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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

    Read more about Steven Brnovic...

    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:
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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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    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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    Welcome Pierre Testart

    Tuesday, 14th June 2022

    Foley's List is very excited to announce that Pierre Testart has recently joined Foley's List. We extend our warmest welcome to Pierre. 

    Pierre was called to the Bar in 1991 and read with Garry Moore. 

    Pierre's practice consists predominantly of family law matters, though he has had experience in other areas of law and accepts briefs for Guardianship and Administration matters, and other matters by negotiation. 

    Pierre began at the Bar with a varied practice, with Magistrates' Court appearances in civil and criminal matters, developing into a County and Supreme Court practice, conducting both judge alone and jury trials. Pierre appeared in the Federal AAT, and in VCAT regularly, in a range of matters, including Town Planning and Guardianship and Administration matters.

    Pierre's interest in family law, developed as a solicitor, saw him receiving more briefs in that area, and by about the year 2000, most of his practice consisted of family law matters, although his interest in other areas saw him briefed in a number of cases with unusual facts.

    Pierre has a background in property law and general commercial law that enables him to conduct complex family law property settlement matters, including Full Court appeals.

    Pierre has practiced at the Appellate level in the County Court (on appeals from the Children's Court and the Magistrates' Court) and in the Victorian Court of Appeal; however, the bulk of his appellate work has been in the Full Court of the Family Court.

    On the parenting side of family law, Pierre's skills in cross-examination have allowed him to represent his clients effectively.

    Pierre is an accredited Advocacy Coach with the Australian Advocacy Institute, and has delivered numerous seminars and workshops in general advocacy, and family law, in the company of Queen's Counsel and Family Court judges.

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    [Position Open] Marketing Assistant

    Tuesday, 31st May 2022

    Foley's List is expanding our team! We're looking for a marketing assistant to join us as we expand our marketing activities. If you know anyone who might be interested, please point them our way! 

    14/06/2022
    Edit: Thank you to all those who applied or shared this. We are no longer accepting applications for this position. 

    Marketing Assistant - Foley's List

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    As Foley’s List expands its marketing efforts, we are looking for a marketing assistant to join our marketing department and help manage an increasing workload. This is a casual, on-location role perfect for marketing students and recent graduates.

    Foley’s List is Victoria’s largest clerking company in the legal industry. We provide our services to over 300 barristers, helping to manage their practice, their accounts, and other administrative assistance.

    As our marketing assistant, you will provide marketing for these Barristers, as well as marketing for Foley’s List itself.

    About the Role

    You will be working with our digital marketing manager in the following activities:

    • Facilitate and produce the Think Foley’s podcast
    • Maintain and innovate Foley’s website by updating its news posts and page content  
    • Manage Foley’s social media profiles and execute social media campaigns
    • Assist in the organisation and promotion of Foley’s events
    • Assist Foley’s barristers with their online profile and other marketing or branding efforts
    • Copywriting and designing email communications to barristers and solicitors
    • Liaise with third party graphic designers, voiceover artists, vendors
    • Assist with other related marketing and administrative tasks

     

    About You

    As Foley’s List hopes to grow and improve its marketing strategies, we want someone who shares that mindset for their own professional growth.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • Has a marketing background (by-way-of tertiary education or relevant work experience)
    • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Has meticulous attention to detail
    • Is technologically savvy
    • Is organised with effective time management skills
    • Possess a willingness to learn and a ‘can do’ attitude
    • Has passion and enthusiasm for marketing

    Experience and/or expertise in any of the following areas will be beneficial, but not compulsory as there will be plenty of opportunities to learn on the job.

    • Podcast and video production
    • Social media account management (primarily LinkedIn)
    • Adobe Suite (InDesign, Audition, Photoshop, or After Effects)
    • Microsoft Excel, Power Automate
    • Basic HTML & CSS Knowledge
    • Knowledge (or passion) about the Victorian legal system

     

    Additional Details

    Location: CBD Office, within the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct.

    Work Type: Casual, (approximately 30 hours a fortnight, flexible) 

    Start Date: Negotiable, June/July Start Date.

     

    Foley’s List is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of background, experiences, and cultures in our team. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

    If you have any further questions or require any reasonable accommodations during this application process, contact Jessica Zhou at jessicazhou@foleys.com.au or 0487 555 275.

     

    How to Apply

    To apply for this role, email your resume and cover letter to Jessica Zhou at jessicazhou@foleys.com.au.

    Successful applicants will be invited to interview. We appreciate the time you put into your application and will be responding to all applicants.

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    Leading Technology Barristers - Doyle's Guide

    Thursday, 19th May 2022

    Foley's List is thrilled to congratulate Marcus Hoyne for being recognised as a Recommended Technology, Media & Telecommunications Barrrister in Victoria for 2022.

    Marcus Hoyne has more than 20 years experience in commercial litigation at both trial and appellate level.  He has been consistently ranked as one of Victoria's leading junior counsel in Technology, Media and Telecommunications and in Intellectual Property matters by Doyles Guide.

    Marcus’ particular areas of speciality are:

    Defamation and media law

    Marcus is a highly experienced defamation and media law barrister who has acted for all of the major commercial television networks, News Limited and Fairfax.  He also acts for a number of individual and corporate clients, both plaintiffs and defendants.

    IT and Telecommunications

    Marcus is one of Australia’s most experienced telecommunications junior barristers, having acted in a number of matters that have gone to the High Court.   He has acted for a variety of wholesale and retail telecommunications clients (including TPG. Iinet and Primus amongst others). He has also acted for a number of commercial entities in their disputes with their telecommunications providers.

    Marcus also has a particular interest in IT disputes and litigation and has acted for and against software developers and hardware manufacturers in a number of matters.

    Shareholder, Partnership and Trading Trust disputes

    Marcus has acted in dozens of shareholder, partnership and trading trust disputes including disputes involving oppression.

    To engage with Marcus, you can contact our Clerks today via:
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    Best Lawyers in Australia 2023 Honourees

    Wednesday, 4th May 2022

    We are very proud to announce that 28 of our List Members have been recognised by Best Lawyers in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia, in 20 different practice areas. This includes 3 barristers who were named Lawyer of the Year in their practice area, which is a recognition given only to one lawyer in each practice area for each city. We congratulate all the barristers listed below:

     
    Philip A. Dunn QC

    Criminal Defence

     
    Andrew J. Palmer QC

    Occupational Health and Safety Law

     

     
    Brendan J. Avallone

    Labour and Employment Law

     
    Christopher J. Canavan QC

    Climate Change Law
    Planning and Environmental Law

     

     

     
    Samuel R. Horgan QC

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Energy Law
    Real Property Law
    Regulatory Practice

     

     
    Michael D. Wyles Q.C.

    Competition Law
    Litigation

     
    Susan Brennan S.C.

    Planning and Environmental Law

     

     
    Jonathan Evans QC

    Insolvency and Reorganization Law

     
    W. Guy Gilbert S.C.

    Immigration Law
    Occupational Health and Safety Law

     

     
    Craig W. Dowling S.C.

    Labour and Employment Law

     
    Juliet E. Forsyth S.C.

    Planning and Environmental Law

     

     
    Cam H. Truong QC

    Commercial Law
    Real Property Law

     
    Peter Fary SC

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law

     

     
    Andrew Combes

    Family Law

     
    Marianne T. H. Barker

    Intellectual Property Law

     

     
    Lachlan Wraith

    Family Law

     
    Belle L. Lane

    Family Law
    Family Law Mediation

     

     
    Carey J. Nichol

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

     
    John R. Gurr

    Construction / Infrastructure Law

     

     
    Peter O'Farrell

    Planning and Environmental Law

     

     
    Catherine Devine

    Family Law

     
    Justin S. Mereine

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Litigation

     

     
    Catherine Dermody

    Competition Law

     

     
    Holly Renwick

    Family Law

     
    Eliza Bergin

    Immigration Law

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    Leading Construction & Infrastructure Barristers - Doyle's Guide

    Thursday, 31st March 2022

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

     
    Timothy Margetts QC

    Recommended Construction & Infrastructure Barrister

    Tim Margetts QC practices in commercial/construction/engineering disputes, many of which have been conducted under the domestic and international arbitration process. He has extensive trial experience in highly technical commercial/construction/engineering disputes, in all Australian courts and in international arbitrations.

     
    Andrew Palmer QC

    Preeminent Construction & Infrastructure Barrister

    John Gurr has a commercial practice, with a particular focus on major infrastructure, resources and construction projects, both locally and internationally. John has appeared as counsel in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA and IAMA, including arbitrations seated in London, Singapore and most Australian capitals. He is regularly briefed in commercial matters in the superior courts, including industrial disputes in the construction and engineering sector.

    To engage with our construction and infrastructure barristers, contact one of Foley's clerks:
      (03) 9225 7777
      foleys@foleys.com.au
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    Leading Employment Barristers - Doyle's Guide Australia

    Friday, 25th March 2022

    Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been named in Doyle's Guide as leading barristers within the areas of employment, industrial relations and workplace safety matters across all Australian legal markets.

     
    Craig Dowling SC

    Recommended Employment Law Barrister

    Craig's practice is predominantly in the areas of industrial and employment law and the related areas of administrative, disciplinary and discrimination law. He appears regularly in the Federal Court, the Fair Work Commission, and other courts and tribunals, in trials and appeals. Craig has a national practice involving regular interstate appearances and advice.

     
    Brendan Avallone

    Preeminent Employment Law Barrister

    Brendan has advised and acted in a number of high profile industrial relations cases and has appeared on behalf of employers and Government agencies in the Courts, the Fair Work Commission and its predecessors, in matters regarding industrial action, protected action ballot applications, industrial disputes, unfair dismissal applications and underpayment claims.

     
    Mark Rinaldi

    Leading Employment Law Barrister

    Mark appears regularly in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and County Courts, Fair Work Commission, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and various disciplinary tribunals, as well as providing advice and conducting mediations (as an accredited mediator), predominantly in employment, industrial and commercial law matters. He also has chambers in Hobart, and is a member of the Tasmanian and Western Australian Bar associations.

     
    Nick Harrington

    Recommended Employment Law Barrister

    Nick Harrington has significant experience in all areas of industrial law, employment law and discrimination and human rights law. He appears regularly in the Federal Courts and in the Fair Work Commission and VCAT. He also has experience in federal judicial review litigation. Nick has consulted to some of Australia's largest companies providing occupational health and safety training services.

     
    Matthew Minucci

    Recommended Employment Law Barrister

    Matthew acts for clients across a broad range of industries, including building and construction, mining, aviation, financial services, health, education, transport, retail, manufacturing, power generation and stevedoring. He also acts for various State and Federal government agencies.

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

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    Leading Planning and Environment Barristers - Doyle's Guide

    Friday, 11th March 2022

    Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been named in Doyle's Guide as leading barristers in Planning and Environment Law!

     
    Jeremy Gobbo QC

    Preeminent Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Susan Brennan SC

    Preeminent Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Juliet Forsyth SC

    Leading Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Chris Canavan QC

    Recommended Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Peter O'Farrell

    Preeminent Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Emma Peppler

    Preeminent Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Paul Chiappi

    Leading Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Jennifer Trewhella

    Leading Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Louise Hicks

    Recommended Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Carly Robertson

    Recommended Planning and Environment Barrister

     

     
    Sean McArdle

    Recommended Planning and Environment Barrister

     

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    Foley's February 2022 Wrap Up

    Monday, 7th March 2022

    Our yearly Foley’s February event has recently concluded! We'd like to extend our gratitude to everyone in the legal community who has assisted, contributed, presented to our series of seminars, and also to everyone who showed up and showed your support week after week. 

    After a challenging couple of years fraught with difficulties and uncertainty for all, Foley’s barristers, in collaboration with the team at Foley’s List, were able to deliver a record of seven presentations throughout February covering a diverse range of criminal-focused topics safely and effectively via live remote recording. 

    This year we experienced record-high numbers for registration for these CPD sessions – three times more than previous best years. Additionally, being able to deliver our presentations via online platform de-restricted the number of viewers able to participate during live sessions which also saw record engagement each morning.

    If you didn’t manage catch the sessions live, please feel free to access the links below which will direct you to the presentations and corresponding attachments, and please be sure to email foleys@foleys.com.au to request your CPD certificates.

    We will also be making these presentations available via our ‘Think Foley’s’ podcasting platform. 

     Subscribe for Future CPD Event Updates 


    Session 1: Making of Bail Applications in 2022 

    Presented by Philip Dunn QC, Raphael de Vietri, Madeleine Sargent

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Session 2: Forensics 

    Presented by Tim Marsh, Dr. Joanna Glengarry

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Session 3: Prosecution Duty of Disclosure 

    Presented by Peter Matthews, Cheryl Richardson

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Session 4: Intervention Orders - Contest, Revocation, Variation, Procedure, and Practical Tips 

    Presented by Shivani Pillai, Amara Hughes

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Session 5: Tackling General Deterrence 

    Presented by Glenn Casement, Mietta McDonald

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Session 6: Defending Drug Trafficking Charges 

    Presented by Mark Gumbleton, Carlin Grant, Tim McCulloch, Sai Ranjit

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Session 7: Recent Decisions in the Court of Appeal 

    Presented by Paul Holdenson QC & Jack O'Connor

     Watch Webinar Recording 


    Think Foley's CPD Podcasts

    Not only will all these seminars be converted to podcast forms for your ease of convenience, but there will be plenty more new episodes coming soon to help make sure you've met your CPD requirements quota!

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    Foley's February: Defending Drug Trafficking Charges

    Thursday, 24th February 2022

    In the sixth session of Foley's February, Mark GumbletonCarlin GrantTim McCulloch, and Sai Ranjit discusses Defending Drug Trafficking Charges. This is now available for viewing on our website: 

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    View all sessions in the series program here: PROGRAM 

    To register for the remaining sessions, sign up here: REGISTER

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    Leading Employment and Workplace Safety Law Barristers - Doyle's Guide

    Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

    Congratulations to the following Barristers who has been named in Doyle's Guide as leading barristers in Safety Law and Employment Law!


     

     
    Craig Dowling SC

    Leading Employment Law Barrister
    Recommended Workplace Health & Safety Law Barrister

    Craig's practice is predominantly in the areas of industrial and employment law and the related areas of administrative, disciplinary and discrimination law. He appears regularly in the Federal Court, the Fair Work Commission, and other courts and tribunals, in trials and appeals. Craig has a national practice involving regular interstate appearances and advice.

     
    Andrew Palmer QC

    Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Barrister

    Andrew primarily practices in the area of government regulation of business, with a particular focus on occupational health and safety. Andrew acts regularly both for the Victorian WorkCover Authority and for corporate defendants in occupational health and safety prosecutions and at VCAT. He also acts for and advises other regulators including the Environment Protection Authority, the Victorian Building Authority and VicRoads.

     
    Guy Gilbert SC

    Recommended Workplace Health & Safety

    Guy Gilbert has a broad range of practice at the Bar. For Breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, he has appeared in the Magistrates Court and County Court in pleas, contests, committals, trials and appellate work in the Court of Appeal.

     
    Brendan Avallone

    Preeminent Employment Law Barrister
    Recommended Workplace Health & Safety Law Barrister

    Brendan has advised and acted in a number of high profile industrial relations cases and has appeared on behalf of employers and Government agencies in the Courts, the Fair Work Commission and its predecessors, in matters regarding industrial action, protected action ballot applications, industrial disputes, unfair dismissal applications and underpayment claims.

     
    Mark Rinaldi

    Leading Employment Law Barrister
    Recommended Workplace Health & Safety Law Barrister

    Mark appears regularly in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and County Courts, Fair Work Commission, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and various disciplinary tribunals, as well as providing advice and conducting mediations (as an accredited mediator), predominantly in employment, industrial and commercial law matters. He also has chambers in Hobart, and is a member of the Tasmanian and Western Australian Bar associations.

     
    Nick Harrington

    Leading Employment Law Barrister

    Nick Harrington has significant experience in all areas of industrial law, employment law and discrimination and human rights law. He appears regularly in the Federal Courts and in the Fair Work Commission and VCAT. He also has experience in federal judicial review litigation. Nick has consulted to some of Australia's largest companies providing occupational health and safety training services.

     
    Sam Stafford

    Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Barrister

    Sam Stafford acts for Public and Private clients across many practice areas. Sam defends employers (from publicly listed companies to individuals) and employees charged with OH&S offences under both State (WorkSafe) and Commonwealth (Comcare) matters. He has also prosecuted on behalf of WorkSafe in numerous matters.

     
    Matthew Minucci

    Leading Employment Law Barrister

    Recommended Workplace Health & Safety Law Barrister

    Matthew acts for clients across a broad range of industries, including building and construction, mining, aviation, financial services, health, education, transport, retail, manufacturing, power generation and stevedoring. He also acts for various State and Federal government agencies.

     
    Rohan Millar

    Recommended Employment Law Barrister

    Rohan Millar practices in employment and workplace relations law, together with general commercial advice and litigation. His practice particularly involves court and tribunal appearances and advice work in: termination of employment; adverse action/general protections proceedings; unfair dismissal; drafting employment contracts; misuse of confidential information; and more.

     
    Mark Champion

    Recommended Employment Law Barrister

    Mark Champion has a diverse practice and specialises in all aspects of industrial and employment law. His aim is to achieve for his clients the best results circumstances permit. Sometimes that best result is achieved in court and other times by out-of-court resolutions. In his experience clients value frank, commercial and timely advice.

     
    Fiona Knowles

    Recommended Employment Law Barrister

    Fiona Knowles practises mostly in work related areas, including industrial, disciplinary and health and safety matters. Fiona has acted for a wide variety of clients, such as government departments, associations, corporations and individuals. Having this broad experience means that Fiona can provide advice on matters from a unique range of perspectives.

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

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    Foley's February: Tackling General Deterrence

    Wednesday, 16th February 2022

    In the fifth session of our Foley's February Criminal Law CPD webinar series, Glenn Casement and Mietta McDonald presents on the topic of Tackling General Deterrence.

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    Foley's February: Intervention Orders

    Thursday, 10th February 2022

    In the fourth session of our Foley's February Criminal Law CPD webinar series, Shivani Pillai and Amara Hughes presents on the topic of Intervention Orders.

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    Foley's February: Prosecution Duty of Disclosure

    Wednesday, 9th February 2022

    In the third session of our Foley's February Criminal Law CPD webinar series, Peter Matthews and Cheryl Richardson presents on the topic of Prosecution Duty of Disclosure.

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    Foley's February: Forensics

    Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

    In the second session of our Foley's February Criminal Law CPD webinar series, Tim Marsh and Dr. Joanna Glengarry discusses the topic of forensics. 

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    Legal 500: Australia Bar 2022

    Monday, 17th January 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
      foleys@foleys.com.au
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    New Clerk: Dak Kuirthoi

    Monday, 10th January 2022

    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.