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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] Teni Berberian Teni has been listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Insurance Law. She was also previously listed in the 2015 Edition in the same area of practice.[/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 Criminal Law Disciplinary Proceedings Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions 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 Science (Biomedical), University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Technology Sydney (Research thesis at George Washington University, Washington DC) 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, Slater & Gordon, 1998 to 2002 Senior Associate, PWC Legal and Hunt & Hunt, 2002 to 2005 Since 2007 Teni has also been a guest lecturer in the subject “Legal Principles” at the University of Sydney School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology[/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 Association of Women in Insurance Society of Construction Law 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 Teni Berberian was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 with degree in Biomedical Science/Law with Hons and in 2002 obtained her Masters in Law from the University of Sydney. She was called to the NSW Bar in 2005 where she practises from the 13th floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers. Teni’s main area of practise at the Bar is insurance, an area she practised in extensively as a solicitor. She practises in all aspect of insurance law and insurance litigation including life, TPD, income protection, professional indemnity, general liability and general commercial litigation. She has been briefed and appears on behalf of many local and international insurers in various Courts in NSW, ACT and Victoria. Teni has been named in the “Best Lawyers in Australia” in insurance law for 2015, 2016 and most recently for 2017. Teni has a special interest in medical law and is briefed regularly on behalf of medical indemnity insurers and the NSW Ministry of Health to appear on behalf of medical practitioners as well as public and private hospitals in defence of medical negligence claims and Coronial Inquests. Teni was involved in the landmark case of Tabet v Gett, now the leading High Court authority on causation in medical negligence cases. Since 2007, Teni has been a guest lecturer of legal principles at the University of Sydney School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology. Teni has extensive experience and expertise in Commonwealth crime matters and appears on behalf of the Crown on instructions from the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in prosecution of serious Commonwealth crime matters. She has appeared in various complex trials before juries in matters involving people smuggling, tax fraud, insider trading, proceeds of crime, drugs, money laundering and criminal breaches of the Corporations Law. Teni has appeared for the Commonwealth in various Project Wickenby prosecutions for tax fraud, involving offshore tax havens as part of the joint initiative between the ATO and the AFP. Teni is also briefed and appears in both the prosecution and defence of disciplinary proceedings involving solicitors. She was junior counsel briefed on behalf of the NSW Bar Association in the leading case on overcharging by barristers in New South Wales Bar Association v Meakes both at first instance and in the NSW Court of Appeal.[/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] Simon Gregory Areas of Practice Appellate Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Family Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation 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 Arts, University of New South Wales Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales (University Medal)[/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, King Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques) Solicitor, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong Associate to Justice Beaumont, Federal Court[/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] Testimonial “an excellent counsel … very proactive, diligent and incisive” (the opinion of a solicitor, who is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, who has briefed Simon in many matters, including in the Supreme Court Construction & Technology List.  Solicitor’s name can be provided on application.) Selected Cases Simon was briefed on behalf of the State of New South Wales, the Minister administering the National Parks & Wildlife Act, 1974 and the Roads and Traffic Authority as the second most senior counsel in 30 (primarily) corporate claims arising out of the Thredbo landslide. Those claims were principally for pure economic (business interruption) loss, but also included property damage and claims for nervous shock. The matters involved complex procedural, factual, technical and legal issues and drew from a large factual background founded in over 20 years of administration of parts of Kosciuszko National Park and the longest inquest in Australian history. In the matter Simon was assisted by 4 junior counsel. The hearing regarding issues pertaining to liability, only, took over 115 days before adjourning to mediation. Other notable cases in which he has been involved include: Murray Morgan Investments v Capma Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 264, Hidden J – successful application by the wife to transfer proceedings for possession of property occupied by the wife to the Family Court for determination in proceedings between the husband and wife regarding matrimonial property.  Opposed by Senior Counsel; Realcover Insurances Pty Ltd v Arthur J Gallagher (Aus) Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 1986, Stevenson J – on behalf of the defendant insurance broker, successfully opposed application for preliminary discovery; Leto v Coffey Projects (Australia) Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 1896, Young J – on a separate hearing, successfully opposed defence founded in the principle of Anshun estoppel, as well as applications to dismiss for want of prosecution and for security for costs.  Appeared with a Junior Counsel against Senior Counsel; Cartwright v Cartwright successful applications to Bergin CJ in Eq on inter partes hearings for freezing orders against individuals, a company and third parties; Purnell Motors Pty Ltd v Jones (No 2)[2014] FCCA 1617 – secured summary dismissal of the bankrupt’s applications to extend the time to apply to set aside the sequestration order made against him, and for orders to set it aside and for annulment of his bankruptcy also securing an order for indemnity costs; Re: Jones; Ex Parte Purnell Motors Pty Ltd – secured sequestration order against the judgment debtor (based on judgment for costs); State of New South Wales & Anor ats Warragamba Winery Pty Ltd & Ors [2012] NSWSC 701 – successful defence of claims by 25 plaintiffs for property loss suffered when a bushfire escaped from Blue Mountains National Park across Warragamba Dam. The hearing occupied 89 days. The transcript was in excess of 6000 pages and the judgment exceeded 700 pages; Jones v Purnell Motors Pty Ltd & Anor [2010] NSWDC 82 – despite the Defendant admitting negligent conduct, successful defence of claim for 36 separate heads of loss in an 8 day hearing, with extensive and detailed written submissions, and obtained an order for costs. Secured freezing orders against the prospective judgment debtor (with respect to the prospective judgment re costs of the Defendant) and third parties to whom he had transferred real property; Permanent Custodians Ltd ats Spina [2008] NSWSC 561, Hammerschlag J – opposed the application by Senior & Junior Counsel for relief under the equitable principles of unconscionable conduct and under the Contracts Review Act and on the basis of absence of authority of an attorney purporting to exercise authority under a power of attorney. The matter is notable for Hammerschlag J’s conclusion, in construing the power of attorney the subject of those proceedings, that Austin J wrongly did so in the then recent proceedings, Spina v Conran Associates Pty Ltd; Spina v Endurance Pty Ltd [2008] NSWSC 326; McArthur & Anor ats Westpac Banking Corporation [2007] NSWSC 1347, Barrett J – briefed to appear on behalf of two principals of a group of transport companies, the McArthur Group, who the Bank contended had defrauded it and to advise them in their capacities as directors and shareholders, generally. The directors had appointed an administrator and the Bank had, in turn, appointed receivers to (some of the) companies in the Group. Drivers of the Group’s trucks were employed by an overseas hire company and there was media coverage of picketing by drivers. Austin J made freezing orders against the directors, ex parte.  At short notice Simon appeared on the first return of the motion and then appeared, opposed by Senior & Junior Counsel for the Bank and the receivers, on the inter partes hearing. The Second Defendant (for whom Simon appeared) opposed the continuation of the ex parte freezing orders. On the inter partes hearing Barrett J declined to continue the orders against him. Thereafter, another financial institution appointed receivers to real property of another company in the Group and a provisional liquidator was appointed to the company in the Group, which owned the real property; Toda & Ors ats Parbery [2007] NSWSC 1163, Barrett J – appeared on the return of notices for production issued by the receivers of real property under s 431 of the Corporations Act to a solicitor, the company and the directors. Opposed by Senior Counsel. Barrett J ordered the Plaintiffs to pay the costs of the defendants, for whom Simon appeared, and further ordered that those costs not be recovered from any person who had guaranteed or secured the company’s liability to the financial institution or as costs of the receivership; State of New South Wales ats Atkinson & Ors – defence of a claim by 31 plaintiffs for property and consequential economic loss suffered by their farming enterprises when a bushfire escaped from the adjoining National Park; Greater Taree City Council & Ors ats Various Plaintiffs – sixteen proceedings in the District Court involving claims by a total of 30 proprietors for pure economic loss, property damage, personal injury and consequential damage as a result of flooding, in which he was briefed to appear with junior counsel on behalf of engineers engaged in respect of subdivision of the subject area; New South Wales ats Van der Lee [2002] NSWCA 286; Westpac Banking Corporation v Bagshaw [2001] FCA 1847; Westpac Banking Corporation v Bagshaw [2000] NSWSC 650 – extended hearing in which he appeared alone; Advance Fitness Corporation v Bondi Diggers Memorial & Sporting Club Limited [1999] NSWSC 264; State Bank of New South Wales v Elliott u/r 18/6/98 SCNSW, Sperling J – 25 day hearing in which he appeared alone; Ivy & Anor ats Elliott & Ors 23/4/98 SCNSW BC9801316; Hornsby Shire Council ats Avenhouse (1998) 44 NSWLR 1; Boddington v Southern Mitchell County Council – opposed by Clarrie Stevens QC and a senior junior – extended assessment of business interruption loss in proceedings commenced in the Commercial Division; Falgat Constructions ats Perna u/r SCNSW, Rolfe J – appearing alone successfully resisted appeal from award – opposed by Simpson of Queens Counsel, as she then was; Falgat Constructions v Perna – extended building arbitration involving approximately 50 oral variations – appeared alone; University of Newcastle v GIO General Limited (1995) 8 ANZ Insur Cas 61-281; Hawkesbury Valley Developments Pty Ltd v Custom Credit Corporation Ltd (1994) 6 BPR 14,053; (1994) 8 BPR 15,581; [1995] ANZ Conv R 361; (1995) NSW Conv R 55-731 – appearing alone opposed Taylor SC, who appeared with Junior Counsel; Mineral & Chemical Traders Pty Limited v Tymczszyn Pty Limited (1994) 15 ACSR 398; (1994) 13 ACLC 40; Siromath Pty Limited (1991) 9 ACLC 1580; State Bank of New South Wales v Alexandrou SCNSW, Rolfe J; Continental Conveyor & Equipment Pty Limited v Williams SCNSW – BC 200102438; Re Smiles; ex parte Inspector General in Bankruptcy, 9/7/97, Fed Court (NSW) BC 9702995; and Banque Brussels Lambert SA v Australian National Industries Limited (1989) 21 NSWLR 502. Other significant matters in which Simon was briefed alone and which resolved prior to judgment include: Macquarie Corporate Finance ats Agricultural Equity Investments Pty Limited – NSW Supreme Court, Equity Division – Briefed alone in defence of a claim for $18m founded in claimed misuse of information communicated in confidence and involving significant issues regarding alleged loss; Westpac Banking Corporation v Stockett – NSW Supreme Court, Commercial Division – Briefed alone in claim for recovery of approx $15m involving significant cross security; State Bank of New South Wales v Campion & Ors – NSW Supreme Court – claim for recovery of Swiss franc loan of equivalent value to multi million Australian dollars; and State Bank of New South Wales v Hafo Pty Limited – NSW Supreme Court – claim for recovery of Swiss franc loan of equivalent value to multi million Australian dollars. [/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 and 2017 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.[/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] Matthew Hutchings Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Employment Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Diploma of Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sydney Jacobs Sydney practises in the areas of commercial law and equity, real property including easements, covenants, strata and building and construction law. Sydney's experience in easement matters includes: Applications to restrain the servient owner from obstructing the use of an easement Section 88K applications Applications for declaratory relief in respect of easement rights Whether easements have become obsolete through disuse or by reason of changes in the character of the neighbourhood 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 sale of land, that there was no easement securing the right of the purchaser to retain a particular utility service in place Whether there is an equitable easement, by estoppel, to maintain in situ the signage of a major CBD hotel Sydney holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge. He is the sole author of two major loose-leaf services for Thomson Reuters: Commercial Damages and Injunctions: Law & Practice. He is a frequent presenter at CPD Seminars, some of which are linked below. Sydney has appeared before tribunals, such as the Consumer Trade & Tenancy Tribunal, NCAT, Industrial Relations Commission, Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption as well as at technical references, numerous mediations and arbitrations. Sydney is an arbitrator and expert determiner approved by the NSW Bar Association and an NMAS certified mediator. 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). For any enquiries, or to brief Sydney, please contact our clerk Paul Walker at (02) 8915 5102.[/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 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 1982 – Bachelor of Arts: University of Cape Town, South Africa 1984 – Bachelor of Laws: University of Cape Town, South Africa 1986 – Master of Laws: Cambridge University, UK 1990 – Higher Diploma in Company Law: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 2017 – BarADR Approved Arbitrator & Expert Determiner 2019 – Mediator, Approved under the National Mediation 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 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 Sydney has extensive experience acting for clients in complex hearings and appeals in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Significant matters in which he has appeared are as follows  Supreme Court of New South Wales Easement Cases Turvey v Crotti (No. 2) [2019] NSWSC 399 – Costs – Costs on an indemnity basis – alleged wilful disregard of known facts or clearly established law – whether case unduly prolonged by groundless contentions – offers of compromise – whether maximum sum of costs should be specified Turvey v Crotti [2018] NSWSC 1959 – 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 easement. Common ground that the defendant’s conduct constituted actionable nuisance – damages for inconvenience & distress C v T  NSWSC [2018] – Application for easement for stormwater for large sub-division, pursuant to s88k Conveyancing Act. Significant experts' reports on issues of planning & zoning, engineering, valuation and environmental issues. Minister issued concept approval – reasonable necessity and other issues – after being case managed in the Real Property list the matter was successfully mediated C v G [2018] – Easement for access – blocked by gate – interim injunction for access obtained – matter case managed in Real Property List and settled by negotiation. M v R NSWSC [2018]- Application for easement for access & services pursuant to s88k Conveyancing Act – historic Pyrmont terraces – expert evidence by architect & electrical engineer - case managed in the Real Property list after evidence served, matter mediated successfully in 2018 Kocagil v Chen [2012] NSWSC – Successful easement application pursuant to section 88K Conveyancing Act Tony Stepanoski v Zhimin Chen [2011] NSWSC 1573 – Order obtained under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act for an easement for stormwater. Expert evidence including engineering & architectural planning. Portolesi v Tsaloukas NSWSC Proceedings No. 2009/287619 – Order obtained under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act for an easement for stormwater. Expert Evidence. Gee v Burger [2009] NSWSC 149 – Consideration of whether one can one plead an actionable right to privacy where one has an easement for right of way Gee v Burger [No 2]; [2009] NSWSC 1152 – Easement and privacy issues Gee v Burger [No 3]; [2009] NSWSC 1153 – Easement, privacy issues and costs regarding amendment application Hilton Hotels (Australia) Pty. Ltd. v. Sunrise Resources (Australia) Pty Ltd [2000] NSWSC 46 – Consent by lessor of Hilton Hotel to placement of signs by lessee (the Hilton); equitable easements; conventional estoppel pursuant to Eslea v Butts Other Cases Australian Commercial Marketing v Gold [2018] NSWSC 1701 – Land Law – Occupation of commercial premises – lease / licence – option in licence excercised 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 I – Restraint of Trade – dispute between doctors. Sale of business. Was restraint part of the sale agreement? If so, was it reasonable or was it liable to be struck down? Spark Property Pty Ltd v Mammone & Cristofaro – SC proceedings 2017/64574 – Successful application to declare Vendor’s Notice to complete & Notice of termination of a contract for sale of land, invalid. True construction/rectification of contract. Order for specific performance and costs granted S v A [2018] – Ex Parte Freezing order for close to $900,000 for real estate agent’s commission Taste of Tuscany Restaurant v Papantoniou [2017] NSWSC 932 – Lease – existence of agreement – no concluded agreement – no intention that parties be bound prior to a formal lease being duly exectuted – unjust enrichment Crawford v Crawford & Morris NSWSC Equity Division Proceedings, 2016/71897 – Freezing/Mareva Orders, worldwide freezing orders regarding properties in Australia and Malta Wang & Ors v Kaymet Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 1058 – Admissibility of an expert’s report on the basis of whether the opinion shown to be based on the expert’s specialised knowledge Pisano v Williams [2014] NSWSC 1070 – Building and construction dispute; sale of a residence and a claim for damages for misleading or deceptive conduct and breach of duty of care Aussteel v Marcon [2014] NSWSC – Preliminary discovery application Barangaroo Development [2013] NSWSC – Urgent application for order under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act to allow temporary easement for access to erect scaffolding Wang & Ors v Kaymet Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC – Proceedings involving purchasers of units “off the plan” and  whether builder/developer used reasonable efforts to register the strata plan by the "sunset date", whether rescission lawful. Zahos v Michael [2012] NSWSC 1110 – Successfully resist strike out in claim for alienation of assets with intention to defeat creditors (section 37A of the Conveyancing Act) McGrath v Beumer [2010] NSWSC 892 – Construction of Settlement agreement – whether settlement effected in light of subsequent events Peisley v Maddrell Management Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1477 – Appeal on point of law against decision of magistrate; denial of natural justice Bank of Western Australia v Love [2009] NSWSC 1421 – Procedure & judgement/orders – amending, varying and setting aside orders Randi Wixs Pty Ltd v Kennedy [2009] NSWSC 933 – Lease prepared which did not reflect determination of ADT – rent erroneously stated in lease – transfer of property to third party – successful defence that plaintiff has no personal equity against defendant third party and any personal equity plaintiff may have cannot be enforced against registered proprietor George Maurice Norman Farkas v Northcity Financial Services Pty Ltd [2004] NSWSC 206 – Whether an insurer was liable to pay terminal illness benefits to the Plaintiff – application for setting aside of default judgement for possession – doctrine of benefits and burdens – unconscionable conduct G & E Avakoumides Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Funds Management [2004] NSWSC 711 – Commercial leases; negotiations to lease different premises; where series of offer documents “subject to …approval…contract and availability”; whether alleged oral acceptance of written offer sufficient to create contract; section 54A of the Conveyancing Act Adler Mallach Holdings Pty Ltd v Robertson [2001] NSWSC 692; [2002] NSWSC 1176 – Defendants using fake names, establish a business in competition with business sold to the Plaintiff. Election as to remedies. Damages – basis for assessment Tsaprazis v Goldcrest Properties Pty Lttd [2000] NSWSC 765 – Practice – costs – proceedings terminated because supervening event rendered them moot – Landlord & Tenant – termination of tenancy. Notice by landlord where landlord  forms opinion that repair of damage impracticable or undesirable –  Not authorised where opinion based on the economics of dealing with the problems of building generally, including design faults  District Court of New South Wales Dionys v National Australia Bank, 12 June 2015 – Successful claim against bank regarding the transfer of funds without authority. Proceedings involved question of whether bank had contractual defences (upheld on appeal [2016] NSWCA 242) Tilment Pty Ltd t/as Architects Edmiston Jones v Graham & Batmac Constructions Pty Ltd [2007] – Substantially successful defence on behalf of builder of claims for defective workmanship (flooring, ceiling timbers & paving). Referred to Rudge SC as Referee, whose report was dated 21 June 2007  Local Court of New South Wales Snowy River Shire Council v Adaminaby Craft Group Inc [2014] NSWLC – Successful claim for return of a valuable decorative curtain involving the doctrine of accession as a basis for asserting ownership Marcon v Lombardo [2013] NSWLC – Application pursuant to Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000 (NSW) by developer to insert rock anchors and scaffolding. Settled pre-hearing Alan & Kerrie Pearlman v Bresman Pty Ltd (t/as Viaduct Tennis Centre) – 25 June 2002 – Mag. IJ Gray – successful claim up to (then) maximum jurisdiction of the Local court, for damages in contract and tort for defective design & construction of a tennis court & associated negligent advice Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) / NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Maphaven Pty Ltd Pty Ltd v The Owners –Strata Plan No 48887 [2019] NSWCAT – 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...

[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] Ramena Kako Ramena has been listed in the 2016, 2017 & 2018 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation. In 2016 Ramena was nominated as Woman Barrister of the Year (Women Lawyers Association of NSW).[/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 Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Mediation 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 Western Sydney 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] Professional experience Adjunct Lecturer, College of Law (Masters of Applied Law) Family Provision Prior to coming to the Bar, Ramena was a solicitor at Teece Hodgson & Ward, Deacons and Henry Davis York. She was also Tipstaff to Justice Palmer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners Member, American Bar Asociation Member, Women in Banking and Finance Inc. (NSW)[/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 Libbert v Mironow [2015] NSWSC 2153 (Brereton J) – s95 Succession Act approval of release of family provision rights. Re M’s Codicil [2018] NSWSC 936 (Lindsay J)  successful contested court authorised codicil where earlier codicil of doubtful validity in context of large protected estate. Estate Pamplin; Irwin v Pamplin [2017] NSWSC 1477 (Lindsay J): Competing Applications for letters of administration: de-facto v mother of deceased. Mallouhi & Ors v Marsh [2016] NSWSC (Ball J) Family Provision claim by adult daughter/grandchildren, settled during hearing Re: RB, a protected estate family settlement [2015] NSWSC 70 (Lindsay J, statutory will, protective jurisdiction, family provision releases) Re: Dion Investments Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 367 (operation of s81 Trustee Act 1925) Smith v O’Neill [2014] NSWSC 1119 (Hallen J, upholding gift to solicitor in will, knowledge & approval, s8 Succession Act) Application of NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Fuller) [2014] NSWSC 423 (Kunc J, Judicial Advice in an estate) Application of NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Foster) [2014] NSWSC 1633 (Brereton J, Benjamin Order, administration of an intestate estate) Cirillo v Cirillo; Estate of CA Cirillo, deceased [2013] NSWSC 1797 (Lindsay J, probate caveat, indemnity costs) NSW Trustee & Guardian v McGrath & Ors [2013] NSWSC 1894 (Young AJ, judicial advice, de facto relationship) Coates v Wattson; Estate of Sullivan [2013] NSWSC 604 (Windeyer AJ, rectification of will) Gulbis v Strikis [2012] NSWSC 807 (Slattery J, lien claim by solicitor/executor) Guler v NSW Trustee & Guardian [2012] NSWSC 1369 (forfeiture rule/Family Provision, White J) Hopwood v Hopwood (Plaintiffs, Family Provision claim, Supreme Court 2012, Hallen ASJ) Application of the NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Kijauskas – judicial advice (Supreme Court, Ball J, 2012) Application of the NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Diggle (judicial advice, Ball J, Supreme Court, 2012) Gooding v Robinson (Family Provision claim, Estate, Notional Estate, Hallen ASJ) Boughton v Jennings (informal will, Family Provision, members of household, 2012) Watt v Israel (Family Provision, plaintiff adult daughter, 2012) Wallace ats Amos, NSWSC, Slattery J (promissory estoppel claim against deceased estate, 2012) Eddy v Barratt (Family Provision, adult daughter, Macready ASJ, 2011) Morris v Hannagan [2011] NSWSC 1684 (co-executors, power of sale) (Rein J) Application of Hegarty [2011] NSWSC 1194 (construction of wills, administration suit, non-charitable purpose trust) (Gzell J) Telfer v Telfer [2011] NSWSC 1163 (Probate, resistance of removal of caveat, testamentary capacity & forgery issues) (White J) Noonan v Johnson (NSW Supreme Court, 15 March 2011, Pembroke J.) – testamentary capacity, appeared for the beneficiary (St. Vincents Hospital) (settled at trial) McQuade v Sheather & Ors (NSW Supreme Court, 2010) succession, injunction restraining solicitor distributing estate assets; opposing application to remove executor) – settled before trial. Crawley, Re; Application of Crawley [2010] NSWSC 618 (statutory will) Cemex Australia Pty Ltd v Takeovers Panel & Anor [2009] FCAFC 78 (misrepresentation in the conduct of a takeover) Fenwick, Re; Application of J.R. Fenwick & Re Charles [2009] NSWSC 530 (succession, first NSW decision on court authorised statutory wills) Refina Pty Ltd v Binnie [2009] NSWSC 311; and [2009] NSWSC 914 (property – adverse possession) and on appeal in the NSW Court of Appeal [2010] NSWCA 192[/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: Establishing Capacity in Practice – Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney Family Provision Claims by Step-Children in Australia To Release or Not to Release, that is the question! A consideration of Lodin’s case Court Authorised Wills, Protected Estates and Family Provision Issues Recent Developments in Family Provision Litigation Informal Wills Recent Developments in Estate Litigation Undue Influence and Solicitor’s Duties in Will Drafting Recent Developments in Wills & Estates Common Mistakes Made by Executors Will Drafting for Lawyers Executors Stepping Out of Line The New Succession Laws and their Impact on Estate Planning Trends in Estate Litigation Estate Planning and the Distressed De facto Relationship Important Changes to the Law of Wills and Succession in 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] 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.[/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 Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Corporations Law Criminal Law Disciplinary Proceedings Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Intellectual Property Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law 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 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] Patrick Rooney Areas of Practice Commercial Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney Diploma of Law, Solicitors Admission Board Master 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] Jodi Steele Jodi is a highly-regarded barrister 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. Often a barrister of choice in large-scale litigation, Jodi regularly appears unled in significant matters in the Supreme Court of NSW and Federal Court of Australia, and where the matter warrants, with a junior barrister. Jodi has also been led by some of Australia’s most highly-esteemed Senior Counsel in complex disputes in the High Court of Australia and NSW Court of Appeal. 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. Accolades 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: Australia – Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a highly regarded barrister who stands out for her strong expertise in construction claims and insurance matters”). 2019 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2018 Best Lawyers in Australia 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Construction (WWL says sources have praised me 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 Administrative Law 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: Barrister, 13 Wentworth Selborne 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 Jodi has adopted the Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy Appointments Director, Counsel Chambers Limited (since 2016) Co-Chair Arbitration of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association 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 Jodi has considerable experience appearing led and unled for clients in complex hearings and appeals in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Significant matters in which she has appeared are set out in her CV, which can be downloaded above.[/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: 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] Michael Windsor SC Areas of Practice Appellate Commercial Law Disciplinary Proceedings Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Professional Malpractice 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 Master 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] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar, Michael was a solicitor at Henry Davis York practising in commercial and common law 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] Selected Cases Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program (inquiry into the development and implementation of the Commonwealth Home Insulation Program) – appeared on behalf of 73 entities which had conducted insulation installation businesses both before and during the Home Insulation Program Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – appeared at Case Study hearings into “Health Care Providers” and “Bethcar Children’s Home” Nobarani v Mariconte (2018) 92 ALJR 806 – procedural fairness; succession Nobarani v Mariconte (No. 2)  (2018) 92 ALJR 1031 – procedural fairness; costs State of NSW v Cuthbertson [2018] NSWCA 320 – damages; costs of defending criminal procedings Fletcher v State of NSW [2019] NSWCA 31 – causation; damages; wrongful arrest & false imprisonment Avopiling Pty Ltd v Bosevski [2018] NSWCA 146 – Torts; contributory negligence; damages assessments Inquest into the death of David Dungay – appearance for Justice Health; death in custody Eades v Endeavour Energy & Ors [2018] – Class action following bushfires in NSW Rickhuss v The Cosmetic Institute Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] NSWSC 1848 – class action relating to cosmetic surgeries Smythe v Burgman [2015] NSWSC 298 – medical negligence claim against medical practitioner Grills v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 72; Grills v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd (No.2) [2013] NSWSC 1951 – claim in tort against the owner and operator of motorway. Liao v State of New South Wales; Zhang v State of New South Wales [2014] NSWCA 71 – Claims arising out of the Olympic Games held in Sydney in 2000 and included claims for damages for inducing breach of contract, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution Courts v Essential Energy [2014] NSWSC 1483 – catastrophic injury claim following contact by road hauler with overhead power line Inquest into the death of Michael Wilson – long running inquest into the death of Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT) officer who died while retrieving a patient from a canyon in NSW Goddard & Ors v Central Coast Health Network [2013] NSWSC 2013 – professional negligence claims against surgeon and health network, quantification of damages pursuant to Compensation to Relatives Act 1898 Tamara King bhnf Kevin King v Sydney South West Local Health District [2013] NSWCA 162 – medical negligence claim against Local Health District following catastrophic injury to foetus in circumstances where mother had contracted chicken pox Bannister & Hunter Pty Ltd v Transition Resort Holdings Pty Ltd [2013] NSWSC – claim against a surveyor & engineer concerning breach of contract, tort, misleading & deceptive conduct, entitlement to rectification of land Jones v Construction Control (ACT) Pty Ltd [2012] ACTSC 93 – litigation concerning collapse of structures at Canberra Airport site[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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