment law advisor for a federal employer association. In this role she advised employers with respect to appropriate termination of employees, lodgement of workplace agreements, employee entitlements and award rates.

Upon graduation, Natalie worked in the Registry of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (now the Fair Work Commission) on its National Telephone Enquiry Service, advising callers with respect to employment law litigation.

Whilst studying law Natalie worked as a personal assistant to a commercial law barrister, and volunteered as a co-ordinator at the Peninsula Community Legal Centre Legal Advice Service (where she managed a team of solicitors). She also volunteered at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service Family Law Assistance program, and did work experience with Victoria's Governer.

Natalie holds a current working with children check and has completed the Independent Children's Lawyer training program. She was educated at Wesley College and Geelong Grammar school. Natalie read with Geoffrey Dickson QC and David Brown QC.

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Functions Committee

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Areas of Practice

Criminal

  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering
  • Property Offences
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Appellate
  • Care and Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property
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TimGreenway
Admitted to the Legal Profession:18 Nov 2008Signed Victorian Bar Roll:20 May 2010
Telephone:9225 6752Email:tim.greenway@vicbar.com.auChambers:

Room 0836

Isaacs Chambers

Isaacs Chambers

555 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

BA/LLB (Hons)

Profile:

Tim has a broad practice and is available to appear in a variety of jurisdictions.

Before coming to the bar, Tim was associate to the Honourable Justice Judd in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

From 18 July 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Securities and Investments

Criminal

  • Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering

Defamation

Environment and Planning

  • Civil enforcement
  • Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Merit Appeals

Public/Administrative

  • Judicial Review and administrative law
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DominiqueK Grigg
Admitted to the Legal Profession:27 Feb 2002Signed Victorian Bar Roll:03 Feb 2011
Telephone:+61 3 9640 3227Email:dgrigg@qldbar.asn.auPrevious Occupation:

Solicitor

Profile:

Areas of practice Dominique Grigg has accrued 15 years legal experience, primarily in the field of intellectual property law and also in general commercial law.

Dominique has particular expertise in all aspects of intellectual property law including:

  • IP litigation
  • Trade marks, domain names and brand protection
  • Copyright, publishing and artists' rights
  • Patent litigation and commercialisation
  • Structure and governance arrangements
  • Research and development
  • IP licensing and commercialisation
  • Information technology

Qualifications:

  • B.Com, University of Queensland (1992)
  • LL.B, University of Queensland (1995)
  • LL.M, University of Queensland (1999) – specialising in Intellectual Property.
  • GAICD, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2009)
  • Practice Management Course – Queensland Law Society (2001)
  • Legal Practice Course, Queensland University of Technology (1996)
  • Bar Practice Course, Queensland University of Technology (2002)
  • Certificate of Training – World Intellectual Property Organisation Workshop for Mediators in IP Disputes (2005)

Dominique’s practice covers Federal and State Courts as well as opposition proceedings in the Trade Marks Office. She is a former member and former chair of the Queensland Committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand. Prior to coming to Bar, Dominique was a Senior Associate at Phillips Fox where she practised in intellectual property.

She has been a guest lecturer and tutor on intellectual property at the University of Queensland Law School and Business Faculty. She regular runs sessions at the Bar Practice Course (Qld) and was recently invited to speak at the Global Intellectual Property Forum in Singapore.

She has also sat on the board of a large not-for-profit organisation.

She is also a member of the Queensland Bar.

Examples of Matters

  • Sheldon and Hammond Pty Ltd v Metrokane Inc (2004) 61 IPR 1 – copyright/design infringement
  • Grace v Beaulieu of Australia Ltd (2004) 60 IPR 540 – design infringement
  • Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd v Courier Publishing Pty Ltd & Assoc – trade mark infringement/section 52, Trade Practices Act.
  • AUS Fence Hire Pty Ltd v Thomas (2004) 61 IPR 287 – innovation patent infringement
  • GS Technologies Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council – patent infringement
  • Foundation Medical Centres (Qld) Pty Ltd; Technical Information Services Pty Ltd v AIS- confidential information/restraint of trade
  • Director, Board of Family Planning Queensland Limited
  • Member, Governance Committee, Family Planning Queensland Limited
  • Victorian Bar Association
  • Queensland Bar Association
  • IP Society Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Copyright Council
  • Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Women on Boards
  • Women In Technology
Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Competition
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HarryBleas
Admitted to the Legal Profession: 15 Sep 2009Signed Victorian Bar Roll:19 May 2011
Mobile:0410 129 506Telephone:9225 8198Email:bleas@vicbar.com.au
Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Property & Probate

Industrial/Employment

  • Industrial Disputes
  • Employment Contracts

Equity & Trusts

  • Family Provision
  • Wills & Probate

Criminal Law

  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Appellate
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MichaelW L Symons
Admitted to the Legal Profession:14th December 2011Signed Victorian Bar Roll:16th May 2013
Mobile:0422 074 002Telephone:9229 5036Email:michael@symons.barChambers:

Room 36

Dawson Chambers

405 Little Bourke Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons), BCom, LLM (Melb), CFA

Previous Occupation:

Associate to the Honourable Justice Judd, Supreme Court of Victoria; Analyst, UBS; Executive, Orion Corporate Advisory Services; Consultant, Corporate Tax, KPMG

Profile:

Prior to coming to the bar, Michael was Associate to the Honourable Justice Judd in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

At the bar, Michael has worked extensively on shareholder class action proceedings, revenue law and general commercial disputes in all jurisdictions.

Michael holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

From 16 May 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Banking
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Real Property
  • Securities and Investments

Equity

Environment and Planning

  • Mining

Tax/Revenue

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ChristopherMicallef
Admitted to the Legal Profession:12 Dec 2006Signed Victorian Bar Roll:30 April 2015
Telephone:+61 3 9225 6491Email:chris@micallef.ioChambers:

Room 1208
Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room 1208
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons) SBIS LPLC

Profile:

Christopher has a general commercial, civil and criminal practice.

Christopher takes briefs in all areas of law including commercial, civil, administrative (including judicial review and merits review), corporations, contract, criminal, equity (including trusts), real property, torts, state and federal tax, insolvency and bankruptcy, banking, mortgages & securities, intellectual property, trade practices, employment, defamation, enforcement, costs and similar.

Christopher has been briefed and/or appeared in variety of litigious matters commenced in various State and Federal Courts and Tribunals including the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, the County Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Victorian Court of Appeal, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.

From 1 May 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Areas of Practice

Commercial

  • Bankruptcy
  • Banking
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual
  • Corporations
  • Real Property

Criminal

Defamation

Equity

Industrial/Employment

Intellectual Property

Public/Administrative

  • Judicial Review and Administrative Law

Securities and Investments

Tax/Revenue

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