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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] Denis Barlin Denis has been listed in 2019 & 2020 Doyle's Guides as Recommended Counsel for Australia in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation. Areas of Practice Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Superannuation Tax & Revenue 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 Commerce, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class II), Australian National University Master of Laws, University of Sydney Certified Practising Accountant[/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 Director, SBN Lawyers Partner, Senior Associate & Solicitor, Cosoff Cudmore Knox Solicitor, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Tax Consultant, Greenwoods & Freehills[/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 Fellow – Taxation Institute of Australia Fellow – Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners Member – Certified Practicing Accountants Australia Member – Transnational Taxation Network Member – International Tax Planning Association Member – Taxation Institute of Australia NSW, Education Committee Member – Taxation Institute of Australia ACT, Education Committee Member – Liaison Committee – Taxation Institute and NSW Office of State Revenue Member – Institute of Chartered Accountants Tax Discussion Group No 14[/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 Managing Trusts 12/09/2017 Overview of the Constructive Trust 6/06/2017 Selected Issues in Estate Administration 1/05/2017 Asset Protection: Trusts and the use of corporate appointors 24/11/2015 Rectifying deficient death benefit nominations 2/11/2015 The Powers of a Court to Vary the Terms of a Trust 21/10/2015 Control of Superannuation Upon the Death of a Member 15/10/2015 Self Managed Super Fund Tax Landscape 30/03/2015 Superannuation & Estate Planning, “SMSF’s: Property, Death & Taxes” 30/03/2015 Taxation & Superannuation for Lawyers Presentation 27/03/2015 Trust Disputes 26/03/2015 Administration of, and Disputes concerning Trusts 26/03/2015 Tax and Superannuation for Lawyers: Some Selected Issues 26/03/2015 Judicial Advice 6/03/2015 Judicial Advice – Presentation 6/03/2015 Asset Protection – Trusts and the use of corporate appointors 17/10/2014 Asset Protection – Trusts and the use of Corporate Appointors 17/10/2013 Trust to Trust Distributions 17/10/2013 Administration of Trusts 1/08/2012 Personal Property Securities 1/07/2012 Tax Forum – Superannuation Gearing 18/05/2012 Superannuation Gearing 1/05/2012 Sham, Fraud and Evasion 1/05/2012 A Taxing Situation for Small Business 22/03/2012 Superannuation and Asset Protection 15/02/2012 Costs Orders Against the Commissioner of Taxation 1/02/2012 Selected Tax Issues in Leasing 8/09/2011 Changes in the Taxation of Trusts 7/09/2011 Access by Beneficiaries of ‘Trust Documents’ – as of Right or...

[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] 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] Therese Catanzariti Therese has been listed in the 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation and the 2020 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Australia Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel[/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 Commercial Law Entertainment Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property 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 Economics (Accounting), University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Sydney Master of Laws (Merit), University of London Graduate, Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Director[/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 Senior Associate, King Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques) Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia, Finland and GE Healthcare, Finland and Sweden Associate to Justice Hill, Federal Court of Australia[/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 The Estate of Milan Zlatevski; Geroska v Zlatevski [2020] NSWSC 250– probate – testamentary capacity – delusions; fraudulent misrepresentation / calumny; presumptions Scalone v Diaconu [2021] NSWSC 1194 – family provision – adult children – estranged Heffernan v Innes [2021] NSWSC 1033 – informal will – effect of alcohol on capacity; lost will – presumption of destruction; admissibility of evidence – coroners report Kathryn Lee v Margaret Lee [2021] NSWSC 808 – family provision – adult daughter – standard of accommodation required by claimant; notional estate – limits on power to designate notional estate Estate of Huber (No.2) [2021] NSWSC 187 – estate administration – costs - executors costs of proceedings – executors costs of appeal – executors right of indemnity Rattigan v Hanly [2020] NSWSC 1722 - estate administration – beneficiary suing executor for removal and mal-administration – executor’s right to claim costs from estate during the proceeding Estate of Huber [2020] NSWSC 1539 - estate administration – passing of accounts – legal costs - commission Armitage v Fraser [2020] NSWSC 979 – family provision – remote hearing – Deceased’s statements about applicant – applicant’s financial resources include inheritance from father with dementia who cannot change his will Micallef v Linney - Estate of Hope Marie Linney [2020] NSWSC 898 – probate – knowledge and approval – codicil in the context of will and earlier codicil – knowledge of effect of will, not just knowledge of contents of will The Estate of Milan Zlatevski; Geroska v Zlatevski [2020] NSWSC 250– probate – testamentary capacity – delusions – presumptions Barbuto v Barbuto [2019] NSWSC 1023 – family provision – whether testamentary discretionary trust provides proper and adequate provision; lack of full and frank disclosure; gambling Re Estates Croft, deceased [2018] NSWSC 1303 – probate – lack of testamentary capacity Sackelariou, Edward v O’Donnell; Sackelariou, George v O’Donnell [2018] NSWSC 1651 – burden of family provision order – beneficiary not consent to burden of provision Sergent v Glass (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1100 – family provision order of whole estate to sons where widow is sole beneficiary but unable to be located and unwilling to engage with proceedings Sergent v Glass [2017] NSWSC 1446 – special grant of administration to independent third party to compromise family provision claim – substituted service through facebook messenger Viljoen v Hayes [2017] NSWSC 801 – request for estate documents – UCPR 54.3 – preliminary discovery for potential family provision claim JR Consulting & Drafting v Cummings [2016] HCATrans 202 (High Court Special Leave) – copyright subsistence computer software, trade secrets, abandonment JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Limited v Cummings [2016] FCAFC 20 – copyright in computer software, subsistence, infringement, authorisation, directors liability; trade secrets; contract construction McIntyre v O’Regan [2015] NSWSC 1985 – family provision – adult children Boaz v Hyde [2014] NSWSC 1591 – restrain executor from dealing with estate property pending trial Underwood v Gaudron [2014] NSWSC 1055 – family provision – estranged adult child Peipi v Peipi as Administrator of the Estate of the late Ashoor Hilaney [2013] NSWSC 1520 – family provision – de facto; severely disabled child Rappard v Williams [2013] NSWSC 1279 – legal capacity; appointment of tutors Danihel v Manning [2012] NSWSC 556 – disclosure under SC Eq 11 Supreme Court Practice Note JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Ltd v Cummings [2014] NSWSC 1252 – computer software, intellectual property licences, construction of commercial contracts, implied terms, breach of contract, notice provisions, unconscionable conduct, conspiracy, tortious interference contractual relations, misleading and deceptive conduct, copyright, trade mark, confidential information[/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 The Way You Do the Things You Do 09/09/2021 Do you Trust me? - Testamentary Trusts and Family Provision 11/11/2020 Fate Worse than Death; Keeping an Estate out of Court  4/09/2019 Brady Bunch Bunfight– family provision and blended families 4/09/2019 Brats & Bitches  – family provision and ex-wives, step-children and estranged children 4/09/2019 Lean on Me – Dependency in Family Provision Claims 3/04/2018 Dealing with Clients with Potentially Impaired Mental Capacity 23/10/2017 Death and the Maiden – Probate & Copyright 21/06/2017 Abandonment of Trade Marks 9/09/2016 Farms and Estate Planning 4/08/2016 Powers of Attorney 4/08/2016 Trademark Remedies 5/06/2016 Small Business and Estate Planning 18/03/2016 Identifying IP and Confidential information 8/10/2015 Challenging an estate, releases and asset protection 5/08/2015 Copyright – Updates, Developments, Key Cases 1/11/2014 Notions, Potions and Magic Charms – Notional Estate and Famil...

[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 Darian-Smith Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Banking & Financial Services International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Commercial Law Building & Construction 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 Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford 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 Mark enjoyed a successful career conducting major commercial litigation and arbitration as a senior Partner at King & Wood Mallesons for 26 years following his admission as a solicitor in 1984. He was called to the Bar in 2019 and specialises in commercial law, equity and trusts, banking and financial services, building and construction law, real property, trade practices and competition. Mark appears primarily in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (mainly in the Equity Division). He also appears in the Federal Court of Australia and in inferior courts, as well as tribunals, including the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). Mark also has extensive experience in the resolution of disputes outside the court system, including international arbitration and mediation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). Complementing his practice as a barrister, Mark is fully qualified to sit as an arbitrator in domestic and international disputes, as well as a mediator. As a senior Partner at a top-tier international law firm previously, Mark gained extensive experience in disputes across a diverse range of commercial sectors, having successfully conducted large-scale litigation at trial and appellate level on behalf of a wide variety of national and international clients. He is commended for his strategic input, strong leadership and interpersonal skills and provides considerable value when advising on contentious issues arising from disputes, having amassed these skills from his decades of experience in legal practice. Mark holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. Notably, he was awarded the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship for Law in recognition of his academic excellence.[/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] Memberships NSW Bar Association Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellow of Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Society of Construction Law[/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] Gary Doherty Gary is also a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (Legal Officer)[/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 Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime 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 Laws (Honours), University of Technology Sydney Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Technology Sydney Australian Bar Association Residential Trial Advocacy Course – 2009[/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 Prior to coming to the Bar, Gary was a solicitor for 12 years in various positions[/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[/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 Preliminary Discovery of Documents from a Prospective Defendant 31/03/2015 [/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] Edmund Finnane Edmund is the General Editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Thomson Reuters) Edmund is co-author of the following books: Aziz J, El Khoury P, Finnane E, Pleading Precedents (6th Edition) (Thomson, 2009) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (2nd Edition) (Thomson, 2019) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, 2008) Other publications Ed has authored include: Finnane, E, ‘Property (Relationships) Act: Do Costs Follow the Event?’, Law Society Journal, September 2006 p66 Finnane E, ‘Pooling in Corporate Insolvency’, (2005) September-November Commercial Law Quarterly 30-34 Finnane E, ‘Insolvency inquiry: voluntary administration to remain, but some changes on the way’ (2004) September-November Commercial Law Quarterly Young Lawyers, “A Practitioners Guide to Civil Litigation” (2nd Ed, 2006, NSW Young Lawyers, Sydney) (one of several contributors and editors) Young Lawyers, “A Practitioners Guide to Civil Litigation” (1st Ed, 2004, NSW Young Lawyers, Sydney) (one of several contributors and editors) Edmund Finnane and Daren Armstrong, ‘Legislative Review: Repayment of Directors’ Bonuses’ (2003) March-May Commercial Law Quarterly 26-27 Since 2010 Edmund has also been the author of the annotation in the annotated online service Corporations Legislation (Thomson Reuters) as well as the annual volumes, being – Corporations Legislation 2010 (Thomson Reuters, 2010) Corporations Legislation 2011 (Thomson Reuters, 2011) Corporations Legislation 2012 (Thomson Reuters, 2012) Corporations Legislation 2013 (Thomson Reuters, 2013) Corporations Legislation 2014 (Thomson Reuters, 2014) Corporations Legislation 2015 (Thomson Reuters, 2015) Corporations Legislation 2016 (Thomson Reuters, 2016) Corporations Legislation 2017 (Thomson Reuters, 2017) Corporations Legislation 2018 (Thomson Reuters, 2018) Corporations Legislation 2018 (Thomson Reuters, 2019) [/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 Appellate Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Trade Practices & Competition 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 Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Master of Laws, University 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] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar Edmund was a solicitor with Madgwick Partners[/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 Director, Commercial Law Association of Australia Deputy Chairperson, Legislative Review Task Force, Commercial Law Association of Australia[/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 Edmund has been briefed in a number of significant cases, with and without a leader: Segal v Sharma [2020] NSWCA 314 Gazecki v McCabes Lawyers Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 98; 102 NSWLR 259 In the matter of New Seabay Kitchen Pty Limited [2019] NSWSC 1904 In the matter of Seabay Kitchen Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 790 Murphy v Trustees of Catholic Aged Care Sydney [2018] NSWCATAP 275 Lewis Securities Ltd (in liq) v Carter [2018] NSWCA 118 El-Bayeh v Bayeh [2018] NSWSC 775 Barber v De Prima [2018] NSWSC 601; 97 NSWLR 932 McCabe as Syndic for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Ltd v The Baltins Superannuation Fund [2017] NSWSC 1671 Ballas v Balis [2017] NSWSC 1434 El-Bayeh v Bayeh t/as JARS Engineering & Contracting Services [2017] NSWSC 322 Australian Syndicated Mortgage Investments v Evergrand Group Pty Limited [2017] NSWSC 102 In the matter of Rosecell Pty Limited [2016] NSWSC 1914 Ritchie v Woodward [2016] NSWSC 1715 Link 2 Pty Ltd v Ezystay Systems Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 317 In the matter of THO Services Limited [2016] NSWSC 509 Cassegrain v Cassegrain [2015] FCA 1233 In the matter of Italian Forum Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) (No 2) [2015] NSWSC 1382 In the matter of Italian Forum Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) [2015] NSWSC 1386 In the matter of Douglas Webber Events Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 1544; 104 ACSR 250; 291 FLR 173 Bakovski v Lenehan [2014] NSWSC 671 Ibrahim v Peri Australia Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 328 Segboer v A J Richardson Properties Pty Limited [2012] NSWCA 253 Ducker v Smith [2011] NSWCA 812 Coco v Westpac Banking Corporation [2010] NSWCA 305 Rasyid v Conrad [2010] NSWSC 134 Kekatos v Stafford [2009] NSWCA 219 Strang v Strang (2009) 3 ASTLR 76, [2009] NSWSC 760 Remuneration Data Base Pty Ltd v Pauline Goodyer Real Estate Pty Ltd & Anor [2007] NSWSC 59 Ozzem Kassem v Sentinel Properties Limited (2005) 53 ACSR 724 Re Strarch International Limited (in liquidation) (2005) 191 FLR 225 Frederick Swaab v Commissioner of Police [2005] NSWSC 901 Scott v Commissioner of Police [2005] NSWCA 283 Nicom Interiors Pty Ltd v Circuit Finance Pty Ltd (2004) 50 ACSR 25 Blacktown City Council v Macarthur Telecommunications Pty Ltd (2003) 47 ACSR 391 Smits & Ors v Roach & Ors(2002) 55 NSWLR 166 Shirim v Fesena (2002) NSWSC 10 Roach & Anor v Winnote Pty Limited (in liquidation) & Ors [2001] NSWSC 822 Miller v Sweeney (2000) 157 FLR 1 Smith v UGLA [1999] NSWSC 1123 [/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 Contract Law Remedies 1/09/2013 Mortgage Disputes: Consumer Claims to Avoid Liability 1/03/2012 Equitable Interests in Land Created by Informal Arrangements 1/03/2011 Estoppel 9/03/2010 Time Limits on Loans Payable on Demand 17/02/2010 Caveats 31/07/2009 Rescission 10/04/2009 Rescission 13/03/2009 Pooling in Corporate Insolvency 1/07/2007 Insolvent Corporate Groups: Pooling 1/01/2007 [/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] Colin Hodgson Colin has been listed in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation in both the New South Wales list and the Australian List. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 Edition in the area of Trusts & Estates.[/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 Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Trade Practices & Competition 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 New South Wales Bachelor of Laws, University 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 Available for Download Family Provision Claims Under Succession Act 5/03/2014 Notional Estate: General Principles and Specific Instances 17/09/2008 [/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” 2023 for: Planning & Environmental Law (since 2020) Real Property Law (since 2021) Construction/Infrastructure Law Water Law -  “Lawyer of the Year for 2023” Listed by Doyles Guide as a Leading Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2022 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] Recent and Significant Cases Site R & D Pty Ltd v Byron Shire Council [2022] NSWLEC 1121 - Significant subdivision development in Byron Bay Shire, successfully approved by the NSW Land & Environment Court in a merits appeal decision handed down on 8 March 2022, by Commissioner Chilcott after a 9 day hearing. Clifford appeared for the Joint Venture Applicants who appealed the refusal by the Northern Regional Planning Panel, under delegation from Byron Shire Council (the Respondent) of the Applicant’s DA seeking consent to subdivide land in two separate areas forming part of the West Byron Urban Release Area (WBURA). Complex issues included: the Applicant’s requests to vary development standards under SEPP 1; whether the Site contained core koala habitat, potential impacts on frog habitat, and biodiversity impacts, including proposed tree removal; acceptable design of road access to industrial land and the satisfaction of all jurisdictional requirements. This is an important decision for planning and environmental law as it addresses complex planning and environmental issues and resolves them in a lengthy and detailed judgment which may have application for similar future cases. Secretary, Department of Planning and Environment v Goodman Property Services (Aust) Pty Ltd; Secretary, Department of Planning and Environment v Burton Contractors Pty Ltd T/as Burton Civil Engineering Contractors (No 2) [2021] NSWLEC 34 - Successfully argued, appearing unled, that criminal charges brought by the NSW Department of Planning were legally defective. Mangoola Coal Operations Pty Limited v Muswellbrook Shire Council [2021] NSWCA 46 - This was a rating and land valuation case, the amounts in issue being many millions of dollars, and concerning the rating categorisation of land surrounding one of the largest open cut coal mines in Australia. Was buffer land surrounding a mine categorised as “mining” or “farming”?   Also appeared at trial: [2020] NSWLEC 66 (11 June 2020). Tropic Asphalts Pty Ltd v Snowy Monaro Regional Council [2021] NSWCCA 24 - Appearing unled for the Prosecutor in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, successfully defended a decision of Moore J (dated 16 September 2020 [2020] NSWLEC 136), against an application under s 5F of the Criminal Appeal Act 1912 (NSW) for leave to appeal. The defendant argued the subpoena was tainted by improper purpose and illegality. Palm Beach Protection Group Inc v Northern Beaches Council (No 2) [2020] NSWLEC 181 (15 December 2020) and Palm Beach Protection Group Incorporated v Northern Beaches Council [2020] NSWLEC 156 (20 November 2020) - Successful environmental or public interest judicial review proceedings, before Preston CJ of LEC, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court. Kiangatha Holdings Pty Ltd v Water NSW [2020] NSWCCA 263 (19 October 2020) - NSW Court of Criminal Appeal. Successfully appealed a decision of the NSW Land & Environment Court (20 December 2019) arguing that the Prosecutors’ summonses were bad for duplicity. The case lays down some important guidelines for the guidance of prosecutors in the area of environmental crime, concerning the need for precision in pleading. Menangle Sand and Soil Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning [2020] NSWLEC 1425 - Successful merits review appeal to the NSW Land & Environment Court against a decision of the Minister for Planning refusing a modification application of an existing consent seeking the extension of a major sand mining operation or quarry for the purpose of extraction of sand and soil and ancillary works, for a further 15 years of operation. The quarry in question had originally supplied the sand used for the concrete used in the Sydney Harbour Bridge. AMT Planning Consultants Pty Ltd t/as Coastplan Consulting v Central Coast Council [2018] NSWCA 289 - successfully defended an appeal concerning the character of the use of the land for which development consent was granted for the purposes of establishing an “existing use” under sections (formerly known as) 106 and 107(1)(b)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) EPA v Wellington [2017] NSWLEC 8; (2017) 222 LGERA 31 - successfully argued that the Class 5 criminal proceedings concerning a pollution incident leading to the pollution of the Macquarie River from the council’s sewage treatment plant should be dismissed on legal grounds. EPA v Riverina [2015] NSWCCA 165; (2015) 90 NSWLR 57 successfully defending serious criminal charges under the POEO Act brought against client who was a manufacturer of stockfeed. Leading decision on duplicity of criminal charges in environmental crime. [/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] Sydney Jacobs Sydney specialises in the areas of commercial equity, including real property, conveyancing, easements, covenants, strata, building and construction law, partnership disputes, insolvency, and leasing. He is also a NMAS accredited mediator, and a BarADR accredited arbitrator and an expert determiner. Complementing his practice as a barrister and mediator, Sydney authors two major loose-leaf services published by Thomson Reuters: Commercial Damages and Injunctions: Law & Practice; and part-authors two leading loose-leaf services, Commercial Arbitration: Law & Practice, and International Commercial Arbitration. Sydney is a frequent presenter at CPD Seminars, some of which are linked below. Prior to being called to the Bar, Sydney was a solicitor in the Construction Divisions of Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher (now Minter Ellison) and Deacon Graham & James (now Norton Rose Fulbright). To brief Sydney, please contact him on (02) 9232 7658 or via email: sjacobsassistant@13wentworth.com.au Sydney appears before the Supreme and Federal Courts, NCAT and has represented clients in the Industrial Relations Commission, Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption as well as at technical references, arbitrations and mediations. Sydney’s experience in Easement matters includes: Acting as mediator. Applications to restrain servient owners from obstructing the use of an easement. Applications to be granted easements e.g. access/carriageway/services under Sec 88k of the Conveyancing Act NSW Applications for declaratory relief in respect of easement rights. Whether easements have become obsolete or have been abandoned (Sec 89 CA). Whether covenants have been overridden by planning instruments. Issues pertaining to both common law and Torrens title. Whether a legal practitioner has been negligent by not giving advice in the context of the purchase of land, that there was no easement securing the right of the purchaser to retain a particular utility in place. Whether there is an equitable easement, or easement by estoppel, to maintain in situ valuable signage and services. Construction of development consents which make provision for easements, including deferred commencement conditions. Comparing strategies under Sec 88k Conveyancing Act / Access to Neighbouring Land Act /Encroachment of Buildings Act. [/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 Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Intellectual Property Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Mediation Mediators Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing 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 Accredited Mediator, National Mediation Accreditation System (NMAS), 2018 BarADR Approved Arbitrator & Expert Determiner, 2017 Higher Diploma in Company Law: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1990 Master of Laws: University of Cambridge, UK, 1986 Bachelor of Laws: University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1984 Bachelor of Arts: University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1982 [/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 1997 – Present:  Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers 1995 – 1997:       Senior Associate, Deacons Graham & James (now Norton Rose Fulbright) – Construction Department 1994 – 1995:       Solicitor, Levingstons – Commercial Litigation and Maritime Law Department 1991 – 1994:        Solicitor, Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher – Construction Department Academia Sydney is a former part-time lecturer on the topic of Damages and Equitable Remedies, as part of the Master of Laws Program at the University of Technology, 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 Australian Bar Association Resolution Institute[/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 [N.B. Easement/Covenant cases and advices are marked with **] Some of the matters in which Sydney has appeared or advised are as follows. Those which are unnamed are either current or were subject to settlement and hence limited details can be provided: 2022 NSW District Court Proceedings No. 2021/297944 – Alleged trespass by television crew and consequent alleged publication of material filmed whilst on premises. Claim for damages for loss of reputation [ongoing proceedings]. Easements and Covenants – various advices including:** (i)     Advising a developer whose land is burdened by an easement for carriageway as to what construction they can carry out on their land, having regard to the easement. (ii)   Advising as to whether there can be a passing bay on a right of carriageway. (iii) Considering whether there is an existing easement by virtue of adverse possession. Alternatively, whether an easement can be obtained under section 88K Conveyancing Act. (iv) Advising as to whether a servient owner in respect of a right of carriageway has obstructed use by placing objects etc. across it. (v)  Advising in a number of matters where the full width of the easement is not available for practical use and considering whether the servient owner can be compelled to provide wider access. (vi) Advising as to whether the overland flow of water constitutes an actionable nuisance and as to a notice of intention are to issue a Development Control Order in that regard. 2021 • NSW District Court Proceedings No. 2020/206191 – Mediation – Appointed as mediator in relation to professional negligence claim against mortgage broker etc. • NSW Supreme Court Equity Division, Real Property List Proceedings No. 2021/268328 – Application for a statutory easement under section 88K Conveyancing Act.** • NSW Supreme Court Equity Division Proceedings No. 2020/365402 – Ianni Family Pty Ltd v Bell and Dzubiel – Application for an easement under section 88K Conveyancing Act (NSW).** • NSW Supreme Court Proceedings No. 2020/44220 – Johnstons v Page –concerned whether an easement for right of way ought to be extinguished or amended.** • Land and Environment Court No. 2021/95074 – Korlevic and Ors v Tynan – Class 3 Proceedings, under the Encroachment of Buildings Act 1922, seeking an easement in respect of part of a building constructed on neighbouring land.** • NSW District Court Proceedings No. 2020/208291 – Alliance Motor Auctions Pty Limited v Friendlee Autos Pty Ltd & Lee William Friend – Action for monies owing by reason of sale of chattels. Defence based on estoppel. • G v L – Application to the Registrar General regarding the removal by him of an easement and seeking that he exercises his powers of review so that the easement may be reinstated (as the matter is not in the public domain, names of the parties are confidential).** • NSWSC Proceedings No. 2021/108534 – Di Maria v Di Maria – Application for appointment of a trustee for sale pursuant to Sec 66G Conveyancing Act. • NSW District Court Proceedings 2021/177896 – Claim for damages for trespass by crane swing; and associated application for an Access order under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act, in Local Court Proceedings 2021/159495. • NSWDC Proceedings 2021/135191 – Claim by builder for variations alternatively upon a quantum meruit/restitution for unjust enrichment. Easements and Covenants – various advices covering: ** (i) – the true construction of a covenant contained within an easement and whether the consent of the dominant owner can be capriciously withheld. (ii) Sec 88 K Conveyancing Act – whether easement reasonably necessary. (iii) Easement by long user / prescription & the differing principles relevant to Torrens and Old System / Common Law title. (iv) where dominant land consolidated with other land • NSWSC Proceedings No. 2020/321959 - Mediator – mediate multi-party dispute concerning an easement for carriage way, benefiting commercial premises. ** • NSWSC Proceedings No. 2020/44220 – ongoing matter as to whether a right of way ought be extinguished under Sec 89 Conveyancing Act. ** • Advice as to construction of easements for jetty access. ** • Settle application in NSWSC for easement for encroachment. ** • Advise developer about easement for passing bay. ** • Advice as to construction of a right of way allowing gates to be constructed. ** 2020 • Development of new suburb in a capital city: advise developer as to the true construction of development consents stipulating for the provision of easements. ** • DCNSW Proceedings 2020/208291 – Dispute as to whether moneys owing for sale of certain chattels; defence based on estoppel. • Proceedings in the SC of NSW and the ACT: Appeared at mediation of a NSW Supreme Court dispute between partners involved in a construction company; drafted pleadings that one party had become the agent for sale of the shares of the other, owed fiduciary duties and breached them. Claim by one party to an equitable interest in a property purchased by the other and used in the business - Successfully mediated before final hearing. • NSWSC proceedings [No. 2019/316427] against a director of a company in liquidation. Settled pleadings and affidavits as to breaches of director’s duties including uncommercial transactions – successfully mediated before final hearing. • Submissions to the Registrar General on behalf of dominant owner of property, which benefited from an easement for access over neighbour; Successfully opposing an application for removal of the easement by reason of abandonment. Neighbours / servient owner made administrative application that the easement be removed from the register on the basis of obsolescence/abandonment. ** Easements and Covenants – various advices covering: ** (i)   Whether the owners of the servient land, over which there was an easement in gross for drainage of water, were entitled to develop their land above that drainage easement and if so, at what height. (ii)  Advice as to the true construction of an easement for access benefitting substantial rural property. ** (iii) Advice on whether an easement for access to a substantial estate could be removed on Sec 89 Conveyancing Act grounds e.g. obsolescence. ** (iv) Draft pleadings in a NSWSC claiming that there is an easement by estoppel in respect of substantial adjoining properties, alternatively, a claim for an easement for carriageway pursuant to Sec 88 K Conveyancing Act. ** (v) Advise owner of servient property, over which runs an easement for access, canvassing whether the easement could be removed pursuant to Sec 89 Conveyancing Act by reason of abandonment; and if not, what rights the dominant and servient owners enjoy e.g. as to re-forming its surface; its daily use and what would constitute actionable interference/ nuisance. ** (vi) Advise owners of a shopping centre, in circumstances where an easement benefitting the land is to be resumed. ** Prior to 2020 • Turvey v Crotti (No. 2) [2019] NSWSC 399 – As lead counsel for Turvey- Costs – Costs on an indemnity basis – whether case unduly prolonged by groundless contentions – offers of compromise – whether maximum sum of costs should be specified. – Successful – Significant Costs ordered. ** • Maphaven Pty Ltd Pty Ltd v The Owners –Strata Plan No 48887 [2019] NSWNCAT – Strata schemes – strata levies – what is the obligation (if any) of a lot holder to make contribution to insurance premiums over and above ordinary levies – change to the use of the leased premises (carpet shop to bespoke tattoo artist) – what impact (if any) did this have on insurance premiums of the strata schemes ? – meaning of consent in Sec 82 (2) Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 – Orders made under Sec 241 of the SSMA –costs awarded to applicant – no part of the costs incurred by the respondent to be levied against the Applicant. • Australian Commercial Marketing v Gold [2018] NSWSC 1701 – Land Law – Occupation of commercial premises – lease / licence – option in licence exercised orally for part of premises, so as to allow the Defendant to remain for a further three years; and other related issues including severance of part of agreement relating to determining rental in the option period that is void for vagueness. • S v A [2018] – Ex Parte Freezing order for close to $900,000 for real estate agent’s commission. • Turvey v Crotti [2018] NSWSC 1959 – As lead counsel for Turvey-Easements – for right of way – old system sub-division – nuisance – defendant obstructed the plaintiff’s ability to excercise the right of way over an access road appurtenant to her property. There was a subdivision of a large estate in the 1800s where the transfers to the original purchasers included the rights to pass and repass on the roads shown in the original plan of subdivision. At least one of these easements was omitted to be registered in a transfer in the 1900s where the land was qualified title, and the Registrar General then used his powers under s 42 Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) to register the...

[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). 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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] David Liebhold David is co-author of Wills, Probate and Administration Law in NSW (2nd Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2020). He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the 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] Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Mediation Wills & Estates / Succession (including 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 Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 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][/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] Bill McManus Bill has been recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Construction/Infrastructure Law. Areas of Practice Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property 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 Commerce, University of New South Wales Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales[/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] Patricia Muscat Patricia has been listed in the 2020 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Protective (including Powers of Attorney and Guardianship) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/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 (Hons), University of Notre Dame Australia Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Notre Dame Australia[/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 Patricia was called to the Bar in 2019. She practices in wills and estates (including contested probate and family provision matters), protective matters and general equity. Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared led and unled in hearings, motions and directions hearings, primarily in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court. Prior to being called to the Bar, Patricia was an Associate at Uther Webster and Evans practising primarily in the same areas of law. She was named in the Doyles Guide as a “rising star” in wills and estates in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Patricia worked as the tipstaff to the Family Provision List Judge, the Honourable Hallen J, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014.[/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_text] Selected Cases Megerditchian v Khatchadourian [2020] NSWCA 229 (led by C D Wood SC): Appeal to first instance award in favour of an adult child who applied for a family provision order, successfully resisted with costs. Micallef v Linney - Estate of Hope Marie Linney [2020] NSWSC 898 (led by J E F Brown): Defence of probate challenge on the grounds of a want of knowledge and approval, and undue influence. Micallef v Linney [2020] NSWSC 1457 (led by J E F Brown): costs in contested probate proceedings. In the matter of Cupit & Aboud as trustees of the Australian Trust [2020] NSWSC 1715 (led by M K Meek SC): Judicial advice to trustees in respect of minor’s trust where beneficiary to attain majority and adverse taxation and costs consequences. Nicol v Nicole; The Estate of Peter Nicole [2020] NSWSC 419 (unled): costs in settled probate proceedings King v Attorney General for New South Wales [2020] NSWSC 629 (unled): application for a cy-près scheme Noa Nayacakalou v Raeleen Vincent [2020] NSWSC 24 (unled): funeral dispute and burial rights Megerditchian v Khatchadourian [2019] NSWSC 1870 (led by C D Wood SC): defence of a family provision claim by an adult child Megerditchian v Khatchadourian (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 112 (led by C D Wood SC): costs in family provision proceedings[/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] Ralphed Notley Prior to coming to the Bar, Ralphed was a solicitor at Atanaskovic Hartnell from April 2008 to December 2009. During this time Ralphed primarily acted for four former directors of James Hardie Industries in civil penalty proceedings commenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC v MacDonald (No 11) [2009] NSWSC 287 and ASIC v MacDonald (No 12) [2009] NSWSC 714). Prior to Atanaskovic Hartnell, Ralphed was a solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons) in the Commercial Dispute Resolution Group from January 2006 to April 2008 and in the Corporate and Commercial Group from February 2005 to December 2005. Since coming to the Bar, Ralphed has appeared in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, as well as the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court, the New South Wales Land and Environment Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Ralphed has also appeared for Members of Parliament in public inquiries being conducted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Ralphed has been recognised in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Insurance Law. Please note that Ralphed has been appointed a part-time Senior Member of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal for the period 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022 and has been assigned to the Consumer and Commercial Division. As a result, he can no longer accept briefs to appear in that Division.[/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 Appellate Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property 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 Commerce (University of Newcastle) Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class I) (University of Newcastle) Master of Laws (Corporate & Commercial Law) (University 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] Professional experience Solicitor, Atanaskovic Hartnell, April 2008 to December 2009 Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons), February 2005 to April 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] Membership Australian Insurance Law Association Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Australian Professional Indemnity Group NSW Claims Discussion Group Society of Construction Law Australia[/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] Raphael Perla Raphael has been recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Personal Injury Litigation (listed since 2020). [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts 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 Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), Macquarie University Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Technology 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 Senior Associate, Moray & Agnew Lawyers, April 2008 to April 2012 Senior Solicitor, Hicksons Lawyers, April 2007 to April 2008 Associate to Judge O’Toole, District Court of NSW, January 2004 to June 2006 Tipstaff to Judge Ashford, Compensation Court, March 2002 to December 2003[/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 Insurance Law Association Claims Discussion Group Committee Member of the NSW Lawyers Ski & Snowboard Races (Thredbo, NSW)[/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] Joshua Raftery Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Common Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts 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 Bachelor of Laws, Bond 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 Lawyer – Moray & Agnew Lawyers (2008 – 2012) Senior Associate – Kennedys (2012 – 2014)[/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] Nicholas Simone Nicholas has a broad commercial and insurance litigation practice with a focus on contract, tort, and professional negligence disputes. He regularly appears in all NSW and Federal courts and tribunals, as well as in commissions of inquiry and inquests, both led and unled. Nicholas has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, building & construction, professional negligence (financial services, construction, legal and health professionals), general equity, tortious property, and insurance coverage disputes. Prior to coming to the bar, Nicholas was the associate to Judge Hatzistergos AM of the District Court of NSW and then practised as a solicitor at a national firm with a leading insurance practice[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Commercial Law Common Law Disciplinary Proceedings Equity Insurance & Professional Indemnity Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Professional Liability including medical negligence and director's and officer's liability [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/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 Laws, The University of Sydney, ongoing Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, 2015 Bachelor of Arts/Laws, The University of Sydney, 2014[/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, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, 2016 –2020 Associate to Judge Hatzistergos AM, District Court of New South Wales, 2015 – 2016[/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 Australian Insurance Law Association Claims Discussion Group[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_column_text] Selected Cases NSW Court of Appeal Gautam v Health Care Complaints Commission [2021] NSWCA 85 (led by M Windsor SC) – disciplinary proceedings; health practitioner misconduct. Sharmain Daisy Clarke v Hicksons Lawyers [2021] NSWCA 100 (led by D Lloyd SC) - summary dismissal; professional liability; Vexatious Proceedings Act 2008.  Supreme Court of NSW McGettigan v Coulter & Anor; Coulter & Anor v McGettigan [2021] NSWSC 1097 (led by J Brown) – fraud and forged documents; probate dispute; partnership and lease agreement disputes. Sondakh v Herliman [2021] NSWSC 1144 (led by J O’Sullivan) – strike out application. Growthbuilt Pty Ltd v Modern Touch Marble & Granite Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] NSWSC 290 (led by R Notley) – building & construction; contractual dispute; delay claim: liquidated damages, prevention principle and penalties. Growthbuilt Pty Ltd v Modern Touch Marble & Granite Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 952 (led by R Notley) – costs; ‘Bullock’ and ‘Sanderson’ David Do Rosario Conceicao v Carlos Jose Luis Loureiro [2021] NSWSC (unreported 08.06.2021) (unled) – application to withdraw caveat. Arys Health Pty Ltd v Le (No 2) [2021] NSWSC (unreported 26.07.2021) (unled) – application to vary injunction.  Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council [2021] (unled) – departmental public inquiry in the financial management of local government on Norfolk Island; appeared for the Council. Inquest into the deaths of John, Jack and Jennifer Edwards [2020] (led by D Lloyd SC) – coronial inquest into manner of death; appeared for a health practitioner.  Other courts and tribunals Various appearances unled and led. [/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] Jodi Steele SC Jodi is a Senior Counsel practicing in commercial law and equity who has been consistently recognised in Doyles Guide,  Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Australia and Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading barrister in Litigation, Insurance, Construction Law, Employment and Industrial Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She brings over 25 years’ legal and commercial experience to the resolution of her clients’ disputes. Complementing her practice as a barrister, she deploys her strong negotiation and communication skills when appearing as counsel at mediations, and when acting as a mediator. Her knowledge and expertise across the broad range of commercial practice areas listed below has seen her act and advise international and multi-national corporations, the State and Commonwealth Government, as well as high-profile individual clients. Her considerable list of long-standing clients commend her on her commercial and strategic advice, together with her advocacy skills and judgment. For any enquiries, or to brief Jodi, please contact her clerk, Paul Walker on (02) 8915 5102. For more information, see jodisteele.com.au Accolades 2023 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (awarded in April 2022) 2022 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (awarded in April 2021) 2022 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction and Infrastructure Senior Counsel – NSW 2022 Who’s Who Legal - Construction (Peers and clients say “I found Jodi to be incredibly engaging and she was able to work through some very complex issues with great skill”; “she is always available to help and to guide”; “Jodi is rapidly establishing herself as a leading Senior Counsel specialising in construction disputes”) 2021 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2021 Doyle's Guide - Recommended Leading Construction and Infrastructure Senior Counsel – NSW Who's Who Legal: Australia & New Zealand - Construction: (WWL says “Jodi Steele SC is widely acknowledged to be “an excellent silk” for complex commercial and infrastructure disputes”). 2021 Who's Who Legal - Construction: (WWL says “Jodi is celebrated as a top Silk in construction in New South Wales”; “she is highly intelligent, tactical, committed and hard-working”; “Jodi is excellent in the testing of expert evidence”). 2020 Doyles Guide: Recommended Leading Construction and Infrastructure Junior Counsel - NSW 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation, Insurance and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2019 Who's Who Legal - Construction ("Jodi is a well-regarded construction barrister at the Australian Bar. She is described as being "excellent with expert evidence" and is credited with "a high intellect and wide experience") 2019 Who’s Who Legal: Australia – Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a standout barrister with substantial experience acting for clients in high-value construction disputes”). 2019 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Australia - Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a highly regarded barrister who stands out for her strong expertise in construction claims and insurance matters”) 2018 Best Lawyers in Australia 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Construction (WWL says sources have praised Jodi as “incisive, hardworking and with a great understanding of construction law and principles”) 2018 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2017 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2017 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Dispute Resolution 2016 Doyles Guide: Leading Junior Counsel in Construction Law, Employment, Industrial Relations and WHS barristers; 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2015 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2015 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation and ADR 2014 Best Lawyers in Australia: ADR [/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 Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Employment Law Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) 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 Accredited Mediator, National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), 2015 Bachelor of Laws: University of New South Wales, 1992 Bachelor of Arts: University of New South Wales, 1992[/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 – present: Senior Counsel and Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers 2002 – 2013: Barrister, Seven Wentworth Chambers 1998 – 2000: Senior Legal Officer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1997 – 1998: Solicitor, Construction Department, Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) 1993 – 1997: International Manager (Contract Negotiation and Business Development) for a boutique Australian advertising firm – Asia Pacific and Latin America regions[/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, Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) Member, New South Wales Bar Association Member, International Arbitration Committee NSW Bar Association Jodi has adopted the Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy Appointments Director, Counsel Chambers Limited (since 2016) Lieutenant, Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) (since 2007) Sydney Legal Navy Panel [/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 Significant cases in which Jodi has appeared are set out in her CV, which can be downloaded below.[/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 Publications and Speaking Engagements Jodi regularly authors articles, delivered papers and presents tailored seminars to solicitors on topical legal issues and legal developments. Recent examples are as follows: Recent Developments in Construction Law: Australian Society of Construction Law Advocacy in Mediation: NSW Bar Association conference in Orange, New South Wales 9th Annual Advanced Evidence and Advocacy Masterclass: presented at UNSW for Legalwise Seminars DO’S and DON’TS of Running a Case in Equity: co-presented with The Honourable Justice Stephen Robb and chaired by Nick Kidd SC, at the NSW Bar Association. Implementing the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: Members of 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers How to Plead Proportionate Liability to Ensure it Covers the Concurrent Wrongdoer: Commercial Litigation Conference for Legalwise Review of Defect and Contractual Remedies in the Combustible Cladding Context: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Expert Witnesses – Effective Briefing and Giving Evidence in Court: Society of Construction Law Australia (SOCLA) Review of Defects Procedures and Contractual Remedies – Defect Liability and Cladding Claims: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Negotiation and Without Prejudice Communications: co-presented with Raphael Perla to various law firms Understanding Privilege: co-presented with Lucy Robb-Vujcic to various law firms Proportionate Liability: co-presented with Mark Dempsey SC to various law firms [/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] James Thomson James has been instructed in major insolvency matters including Karl Suleman Enterprises, Cinema Plus Group, and Compass Airlines. He is also a regular presenter at CLE events including the State Legal Conference and the Bar Readers Course.[/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 Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts [/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, University of Sydney Master of Laws, University of Sydney Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators[/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 Court Supervision of Liquidators, Administrators & Receivers 26/07/2007 [/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] Patrick Wiggins Patrick was called to the bar in 2021. Prior to being called to the bar, he practiced for more than 10 years as a solicitor. He was an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and holds a Masters in Applied Law (majoring in commercial litigation). He was also an active member of the Law Society's Litigation Law and Practice Committee, and the Law Society's nominated representative to both the Supreme Court's Common Law (Civil) User Group and the NCAT Liaison Group.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Building & Construction Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Wills & Probate [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/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 Laws - LLM (Applied Law) Majoring in Commercial Litigation (College of Law) Bachelor of Laws and Business Administration – BBA LLB (Macquarie University) Formerly an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of NSW (2017-August 2021) [/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 2015 - 2021 Solicitor and Special Counsel at Paramonte Legal 2013 - 2015 Solicitor at Knight Lawyers 2010 - 2012 Solicitor at Pigott Stinson[/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_text] Selected Cases As a solictor: Appeared as solicitor advocate in the Corporations List opposing an application to remove a receiver.  My submissions were adopted by Justice Black and referenced throughout his judgment: Hebbel Constructions Pty Limited v Bitar Pty Limited and Anor [2018] NSWSC 758 Appeared as solicitor advocate in the Court of Appeal in two sets of proceedings appealing the above decision and orders concerning distributions made by the receiver: Bitar Pty Ltd v Hebbel Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 38; Bitar Pty Ltd v Hebbel Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 39 Acted as solicitor for a builder in the Court of Appeal in a dispute over whether a limitation period begins to run from the date of an interim occupation certificate, or the final occupation certificate: Dyldam Developments Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan 85305 [2020] NSWCA 327 Acted as solicitor for a retail franchisee accused of misleading and deceptive conduct in respect of the sale of his business: Shah v Hagemrad [2018] FCA 91[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Publications A New Duty of Care: Design and Building Practitioner’s Act 2020 – Law Society of NSW Journal 30 July 2020 (Co-authored with Sebastian Brodowski) Update on the District Court’s Commercial Jurisdiction – Law Society of NSW Journal - 28 May 2019 (Co-authored with Sebastian Brodowski)[/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] Craig Wilson Areas of Practice Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Family 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 Social Work, University of New South Wales Graduate Diploma of Couple and Family Therapy, University of New South Wales Master of Social Work, University of New South Wales; Thesis:“Purposeful Conversations: Therapy as a Pedagogical Process” (1997) Diploma of Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board[/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 M v Director General, Department of Family and Community Services [2013] NSWCA 118 Inquest into the Death of Catherine Rae Scott, Coroners Court, 28 August 2013 DFaCS (NSW) and the Colt Children [2013] NSWChC 5 Austec Wagga Wagga Pty Limited v Rarebreed Wagga Pty Limited [2012] NSWSC 343 Vickery & Drew [2012] FamCAFC 221 Re Timothy [2010] NSWSC 524 Joseph Saliba & Anor v Thomas Tarmo [2009] NSWSC 581 Jin v Yang [2008] NSWSC 754[/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 Discretionary Trusts as an Asset Protection Strategy in Family Disp...

[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] Christopher Wood SC Appointed Senior Counsel in 2019, Christopher maintains an expansive practice spanning intellectual property, bankruptcy and insolvency, real property, commercial law and equity. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia Awards for 2021 for Litigation. In addition to his extensive advocacy experience, Christopher has also prepared complex advice in areas such as tracing, breaches of fiduciary duties and constructive trusts. The jurisdictions in which he primarily appears include the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal Court of Australia. Christopher is the co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney 2008; 2019 (2nd ed)) and has authored several other legal articles and publications. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Technology, 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] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Mediator Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing 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 Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours 1st), University of Technology Sydney Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)[/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 Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher was a solicitor at Minter Ellison[/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, Society for Computers and the 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 Mega-Top Cargo Pty Ltd v Moneytech Services Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 402 – construction of contract providing for liability for GST Hudson v Sigalla [2015] FCAFC 140; (2015) 235 FCR 122; [2016] ALMD 1807; (2015) 149 ALD 239 – requirement for leave under the Bankruptcy Act Re Bluenergy Group Limited; Ball v Rathner (2015) 300 FLR 155; (2015) 107 ACSR 373; [2015] NSWSC 977 – deed of company arrangement binding secured creditors Re appln Sonya Sarkis [2015] NSWSC 1369 – judicial advice for a trustee Carmen Ho v Lorenz Derek Austin Ebert [2015] NSWSC 1468 – caveat Macquarie Bank Limited v The Two Eagles Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 367 – judicial advice for a liquidator Barescape Pty Ltd v Bacchus Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 6) [2012] NSWSC 257 – partners’ fiduciary duties NAB v Dionys [2016] NSWCA 242 – authorisation, ratification and incorporation of contract terms NA Retail Solutions v St George Bank Ltd (2010) 267 ALR 599 – injunction against a bank Dhami v Martin (2010) 241 FLR 165; (2010) 79 ACSR 121 – Directors’ meetings Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2010) 263 ALR 155; 83 IPR 582; [2010] AIPC 92-371; [2010] ATPR (Digest) 46-276; [2010] FCA 29 – music copyright infringement Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 179 FCR 169; (2009) 81 IPR 584 – subsistence of copyright Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 81 IPR 602; [2009] NSWSC 546 – patents and contract Williams v Calivil Park Holstein Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 389; (2009) 27 ACLC 704 – winding up Beattie v Osman (No 4) (2009) 73 ACSR 220; [2009] NSWSC 834 – removal of administrators Smith v Peter & Diana Hubbard Pty Ltd [2006] NSWCA 109 – contract formation Re Gympie Gold Ltd (2006) 56 ACSR 690; [2006] NSWSC 97 – extending a convening period Re Jay-O-Bees; Russeau v Jay-O-Bees (2004) 50 ACSR 565; [2004] NSWSC 818 – proof of debt Tradition Australia Pty Ltd v Gunson (2006) 152 IR 395; [2006] NSWSC 298 – injunctions against employees Khamo v XL Cleaning Services Pty Ltd (2004) 51 ACSR 397; [2004] NSWSC 1134 (Barrett J as his Honour then was) Karl Suleman Enterprises Pty Ltd (in liq) v Babanour (2004) 49 ACSR 612; (2004) 22 ACLC 931; [2004] NSWCA 214 – pleadings Indian Taj v Gilany [2004] NSWSC 1193; [2005] ANZConvR 309 – retail leases ARC Enterprises NSW v Brown (2004) 52 ACSR 99; [2004] NSWSC 1214 – injunction against liquidator Torpedoes Sportswear Pty Ltd v Thorpedo Enterprises Pty Ltd (2003) 132 FCR 326; (2003) 204 ALR 90; (2003) 59 IPR 318; (2003) AIPC 91-919; [2003] FCA 901 – trade mark Panel Tech Industries (Aust) v Australian Skyreach Equipmen5t (2003) 200 ALR 321 – statutory demand Scope Data Systems v BDO Nelson Parkhill (2003) 199 ALR 56 – statutory demand ASIC v Karl Suleman Enterprises (2003) 117 FLR 147; (2003) 45 ACSR 401; (2003) 21 ACLC 1180[/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 Fiduciary Duties 1/05/2018 Injunctions in Contract Claims 2/03/2016 Statutory Demands: When to issue them and how to set them aside 2/01/2014 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Pleading in Commercial Cases 1/02/2008 [/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] Joshua Wyner Areas of Practice Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements & Covenants Equity & Trusts Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Real Property 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 Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia, 2005 Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001 Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001 Bachelor of Business with Distinction, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001[/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 Minter Ellison – Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution / Insurance and Corporate Disputes, July 2010 to January 2017 Minter Ellison – Senior Associate, Financial Services, January 2009 to June 2010 Minter Ellison – Lawyer, Financial Services, December 2007 to December 2008 Macquarie Bank Limited – Company Secretarial Division, September 2002 – November 2007 Macquarie Bank Limited – Corporate Reporting, Financial Operations Division, 2001 – 2002[/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 Governance Institute of Australia [/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 Possession of Land to Give Effect to Contract of Sale for Unpaid Rates and Charges: Armidale Regional Council v Vorhauer (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 56 When is a Franchise Agreement not a Franchise Agreement[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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