Current & Recent Cases


Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety, briefed by Hall & Wilcox (Anglican Care), Moray & Agnew (Catholic Health Care), Clayton Utz (RSL LifeCare) & Sparke Helmore (Garden View Aged Care).

Registered Organisations Commissioner in Federal Court civil penalty proceedings against the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union of Australia, briefed by Lander & Rogers, Melbourne

Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence/Australian Signals Directorate), briefed by Ashurst

WaterNSW, briefed by Norton Rose Fulbright

ANZ Group (OnePath), briefed by MinterEllison

NAB Group (NULIS & MLC), briefed by Minter Ellison and by K&L Gates

National Australia Bank, briefed by MinterEllison

Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme, briefed direct

Tabcorp Holdings, briefed direct


Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry - Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aussie Home Loans) led the counsel team in hearings relating to consumer lending and mortgage brokers, briefed by Clayton Utz. Also advised Energy Industry Superannuation Scheme, briefed by Hall & Wilcox, in re Superannuation hearings.

Australian Securities & Investments Commission in Administrative Appeals Tribunal proceedings brought by disqualified director, briefed for ASIC direct: Kender v ASIC [2018] AATA 4555 (stay)

Canberra Raiders Sports Club v ACT Gambling & Racing Commission [2018] ACTSC (successfully set aside civil penalty & licence conditions, reprimand substituted re failures to record problem gambling incidents) - briefed by Snedden, Hall & Gallop, Canberra

Aon Hewitt Financial Advisory, re remediation scheme, briefed by Sparke Helmore

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

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

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

NSW Public Inquiry into Charitable Fundraising - for RSL LifeCare Ltd, briefed by Clayton Utz

Re Simpson’s Trust [2018] QSC (Crow J) (judicial advice application: distribution directed) briefed by Bradley, Allen, Love, Canberra

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

Class actions (continuous disclosure & consumer protection) - various funders & insureds re prospects & coverage opinions, advice on pleadings