Strength and Diversity in All Areas of Law

Foley’s List is an independent group of 300 barristers servicing the legal community in all areas of practice. Being Melbourne’s largest Barrister’s List, Foley’s List operates with over 160 years of experience. Foley’s barristers own and operate the List, which upholds its long tradition of service excellence and provides the highest standard of advocacy in all different types of legal matters.



Foley's List regards its barristers as among the leading authorities in their areas of practice. Our Barristers CPD Resource List is pleased to share the knowledge and expertise of its most experienced and emerging barristers.

Foley's List CPD resources are offered as a service to practitioners and are freely available online. There is no charge to attend a Foley's List CPD seminar. We are happy to provide CPD seminars to firms, businesses and organisations.


Monday, 17th January 2022

Legal 500: Australia Bar 2022

Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been named in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Australia Bar guide as leading barristers!

Michael Wyles QC 

Commercial Disputes - Band 1 

Michael Wyles QC is noted by Legal 500 as "a leading Melbourne commercial silk."

Frank O'Loughlin QC

Commercial Disputes - Band 2

Frank O'Loughlin QC is noted by Legal 500 as an "excellent black-letter law counsel and a very effective advocate. Particularly strong on tax administration issues."

Susan Brennan SC

Construction, Infrastructure & Property - Band 1 

Susan Brennan SC is noted by Legal 500 as "Pre-eminent. Specialist in town planning, local government and environmental law."

Catherine Dermody 

Competition Law, Commercial Disputes - Band 1 

Catherine Dermody is noted by Legal 500 as a "first choice on complex regulatory matters. She provides commercially astute advice and understands the detail."

Brendan Avallone

Commercial Disputes - Band 1

Brendan Avallone is noted by Legal 500 as having "transitioned brilliantly from the solicitor ranks to the Bar. Excellent for Fair Work Commission work."

Justin Mereine

Commercial Disputes - Band 2

Justin Mereine is noted by Legal 500 "for his key role representing iSignthis in the public and high stakes dispute between ISX and ASX Limited (ASX) in relation to the protracted suspension of ISX’s shares from quotation on the Australian Securities Exchange"

To engage with any of these barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777 

Monday, 10th January 2022

New Clerk: Dak Kuirthoi

The team at Foley's is delighted to announce that Dak Kuirthoi has joined Foley's clerking team as of January 10th. After many years as part of our administration team, we are confident he will do just as fantastic of a job in the clerking role. Congratulations, Dak! 

Dak came to Foley's five years ago from a logistics and supply chain background, bringing a wealth of experience in efficient and timely service delivery.

Over this period, Dak has gained in depth knowledge to the importance of seamlessly running a barristers’ administration practice, making him well equipped to step up to the clerking role.

Dak maintains and values good rapport as well as trust among our barristers and understands the individual needs of their practices.

Outside of work he enjoys live music and exploring different culinary experiences. He is passionate about football, and in particular a big supporter of Liverpool Football Club and Collingwood.

Friday, 24th December 2021

Thank you to John Kelly

Thank you, John Kelly, for 27 years of leadership & support! Although John officially retires at the end of this month, with our office to close for the next week for the Christmas break, today is John’s last day in the office.

Without a doubt, the List has grown tremendously under John’s leadership – in both the number of Barristers and the quality of service we provide.

Though it will be Foley’s loss to see John go, we are very thrilled for John to embark on the next stage of his life.

We wish you all the best in your retirement and hope you will get all the rest (and adventure!) that you deserve and much more!

Thursday, 23rd December 2021

Happy Holidays from Foley's List

Wishing everyone have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Our office will close 1PM on Friday December 24 for the Christmas break and reopen Tuesday January 4.

For any urgent enquiries, please contact Andrew Turner on 0404 024 970. Otherwise, we look forward to working with you again in the New Year.

Best wishes to you this holidays season and we hope you all get a well-deserved rest!

Tuesday, 21st December 2021

Chambers Ranking: Asia Pacific 2022

Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been ranked in the Asia Pacific 2022 guide of Chambers and Partners.

Frank O'Loughlin QC 

Tax: The Bar - Band 2 

Frank O'Loughlin QC is exceptionally well qualified to operate in the taxation law space, having worked within it not only as a solicitor and a barrister, but also as an ATO officer and member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. An interviewee says: "He has done it all, knows how the ATO works and is very good at manoeuvring through it and getting results," adding: "Clients know that he has both the technical ability and the respect."

Peter Fary SC

Restructuring/Insolvency: The Bar - Band 2 

Peter Fary SC is a well-established and highly respected barrister in the insolvency sphere, enjoying particular regard for his expertise concerning bankruptcy issues, upon which he is a published authority. One interviewee notes: "If you have a bankruptcy matter, you go to him, and he's the best person to brief for personal bankruptcy." Another says: "I rate him highly."

Justin Mereine

Dispute Resolution: The Bar - Band 3 

Justin Mereine focuses his practice principally upon complex commercial issues arising in the corporate and financial services sectors, among which insolvency and regulatory aspects feature particularly prominently. A client who sums him up as "a smart and tenacious litigator who's very easy to work with," adds: "His high attention to detail is exceptional and advantageous in matters involving extensive and complex evidence."

Andrew de Wijn 

Tax: The Bar - Band 2 

Andrew De Wijn has practised, as both solicitor and barrister, in the tax law field for over 15 years. Acting for clients in both an advisory and a representational capacity, and in negotiations with the ATO, he is well versed in both Commonwealth and state tax issues. Interviewees refer to him as "a very good junior" who is "well regarded" in his field.

Brendan Avallone

Employment: The Bar - Band 3

Brendan Avallone draws upon experience acquired not only in private practice, but also in a number of state and Commonwealth government agencies to advise or advocate across a varied range of workplace issues, including industrial action, unfair dismissal applications and underpayment claims. A number of barristers place him on their lists of go-to employment barristers, and he receives tributes to both his expertise and his intellect.


To engage with any of these barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
  (03) 9225 7777 

Friday, 17th December 2021

List Drinks & John's Farewell

We had a fantastic night at yesterday's End of Year & John's Retirement Farewell List Drinks event. 

It was wonderful to be aback out and about after two years of lockdowns and to have an opportunity to properly wish John all the best.

Thanks to everyone who attended and made it the successful night that it was!


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Photos taken by Matt Hartigan

Wednesday, 15th December 2021

CPD Podcast: County Court or VCAT? New Jurisdictional Implications for Domestic Building Disputes

County Court or VCAT? New Jurisdictional Implications for Domestic Building Disputes, S3 Episode 12 of Think Foley's is now live and available for download!

๐ŸŽง ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ:

Jennika Anthony-Shaw and Julian Lynch discusses the new jurisdictional implications for domestic building disputes following the case of Uber Builders and Developers Pty Ltd v MIFA Pty Ltd & Anor VCC 1677.

First, they examine the key legislation and pre-existing systems in place to deal with domestic building disputes and look into the important cases leading up to Uber. Then, they review the Uber judgement and discuss some of its important implications.

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Engage Jennika or Julian by contacting one of Foley's Clerks:
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Tuesday, 14th December 2021

Press Release: Foleyโ€™s List Appoints Andrew Turner as New Chief Clerk and CEO

Foley’s List is pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Turner has been appointed as the new Chief Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of Foley’s List. Mr Turner will succeed incumbent CEO Mr John Kelly effective 1 January 2022, following Mr Kelly’s retirement after more than 27 years of service.

“The List Committee has no doubt that Andrew will bring his customary energy and initiative to his new role, and comfortably fill John’s big shoes.” said Mr Jeremy Gobbo QC, Chairman of the Foley’s List Committee.

Photo 1 Mr Andrew Turner, New CEO and Chief Clerk of Foley's List

As an accomplished legal executive with 20 years’ experience, Mr Turner has a proven track record of managing complex, time-critical, and high-profile matters by building robust legal teams with the required experience.

Mr Turner brings an innovative and energetic attitude to the industry, as well as strong management expertise, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Mr Turner is heavily involved in List management, personally selecting the best talent to join the business. In this position, he is pivotal to the company’s development and business growth.

Being an ultra-athlete, Mr Turner sees a direct correlation between his strong competing mindset with business resilience and adaptability. Mr Turner is the only Australian to have won the 270km self-supported foot race through the Amazon jungle, widely accepted as the toughest race in the world, as well as holding the course record on the gruelling 96km Kokoda Trail in Papa New Guinea. In addition, Mr Turner prides himself on being a continuous learner with his thirst for knowledge prompting him to undertake an MBA to deepen his management skills.

Mr Turner states “It is an honour to be heading such a strong and diverse group of barristers with a 160 yearlong history of excellence. My focus is to advance our strategy and lead Foley’s through its next phase of innovation and growth.”

About Foley’s List

With over 300 members, Foley's List is the largest List of barristers in Australia and is known for the exceptional quality of service. Independently owned, Foley’s List barristers service the legal community in all areas of practice throughout Australia and internationally. The List is supported by an experienced, energetic, and professional Clerking team. The Clerks and the List’s administration staff have an unrivalled reputation for providing superior service and ensuring equal opportunity for all List Members.

Photo credit: Andrew Campbell, Melbourne Headshot Company

Monday, 13th December 2021

Registrations Open - Foley's February

Our Foley's February criminal law seminars are now open for registrations!

This is our series of criminal law CPD seminars, presented by many of Foley's esteemed criminal law barristers to keep you updated in this area of practice.

Our seminars will be held as in-person event at Owen Dixon Chambers East and as such, seats are limited so please reserve your spot by registering below:

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ:

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€: Tuesdays 1, 8 Feb & Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb, 2 March
๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ: 7:45am - 8:45am

๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Neil McPhee Room, Level 1
Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€: $0.00

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ with Philip Dunn QC, Raphael de Vietri, Madeleine Sargent
๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ with Tim Marsh, Jenaya Ellis, Dr Joanna Glengarry
๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐——๐˜‚๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ with Peter Matthews, Cheryl Richardson
๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ – ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ with Shivani Pillai, Amara Hughes
๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ with Glenn Casement, Mietta McDonald
๐——๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ with Mark Gumbleton, Carlin Grant, Tim McCulloch, Sai Ranjit
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น with Paul Holdenson QC, Jack O'Connor

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ:

(๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ: To book for multiple seminars, select the ticket for one seminar and proceed to checkout. At the checkout page, click the link to '>Buy More Tickets' to add another seminar to your cart. Once you've added all sessions you wish to attend, fill in your contact details, proceed to purchase and you will be emailed the booking confirmation for each seminar. )

๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„:


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