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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Michael Bennett Areas of Practice Administrative Law Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Superannuation Tax & Revenue Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Western Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Western Sydney Master of Laws (Corporate, Commercial and Tax Law), University of New South Wales Diploma in Applied Tax, Taxation Institute of Australia Certified Taxation Adviser[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor, SBN Lawyers, March 2009 to April 2011 Solicitor, Binetter Vale Lawyers, March 2006 to March 2009 Associate to Judge Marien, District Court of New South Wales, September 2004 to March 2006 Law Clerk, Office of the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, May 2002 to September 2004 Michael was also a Lecturer in Taxation Law at the University of NSW between January 2008 and December 2010[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Australian Bar Association Taxation Institute of Australia NSW Young Lawyers Tax Law Committee NSW Young Lawyers Business Law Committee [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download 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] 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] Justin Brown 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)[/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] 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: 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] 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] Clifford Ireland Listed by Doyles Guide as a recommended Environmental and Planning  junior barrister, 2019 Listed by Best Lawyers in the area of Planning and Environmental Law for 2020 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 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] 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] 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 has been listed in the 2017 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates 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 Equity & Trusts Mediation 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 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] Publications Available for Download Family Provision Year in Review 21/03/2013 Relationship and moral claim after Nicholls v Hall 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] Bill McManus 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] Michael Meek SC, TEP Michael has a leading practice in the area of estates, trust & protective law; and has been briefed in significant estate litigation including the estates of the late Bart Cummings and the late Reg Grundy. He also acts as a mediator in estate claims. Michael has been listed in the 2017 & 2018 edition of Doyle’s Guide as the Preeminent Senior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation. Michael is the author of “The Australian Legal System” in the Nutshell series published by the Lawbook Co, Australia. Now in its fifth edition. Michael is also a contributing author and assistant editor for Richies Uniform Civil Procedure NSW, published by LexisNexis.[/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 Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Mediation 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 Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney Bachelor 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] Membership Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Commercial Law Association of Australia Michael is the Chancellor of the Anglican Church – Sydney Diocese [/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] James Pearson Areas of Practice Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts 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 Journalism, University of Queensland (2011) Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland (2014) Graduate Diploma of Legal Education, Australian National University (2015)[/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 Paralegal in a boutique commercial & mining firm (2013 – 2015)[/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 Morton v Williams [2017] NSWSC 1506 (succession – capacity of administrator to administer the estate – application by non-beneficiary to interpose in proceedings) Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd v Papantoniou [2017] NSWSC 964 (real property – lessee exercise of option – construction of rent review clause) Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd v Papantoniou (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 1152 (costs) Mark Henry Skinner v Redmond Family Holdings Pty Limited [2017] NSWCA 237 (civil procedure) Mark Henry Skinner v Redmond Family Holdings Pty Limited (No 2) [2017] NSWCA 271 (civil procedure) Moloney v Taylor [2017] NSWCATCD 58 (statutory construction – jurisdiction) McKenzie v Cash Converters International Limited FCA Proceedings NSD601/2016 (interlocutory application – appeared for the National Credit Providers Association in opposition to orders for discovery – decision reserved) RHG Mortgage Corporation Limited v Saunders [2016] NSWSC 929 (mortgagee possession – effect of National Credit Code on enforcement of mortgage) (settled on appeal) RHG Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Saunders [2016] NSWSC 1037 (with C Wood) (mortgagee possession – stay) CJN v University of Sydney [2016] NSWCATAD 173 (administrative review – privacy law) Recoveries Corporation Group Ltd v American Express Australia Ltd [2016] NSWSC 771 (with T J Hancock) (contract – unjust enrichment) The Estate of Kati Tsilfidis; Stavrakakis v Tsilfidis [2015] NSWSC 1720 (with P. O’Loughlin) (succession – testamentary capacity – family provision) In the matter of Halal Meats Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 2041 (with T J Hancock) (corporations – statutory demand – application to set aside)[/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] Christopher Wood Christopher is co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney, 2008) Christopher has also authored several other publications: Liability of directors as joint tortfeasors in intellectual property matters (2010) 21 AIPJ 164 Bankruptcy Notices and Imperfect Debts (2005) 13 Insolv LJ 173 Defects in affidavits supporting statutory demands (2001) 1 (9) INBSLB 169 Patents in Computer Software – Commercially Useful is Not Enough (1999) 9 AIPJ 134 Understanding the technology legislation onslaught (1999) 39 Computers & Law Journal 21 ACCC v Internic Technologies: Class Actions and the Internet (1998) 21 UNSWLJ 632 “Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation” (contributing author, subscription service, Thomson); “Laws of Australia” (contributing author, subscription service, Thomson) [/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 Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing [/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 I), 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 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 Fenato v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2010) 78 NSWLR 20; (2010) 78 ATR 893 – procedure and pleading 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) 261 ALR 408; [2009] NSWCA 355 – patents and contract 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) Page v McKensey [2004] NSWCA 437 – finality of proceedings 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 Equipment (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 Presentations Re: Invion Ltd v SGB Jones Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] QSC 97 concerned the analysis of a case concerning breach of fiduciary duties by a director, which had important application in the context of director remuneration. It Involved discussion of the inherent conflict of interest when directors decide their own remuneration. Re: Kisimul Holdings Pty Ltd v Clear Position Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 262; involved the analysis of defects in the affidavit supporting the statutory demand. The Court of Appeal clarified the test to be applied when considering defects in the affidavit, and emphasised the importance of deposing to the absence of any genuine dispute.[/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 Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts 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_column][/vc_row]...