Simon Fuller


Barrister

Admitted:
13 Nov 2012
Bar:
26 Oct 2017
Location:
Room 1525, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Simon practises in a broad range of matters in the areas of family, commercial, employment, and administrative law.  Having a diverse litigation practice provides him with a strong understanding of the law, court-room advocacy, issues of evidence, and strategy. It also allows him a unique understanding of the intersections of different areas of the law.  He regularly appears both led and unled in state and federal courts and tribunals at all levels in both original and appellate matters.

Family law

Prior to coming to the Bar, Simon was a solicitor at a prominent family law firm in Melbourne.  He regularly appears in interim hearings and trials in family law matters in both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court. He also regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court in the related jurisdiction of intervention orders.

Simon has a particular interest in equitable disputes involving property and also disputes involving third parties in the courts’ accrued jurisdiction.

He is also briefed to prepare, give advice, and appear in disputes involving the construction, enforcement or setting aside of financial agreements and child support agreements.

Commercial

He has given advice on and appeared in a wide variety of commercial matters including general contractual disputes, consumer law actions including misleading and deceptive conduct claims, domestic building, retail and residential leases, franchising, and insolvency.

Simon acts in disputes involving industries such as legal, health-care, pharmaceuticals, aged care, construction, personal services, and automotive. 

Many of Simon’s matters have involved actions in equity including breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud, and breaches of trust. He has a particular interest in property-related disputes including equitable claims involving constructive and resulting trusts.  He has also acted in ancillary applications involving caveats, injunctions, and freezing orders.

Simon is available to appear, draft and settle pleadings, and give advice. 

Employment law

Simon has advised and appeared for employers and employees at the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court in disputes involving unfair dismissal, general protections, underpayments, and modern awards arising under the Fair Work Act 2009 and from the contract of employment. 

He is also interested in actions related to the employment relationship including privacy, restraints of trade, breaches of confidential information and vicarious liability.

Public and administrative law

Simon has given advice and appeared for both government and private clients in administrative law disputes including those involving appeals and judicial reviews of decisions of government bodies, tribunals, and lower courts. 

He acts in quasi-criminal proceedings including professional disciplinary actions in tribunals and other bodies involving clients who are legal, medical, or other professionals.  He has acted for clients disputing administrative decisions regarding freedom of information applications, firearms applications, and Working with Children Checks. 

Simon also has a practice in discrimination and human rights law and has appeared in and acted for clients involved in disputes in VCAT, the AAT, state and federal courts, and alternative dispute resolution processes in the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. 

He also acts in immigration and citizenship matters in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.  He has been involved in a number of successful appeals in the Federal Court involving the Migration Act.

Other experience

Simon strives to adopt a client-focused approach to litigation with a high level of technical knowledge and commerciality. He prides himself on understanding the personal and practical realities of his clients.

He has a keen interest in the law and regularly conducts seminars and writes papers about a variety of topics. He was also a volunteer solicitor at Springvale Monash Legal Service for five years.  He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. He is also currently completing a Master of Laws.

Simon read with Patrick O’Shannessy SC.  His senior mentor is Geoffrey Dickson QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Law
Equity & Trusts
Family Law
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Simon practises in a broad range of matters in the areas of family, commercial, employment, and administrative law.  Having a diverse litigation practice provides him with a strong understanding of the law, court-room advocacy, issues of evidence, and strategy. It also allows him a unique understanding of the intersections of different areas of the law.  He regularly appears both led and unled in state and federal courts and tribunals at all levels in both original and appellate matters.

Family law

Prior to coming to the Bar, Simon was a solicitor at a prominent family law firm in Melbourne.  He regularly appears in interim hearings and trials in family law matters in both the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court. He also regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court in the related jurisdiction of intervention orders.

Simon has a particular interest in equitable disputes involving property and also disputes involving third parties in the courts’ accrued jurisdiction.

He is also briefed to prepare, give advice, and appear in disputes involving the construction, enforcement or setting aside of financial agreements and child support agreements.

Commercial

He has given advice on and appeared in a wide variety of commercial matters including general contractual disputes, consumer law actions including misleading and deceptive conduct claims, domestic building, retail and residential leases, franchising, and insolvency.

Simon acts in disputes involving industries such as legal, health-care, pharmaceuticals, aged care, construction, personal services, and automotive. 

Many of Simon’s matters have involved actions in equity including breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud, and breaches of trust. He has a particular interest in property-related disputes including equitable claims involving constructive and resulting trusts.  He has also acted in ancillary applications involving caveats, injunctions, and freezing orders.

Simon is available to appear, draft and settle pleadings, and give advice. 

Employment law

Simon has advised and appeared for employers and employees at the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court in disputes involving unfair dismissal, general protections, underpayments, and modern awards arising under the Fair Work Act 2009 and from the contract of employment. 

He is also interested in actions related to the employment relationship including privacy, restraints of trade, breaches of confidential information and vicarious liability.

Public and administrative law

Simon has given advice and appeared for both government and private clients in administrative law disputes including those involving appeals and judicial reviews of decisions of government bodies, tribunals, and lower courts. 

He acts in quasi-criminal proceedings including professional disciplinary actions in tribunals and other bodies involving clients who are legal, medical, or other professionals.  He has acted for clients disputing administrative decisions regarding freedom of information applications, firearms applications, and Working with Children Checks. 

Simon also has a practice in discrimination and human rights law and has appeared in and acted for clients involved in disputes in VCAT, the AAT, state and federal courts, and alternative dispute resolution processes in the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. 

He also acts in immigration and citizenship matters in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.  He has been involved in a number of successful appeals in the Federal Court involving the Migration Act.

Other experience

Simon strives to adopt a client-focused approach to litigation with a high level of technical knowledge and commerciality. He prides himself on understanding the personal and practical realities of his clients.

He has a keen interest in the law and regularly conducts seminars and writes papers about a variety of topics. He was also a volunteer solicitor at Springvale Monash Legal Service for five years.  He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. He is also currently completing a Master of Laws.

Simon read with Patrick O’Shannessy SC.  His senior mentor is Geoffrey Dickson QC.

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Ethics Committee