Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision)

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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] Nathan Avery-Williams Areas of Practice Commercial Law Employment Law Equity & Trusts Family Law Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) 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 – 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, 2009-2014[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases LWB Disability Services South Limited t/as Life Without Barriers v Smith [2021] NSWCA 37- Appeal to the Court of Appeal as to whether a term of a contract of employment can oust an Award Grant v Grant [2020] NSWCA 328- Appeal to the Court of Appeal from estate recovery and family provision proceedings Carpenter & Carpenter [2018] FCCA 2979- Consideration of the Family Law Act 1975 Elei & Dodt [2018] FamCAFC 92– Full Court of the Family Court, appeal from interim property application Bhatt & Acharya (Costs) [2017] FamCAFC 71– Full Court of the Family Court Crane v The Mission to Seafarers Newcastle Incorporated [2018] NSWSC 429– Appeal from Local Court – competency challenge to appeal Ellestra Pty Ltd v Farmakis [2018] NSWSC 613– Breach of trust, whether “security bond” intended to become part of the property of the purchaser – whether money held on resulting trust with implied obligation to return the money if purpose failed – whether money received by defendant Ellestra Pty Ltd v Farmakis [2018] NSWSC 665– Costs Concrete Mining Structures Pty Ltd v Cellcrete Australia Pty Ltd (No 3) [2017] FCA 1483– application for Summary Judgment Concrete Mining Structures Pty Ltd v Cellcrete Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2016] FCA 360– security for costs Concrete Mining Structures Pty Ltd v Cellcrete Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 888– directors duties, confidential information, constructive trust Vanguard Financial Planners Pty Ltd v Ale [2017] NSWSC 196– preliminary motions regarding legal professional privilege Giliberti v Galluzzo [2017] NSWLEC 1126 – trees, disputes between neighbours Edmonds v Morrissey [2016] NSWSC 342– construction of will Dickins v Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) (Retirement Villages) [2016] ACAT 13-statutory interpretation Flanagan v Flanagan [2015] NSWSC 697– possession of land – executors seek order against occupants of estate property – whether arguable defence raised – Defendants subsequently concede possession must be given – whether costs should be payable by Defendants Barrak Corporation Pty Ltd v The Kara Group of Companies Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 395– appeal in relation to solicitor’s professional responsibilities Lawrence v Martin [2014] NSWSC 1506– family provision Abu-Mahmoud v Consolidated Lawyers Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 547– (as solicitor) professional negligence Chameleon Mining NL v Murchison Metals Limited [2010] FCA 1129– (as solicitor), constructive trust, directors duties Drayson v Drayson [2011] NSWSC 965– (as solicitor) family provision Buzzle Operations Pty Ltd (In Liq) v Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 233– (as solicitor) shadow directors, insolvent trading Alexander v Jansson [2010] NSWCA 176 (as solicitor)- family provision 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] Michael Bennett Areas of Practice Administrative Law Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Superannuation Tax & Revenue Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Western Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Western Sydney Master of Laws (Corporate, Commercial and Tax Law), University of New South Wales Diploma in Applied Tax, Taxation Institute of Australia Certified Taxation Adviser[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor, SBN Lawyers, March 2009 to April 2011 Solicitor, Binetter Vale Lawyers, March 2006 to March 2009 Associate to Judge Marien, District Court of New South Wales, September 2004 to March 2006 Law Clerk, Office of the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, May 2002 to September 2004 Michael was also a Lecturer in Taxation Law at the University of NSW between January 2008 and December 2010[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Australian Bar Association Taxation Institute of Australia NSW Young Lawyers Tax Law Committee NSW Young Lawyers Business Law Committee [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Excluding or Limiting Liability in Commercial Contracts 22/08/2020 Structures - Do Trusts fit the mould? 07/11/2019 Separate SMSFs for Collectables 21/03/2019 Drafting Pleadings & Particulars to Avoid Unnecessary Interloc...

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

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Therese Catanzariti Therese has been listed in the 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation and the 2020 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Australia Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Commercial Law Entertainment Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Sydney Master of Laws (Merit), University of London Graduate, Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Director[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Senior Associate, King Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques) Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia, Finland and GE Healthcare, Finland and Sweden Associate to Justice Hill, Federal Court of Australia[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Heffernan v Innes [2021] NSWSC 1033 – informal will – effect of alcohol on capacity; lost will – presumption of destruction; admissibility of evidence – coroners report Kathryn Lee v Margaret Lee [2021] NSWSC 808 – family provision – adult daughter – standard of accommodation required by claimant; notional estate – limits on power to designate notional estate Estate of Huber (No.2) [2021] NSWSC 187 – estate administration – costs - executors costs of proceedings – executors costs of appeal – executors right of indemnity Rattigan v Hanly [2020] NSWSC 1722 - estate administration – beneficiary suing executor for removal and mal-administration – executor’s right to claim costs from estate during the proceeding Estate of Huber [2020] NSWSC 1539 - estate administration – passing of accounts – legal costs - commission Armitage v Fraser [2020] NSWSC 979 – family provision – remote hearing – Deceased’s statements about applicant – applicant’s financial resources include inheritance from father with dementia who cannot change his will Micallef v Linney - Estate of Hope Marie Linney [2020] NSWSC 898 – probate – knowledge and approval – codicil in the context of will and earlier codicil – knowledge of effect of will, not just knowledge of contents of will The Estate of Milan Zlatevski; Geroska v Zlatevski [2020] NSWSC 250– probate – testamentary capacity – delusions – presumptions Barbuto v Barbuto [2019] NSWSC 1023 – family provision – whether testamentary discretionary trust provides proper and adequate provision; lack of full and frank disclosure; gambling Re Estates Croft, deceased [2018] NSWSC 1303 – probate – lack of testamentary capacity Sackelariou, Edward v O’Donnell; Sackelariou, George v O’Donnell [2018] NSWSC 1651 – burden of family provision order – beneficiary not consent to burden of provision Sergent v Glass (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1100 – family provision order of whole estate to sons where widow is sole beneficiary but unable to be located and unwilling to engage with proceedings Sergent v Glass [2017] NSWSC 1446 – special grant of administration to independent third party to compromise family provision claim – substituted service through facebook messenger Viljoen v Hayes [2017] NSWSC 801 – request for estate documents – UCPR 54.3 – preliminary discovery for potential family provision claim JR Consulting & Drafting v Cummings [2016] HCATrans 202 (High Court Special Leave) – copyright subsistence computer software, trade secrets, abandonment JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Limited v Cummings [2016] FCAFC 20 – copyright in computer software, subsistence, infringement, authorisation, directors liability; trade secrets; contract construction McIntyre v O’Regan [2015] NSWSC 1985 – family provision – adult children Boaz v Hyde [2014] NSWSC 1591 – restrain executor from dealing with estate property pending trial Underwood v Gaudron [2014] NSWSC 1055 – family provision – estranged adult child Peipi v Peipi as Administrator of the Estate of the late Ashoor Hilaney [2013] NSWSC 1520 – family provision – de facto; severely disabled child Rappard v Williams [2013] NSWSC 1279 – legal capacity; appointment of tutors Danihel v Manning [2012] NSWSC 556 – disclosure under SC Eq 11 Supreme Court Practice Note JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Ltd v Cummings [2014] NSWSC 1252 – computer software, intellectual property licences, construction of commercial contracts, implied terms, breach of contract, notice provisions, unconscionable conduct, conspiracy, tortious interference contractual relations, misleading and deceptive conduct, copyright, trade mark, confidential information[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Publications Available for Download The Way You Do the Things You Do 09/09/2021 Do you Trust me? - Testamentary Trusts and Family Provision 11/11/2020 Fate Worse than Death; Keeping an Estate out of Court  4/09/2019 Brady Bunch Bunfight– family provision and blended families 4/09/2019 Brats & Bitches  – family provision and ex-wives, step-children and estranged children 4/09/2019 Lean on Me – Dependency in Family Provision Claims 3/04/2018 Dealing with Clients with Potentially Impaired Mental Capacity 23/10/2017 Death and the Maiden – Probate & Copyright 21/06/2017 Abandonment of Trade Marks 9/09/2016 Farms and Estate Planning 4/08/2016 Powers of Attorney 4/08/2016 Trademark Remedies 5/06/2016 Small Business and Estate Planning 18/03/2016 Identifying IP and Confidential information 8/10/2015 Challenging an estate, releases and asset protection 5/08/2015 Copyright – Updates, Developments, Key Cases 1/11/2014 Notions, Potions and Magic Charms – Notional Estate and Famil...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Gary Doherty Gary is also a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (Legal Officer)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Technology Sydney Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Technology Sydney Australian Bar Association Residential Trial Advocacy Course – 2009[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar, Gary was a solicitor for 12 years in various positions[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Australian Bar Association[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Preliminary Discovery of Documents from a Prospective Defendant 31/03/2015 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Edmund Finnane Edmund is the General Editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Thomson Reuters) Edmund is co-author of the following books: Aziz J, El Khoury P, Finnane E, Pleading Precedents (6th Edition) (Thomson, 2009) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (2nd Edition) (Thomson, 2019) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, 2008) Other publications Ed has authored include: Finnane, E, ‘Property (Relationships) Act: Do Costs Follow the Event?’, Law Society Journal, September 2006 p66 Finnane E, ‘Pooling in Corporate Insolvency’, (2005) September-November Commercial Law Quarterly 30-34 Finnane E, ‘Insolvency inquiry: voluntary administration to remain, but some changes on the way’ (2004) September-November Commercial Law Quarterly Young Lawyers, “A Practitioners Guide to Civil Litigation” (2nd Ed, 2006, NSW Young Lawyers, Sydney) (one of several contributors and editors) Young Lawyers, “A Practitioners Guide to Civil Litigation” (1st Ed, 2004, NSW Young Lawyers, Sydney) (one of several contributors and editors) Edmund Finnane and Daren Armstrong, ‘Legislative Review: Repayment of Directors’ Bonuses’ (2003) March-May Commercial Law Quarterly 26-27 Since 2010 Edmund has also been the author of the annotation in the annotated online service Corporations Legislation (Thomson Reuters) as well as the annual volumes, being – Corporations Legislation 2010 (Thomson Reuters, 2010) Corporations Legislation 2011 (Thomson Reuters, 2011) Corporations Legislation 2012 (Thomson Reuters, 2012) Corporations Legislation 2013 (Thomson Reuters, 2013) Corporations Legislation 2014 (Thomson Reuters, 2014) Corporations Legislation 2015 (Thomson Reuters, 2015) Corporations Legislation 2016 (Thomson Reuters, 2016) Corporations Legislation 2017 (Thomson Reuters, 2017) Corporations Legislation 2018 (Thomson Reuters, 2018) Corporations Legislation 2018 (Thomson Reuters, 2019) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Appellate Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Master of Laws, University of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar Edmund was a solicitor with Madgwick Partners[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Director, Commercial Law Association of Australia Deputy Chairperson, Legislative Review Task Force, Commercial Law Association of Australia[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Edmund has been briefed in a number of significant cases, with and without a leader: Segal v Sharma [2020] NSWCA 314 Gazecki v McCabes Lawyers Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 98; 102 NSWLR 259 In the matter of New Seabay Kitchen Pty Limited [2019] NSWSC 1904 In the matter of Seabay Kitchen Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 790 Murphy v Trustees of Catholic Aged Care Sydney [2018] NSWCATAP 275 Lewis Securities Ltd (in liq) v Carter [2018] NSWCA 118 El-Bayeh v Bayeh [2018] NSWSC 775 Barber v De Prima [2018] NSWSC 601; 97 NSWLR 932 McCabe as Syndic for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Ltd v The Baltins Superannuation Fund [2017] NSWSC 1671 Ballas v Balis [2017] NSWSC 1434 El-Bayeh v Bayeh t/as JARS Engineering & Contracting Services [2017] NSWSC 322 Australian Syndicated Mortgage Investments v Evergrand Group Pty Limited [2017] NSWSC 102 In the matter of Rosecell Pty Limited [2016] NSWSC 1914 Ritchie v Woodward [2016] NSWSC 1715 Link 2 Pty Ltd v Ezystay Systems Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 317 In the matter of THO Services Limited [2016] NSWSC 509 Cassegrain v Cassegrain [2015] FCA 1233 In the matter of Italian Forum Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) (No 2) [2015] NSWSC 1382 In the matter of Italian Forum Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) [2015] NSWSC 1386 In the matter of Douglas Webber Events Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 1544; 104 ACSR 250; 291 FLR 173 Bakovski v Lenehan [2014] NSWSC 671 Ibrahim v Peri Australia Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 328 Segboer v A J Richardson Properties Pty Limited [2012] NSWCA 253 Ducker v Smith [2011] NSWCA 812 Coco v Westpac Banking Corporation [2010] NSWCA 305 Rasyid v Conrad [2010] NSWSC 134 Kekatos v Stafford [2009] NSWCA 219 Strang v Strang (2009) 3 ASTLR 76, [2009] NSWSC 760 Remuneration Data Base Pty Ltd v Pauline Goodyer Real Estate Pty Ltd & Anor [2007] NSWSC 59 Ozzem Kassem v Sentinel Properties Limited (2005) 53 ACSR 724 Re Strarch International Limited (in liquidation) (2005) 191 FLR 225 Frederick Swaab v Commissioner of Police [2005] NSWSC 901 Scott v Commissioner of Police [2005] NSWCA 283 Nicom Interiors Pty Ltd v Circuit Finance Pty Ltd (2004) 50 ACSR 25 Blacktown City Council v Macarthur Telecommunications Pty Ltd (2003) 47 ACSR 391 Smits & Ors v Roach & Ors(2002) 55 NSWLR 166 Shirim v Fesena (2002) NSWSC 10 Roach & Anor v Winnote Pty Limited (in liquidation) & Ors [2001] NSWSC 822 Miller v Sweeney (2000) 157 FLR 1 Smith v UGLA [1999] NSWSC 1123 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Contract Law Remedies 1/09/2013 Mortgage Disputes: Consumer Claims to Avoid Liability 1/03/2012 Equitable Interests in Land Created by Informal Arrangements 1/03/2011 Estoppel 9/03/2010 Time Limits on Loans Payable on Demand 17/02/2010 Caveats 31/07/2009 Rescission 10/04/2009 Rescission 13/03/2009 Pooling in Corporate Insolvency 1/07/2007 Insolvent Corporate Groups: Pooling 1/01/2007 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Colin Hodgson Colin has been listed in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation in both the New South Wales list and the Australian List. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 Edition in the area of Trusts & Estates.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Family Provision Claims Under Succession Act 5/03/2014 Notional Estate: General Principles and Specific Instances 17/09/2008 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] David Liebhold David has been listed in the 2019 & 2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation and is co-author of Wills, Probate and Administration Law in NSW (2nd Edition, 2020).[/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][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Michael Meek SC, TEP An expert in the areas of estates, trust, charities and protection law, Michael’s leading practice has seen him briefed in significant estate litigation, including the estates of the late Bart Cummings and the late Reg Grundy. Complementing his practice as Counsel in estate claims, Michael also acts as a Mediator. Michael has been listed in the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 NSW editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Pre-eminent Senior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation. He is recognised as one of the leading Senior Counsel in Australia in this area. Michael has been at the forefront of the law in relation to Statutory Will applications in NSW appearing in the first landmark decision of Re Fenwick (2009) and the first appeal such decision in NSW of Small v Phillips (2019). Michael’s expertise also extends to representing clients in commercial litigation and significant common law matters, such as the Chelmsford litigation, the Tamworth Bus Crash litigation and the Thredbo Landslide Commercial Claims litigation. Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2009. He has been a member of the esteemed international Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) since 2014 and a Fellow of the Commercial Law Association of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. He has been recognised for his outstanding work as is a contributing author and assistant editor for 15 years for Richie’s Uniform Civil Procedure NSW, published by LexisNexis. Michael is the author of “The Australian Legal System” in the Nutshell series published by Thomson and also delivers presentations on developments and topical issues arising in his fields 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 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] Patricia Muscat Patricia has been listed in the 2020 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Protective (including Powers of Attorney and Guardianship) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Notre Dame Australia Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Notre Dame Australia[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Patricia was called to the Bar in 2019. She practices in wills and estates (including contested probate and family provision matters), protective matters and general equity. Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared led and unled in hearings, motions and directions hearings, primarily in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court. Prior to being called to the Bar, Patricia was an Associate at Uther Webster and Evans practising primarily in the same areas of law. She was named in the Doyles Guide as a “rising star” in wills and estates in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Patricia worked as the tipstaff to the Family Provision List Judge, the Honourable Hallen J, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Megerditchian v Khatchadourian [2020] NSWCA 229 (led by C D Wood SC): Appeal to first instance award in favour of an adult child who applied for a family provision order, successfully resisted with costs. Micallef v Linney - Estate of Hope Marie Linney [2020] NSWSC 898 (led by J E F Brown): Defence of probate challenge on the grounds of a want of knowledge and approval, and undue influence. Micallef v Linney [2020] NSWSC 1457 (led by J E F Brown): costs in contested probate proceedings. In the matter of Cupit & Aboud as trustees of the Australian Trust [2020] NSWSC 1715 (led by M K Meek SC): Judicial advice to trustees in respect of minor’s trust where beneficiary to attain majority and adverse taxation and costs consequences. Nicol v Nicole; The Estate of Peter Nicole [2020] NSWSC 419 (unled): costs in settled probate proceedings King v Attorney General for New South Wales [2020] NSWSC 629 (unled): application for a cy-près scheme Noa Nayacakalou v Raeleen Vincent [2020] NSWSC 24 (unled): funeral dispute and burial rights Megerditchian v Khatchadourian [2019] NSWSC 1870 (led by C D Wood SC): defence of a family provision claim by an adult child Megerditchian v Khatchadourian (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 112 (led by C D Wood SC): costs in family provision proceedings[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Julian O’Sullivan Julian was admitted to practice as a solicitor in March 1996. He worked in the dispute resolution group of King & Wood Mallesons, one of Asia-Pacific’s leading law firms, and in the intellectual property, IT and communications group of Linklaters, a London “magic circle” firm. Julian was called to the bar in 2003. He regularly appears in a wide range of commercial disputes and is experienced in representing clients in all courts and in private arbitrations.[/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 Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Domestic Commercial Arbitration Intellectual Property International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney Undertaking CIARB Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration[/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, Linklaters, IT, IP, Communications and Media Group Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons, Dispute Resolution Group[/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 Aviation Law Association of Australia & New Zealand Banking & Financial Services Law Association Commercial Law Association of Australia Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand NSW Society for Computers & the Law Asia Pacific Forum for International Arbitration[/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 Aviation Onus v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2010] NSWSC 33; Onus v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1146: Sucessfully obtained interlocutory and final injunctions, restraining Telstra from erecting a telecommunications tower in the vicinity of an airport Wylie & Ors v Tarrison Pty Ltd & Ors [2007] NSWCA 95:  Successfully defended appeal brought by purchaser against vendor of Rose Bay float plane fleet Confidential matter:  Negotiating successful claim for compensation to relatives arising out of fatal pilot training accident Corporations & Directors’ Duties Appeared for ASIC (led by Macfarlan QC JA, Durack SC & Beamount SC) in its claim against the former directors of One.Tel Ltd for $92M compensation & civil penalties, including numerous interlocutory decisions regarding evidentiary & procedural issues: ASIC v Rich [2004] NSWSC 923 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2004] NSWSC 934 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2004] NSWSC 951 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2004] NSWSC 963 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2004] NSWSC 969 ASIC v Rich [2004] NSWSC 970  ASIC v Rich [2004] NSWSC 1062: 213 ALR 338, 51 ACSR 363, [2005] ALMD 2778 ASIC v Rich [2004] NSWSC 1089 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2004] NSWSC 1090 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2004] NSWSC 1104 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2005] NSWSC 62 188 FLR 416, 220 ALR 324, 52 ACSR 374, [2005] NSWSC 62, [2005] ALMD 4014 ASIC v Rich [2005] NSWSC 149 190 FLR 242, 3 ABC(NS) 390, 53 ACSR 110, 23 ACLC 430, [2005] NSWSC 149, [2005] ALMD 4913 ASIC v Rich & Ors [2005] NSWSC 256 ASIC v Rich [2005] NSWSC 296 ASIC v Rich [2005] NSWSC 417 191 FLR 385, 216 ALR 320, 53 ACSR 752, 23 ACLC 838, [2005] NSWSC 417, [2005] ALMD 5431  Insolvency Timberland v Abercrombie [2012] NSWSC 379: Resisted application to set aside statutory demand Challenge Home Loans v Etienne Lawyers [2007] NSWSC 1145: Resisted application to set aside a statutory demand Hunter Wholesale Confectioners Pty Ltd v Sweeties Confectionery Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1257: Defending a claim by a liquidator to recover an unfair preference & cross-claim for bailment & conversion of goods Priority One Home Loans & Anor v Amplitude Investments Pty Ltd & Ors [2007] NSWSC 845:  Obtained order removing receivers & managers Aztech Science Pty Ltd v Daevys [2005] FCA 1828:  Obtained leave to continue proceedings against a bankrupt IT / Telecoms Sites N Stores Pty Ltd v Whirlpool.Net.Au Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 1474:  Obtained preliminary discovery to identify the authors of actionable posts published on a product review website, publicised in: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/forum-ordered-to-hand-over-user-details/news-story/19e719e469e9af9c1578dbca12c9c817 http://y7-aap-yahoopartner.tumblr.com/post/135744537474/forum-ordered-to-hand-over-user-details http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/12/23/12/06/online-forum-host-to-supply-details http://www.brunchnews.com/yahoo-7-news/general-news/online-forum-host-to-supply-details-aap-3961389 AS v Murray [2013] NSWSC 733:  Obtained preliminary discovery, Anton Piller & suppression orders, damages & exemplary damages for the tort of intimidation against cyber extortionist, widely publicised in: University of NSW Faculty of Law tort reading list NSW Bar Association practice update 33 www.nswbar.asn.au/circulars/2013/jun/clpu33.pdf‎ “Further perils of Online Dating” http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=dab4e21d-4076-4709-9ee7-c4e300e11cad “Tort of Intimidation in Internet Extortion Case” http://www.kellyco.com.au/library/TortofIntimidationininternetextortioncase.pdf “Benchmark” AR Connolly & Company website http://www.arconolly.com.au/benchmark/composite/benchmark_13-06-2013_insurance_banking_construction_government.pdf Intellectual Property Recommended by Doyle’s Guide (2010) as intellectual property counsel Qualify Me Pty Ltd v Get Qualified Australia Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 192:  Obtained order striking out substantial part of Statement of Claim alleging infringement of trademark, passing off and deceptive and misleading conduct in relation to Google Adwords Mont Adventure Equipment Pty Limited v Phoenix Leisure Group Pty Limited [2008] FCA 1476;  Mont Adventure Equipment Pty Ltd v Phoenix Lesiure Group Pty Ltd [2009] FCAFC 84, 176 FCR 575, 81 IPR 505, [2009] AIPC 92-346, [2009] FCAFC 84 [2009] ALMD 5635 (led by Stephen Burley SC):  Won appeal concerning the “grace period” for prior disclosure of patents Tramanco Pty Ltd v BPW Transpec Pty Ltd [2009] FCA 509:  Obtained quia timet interlocutory injunction to restrain infringement of a patent Fogin v Lacey [2003] FCAFC 147 (led by A Bowne SC):  Appeared for respondent in appeal concerning design infringement of the “Orgasmatron” head massager  Mining & Resources Legal counsel on retainer to Javelin Minerals Inc & Azimuth Resources Ltd (subsequently acquired by Troy Resources Ltd for $188M), advising in relation to ASX & TSX listings, mineral exploration & mining licenses, employment agreements & equipment acquisitions in Guyana Practice & Procedure Maecher Pictureproducts Pty Ltd v R E Davison Pty Ltd [2013] NSWSC 352:  Obtained order for security for costs Reeve v Aqualast Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 679:  Obtained orders for preliminary discovery Green v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 235:  Resisted application for security for costs Wily v Terra Cresta Business Solutions Pty Ltd & Ors [2006] NSWSC 949:  Excluded hearsay evidence in interlocutory proceedings where maker of statement was not sufficiently identified Trade Practices & Competition eBay:  Full time retainer to eBay for 9 months in 2008 advising in relation to competition issues arising under Pt IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974 Equity Fuentes v Bondi Beachside Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 531:  Obtained injunction for specific performance of contract for sale of land Josip Duic v Emil Duic [2012] NSWSC 76; Duic v Duic [2013] NSWCA 42:  Successful appeal resisting claim for equitable interest in land, reversing decision at first instance Anna Katherine Szozda & Ors v NSW Trustee & Guardian & Ors [2012] NSWSC 194:  Resisted application to extend the operation of caveats on the basis of alleged equitable interest in land Kelly v Kelly [2007] NSWSC 1076:  Resisted application for sale of land where estate was incompletely administered Constitutional Ashjal Pty Ltd -v- Elders Toepfer Grain Pty Ltd [2012] NSWSC 545;  Ashjal Pty Ltd v Alfred Toepfer International (Australia) Pty Ltd [2012] NSWSC 1306 (led by Francis Douglas QC):  Constitutional challenge to validity of Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (NSW), widely publicised in: ThomsonReuters:  “International arbitration in Australia: 2011/2012 in review” by Albert Monichino SC & Alex Fawke http://barristers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/International-arbitration-in-Australia-2011_2012.pdf LexisNexis Legal Newsroom http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/mealeys/b/newsheadlines/default.aspx?keyword=international%20law&pi25564=2 International Arbitration website http://international-arbitration-attorney.com/ashjal-pty-ltd-v-alfred-toepfer-international-australia-pty-ltd-supreme-court-of-new-south-wales-equity-division-commercial-arbitration-list-26-october-2012-a-contribution-by-the-ita-board-of/#.UlJn_iTrySo Practical Law Company “Australian Arbitration Roundup 2012/2013” http://us.practicallaw.com/7-523-8003 Technology Arbitrators & Mediators website http://www.arbitrator.com.au/doku.php?id=ashjal_v_alfred_toepfer_international_australia Kluwer Arbitration ITA Arbitration Report, Volume No. X, Issue No. 8, 22 August 2012 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/visbrasil/NGp3gNeMkOg/9cF72EiWckMJ “The right to appeal an arbitral award:  Express may be best”; Clayton Utz website http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/news/201207/02/the_right_to_appeal_an_arbitral_award_express_may_be_best.page “New Commercial Arbitration Act surives Constitutional Challenge”; CBP website http://www.cbp.com.au/Publications/New-Commercial-Arbitration-Act-survives-constituti “Benchmark”; AR Connolly & Company website http://www.arconolly.com.au/benchmark/composite/benchmark_24-05-2012_insurance_banking_construction_government.pdf[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jodi Steele SC Jodi is a Senior Counsel practicing in commercial law and equity who has been consistently recognised in Doyles Guide,  Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Australia and Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading barrister in Litigation, Insurance, Construction Law, Employment and Industrial Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She brings over 25 years’ legal and commercial experience to the resolution of her clients’ disputes. Complementing her practice as a barrister, she deploys her strong negotiation and communication skills when appearing as counsel at mediations, and when acting as a mediator. Her knowledge and expertise across the broad range of commercial practice areas listed below has seen her act and advise international and multi-national corporations, the State and Commonwealth Government, as well as high-profile individual clients. Her considerable list of long-standing clients commend her on her commercial and strategic advice, together with her advocacy skills and judgment. For any enquiries, or to brief Jodi, please contact her clerk, Paul Walker on (02) 8915 5102. For more information, see jodisteele.com.au Accolades 2022 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (awarded in April 2021) 2021 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2021 Doyle's Guide - Recommended Leading Construction and Infrastructure Senior Counsel – NSW Who's Who Legal: Australia & New Zealand - Construction: (WWL says “Jodi Steele SC is widely acknowledged to be “an excellent silk” for complex commercial and infrastructure disputes”). 2021 Who's Who Legal - Construction: (WWL says “Jodi is celebrated as a top Silk in construction in New South Wales”; “she is highly intelligent, tactical, committed and hard-working”; “Jodi is excellent in the testing of expert evidence”). 2020 Doyles Guide: Recommended Leading Construction and Infrastructure Junior Counsel - NSW 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation, Insurance and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2019 Who's Who Legal - Construction ("Jodi is a well-regarded construction barrister at the Australian Bar. She is described as being "excellent with expert evidence" and is credited with "a high intellect and wide experience") 2019 Who’s Who Legal: Australia – Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a standout barrister with substantial experience acting for clients in high-value construction disputes”). 2019 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Australia - Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a highly regarded barrister who stands out for her strong expertise in construction claims and insurance matters”) 2018 Best Lawyers in Australia 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Construction (WWL says sources have praised Jodi as “incisive, hardworking and with a great understanding of construction law and principles”) 2018 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2017 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2017 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Dispute Resolution 2016 Doyles Guide: Leading Junior Counsel in Construction Law, Employment, Industrial Relations and WHS barristers; 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2015 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2015 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation and ADR 2014 Best Lawyers in Australia: ADR [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Employment Law Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Work, Health & Safety [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Accredited Mediator, National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), 2015 Bachelor of Laws: University of New South Wales, 1992 Bachelor of Arts: University of New South Wales, 1992[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2013 – present: Senior Counsel and Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers 2002 – 2013: Barrister, Seven Wentworth Chambers 1998 – 2000: Senior Legal Officer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1997 – 1998: Solicitor, Construction Department, Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) 1993 – 1997: International Manager (Contract Negotiation and Business Development) for a boutique Australian advertising firm – Asia Pacific and Latin America regions[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) Member, New South Wales Bar Association Jodi has adopted the Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy Appointments Director, Counsel Chambers Limited (since 2016) Lieutenant, Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) (since 2007) Sydney Legal Navy Panel [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Significant cases in which Jodi has appeared are set out in her CV, which can be downloaded below.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Publications and Speaking Engagements Jodi regularly authors articles, delivered papers and presents tailored seminars to solicitors on topical legal issues and legal developments. Recent examples are as follows: Recent Developments in Construction Law: Australian Society of Construction Law Advocacy in Mediation: NSW Bar Association conference in Orange, New South Wales 9th Annual Advanced Evidence and Advocacy Masterclass: presented at UNSW for Legalwise Seminars DO’S and DON’TS of Running a Case in Equity: co-presented with The Honourable Justice Stephen Robb and chaired by Nick Kidd SC, at the NSW Bar Association. Implementing the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: Members of 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers How to Plead Proportionate Liability to Ensure it Covers the Concurrent Wrongdoer: Commercial Litigation Conference for Legalwise Review of Defect and Contractual Remedies in the Combustible Cladding Context: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Expert Witnesses – Effective Briefing and Giving Evidence in Court: Society of Construction Law Australia (SOCLA) Review of Defects Procedures and Contractual Remedies – Defect Liability and Cladding Claims: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Negotiation and Without Prejudice Communications: co-presented with Raphael Perla to various law firms Understanding Privilege: co-presented with Lucy Robb-Vujcic to various law firms Proportionate Liability: co-presented with Mark Dempsey SC to various law firms [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Patrick Wiggins Patrick was called to the bar in 2021. Prior to being called to the bar, he practiced for more than 10 years as a solicitor. He was an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and holds a Masters in Applied Law (majoring in commercial litigation). He was also an active member of the Law Society's Litigation Law and Practice Committee, and the Law Society's nominated representative to both the Supreme Court's Common Law (Civil) User Group and the NCAT Liaison Group.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Building & Construction Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Wills & Probate [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Master of Laws - LLM (Applied Law) Majoring in Commercial Litigation (College of Law) Bachelor of Laws and Business Administration – BBA LLB (Macquarie University) Formerly an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of NSW (2017-August 2021) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2015 - 2021 Solicitor and Special Counsel at Paramonte Legal 2013 - 2015 Solicitor at Knight Lawyers 2010 - 2012 Solicitor at Pigott Stinson[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][vc_column_text] Selected Cases As a solictor: Appeared as solicitor advocate in the Corporations List opposing an application to remove a receiver.  My submissions were adopted by Justice Black and referenced throughout his judgment: Hebbel Constructions Pty Limited v Bitar Pty Limited and Anor [2018] NSWSC 758 Appeared as solicitor advocate in the Court of Appeal in two sets of proceedings appealing the above decision and orders concerning distributions made by the receiver: Bitar Pty Ltd v Hebbel Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 38; Bitar Pty Ltd v Hebbel Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 39 Acted as solicitor for a builder in the Court of Appeal in a dispute over whether a limitation period begins to run from the date of an interim occupation certificate, or the final occupation certificate: Dyldam Developments Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan 85305 [2020] NSWCA 327 Acted as solicitor for a retail franchisee accused of misleading and deceptive conduct in respect of the sale of his business: Shah v Hagemrad [2018] FCA 91[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Publications A New Duty of Care: Design and Building Practitioner’s Act 2020 – Law Society of NSW Journal 30 July 2020 (Co-authored with Sebastian Brodowski) Update on the District Court’s Commercial Jurisdiction – Law Society of NSW Journal - 28 May 2019 (Co-authored with Sebastian Brodowski)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Craig Wilson Areas of Practice Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Family Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Social Work, University of New South Wales Graduate Diploma of Couple and Family Therapy, University of New South Wales Master of Social Work, University of New South Wales; Thesis:“Purposeful Conversations: Therapy as a Pedagogical Process” (1997) Diploma of Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases M v Director General, Department of Family and Community Services [2013] NSWCA 118 Inquest into the Death of Catherine Rae Scott, Coroners Court, 28 August 2013 DFaCS (NSW) and the Colt Children [2013] NSWChC 5 Austec Wagga Wagga Pty Limited v Rarebreed Wagga Pty Limited [2012] NSWSC 343 Vickery & Drew [2012] FamCAFC 221 Re Timothy [2010] NSWSC 524 Joseph Saliba & Anor v Thomas Tarmo [2009] NSWSC 581 Jin v Yang [2008] NSWSC 754[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Discretionary Trusts as an Asset Protection Strategy in Family Disp...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Christopher Wood SC Appointed Senior Counsel in 2019, Christopher maintains an expansive practice spanning intellectual property, bankruptcy and insolvency, real property, commercial law and equity. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia Awards for 2021 for Litigation. In addition to his extensive advocacy experience, Christopher has also prepared complex advice in areas such as tracing, breaches of fiduciary duties and constructive trusts. The jurisdictions in which he primarily appears include the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal Court of Australia. Christopher is the co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney 2008; 2019 (2nd ed)) and has authored several other legal articles and publications. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Technology, Sydney.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Mediator Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Wills & Probate [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours 1st), University of Technology Sydney Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher was a solicitor at Minter Ellison[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Society for Computers and the Law[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Mega-Top Cargo Pty Ltd v Moneytech Services Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 402 – construction of contract providing for liability for GST Hudson v Sigalla [2015] FCAFC 140; (2015) 235 FCR 122; [2016] ALMD 1807; (2015) 149 ALD 239 – requirement for leave under the Bankruptcy Act Re Bluenergy Group Limited; Ball v Rathner (2015) 300 FLR 155; (2015) 107 ACSR 373; [2015] NSWSC 977 – deed of company arrangement binding secured creditors Re appln Sonya Sarkis [2015] NSWSC 1369 – judicial advice for a trustee Carmen Ho v Lorenz Derek Austin Ebert [2015] NSWSC 1468 – caveat Macquarie Bank Limited v The Two Eagles Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 367 – judicial advice for a liquidator Barescape Pty Ltd v Bacchus Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 6) [2012] NSWSC 257 – partners’ fiduciary duties NAB v Dionys [2016] NSWCA 242 – authorisation, ratification and incorporation of contract terms NA Retail Solutions v St George Bank Ltd (2010) 267 ALR 599 – injunction against a bank Dhami v Martin (2010) 241 FLR 165; (2010) 79 ACSR 121 – Directors’ meetings Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2010) 263 ALR 155; 83 IPR 582; [2010] AIPC 92-371; [2010] ATPR (Digest) 46-276; [2010] FCA 29 – music copyright infringement Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 179 FCR 169; (2009) 81 IPR 584 – subsistence of copyright Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 81 IPR 602; [2009] NSWSC 546 – patents and contract Williams v Calivil Park Holstein Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 389; (2009) 27 ACLC 704 – winding up Beattie v Osman (No 4) (2009) 73 ACSR 220; [2009] NSWSC 834 – removal of administrators Smith v Peter & Diana Hubbard Pty Ltd [2006] NSWCA 109 – contract formation Re Gympie Gold Ltd (2006) 56 ACSR 690; [2006] NSWSC 97 – extending a convening period Re Jay-O-Bees; Russeau v Jay-O-Bees (2004) 50 ACSR 565; [2004] NSWSC 818 – proof of debt Tradition Australia Pty Ltd v Gunson (2006) 152 IR 395; [2006] NSWSC 298 – injunctions against employees Khamo v XL Cleaning Services Pty Ltd (2004) 51 ACSR 397; [2004] NSWSC 1134 (Barrett J as his Honour then was) Karl Suleman Enterprises Pty Ltd (in liq) v Babanour (2004) 49 ACSR 612; (2004) 22 ACLC 931; [2004] NSWCA 214 – pleadings Indian Taj v Gilany [2004] NSWSC 1193; [2005] ANZConvR 309 – retail leases ARC Enterprises NSW v Brown (2004) 52 ACSR 99; [2004] NSWSC 1214 – injunction against liquidator Torpedoes Sportswear Pty Ltd v Thorpedo Enterprises Pty Ltd (2003) 132 FCR 326; (2003) 204 ALR 90; (2003) 59 IPR 318; (2003) AIPC 91-919; [2003] FCA 901 – trade mark Panel Tech Industries (Aust) v Australian Skyreach Equipmen5t (2003) 200 ALR 321 – statutory demand Scope Data Systems v BDO Nelson Parkhill (2003) 199 ALR 56 – statutory demand ASIC v Karl Suleman Enterprises (2003) 117 FLR 147; (2003) 45 ACSR 401; (2003) 21 ACLC 1180[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Fiduciary Duties 1/05/2018 Injunctions in Contract Claims 2/03/2016 Statutory Demands: When to issue them and how to set them aside 2/01/2014 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Pleading in Commercial Cases 1/02/2008 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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