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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Michael Bennett Areas of Practice Administrative Law Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Superannuation Tax & Revenue Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Western Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Western Sydney Master of Laws (Corporate, Commercial and Tax Law), University of New South Wales Diploma in Applied Tax, Taxation Institute of Australia Certified Taxation Adviser[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor, SBN Lawyers, March 2009 to April 2011 Solicitor, Binetter Vale Lawyers, March 2006 to March 2009 Associate to Judge Marien, District Court of New South Wales, September 2004 to March 2006 Law Clerk, Office of the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, May 2002 to September 2004 Michael was also a Lecturer in Taxation Law at the University of NSW between January 2008 and December 2010[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Australian Bar Association Taxation Institute of Australia NSW Young Lawyers Tax Law Committee NSW Young Lawyers Business Law Committee [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Excluding or Limiting Liability in Commercial Contracts 22/08/2020 Structures - Do Trusts fit the mould? 07/11/2019 Separate SMSFs for Collectables 21/03/2019 Drafting Pleadings & Particulars to Avoid Unnecessary Interloc...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tom Brennan SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Constitutional Law Employment Law Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Law (Public & Private) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Tom Brennan specialises in commercial law, regulatory matters and employment law. He has a reputation for successfully running difficult and complex disputes in these areas. The matters in which Tom regularly appears and advises include civil aviation (regulatory, commercial, insurance and civil liability), competition and consumer law, the law governing intelligence and security agencies and operations, government information, employment and industrial disputes and anti-suit injunctions. Many of the disputes in which he appears contain a cross-jurisdictional element. Tom regularly appears at trial and appellate level in a diverse range of Federal and State jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales Court of Appeal and the New South Wales Supreme Court. He also appears in tribunals, such as the Fair Work Commission and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Tom’s chambers are equipped with high quality audio visual conferencing facilities for use in appearances, mediations and conferences. He accepts fully electronic briefs and is the author of the Guide to Preparing and Sending an Electronic Brief. The scope of Tom’s practice and complementary practice areas assist him to integrate different legal disciplines to achieve favourable commercial outcomes for his clients. He accepts briefs from solicitors in law firms and in-house legal counsel, and is commended by his clients for his detailed knowledge, breadth of experience and attention to detail. He is a strategic litigator who is highly valued for his preparedness to run difficult cases and creative abilities. Prior to joining the Bar in 2006, Tom acquired considerable experience as a senior executive in the Federal Government and as a public company director. Tom was also previously a Partner at national law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is the former Chair of 13 Wentworth Chambers and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University in Canberra. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Law Council of Australia, Trade Practices Committee Law Council of Australia, Civil Litigation Section Law Council of Australia, International Law Section Australian Institute of Administrative Law[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Commercial Disputes Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd ats Wells Fargo Trust (on the remitter from VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) v Wells Fargo Trust Company [2020] FCAFC 168) – appeared for the administrators of the Virgin Group to obtain orders in dispute with aircraft lessor that enabled completion of the administration Mackellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd v Thornton [2019] HCATrans 188; [2019] QCA 77, 367 ALR 171 – Appeal against refusal of anti-suit injunction – whether continuation of foreign proceeding becomes vexatious upon resolution of claims against foreign parties Hills Ltd ats Rauland Australia Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 1174, [2019] FCA 1175, [2020] FCA 516, [2020] FCA 1400 – continuing to act for Hills Ltd in long running disputes concerning claims of misuse of confidential information of a competitor supplier of nurse call systems to hospitals AerCap Ireland v Beijing Capital Airlines (2019) – appeared for aircraft lessor in the first (ex-parte) application in Australia to “arrest” an aircraft under the Cape Town Convention Murray ats Feros [2019] NSWSC 260 – dissolution of partnership of pharmacists; winding up of operating entities Marketform Managing Agency Ltd ats Amashaw Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 70, 97 NSWLR 306 – Appeared for an insured on a claim for indemnity for rectification of service station petrol leak under environmental liability risks policy Regulatory Disputes Waterco Ltd v Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority NSD 1335/2020 – appeared for registrants under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Code to obtain orders setting aside decisions to cancel various registrations of pool and spa sanitisers. Orders sought made by consent following the first day of expedited trial Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16; [2019] FCAFC 25, 264 FCR 1; [2018] FCA 595, [2018] FCA 991 – appeared for Helicopter Resources at trial and on appeal – application to restrain a Coroner from examining operator’s Chief Pilot on safety standards of air operations in the Antarctic when the operator has been charged with offences under Work Health and Safety law Work Health Authority v Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 2, 93 ALJR 212; [2017] NTCA 7, 326 FLR 1 – appeared for Outback Ballooning – Constitutional Law – do the Civil Aviation Act, Regulations and Orders cover the field of the prescription and enforcement of safety standards in civil aviation – exclusion of application of Work Health and Safety laws to safety of civil air operations PT Garuda Indonesia ats ACCC [2017] HCA 21, 262 CLR 207; [2016] FCAFC 42, (2016) 244 FCR 190; [2014] FCA 1157; (2014) ATPR 42-490; [2019] FCA 786, 370 ALR 637; [2020] FCA 685 – Appeared for Garuda in Australia’s largest ever competition law enforcement proceedings concerning the alleged international air cargo cartel on liability questions at trial, on the regulator’s appeal to the Full Court and Garuda’s appeal to the High Court of Australia. Continued to act on the remittal of the proceedings for determination of penalty and Garuda’s appeal against penalty. There are more than 20 published judgments in the proceeding dealing with numerous significant legal issues concerning foreign sovereign immunity, extraterritorial reach of competition law and its intersection with public international civil aviation law (in particular, the laws of Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia were considered) Employment & Industrial Disputes Qube Ports Pty Ltd ats CFMMEU C2020/4469 – in the Fair Work Commission successfully resisting application by CFMMEU concerning calculations of wages for irregular employees for whom employer received Jobkeeper Dorber ats CFMMEU NSD 1329/2019 – appeared in the Federal Court for Mr Dorber who was sued by the CFMMEU for contraventions of the Fair Work Act in his capacity as an employer bargaining representative. Proceeding resolved in 2020 by CFMMEU consenting to judgment against it with an order that it pay Mr Dorber’s costs Pezzimenti v Rotary International (2019) 290 IR 219; [2020] FCCA 95 – appeared for Mr Pezzimenti obtaining compensation and penalties for his unlawful dismissal as Chief Executive of Rotary in Australia Australian Defence Apparel Pty Ltd v Graham & Anor [2019] NSWSC 1162 – appeared for the former CEO in post-employment restraint dispute Bartlett v Australian and New Zealand Banking Ltd [2016] NSWCA 30, 92 NSWLR 639 – An often-cited case in employment and contract law. Appeared for Mr Bartlett on a dispute concerning termination of employment. The matter also concerned qualification of contractual powers and discretions by requirements of good faith and reasonableness and principles for resolving conflicts in expert evidence Administrative Law FUD18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2021] FCAFC 132; [2020] FCA 48 – Appeared for Applicant seeking writ to prohibit cancellation of Visa in reliance on Interpol Red Notice – first judicial consideration of character test provision concerning Interpol notices Hocking v Director-General, National Archives of Australia [2020] HCA 19; [2019] FCAFC 12; [2018] FCA 340, 255 FCR 1 – appeared for Professor Hocking – Constitutional and Administrative Law – letters between the Governor-General in his official capacity and the Queen are the “property of the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth institution” and subject to the Archives Act – nature and incidents of the office of Governor- General Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16; [2019] FCAFC 25, 264 FCR 174; [2018] FCA 595, [2018] FCA 991 – appeared for Helicopter Resources - Judicial Review of decision by Coroner to require employee of company charged with offence to answer questions which may be relevant to the charges – scope of corporation’s right to an accusatory trial – powers of Coroner Degning v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCAFC 67 – appeared for the appellant to set aside deportation order – interpretation of legislation – presumption against retrospectivity – denial of natural justice BSX15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 104, 249 FCR 1; [2016] FCA 1432 – Appeared for the applicant at trial and on appeal in a matter setting aside ASIO’s adverse security assessment for denial of procedural fairness Fitzgibbon v Prime Minister [2017] FCA 968, 72 AAR 431; [2017] AATA 502 – Appeared for the Prime Minister in a matter concerning the scope of application of provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act when documents in the possession of the Prime Minister are claimed to be private documents of the Prime Minister Qantas Airways v Lustig [2015] FCA 253, 228 FCR 148 – Appeared for Qantas in a proceeding establishing that State consumer tribunals that are not Courts cannot hear consumer claims with federal law elements[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Unlawful termination of employment must not be confused with unfair termination – a note on Pezzimenti v Rotary International 13/02/2020 The Ups & Downs of Aviation Litigation 24/10/2019 Recent Developments in Employment Disputes: Emphasising the Law of ...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Justin Brown Justin has been listed since 2017 in the Doyle's Guide as Recommended Junior Counsel in the area of Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel. He is recognised for the depth and breadth of his advocacy skills, understanding of complex legal issues and strategic thinking. Justin is also a lecturer in succession law at the University of Sydney and has been a guest lecturer in the courses offered by the College of Law in the Master of Applied Law (Wills and Estates). He regularly appears for executors, trustees and beneficiaries of deceased estates at both trial and appellate level, primarily in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, as well as in the High Court in Nobarani v Mariconte [2018] HCA 36. Justin possesses considerable advocacy experience and provides sound legal advice in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has completed LEADR’s Mediator’s Course and regularly appears as counsel for clients at mediations. Justin holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Sydney and a Masters of Applied Laws specialising in wills and estate. Prior to being called to the Bar in 2013, Justin practised as a solicitor and was instructed in several leading cases in wills and estate litigation.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Master of Applied Law (Wills and Estates), College of Law Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor, Owen Hodge Lawyers (2006 to 2013) Paralegal, Monti Smith Legal (2002 to 2005)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases King v Hudson [2009] NSWSC 1013: An application seeking probate of an informal document under section 18A of the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898 (NSW). The defendants alleged that the testator lacked testamentary capacity Clines v Johnston & Anor [2008] NSWSC 524: The plaintiff sought declarations for probate where the will could not be found Lockrey v Ferris [2011] NSWSC 179: A case involving the construction and rectification of a will Hadfield v Hadfield [2010] NSWSC 561: An out of time Family Provision Act 1982 (NSW) claim[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Matthew Hutchings Matthew has been recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the areas of: Insurance Law, Medical Negligence, Police Law & Public Law Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Employment Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Diploma of Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Clifford Ireland Listed in "The Best Lawyers in Australia" 2022 for: Planning & Environmental Law (since 2020) Real Property Law (since 2021) Construction/Infrastructure Law Water Law Listed by Doyles Guide as a Leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2021 and since 2013 Listed by Doyles Guide as a recommended Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2019 Listed by Doyles Guide as a recommended Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2018 Listed by Doyles Guide as a leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2017 Listed by Doyles Guide as a leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2016 Listed by Doyles Guide as a leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2015 Listed by Doyles Guide as a leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2014 Listed by Doyles Guide as a leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2013 Clifford has authored the following publications: “Admitting Evidence of pre-contract negotiations” – June 2010, Vol 48 No.5 LSJ “Environmental planning in the public interest and private property rights: The role of s 28 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW” – (2010) 15 LGLJ 155 “Should Private Property Rights Trump The Public Interest in Renewal of the Urban Environment” – November 2009, Volume 15, Local Government Law Journal at 86 “Climate Change Litigation and Planning Law” – Paper, NSW Bar Association Journal, 2008[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Administrative Law Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Equity & Trusts Liquor & Gaming Law Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Real Property Law [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Sydney Master of Laws, University of Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor and Senior Associate, Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) Research Assistant, Land and Environment Court of New South Wales [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Clifford is the Editor of the “Local Government -  Finance - Actionable Liability” section of Lexis Nexis' Local Government Planning & Environment NSW Service.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Benjamin Kasep Ben was formerly an Associate Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Western Sydney School of Law. He has also authored and presented the following publications: Stripping the Corporate Veil in Tax Matters (Australian Taxation Office ‘Entity Structures’ Technical Conference, 31 May 2013); Calderbank Offers (College of Law, 25 March 2008); and A Comment on Professor John Petrila: The US Supreme Court and the New Federalism: Revolution of Passing Fancy (paper presented to the Constitutional Law Section of the New South Wales Bar Association and the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Sydney, 14 April 2005). [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Conflict of Laws Constitutional Law Equity & Trusts Family Law International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Real Property Law Tax & Revenue Law Trade Practices & Competition [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of International Studies, University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Western Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Western Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association Human Rights Committee (2006 to 2009) International Institute of Space Law (2010 – Present)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Taxation Law AP Group Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCAFC 105; 214 FCR 301; 2013 ATC ¶20-417—Whether automotive industry “incentive payments” consideration for supplies under the GST Act (led by Michael Wigney SC); Yacoub v Commissioner of Taxation [2012] FCA 678; 292 ALR 128; 83 ATR 722; 2012 ATC ¶20-328—Property development − Whether applicants partners in a partnership or participants in a “non-entity joint venture” under the GST Act; ECC South Bank Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2012] FCA 795; 205 FCR 505; 87 ATR 902; [2012] Q ConvR ¶54-780; 2012 ATC ¶20-336—Whether student accommodation a supply of “commercial residential premises” under s 40-35(1) of the GST Act (led by Jane Needham SC); Travelex Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2010] HCA 33; 241 CLR 510; 270 ALR; 84 ALJR 683; 76 ATR 329; 2010 ATC ¶20-214—Foreign currency exchange – Whether a supply of money is a “supply made in relation to rights” under s 38-190 of the GST Act (led by Stephen Gageler SC, Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia); KAP Motors Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2008] FCA 159; 168 FCR 319; 246 ALR 395; 69 ATR 927; 2008 ATC ¶20-007—Entitlement to refund of over-paid GST – Whether over-paid GST held on constructive trust (led by Stephen Gageler SC); Constitutional Law/Administrative Law  Commissioner of Taxation v Pham [2013] FCA 579; 60 AAR 264; 134 ALD 534—Non-publication order – Judicial review – Whether AAT fell into jurisdictional error by failing to take into account relevant considerations – Whether findings unsupported by evidence (led by Michael Wigney SC); R v LK; R v RK [2010] HCA 17; 241 CLR 177; 266 ALR 399; 84 ALJR 395; 202 A Crim R 522—Conspiracy – Crown appeal against directed acquittal – Trial by jury and s 80 of the Constitution – Whether Crown appeal infringes the inviolability of a jury’s verdict of acquittal (led by T E F Hughes AO QC); Fleming v Talagi, High Court of Niue, Action No. CV1 of 2010—Dismissal of Financial Secretary – Whether Premier of Niue committed misfeasance in public office – Whether damages available for breaches of the Constitution of Niue (led by Dr Gerard McCoy SBS QC SC of the Hong Kong Bar); Qarase v Bainimarama [2008] FJHC 241—Executive powers – Dismissal of Prime Minister of Fiji – Whether military coup d’état grounds for invoking doctrine of necessity (led by Dr Gerard McCoy SBS QC SC of the Hong Kong Bar); Commercial Law Thomson Aviation Pty Ltd v Dufresne [2011] NSWSC 864—Cross-claim brought against British Columbia company alleging breach of contract – Whether Supreme Court of New South Wales a “clearly inappropriate forum” for the determination of the cross-claim – Determining the “proper law” of the contract; Smythe v Thomas [2007] NSWSC 844; 71 NSWLR 537; (2008) Aust Contract R ¶90-271—Whether ‘eBay auction’ gives rise to an enforceable contract – Whether specific performance available; Davis v Westpac Life Insurance Services [2007] NSWCA 175; 226 FLR 285; (2008) 15 ANZ Ins Cas ¶90-132—Avoidance under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (led by John Graves SC); Medfin Australia Pty Ltd v Rafter [2007] NSWDC 72; 4 DCLR (NSW) 272—Hire purchase agreement – Contractual penalties; Buchanan v Crown & Gleeson Business Finance Pty Ltd [2006] NSWSC 1465; 13 BPR 24,513; (2007) NSW ConvR ¶56-173—Caveats – Balance of convenience; Young v Lalic [2006] NSWSC 18; 197 FLR 27—Resulting and constructive trusts – Equitable estoppel – Tracing – Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Calderbank Offers 1/01/2014 Caldberbank Offers 1/01/2001 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mark McCulloch SC Mark has been listed as Recommended Senior Counsel in Doyle’s Leading New South Wales Insurance & Personal Injury Barristers 2017 and recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the areas of Insurance Law & Professional Malpractice Litigation (listed since 2019). Areas of Practice Administrative Law Banking & Financial Services Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Diploma of Law (Barristers Admission Board) Master of Laws, University of Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor and Senior Associate, Ebsworth and Ebsworth (now HWL Ebsworth) Solicitor, Ferrier & Associates[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases High Court of Australia Waterways Authority v Fitzgibbon [2005] HCA 57 (05 October 2005) (Gleeson CJ, McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Callinan and Heydon JJ) 79 ALJR 1816; 221 ALR 402 – leading case on injuries sustained at recreational areas; marina Mulligan v Coffs Harbour City Council [2005] HCA 63 (21 October 2005) (Gleeson CJ, McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Callinan and Heydon JJ) 223 CLR 486; 80 ALJR 43; 221 ALR 764 – leading decision on need for warning for obvious risks at natural water attractions New South Wales Court of Appeal The Council of the Municipality of Waverley v Bloom [1999] NSWCA 229 (05 August 1999) (Mason P, Sheller and Powell JJA) – swimmer injured when stuck by surfer while between flags- appeal dismissed Feletti v Kontoulas [2000] NSWCA 59 (23 March 2000) (Mason P, Sheller JA and Rolfe AJA)- liability of solicitor for failure to bring proceedings; assessment of chances of success if proceedings brought Stratti v Stratti [2000] NSWCA 358 (14 December 2000) (Meagher, Beazley and Fitzgerald JJA) 50 NSWLR 324 – partnership and contribution – leading case on contribution Sutherland Shire Council v Kukovec and 1 Or; Elouera Surf Lifesaving Club Inc v Kukovec [2001] NSWCA 165 (05 June 2001) (Meagher and Hodgson JJA, Ipp AJA) – appeal allowed in case where surfer injured swimmer; vicarious liability for life guards Adwell Holdings Pty Ltd v Smith [2003] NSWCA 103 (02 May 2003) (Mason P, Meagher JA and Buddin J) – leading case on valuation principles and the so called 10-15% margin for error Ryde City Council v Wendy Joyce Smith [2003] NSWCA 57 (06 March 2003) – liability case involving pedestrian tripping on council footpath – appeal dismissed Forbes v Selleys Pty Ltd [2004] NSWCA 149 (12 May 2004) (Mason P, Giles and McColl JJA) – products liability claim involving use of “No More Gaps” product said to cause brain damage – expert evidence – appeal dismissed Lasermax Engineering Pty Limited v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited [2005] NSWCA 66 (16 March 2005) (Ipp, Tobias and McColl JJA) (2005) 13 ANZ Ins Cas ¶61–643 – policy construction; “direct cause” “proximate cause” in relation to electricity supply to machinery Lemoto v Able Technical Pty Ltd [2005] NSWCA 153 (09 May 2005) 63 NSWLR 300 – leading case on personal costs orders against solicitors Copmanhurst Shire Council v Watt [2005] NSWCA 245 (26 July 2005) 140 LGERA 333 –driver rendered quadriplegic; whether stuck kangaroo; roadworks; council duty of care to warn – appeal dismissed Bernasconi v Newcastle City Council [2005] NSWCA 422 (05 December 2005) (Giles and McColl JJA, Brownie AJA – injury on footpath; application to argue High Court precedent wrong rejected Ingham v ACN 000 333 844 Ltd (In Liq) (formerly known as Australian Casualty and Life Ltd) [2006] NSWCA 63 (03 April 2006) (Handley, Giles and Santow JJA) – life insurance case – construction of policy JX v GX [2006] NSWCA 167 (29 June 2006) (Handley JA at 1; Santow JA at 32; McColl JA at 38) – application to extend limitation period refused State Rail Authority of New South Wales v Brown [2006] NSWCA 220 (07 August 2006) (Giles JA at 1; Santow JA at 27; Basten JA at 28) – rule in Brown v Dunn as it applies to expert medical witnesses- requirement to cross-examine Orix Australia Corporation Limited v Moody Kiddell and Partners Pty Limited [2006] NSWCA 257 (26 September 2006) (Spigelman CJ at 1; Ipp JA at 2; Basten JA at 81) – liability of leasing broker for fraudulent invoices created by customer – appeal dismissed Great Lakes Shire Council v Dederer [2006] NSWCA 101 (05 October 2006) (Handley JA at 1; Ipp JA at 67; Tobias JA at 325) 2006 ATR 81-860 – diving injury resulting in quadriplegia; Council successful on appeal; case went to high court but no appeal against Council – leading case on diving from structures and whether duty tro warn of obvious risks NSW Bar Association v Meakes [2006] NSWCA 340 (06 December 2006) (Tobias JA; Bryson JA; Basten JA) – barrister engaging in overcharging – appeal dismissed MBF Life Limited v Rowena Marchant [2006] NSWCA 363 (15 December 2006) (Handley JA; Beazley JA; Santow JA) – disability policy; interpretation of insuring clause and exclusion Harrison v Melhem [2008] NSWCA 67 (29 May 2008) (Spigelman CJ; Mason P; Beazley JA ; Giles JA ; Basten JA) 72 NSWLR 380; 26 ACLC 484; (2008) Aust Torts Reports ¶81–951 – leading case on proper interpretation of section 15 Civil Liability Act Sagacious Legal Pty Ltd v Wesfarmers General Insurance Ltd [2011] FCAFC 53 (13 April 2011) (Besanko, Perram and Katzmann JJ) (2011) 16 ANZ Ins Cas ¶61–885 – important case on section 26 and 27 of the Insurance contracts act Ryland v QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd [2013] NSWCA 120 (03 May 2013) (Basten, Meagher and Gleeson JJA) – slipping case at supermarket – appeal dismissed Action Paintball Games Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Barker [2013] NSWCA 128 (13 May 2013) (Basten, Hoeben and Ward JJA) – injury at paintball centre; obvious risks; appeal dismissed Australian Winch and Haulage Company Pty Ltd v Philip Archibald Collins [2013] NSWCA 232 (11 July 2013) (Emmett and Leeming JJA, Sackville AJA) – appeal dismissed in action involving failure of engineered “D” shackle; onus of proof re defect Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v Cosmidis [2013] NSWCA 443 (18 December 2013) (McColl, Basten and Emmett JJA) – leading case on objections to expert evidence and particulars of claim Reid v Target Australia Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 60 (17 March 2014) (Macfarlan, Ward and Emmett JJA) – slip at Club – appeal dismissed – expert evidence and application to adduce evidence out of time State of New South Wales v Konneh [2014] NSWCA 91 (31 March 2014) (Macfarlan and Ward JJA) – class action against NSW Police for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment; leave to appeal refused on basis that “Meridian principle” able to be argued at trial Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v Cosmidis (No 2) [2014] NSWCA 139 (07 May 2014) (McColl, Basten and Emmett JJA) 86 NSWLR 393 – assessment of contributory negligence at brickworks Boral Resources (NSW) Pty Ltd v Gangi [2014] NSWCA 287 (28 August 2014) (Basten, Gleeson and Leeming JJA); road building case; gravel on road; quadruplegic– appeal dismissed Ball v McInerney [2014] NSWCA 331 (19 September 2014) (Beazley P, Emmett and Gleeson JJA) – commercial dispute concerning construction of equestrian facilities and drainage issues Grima v RFI (Aust) Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 345 (21 November 2014) (Meagher, Barrett and Emmett JJA) – paraplegic injured due to inadequate loading of carpet rolls; expert evidence; apportionment between parties Lee v Wickham Freight Lines Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 209 (15 August 2016) (Basten and Simpson JJA, Sackville AJA) – appeal dismissed – allegation of unsafe system of loading truck at logistic centre; whether worker an employee or not Zhang v ROC Services (NSW) Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 370 (22 December 2016) (Macfarlan and Leeming JJA, Sackville AJA) 93 NSWLR 561 – person rendered quadriplegic by mechanical failure of welding of ramps; policy interpretation; exclusion; leading case in proper interpretation of policies South Western Sydney Local Health District v Sorbello [2017] NSWCA 201 (11 August 2017) (Macfarlan, Meagher and Simpson JJA) – leading case on onus of proof to establish loss of earning capacity Kabic v AAI Limited t/as GIO [2019] NSWCA 247 (11 October 2019) (Meagher, White and McCallum JJA) – appeal dismissed in industrial accident involving scaffolding at construction site Murgolo v AAI Ltd t/as AAMI [2019] NSWCA 295 (05 December 2019) (Basten, Macfarlan and Leeming JJA) 101 NSWLR 376 – leading case on discoverability under Limitation Act Marketform Managing Agency Ltd for and on behalf of the Underwriting Members of Syndicate 2468 for the 2009 Year of Account v Ashcroft Supa IGA Orange Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 36 (10 March 2020) (Ward CJ In Eq, Leeming and Payne JJA) – appeal dismissed; construction of exclusion in insurance policy Todd Hadley Pty Limited v Lake Maintenance (NSW) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2020] NSWCA 81 (30 April 2020) (Bell P, Basten and Macfarlan JJA) – leading case on when time starts to run under limitation act in non-personal injury cases Spotlight Pty Ltd v Fatseas Investments Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 132 (03 July 2020) (Gleeson and White JJA, Emmett AJA) – construction of lease; damage by pigeons – appeal dismissed Mentink v Olsen [2020] NSWCA 182 (21 August 2020) (Meagher and Payne JJA, Emmett AJA) – wills and estates; unconscionable conduct by stepdaughter of leading artist John Olsen – appeal dismissed GC NSW Pty Ltd v Galati [2020] NSWCA 326 (11 December 2020) (Gleeson and White JJA, Emmett AJA) – equity – construction of contract for sale and deeds Supreme Court - Single Judge Lanza v Codemo [2001] NSWSC 845 (28 September 2001) (Wood CJ at CL) quadriplegic case involving complex expert issues and use of elevated platform – proceedings dismissed Aspro's Pty Limitied v Robert Frederick Hayter [2005] NSWSC 512 (01 June 2005) (Bergin J) – lease rectification ; common or unilateral mistake QBE Insurance v SLE Worldwide [2005] NSWSC 776 (29 July 2005) (White J) – contribution between insurers Bennett v Manly Council and Sydney Water Corporation [2006] NSWSC 242 (04 April 2006) (Hislop J) 146 LGERA 60 – paraplegic injury while swimming in surf; liability of council and Water Board and plaintiff’s contributory negligence R&J Lyons Family Settlement Pty Limited v 155 Macquarie Street Pty Limited [2006] NSWSC 625 (22 June 2006) (Windeyer J at 1)- building and construction case; interpretation of commercial lease; expert evidence Tabet v Mansour & Anor [2007] NSWSC 36 – leading case on causation in High Court; six week trial against paediatrician and GP; complex medical issues; first case to use joint evidence Greater Southern Area Health Service v Dr Angus [2007] NSWSC 1211 (02 November 2007) (Adams J at 1) – medical negligence claim against gynocologist Lawloan Mortgages Pty Ltd v Young [2008] NSWSC 1180 (14 November 2008) (Rothman J) – Farm Debt Mediation Act – proceedings dismissed George v Survery [2009] NSWSC 1348 (09 December 2009) (Hoeben J) – medical negligence; causation of injury by surgical misadventure or arteriosclerosis Jerry Schwartz v Albert Hadid Albert Hadid v Jerry Schwartz [2011] NSWSC 1041 (06 September 2011) (McDougall J) – construction of commercial agreement Sapphire (SA) Pty Ltd (trading as River City Grain) v Barry Smith Grains Pty Ltd (in liq) [2011] NSWSC 1451 (28 November 2011) (Ward J) – commercial cause re grain contracts and terms Joel Joseph Cabides v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] NSWSC 445 (14 April 2014) (Rothman J) – case settled before trial but involved issues of life expectancy, use of statistics and high level quadriplegic Cahill v Kenna (No 2) [2015] NSWSC 200 (17 March 2015) (McDougall J) – leading case on admissibility of expert valuation evidence The Owners - Strata Plan 74602 v Eastmark Holdings Pty Ltd; Eastmark Holdings Pty Ltd v The Owners - Strata Plan 74602 [2015] NSWSC 1981 (24 December 2015) (Stevenson J) – building dispute involving strata mangers and obligations in relation to fire services Le v Brown, Nguyen v Brown; Tran v Brown; Monica v Brown; Huggett v Brown (No.2) [2019] NSWSC 88 (14 February 2019) (Garling J) – complex expert evidence relating to multi vehicle accident and speed and weight of heavy motor vehicles – proceedings dismissed Lukaszewicz v Polish Club Limited [2019] NSWSC 669 (06 June 2019) (Black J) – oppression under section 232 Corporations Act – proceedings dismissed Welsh...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sebastian McIntosh Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Employment Law Work, Health & Safety [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Australian National University, 2005 – 2010 Accredited Specialist by NSW Law Society – Employment and Industrial Law (December 2016 – September 2018)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2013 – 2018 HWL Ebsworth Lawyers – Solicitor, Associate, Senior Associate and Special Counsel in the Workplace Relations and Safety Group 2011 – 2013 Bradley Allen Love, formerly Williams Love & Nicol – Solicitor in the Employment and Industrial Relations Team[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Author, Update to Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, Federal Industrial System, 2016[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Georgina Wright SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Criminal Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications 2005 – Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford 1999 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1), University of Sydney 1997 – Bachelor of Arts (French), University of Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2003 – Avocat, Paris Bar (France) 2000 – Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, NSW Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Member, NSW Bar Association Inquests & Inquiries Committee Member, French Australian Lawyers Society[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_id="hide" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_id="hide" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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