Kay Chan


Barrister

Admitted:
14 Feb 2012
Bar:
24 Oct 2019
Location:
Room 1526, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Kay practises in public, commercial and taxation law.  A selection of Kay's recent matters can be found here.

Public law

Kay appears and advises in relation to:

  • Judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals.
  • Merits review proceedings before VCAT and specialist tribunals, including in privacy, freedom of information, licensing, professional discipline and occupational regulation.
  • Various other public law matters, including migration, discrimination, repatriation of Aboriginal objects, statutory interpretation and government liability for unlawful decision-making.

Since coming to the Bar, Kay has been briefed in significant litigation, including:

  • Counsel for the Chief Commissioner of Police in applications for rulings on public interest immunity (both led and unled)
  • Consultant Counsel to the Board of Inquiry into the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry (instructed by the Office of Solicitors Assisting)
  • Thorpe v Head, Transport for Victoria — challenge to the Western Highway Duplication Project (opposing leave to bring derivative proceeding)

Commercial 

Kay practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on contract disputes, company law (including shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression and director's duties), equity and trusts.

Taxation 

Kay regularly advises taxpayers on issues of revenue law and objection and review rights.  Her experience includes topics such as trusts, duty, consideration and charities.

Background

Before coming to the Bar, Kay was a Senior Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) in the government and public law branch, specialising in regulatory, administrative and disciplinary law, and commissions and inquiries.  

Kay has also worked at the State Revenue Office where she conducted civil litigation from tribunal to appellate level.

Kay holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.

Kay read with Albert Dinelli.  Her Senior Mentor was Jason Pizer QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law

Profile1

Kay practises in public, commercial and taxation law.  A selection of Kay's recent matters can be found here.

Public law

Kay appears and advises in relation to:

  • Judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals.
  • Merits review proceedings before VCAT and specialist tribunals, including in privacy, freedom of information, licensing, professional discipline and occupational regulation.
  • Various other public law matters, including migration, discrimination, repatriation of Aboriginal objects, statutory interpretation and government liability for unlawful decision-making.

Since coming to the Bar, Kay has been briefed in significant litigation, including:

  • Counsel for the Chief Commissioner of Police in applications for rulings on public interest immunity (both led and unled)
  • Consultant Counsel to the Board of Inquiry into the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry (instructed by the Office of Solicitors Assisting)
  • Thorpe v Head, Transport for Victoria — challenge to the Western Highway Duplication Project (opposing leave to bring derivative proceeding)

Commercial 

Kay practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on contract disputes, company law (including shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression and director's duties), equity and trusts.

Taxation 

Kay regularly advises taxpayers on issues of revenue law and objection and review rights.  Her experience includes topics such as trusts, duty, consideration and charities.

Background

Before coming to the Bar, Kay was a Senior Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) in the government and public law branch, specialising in regulatory, administrative and disciplinary law, and commissions and inquiries.  

Kay has also worked at the State Revenue Office where she conducted civil litigation from tribunal to appellate level.

Kay holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.

Kay read with Albert Dinelli.  Her Senior Mentor was Jason Pizer QC.

Committee Memberships

  • (CPD-Convenor) Tax Bar Association