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Leading Administrative & Public Law Barristers - Doyle's Guide

Wednesday, 3rd August 2022

Congratulations to list members Dr Ian R L Freckelton QC, Fiona L McKenzie, and Steven Brnovic who were recognised as Leading Administrative & Public Law Barristers for Victoria in 2022, by Doyle's Guide. 

Dr Ian R L Freckelton

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Dr Freckelton is an experienced silk who practises in all areas of merits review of administrative decisions and appeals against first instance state and federal tribunal decisions. He has appeared in a wide array of administrative law cases, including a number of the major cases in relation to Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, and cases involving allegations of discriminatory conduct.

Dr Freckelton has frequently been briefed by the Victorian Government Solicitors Office (VGSO) and by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Victorian Taxi Directorate.

Fiona L McKenzie

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Fiona McKenzie practises mainly in the area of administrative law. She has a strong academic background which includes a Master of Laws at the ANU, where she submitted a thesis on international human rights law issues arising in the Australian Federal jurisdiction. She has written a book for practitioners and decision makers, 'Administrative Power and the Law', which has been reviewed favourably here and in the UK.

Fiona appears in a range of tribunals and courts, and advises clients on the lawful exercise of statutory power, natural justice, statutory interpretation issues, and how to achieve compliance in the administrative law or regulatory spheres.

Steven Brnovic

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Since coming to the Bar, Steven has been a fixture in public and regulatory law, discipline and employment law and licensing matters. In late 2020, Steven was appointed by the Premier as Counsel Assisting the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry. In 2022, he was appointed a sessional Comissioner of the newly-established Victorian Liquor Commission, where he sits as a Tribunal member and on inquiries related to liquor-industry regulation.

Steven has a strong presence in the Review and Regulation, Planning and Environment and Residential Tenancies lists at VCAT, as well as specialist Boards such as the Building Appeals Board and Suitability Panel. He has conducted judicial review proceedings with respect to VCAT decisions (both led and unled), conducted and defended summary prosecutions, and has a strong advisory practice, including with respect to jurisdictional errors, environment protection, occupational licensing and gaming regulation.

To engage with Foley's Administrative & Public Law Barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777
  foleys@foleys.com.au
  www.foleys.com.au

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Leading Arbitration Barrister - Doyle's Guide

Monday, 25th July 2022

Foley's List is happy to congratulate our list member Caroline Kenny QC for being named by Doyle's Guide as one of Australia's Leading Arbitration Barrister for 2022.

Caroline is a Chartered Arbitrator and regularly sits as an arbitrator. She is the Australasian Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, former President of the Australian brand of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Australian Center For Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

Her arbitration experience includes appointments as counsel, sole arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in numerous international commercial arbitrations under the rules of major arbitral institutions.Caroline is empanelled on numerous arbitration panels including SIAC, HKIAC, AIAC, ICDR and WIPO.

Caroline has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial disputes including as Queens’ Counsel for 12 years, as a nationally accredited mediator and as an arbitrator. She has practised in Australia, New York and London and is admitted in all three jurisdictions.

To connect with Caroline Kenny QC or any of our arbitration barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777
  foleys@foleys.com.au
  www.foleys.com.au

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Leading Mediators - Doyle's Guide

Friday, 15th July 2022

Congratulations to List Members Peter Fary SC and Carey J Nichol who were recognised as Leading Mediators for Victoria in 2022, by Doyle's Guide. 

Peter Fary SC

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Peter is a nationally accredited and approved as a Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator under the VBAM scheme, having conducted over 750 mediations. He has experience conducting remote mediations via Zoom. Peter was a coach/assessor for the Lawyers Mediation Certificate (LMC) 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Peter practises in commercial and insolvency litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He appears regularly in interlocutory hearings, trials and appeals in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Divs 1 and 2) and County courts.

Peter has been named in Doyle's Guide for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution since 2018, and for Insolvency & Restructuring since 2015. 

Carey J Nichol

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Carey has a special interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has since being accredited in 2004 acted as mediator in well in excess of 1500 mediations in a wide variety of matters. He is a nationally Accredited Mediator and also obtained an Accreditation as an Advanced Mediator of the Victorian Bar in May 2006. He is also a member of the Panel of mediators of the Law Institute of Victoria, and has also been an accredited mediator under the Farm Debt Mediation Act (1994) NSW.

Carey also has a wealth of experience in most areas of litigation spanning in excess of some 40 years in private practice. During this time Carey has acted for clients and appeared in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, County Court, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Magistrates' Court jurisdictions.

To engage with Foley's mediators, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777
  foleys@foleys.com.au
  www.foleys.com.au

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Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Barristers - Doyle's Guide

Thursday, 14th July 2022

Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been named in Doyle's Guide as leading barristers in insolvency and restructuring matters! 

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Jonathan Evans QC

Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Barrister

Jonathan has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in commercial litigation spanning more than 20 years, specialising particularly in insolvency, corporations, property and trust law. He has acted and continues to act for numerous administrators, receivers and liquidators in respect of complex administrations. He also regularly acts for family members in respect of intra-family financial disputes, both in coporate and non-corporate context.

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Peter Fary SC

Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Barrister

Peter Fary is a nationally accredited and approved as a Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator under the VBAM scheme, having conducted over 750 mediations. He practises in commercial and insolvency litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He appears regularly in interlocutory hearings, trials and appeals in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Austrlia (Divs 1 and 2) and County Courts.

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Joshua Kohn

Recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Barrister

Joshua practices primarily in corporate, commercial, equity and property related matters. He has a particular interest and expertise in corporate and personal insolvency, company law, director's duties, banking and finanace, corporate regulatory work, professional negligence and general commercial litigation. He maintains a broad appearance and advice practice including on a direct access basis for sophisticated corporations, insolvency practioners and litigation funders.

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Mark McKillop

Recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Barrister

Mark has 25 years' experience in commercial law as Counsel and in his prior career as a solicitor in private practice and inhouse. As a barrister, he accepts briefs as Counsel and Mediator in all commercial matters, particularly in insolvency, banking, corporations and property litigation. Mark accepts direct briefs from insolvency practioners and others in appropriate cases. He is also an accredited mediator under the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS).

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Amanda Carruthers

Recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Barrister

Amanda is particular skilled in areas involving personal or corporate insolvency and is regularly engaged by insolvency practitioners and creditors in a broad spectrum of insolvency, restructure, and turnaround contexts. She apprears led and unled in complex commercial disputes, public examinations, and is briefed to provide technical and strategic advice in related areas. She currently accepts briefs to appear and advise in all areas of commercial law and dispute resolution.

To engage with Foley's insolvency and restructuring barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777
  foleys@foleys.com.au
  www.foleys.com.au

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Steve Brnovic Appointed to Victoria Liquor Commission

Sunday, 10th July 2022

Foley's List is thrilled to congratulate Steven Brnovic on his appointment as a sessional commissioner for the new Victorian Liquor Commission!

During this time, Steven is still be accepting briefs as a Barrister - alongside being part of the Commission to perform the regulatory, investigative and disciplinary functions conferred to it by the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 and regulations.

Steven Brnovic

Since coming to the Bar, Steven has been a fixture in public and regulatory law, discipline and employment law and licensing matters.  

Steven has recently been recognised by Doyle's Guide as one of Australia's Leading Public and Administrative Law Junior Barristers 2021. Late in 2020, Steven was appointed by the Premier as Counsel Assisting the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry.

Steven has a strong presence in the Review and Regulation, Planning and Environment and Residential Tenancies lists at VCAT, as well as specialist Boards such as the Building Appeals Board and Suitability Panel.  Steven appears for decision-makers and applicants in merits reviews, with special focus on matters under the Worker Screening Act 2020, Environment Protection Act 2017, Freedom of Information Act 1982, Building Act 1993, Road Safety Act 1986 and Children Youth and Families Act 2005.  He has conducted judicial review proceedings with respect to VCAT decisions (both led and unled), conducted and defended summary prosecutions, and has a strong advisory practice, including with respect to jurisdictional errors, environment protection, occupational licensing and gaming regulation.

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Victorian LIquor Commission

The Victorian Liquor Commission was established to perform the regulatory, investigative and disciplinary functions conferred to it by the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 and regulations.

From 1 July, the Victorian Liquor Commission is responsible for the regulation of liquor. The Commission is supported in its functions by staff of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, within the business unit Liquor Control Victoria.

Read more about the Victorian Liquor Commission...

Engage with Steven Brnovic

Contact one of our clerks to see Steven Brnovic's availabilities:
๐Ÿ“ž (03) 9225 7777
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Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award Recipients of 2022

Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Foley’s List is proud to have sponsored Leo Cussen Centre for Law’s PLT Awards for Outstanding Performance in Advocacy Criminal Trial Program.

We congratulate the following recipients for ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ – Kami MogeniShayannah BeckLeon Gambhir, and Rhyse Collins – for your fantastic effort!

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Leading Litigation Barristers - Doyle's Guide

Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Congratulations to List Members Jonathan Evans QC, Peter Fary SC, and Robert Peters who were recognised this Monday as Recommended Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Barristers for Victoria in 2022, by Doyle's Guide. 

Jonathan Evans QC

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Jonathan has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in commercial litigation spanning more than 20 years, specialising particularly in insolvency, corporations, property and trust law. He also provides specialist advice in these areas. He has acted and continues to act for numerous administrators, receivers and liquidators in respect of complex administrations. He also regularly acts for family members in respect of intra-family financial disputes, both in a corporate and non-corporate context.

Jonathan has been named in Doyles Guide for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution since 2019, and for Insolvency & Restructuring since 2018. 

Peter Fary SC

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Peter Fary practises in commercial and insolvency litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He appears regularly in interlocutory hearings, trials and appeals in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Divs 1 and 2) and County courts.

Peter is also a nationally accredited and approved as a Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator under the VBAM scheme, having conducted over 750 mediations. Peter has experience conducting remote mediations via Zoom. Peter was a coach/assessor for the Lawyers Mediation Certificate (LMC) 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Peter has been named in Doyle's Guide for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution since 2018, and for Insolvency & Restructuring since 2015. 

Robert Peters

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Rob Peters practises in the Supreme and Federal Courts in most areas of commercial law.Rob's particular areas of interest include law concerning contracts, corporations, equity and trusts, joint ventures, professional negligence, property law, restitution and trade practices.

Robert has been named in Doyles Guide for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution since 2017. 

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