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Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision)

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_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 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 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 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] Therese Catanzariti Areas of Practice Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property 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 Economics, 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, GE Healthcare, Finland 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 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 Commissioner of Police v Allen [2016] NSWCATAP 148 – “silencer” firearms licence; “necessary” in conduct of business 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 Brady Bunch Bunfight  4/09/2019    Brats & Bitches    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: 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] Adrian Gruzman Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Equity & Trusts Family Law Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law 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] Membership Aviation Law Association Australian Construction Law Discussion Group[/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 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] Ramena Kako, TEP Ramena has been listed in the 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended  NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation and in 2019 as Recommended Counsel for Australia in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation. In 2016 Ramena was nominated as Woman Barrister of the Year (Women Lawyers Association of NSW).[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Mediation Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Western Sydney Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Western Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Adjunct Lecturer, College of Law (Masters of Applied Law) Family Provision Prior to coming to the Bar, Ramena was a solicitor at Teece Hodgson & Ward, Deacons and Henry Davis York. She was also Tipstaff to Justice Palmer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners Member, American Bar Asociation Member, Women in Banking and Finance Inc. (NSW)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Estate of the late Shirley Gardner; Bernengo v Leaney [2019] NSWSC 1324 (Bell P) – intestacy – successful declaration as to existence of de facto relationship; alternative family provision claim. Libbert v Mironow [2015] NSWSC 2153 (Brereton J) – s95 Succession Act approval of release of family provision rights. Re M’s Codicil [2018] NSWSC 936 (Lindsay J)  successful contested court authorised codicil where earlier codicil of doubtful validity in context of large protected estate. Estate Pamplin; Irwin v Pamplin [2017] NSWSC 1477 (Lindsay J): Competing Applications for letters of administration: de-facto v mother of deceased. Mallouhi & Ors v Marsh [2016] NSWSC (Ball J) Family Provision claim by adult daughter/grandchildren, settled during hearing Re: RB, a protected estate family settlement [2015] NSWSC 70 (Lindsay J, statutory will, protective jurisdiction, family provision releases) Re: Dion Investments Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 367 (operation of s81 Trustee Act 1925) Smith v O’Neill [2014] NSWSC 1119 (Hallen J, upholding gift to solicitor in will, knowledge & approval, s8 Succession Act) Application of NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Fuller) [2014] NSWSC 423 (Kunc J, Judicial Advice in an estate) Application of NSW Trustee & Guardian (Estate of Foster) [2014] NSWSC 1633 (Brereton J, Benjamin Order, administration of an intestate estate) Cirillo v Cirillo; Estate of CA Cirillo, deceased [2013] NSWSC 1797 (Lindsay J, probate caveat, indemnity costs) NSW Trustee & Guardian v McGrath & Ors [2013] NSWSC 1894 (Young AJ, judicial advice, de facto relationship) Coates v Wattson; Estate of Sullivan [2013] NSWSC 604 (Windeyer AJ, rectification of will) Gulbis v Strikis [2012] NSWSC 807 (Slattery J, lien claim by solicitor/executor) Guler v NSW Trustee & Guardian [2012] NSWSC 1369 (forfeiture rule/Family Provision, White J) Hopwood v Hopwood (Plaintiffs, Family Provision claim, Supreme Court 2012, Hallen ASJ) Application of the NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Kijauskas – judicial advice (Supreme Court, Ball J, 2012) Application of the NSW Trustee & Guardian; Estate of Diggle (judicial advice, Ball J, Supreme Court, 2012) Gooding v Robinson (Family Provision claim, Estate, Notional Estate, Hallen ASJ) Boughton v Jennings (informal will, Family Provision, members of household, 2012) Watt v Israel (Family Provision, plaintiff adult daughter, 2012) Wallace ats Amos, NSWSC, Slattery J (promissory estoppel claim against deceased estate, 2012) Eddy v Barratt (Family Provision, adult daughter, Macready ASJ, 2011) Morris v Hannagan [2011] NSWSC 1684 (co-executors, power of sale) (Rein J) Application of Hegarty [2011] NSWSC 1194 (construction of wills, administration suit, non-charitable purpose trust) (Gzell J) Telfer v Telfer [2011] NSWSC 1163 (Probate, resistance of removal of caveat, testamentary capacity & forgery issues) (White J) Noonan v Johnson (NSW Supreme Court, 15 March 2011, Pembroke J.) – testamentary capacity, appeared for the beneficiary (St. Vincents Hospital) (settled at trial) McQuade v Sheather & Ors (NSW Supreme Court, 2010) succession, injunction restraining solicitor distributing estate assets; opposing application to remove executor) – settled before trial. Crawley, Re; Application of Crawley [2010] NSWSC 618 (statutory will) Cemex Australia Pty Ltd v Takeovers Panel & Anor [2009] FCAFC 78 (misrepresentation in the conduct of a takeover) Fenwick, Re; Application of J.R. Fenwick & Re Charles [2009] NSWSC 530 (succession, first NSW decision on court authorised statutory wills) Refina Pty Ltd v Binnie [2009] NSWSC 311; and [2009] NSWSC 914 (property – adverse possession) and on appeal in the NSW Court of Appeal [2010] NSWCA 192[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications: Establishing Capacity in Practice – Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney Family Provision Claims by Step-Children in Australia To Release or Not to Release, that is the question! A consideration of Lodin’s case Court Authorised Wills, Protected Estates and Family Provision Issues Recent Developments in Family Provision Litigation Informal Wills Recent Developments in Estate Litigation Undue Influence and Solicitor’s Duties in Will Drafting Recent Developments in Wills & Estates Common Mistakes Made by Executors Will Drafting for Lawyers Executors Stepping Out of Line The New Succession Laws and their Impact on Estate Planning Trends in Estate Litigation Estate Planning and the Distressed De facto Relationship Important Changes to the Law of Wills and Succession in NSW [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 Christopher is co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney 2008; 2019 (2nd ed)) Christopher has also authored several other articles and 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 Reuters) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_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 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[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_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]...