Recent Cases


- Commonwealth Registered Organisations Commissioner v Communications Electrical Electric Electronic Energy Information Postal Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia, Federal Court civil penalty proceedings for the regulator, briefed by Lander & Rogers Melbourne (listed for 2 week hearing July-August 2019)

- Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation ats Martin, acting for trustee of the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme defending NSW Supreme Court proceedings brought by beneficiary, briefed by Ashurst Canberra (ongoing)

- Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Ember, for NSW State Government agency, Roads & Maritime Services, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright (hearings May-August 2019)

- Australian Securities & Investments Commission v RM Capital Ltd, Federal Court civil penalty proceedings defending allegations of contravention of the conflicted remuneration prohibition for Australian financial services licensees, briefed by Hall & Wilcox (ongoing)

- OnePath Custodians, ANZ Group retail superannuation trustee, briefed by MinterEllison

- NULIS Australia/MLC Nominees, NAB Group retail superannuation trustees, briefed by Minter Ellison

- Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence/Australian Signals Directorate), technology contract dispute, for the Commonwealth, briefed by Ashurst Canberra (ongoing)

- Commonwealth Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety for aged care service provider Garden View Aged Care, briefed by Sparke Helmore in Sydney Hearing (May 2019) and generally for Catholic Health Care (briefed by Moray & Agnew), RSL LifeCare (briefed by Clayton Utz), Anglican Care, (briefed by Hall & Wilcox)

- Roads & Maritime Services v AZH Consulting P/L & Ors, in NSW Supreme Court proceedings, for RMS freezing and preserving assets of allegedly fraudulent contractor, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright (June 2019)

- Callinou v Queensland Law Group Federal Court consumer class action, for Applicant (ongoing)

- ASIC investigation into suspected contraventions of s 101 Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth), for examinee, briefed by MinterEllison (ongoing)

- Australian Institute of Company Directors & Governance Institute of Australia, briefed direct

- Law Society of South Australia & Law Claims Management, briefed direct (ongoing)

- Tabcorp Holdings, briefed direct

2018 Select Cases

- Commonwealth Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

- for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aussie Home Loans) briefed by Clayton Utz
for Energy Industry Superannuation Scheme, briefed by Hall & Wilcox

- NSW Ombudsman's investigation into Water Compliance & Enforcement - for WaterNSW, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright

- NSW Public Inquiry into Charitable Fundraising (the RSL Inquiry) - for RSL LifeCare, briefed by Clayton Utz & PWC

- Canberra Raiders Sports Club v ACT Gambling & Racing Commission ACT Supreme Court & ACT Administrative & Civil Tribunal, for Canberra Raiders Group, briefed by Snedden, Hall & Gallop (successfully set aside civil penalty & licence conditions, reprimand substituted re failures to record problem gambling incidents)

- Australian Securities & Investments Commission ats Kender [2018] AATA 4555 Administrative Appeals Tribunal - for ASIC (administrative review application by disqualified director)

- NAB Group (NULIS Australia & MLC Nominees), briefed by Minter Ellison & K&L Gates

- Aon Hewitt Financial Advisory, briefed by Sparke Helmore (remediation scheme)

- Re Simpson’s Trust [2018] QSC (Crow J) Supreme Court of Queensland, briefed by Bradley, Allen, Love, Canberra for income beneficiary (judicial advice application: distribution directed)

- Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v Husqvarna Australia for Husqvarna, briefed by Holman Webb (successfully obtained Enforceable Undertaking re franchising arrangements)

- Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission v RSL LifeCare Limited for RSL LifeCare, briefed by Clayton Utz (successfully obtained Enforceable Undertaking re charity governance)

- Re Bridgeland Investment [2018] NSWSC (White J) (termination of winding up of corporation)