Rabih Alkadamani

Commercial/Equity law and Employment law.

Luke Chapman

Public and administrative law, Commissions of Inquiry and Coronial proceedings, Commercial disputes, Insolvency and bankruptcy, Fraud and white collar crime, Military law and related proceedings.

Barry Dean

Barry specialises in regulatory, defamation and media law and has appeared as junior counsel in some of Australia’s highest profile defamation proceedings. He routinely advises individual and corporate clients throughout Australia (both potential plaintiffs and defendants) in respect of defamation and reputational issues.  His practice at the Bar also encompasses commercial disputes, administrative and disciplinary hearings, and white-collar criminal defence and prosecution. Barry has particular expertise in civil disputes involving criminal allegations.  He has appeared in white-collar criminal proceedings for accused, offenders and appellants, both individual and corporate, and as crown prosecutor including on a multi-week jury trial. In addition to frequent appearances in Courts throughout Australia, Court of Appeal, High Court, Supreme Court, Local Court and District Court, Barry has in recent years: appeared at ICAC multiple times; appeared at the Football NSW tribunal; served as legal member on the Occupational Therapy Council of NSW; and appeared in the NCAT Occupational Division.   Before coming to the Bar, Barry practised as a solicitor for eight years, first at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and then at ASIC, across a range of commercial, regulatory and litigious matters. Administrative Law Banking, Securities and Insolvency Competition and Consumer Corporate and Commercial Media and Defamation Regulatory and Criminal Law Equity and Trusts Media & Defamation Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited (Trial Judgment) [2024] FCA 369 (Lee J) – claim in defamation for interview broadcast on The Project – appeared led by S Chrysanthou SC for the second respondent publisher, Ms Lisa Wilkinson. Kumova v Davison (No 2) [2023] FCA 1 (Lee J) – claims in defamation about posts on the Twitter social media platform – appeared led by S Chrysanthou SC for the applicant Mr Tolga Kumova. Palmer v McGowan (No 5) (2022) 404 ALR 621 [2022] FCA 893 (Lee J) – claims and cross-claims in defamation over public statements made by each party – appeared led by P Gray SC for Mr Clive Palmer. Bazzi v Dutton (2022) 289 FCR 1; [2022] FCAFC 84 (Rares, Rangiah and Wigney JJ) – appeal against judgment in defamation in respect of publication on Twitter – appeared led by P Gray SC for the appellant publisher Shane Bazzi. Herron v HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Ltd (2022) 292 FCR 336; [2022] FCAFC 68; (2022) 292 FCR 490; [2022] FCAFC 119 (Rares, Wigney and Lee JJ) – appeal against judgment dismissing claims in defamation in relation to book – appeared led by BW Walker SC and S Chrysanthou SC for appellants Mr John Herron and Dr John Gill. Barilaro v Shanks-Markovia (No 2) (2021) 287 FCR 597; [2021] FCA 950 (Rares J) – interlocutory application to stay or dismiss proceedings in defamation in relation to Youtube stream because of parliamentary privilege – appeared led by S Chrysanthou SC for the applicant Mr John Barilaro who was the respondent on the interlocutory application. Kumova v Davison [2021] FCA 753 (Flick J) – interlocutory claim for journalist privilege by publisher in defamation claim over his source for posts on the Twitter social media platform - appeared led by S Chrysanthou SC for the applicant Mr Tolga Kumova who was the respondent on the interlocutory claim for privilege. Stead v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd (2021) 387 ALR 123; [2021] FCA 15 (Lee J) – claims in defamation by a venture capitalist against Australian Financial Review and columnist –– appeared led by S Chrysanthou SC for the applicant Dr Elaine Stead in the proceedings and for the application for indemnity costs. Bailey v WIN Television NSW Pty Ltd (2020) 104 NSWLR 541; [2020] NSWCA 352 (Meagher and White JJA, Simpson AJA) – appeal against judgment dismissing claim in defamation in respect of news broadcast – appeared led by S Chrysanthou for the respondent publisher WIN Television. Hanson-Young v Leyonhjelm (2018) 364 ALR 624; [2018] FCA 1688 (White J) – interlocutory application to dismiss or stay proceedings in defamation in respect of public statements because of parliamentary privilege – appeared led by S Chrysanthou for the applicant Senator Hanson-Young who was the respondent on the interlocutory application. Commercial and Criminal Law De Belin v Australian Rugby League Commission Ltd [2019] FCA 688 (Perry J) – application seeking relief for misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, tortious inference in contractual relations, and restraint of trade in respect of conduct implementing a no-fault rule banning rugby league player from playing in the NRL competition – appeared led by M Einfeld QC on trial for the applicant Jack De Belin. CMB v AG (NSW) (2015) 256 CLR 346; [2015] HCA 9 (French CJ, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler, and Keane JJ) – Offender appeal against successful Crown sentence appeal – Appeared led by C Loukas SC (now Loukas-Karlsson J, ACT Supreme Court) and GA Bashir SC for appellant CMB. Chrysanthou and Dean defend Lisa Wilkinson Publisher apologises to defamed Doctor as part of confidential settlement Andrew Laming defamation case settles with apology from Nine Full Court allows appeal – overturns judgment that Commonwealth Minister defamed in tweet Full Court allows appeal – overturns judgment dismissing Doctors’ claim that Book was defamatory High Court finalises Senator Hanson-Young’s defamation victory Section 30 defence for WIN Television upheld in High Court Judgment for Venture Capitalist defamed in the Australian Financial Review Archbishop wins in the Court of Appeal Federal Court judgment: Hanson-Young v Leyonhjelm [2019] FCA 156 Federal Court judgment: Hanson-Young v Leyonhjelm [2018] FCA 1688 Court of Appeal – Victory: 20 August 2018 Collier v Country Women’s Association of NSW [2018] NSWCA 184 153 Phillip defend the CWA Barrister NSW 2012 Attorney NY USA 2005 Solicitor VIC 2005 Solicitor NSW 2003 LLM University of Sydney 2011 LLB (Hons) University of Sydney2003 BOptom (Hons) University of New South Wales 1999 dean@153phillip.com.au +61 29132 5720

Hussein Elachkar

Tertiary Education BCom(Accounting)/LLB (UNSW) Admitted to the Legal Profession 2010 Administrative Law Building & Construction Commercial Law Defamation Law Equity and trusts Family Law Family Provisions & Probate Real Property Credit and Investments Ombudsman:2010 – 2012 Energy and Water Ombudsman:2012 – 2014 Birchgrove Legal:2014 – 2018Alsuleiman v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & Anor Acting for the applicant, a leading Australian imam, in Defamation proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against the publishers of the Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail. The case raises a number of important issues, including in relation to the defence of truth at common law and its differentiation from the truth defence pursuant to the s25 Defamation Act. CYD v Secretary of the Department of Education NSW Acted for the applicant in a successful administrative appeal in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal concerning a decision of the Secretary of the Department of Education to cancel the applicant’s family day care provider approval pursuant to s33(1)(a) Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (NSW). Etihaf & Etihaf Acted for the Applicant in Family Court of Australia proceedings concerning property and children, with a range of issues including Airport Watchlist Orders following threats of removing the children from the jurisdiction of Australia, family violence, drug use, and the enforcement of orders for sale of the matrimonial property in circumstances where a child resided at the property. Carr v Chan Acted for the defendant in Family Provisions proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW. Mohammed v Nationwide News Pty Ltd Acted for the applicant mufti in defamation proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW against the publisher of the Daily Telegraph. The case raised some interesting questions, including the approach to be adopted in considering a strike out application regarding particulars in support of a justification defence. Sunrising Family Day Care Pty Ltd v The Department of Education & Training Acted for the Applicant (the provider of a family day care service) in an administrative appeal of a decision by the Secretary of the Department to cancel the applicant’s Commonwealth approval to receive Child Care Benefit payments pursuant to A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999. Uzunlar & Uzunlar Acted for the Applicant in the Family Court of Australia for urgent ex parte orders, including Airport Watchlist orders, and in subsequent related proceedings concerning property and children. Warringah Timbers Pty Ltd v Mackenzie Acted for the Defendant supplier in commercial proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW concerning alleged non-payment of ongoing trade debts, and further alleged Corporations Act civil penalty provisions, including under s182.elachkar@153phillip.com.au +61 2 9132 5700

Adam Gerard

Adam has a broad commercial practice with an emphasis in corporations, insolvency, revenue and tax, equity, employment and administrative law. Adam regularly appears in matters in the Supreme, District and Local Courts as well as the NCAT and the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the AAT. Prior to coming to the Bar in 2012, Adam worked for 9 years as a litigation solicitor in the areas of general commercial law, revenue and tax, intellectual property and administrative law. Adam spent several years as a Solicitor Advocate, developing niche experience with respect to taxation and related commercial matters. Adam also spent several years as an instructing solicitor in a major copyright dispute in respect of survey plans. Recently, Adam has appeared in a number of substantial matters encompassing various areas of his commercial practice, including: insolvent trading proceedings pursuant to s.588M of the Corporations Act; complicated winding up proceedings; employment law proceedings, involving underpayment, breaches of workplace instruments, general protections and associated accessorial liability claims under the Fair Work Act; various taxation and associated administrative law proceedings; and disciplinary proceedings on behalf of persons disqualified by ASIC. Administrative Commercial Corporations, Insolvency, Bankruptcy Equity Employment and Industrial Intellectual Property Professional Discipline and Disciplinary Proceedings Property and Valuation Revenue and Tax Commercial, Equity, Corporations and Insolvency Decided Liggins & Anor v Park Trent Properties Group Pty Ltd & Anor (No. 2) [2022] NSWSC 176 (Proceedings relating to an agreement to purchase two properties; Specific performance; Damages; Date for assessment of damages where specific performance not ordered. Appeared unled for the successful Plaintiff). http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2022/176.html?query= Nguyen v W & W Invexstments Group Pty Ltd & Ors; Wakim & Ors v Nguyen [2022] NSWSC 2021/00195834, unreported, 4 March 2022, per Darke J] (Sale of Land Contract; Caveat; Notices to Complete; Repudiation. Appeared unled for the successful Cross-Claimant on contested application for default judgment on the Cross-Claim, seeking the return of a deposit paid pursuant to the terminated contract). In the matter of Sails Corp Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 1241 (Application under s.482 of the Corporations Act to terminate a winding up. Appeared for the company in liquidation and liquidators). http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2021/1241.html Sidgreaves v State of New South Wales & Ors (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 934 (Negligent misstatement; Breach of duty; Vicarious liability; Pure economic loss. Proceedings seeking relief for pure economic loss allegedly suffered by the Plaintiff.  Appeared unled for the successful Defendants in having the Plaintiff’s Further Amended Statement of Claim struck out and ultimately the proceedings dismissed. http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2021/934.html?query= Sidgreaves v State of New South Wales & Ors [2020] NSWSC 1460 http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2020/1460.html?query= In the matter of FC Securities [2020] NSWSC 2020/00214816, unreported 22 September 2020, per Black J] Appeared for Director/Guarantor against whom proceedings were brought by a Secured Party. Director/Guarantor brought related proceedings pursuant to ss.420A and 423 of the Corporations Act seeking an inquiry into the conduct of a Controller appointed by the Secured Party in relation to the disposition of assets for an alleged undervalue. Successfully defended an application by the Controller to dismiss the inquiry application. Both proceedings thereafter successfully settled during the first stage of the s.423 inquiry proceedings. In the matter of Citadel Financial Corporation Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 65 (Insolvency; Winding Up; Statutory Demand; Assessments; Genuine Dispute; Offsetting claims; Conclusive proof provisions; Constitutional matter; Exercise of judicial power; Charges. Appeared unled for the Plaintiff who obtained a variation of the Deputy Commissioner’s demand) http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC//2019/65.html Inner West Demolition (NSW) Pty Limited v Silk [2018] NSWDC 136 (Section 588M insolvent trading claim against director; incurring of debts; Masters v Cameron; insolvency; reasonable grounds to suspect insolvency; consent of liquidator; agency; non-availability of s.588H defences. Appeared unled for successful Plaintiff) http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWDC/2018/136.html In the matter of Plutus Payroll Australia Pty Limited [2017] NSWSC 1854 (Winding up; just and equitable ground; insolvency ground; statutory demand; offsetting claim; winding up stayed until conclusion of pending committal proceedings; provisional liquidator. Appeared for Eleventh Defendant, led by R Seiden SC http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2017/1854.html Cox Purtell Staffing Services Pty Ltd v Our Energy Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1122 (Contract claim; Formation of contract; Implied acceptance/formation by conduct; Appeared for successful Defendant) http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC//2017/1122.html Clearwater Asset Services Pty Limited (In Liquidation) v Boral Construction Materials Group Limited, NSWDC, 2015/164435 (Preference payment proceedings. Settled 2017) Technocraft Australia Pty Limited v Australian Scaffold Pty Limited, NSWDC, 2016 (Contract Claim; Agent’s authority; Settled 2016) In the Matter of M & V International Pty Limited SYG 296043/2015 (Application for Substitution As Moving Creditor on Winding Up Application. Order made) Leslie George Lobsey v Liverpool Plains Shire Council [2014] NSWSC 446 (Copyright, Contract, Passing Off, s.18 ACL. Summary Dismissal) Kingston Building (Australia) Pty Ltd v Dial D Pty Ltd as trustee for the Smith Street Unit Trust [2013] NSWSC 173 (Contract Construction)  Recent Resolved Cases Northern Beaches Industrial Supplies Pty Ltd & Anor v VEK Tools Corporation Pty Ltd & Ors, NSWDC, 2019/00155179 (Franchise Agreement; Licence; Franchising Code of Conduct; Repudiation; Misleading or deceptive conduct; Estoppel. Appeared for the Plaintiff. Proceedings settled in 2022). Wisewell & Ors v Marine Industrial Developments Pty Ltd & Anor, Federal Court of Australia, NSD1377 of 2020 (Misleading or deceptive conduct relating to share acquisition; Oppression of minority; Breach of share acquisition contract. Resolved in 2022 following winding up of First Defendant). Naghdi v Raiola & Ors, NSWSC, 2019/359730 (Share Transfer Agreement; Correction of Members Register. Acted for the Defendants. Proceedings settled in 2020). Tax, Revenue and Trusts Thomas and Naaz Pty Ltd (ACN 101 491 703) v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2022] NSWCATAP 220 (Payroll Tax; Relevant contracts; Tax charging provision; Statutory interpretation; Question of Law. Appeared for the successful Respondent). http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATAP/2022/220.html?query= Kedwell v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2020) 356 FLR 41, [2020] NSWCA 238 (DPN; Defence of payment; Estoppel. Appeared for Appellant) http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2020/238.html?query= Holiward Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation, AAT 6238 of 2018 (Part IVC Review of Default assessments; Capital gains; Trust income. Proceedings settled in 2020). Sidgreaves v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2019] NSWSC 408 (Question of law; Collateral attack on administrative decision in unrelated proceedings; statutory interpretation) http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2019/408.html?query= Fyna Projects Pty Ltd & Ors v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2019] HCASL 181; Fyna Projects Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2018) 99 NSWLR 673 [2018] NSWCA 331 (Tax – Notices of Assessment – Joint and Several Liability – Power to issue Third Party (Garnishee) Notices – Appeared for successful Respondent, led by R Seiden SC http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2018/331.html?query= The Salvation Army (New South Wales) Property Trust v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2018] NSWSC 128 (led by R Seiden SC) http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2018/128.html  In the matter of Plutus Payroll Australia Pty Limited [2017] NSWSC 1854 (s 8AAZL of the (CTH) Taxation Administration Act 1953) http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2017/1854.html Urmar Pty Ltd ATF Ross Burton Family Trust v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2017] NSWCATAD 54 (Payroll Tax; Grouping; De-grouping discretion. Appeared unled for the successful Respondent). http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATAD/2017/54.html Namoi Tyreright Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2016] NSWCATAD 88 (Payroll Tax; Grouping; De-grouping discretion. Appeared unled for the successful Respondent). http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATAD/2016/88.html Codlea Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2016] NSWCATAP 30 (Land Tax; Primary production exemption; Questions of law. Appeared unled for the successful Respondent). http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATAP/2016/30.html Boston Sales and Market Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2014) 99 ATR 323; [2014] NSWCATAD 139 (Payroll Tax; De-grouping discretion; Statutory interpretation. Appeared unled for the successful Respondent). http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATAD/2014/139.html?query= Employment Law Decided Cases Hornyak v SIMS Integrated Solutions Pty Ltd [2022] FedCFamC2G 509 (Civil penalties following established breaches of civil remedy provisions in Fair Work Act; Costs pursuant to s.570 of the Fair Work Act. Appeared unled for successful Applicant in obtaining penalties and costs) http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FedCFamC2G/2022/509.html?query= Hornyak v SIMS Integrated Solutions Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] FCCA 1764 (Contract; Contract formation; Casual; Awards; Underpayment claims; Breaches of civil remedy provisions in Fair Work Act. Appeared unled for successful applicant) http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2020/1764.html?query= Lennox v HC Securities Pty Ltd & Anor, FCCA, Melbourne, MLG 1566/2017 (General protections and accessorial liability claims under Fair Work Act. Appeared for Second Respondent on an application to strike out the accessorial liability pleading against the Second Respondent. Applicant ordered to, with the court granting leave to replead, amend accessorial liability pleading against Second Respondent). Cox Purtell Staffing Services Pty Ltd v Our Energy Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1122 (Labour agency contract; Contract claim; Formation of contract) http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC//2017/1122.html Recent Resolved Cases Diggins v Commercial TC Pty Ltd & Anor; Commercial TC Pty Ltd & Anor v Diggins, FCCA, SYG 1908/2020 (Employment contract formation and terms; General protections; Confidential information and copyright. Acted for Applicant/Cross-Defendant. Settled 2021. Lennox v HC Securities Pty Ltd & Anor, FCCA, Melbourne, MLG 1566/2017 (General protections and accessorial liability claims under Fair Work Act. Appeared for Second Respondent on an application to strike out the accessorial liability pleading against the Second Respondent. Applicant ordered to, with the court granting leave to replead, amend accessorial liability pleading against Second Respondent. Settled 2018). Varga v Live Group Pty Ltd & Anor, FCCC, (Acted for Applicant. Underpayments claim. Settled in 2018) Administrative & Public Law – Challenges to Government Decisions P1 v P2 [2021] FedCFamCF2 172 (Application for release from implied “Harman” undertaking (Harman v Home Office) for purposes of using documents produced to one Court in unrelated proceedings in another Court. Application opposed. Appeared for the successful Applicant). Sidgreaves v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2018] NSWCATAP 20 (Collateral attack; statutory interpretation) http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2019/408.html?query= Lo v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2013) 85 NSWLR 86; [2013] NSWCA 180 http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2013/180.html?query (Led by R Hamilton SC) The application for the Attorney General in and for the State of New South Wales [2014] NSWSC 1182 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2014/1182.html B.S Fisher & E.A Fisher v Roads and Maritime Services [2014] NSWSC 858 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2014/858.html Perry Properties Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2013] NSWCA 274  http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2013/274.html?query (Led by I Mescher) Child Support Registrar & Ahern and Anor [2014] FamCAFC 105 http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/cth/FamCAFC/2014/105.html?query (Led by S Kaur-Bains) Duncan v The Honourable David Andrew Ipp AO QC and Ors [2013] NSWSC 314 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2013/247.html (Led by N Hutley SC and G Ng) Re, No Ship Action Group Inc and Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (2010) 117 ALD 622 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/AATA/2010/702.html (Led by J Needham SC) ​​​​​​​Professional Discipline Whittle and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2018] AATA 1861 http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/cth/AATA/2018/1861.html?query= Health Care Complaints Commission v Bova (No.2) [2017] NSWCATOD 28  (Led by R Lancaster SC) http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATOD/2017/28.html Health Care Complaints Commission v Bova (No.1) [2016] NSWCATOD 43 (Led by R Lancaster SC)  http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCATOD/2016/43.html B.A. Comm/B.Law (Hons) gerard@153phillip.com.au +61 29132 5722

John Gooley

For more information on John’s extensive career please visit https://www.johngooley.com John was admitted as a Solicitor in 1982 and came to the Bar in 1996. John specialises in commercial law – principally in disputes involving corporations and associations (including partnerships, incorporated and unincorporated associations and cooperatives), contract law, insurance law (directors and officers, professional indemnity, special risks and other forms of general insurance and life insurance), franchising law, finance/banking law, trade practices and equity/trusts. John has wide-ranging trial experience and has been retained in a large number of commercial disputes in the Federal Court and in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. A number of the cases in which John has been involved are significant cases in the relevant practice area and were long-running. In addition, John has an extensive advisory practice in the above areas of law. John is also a widely published legal author whose books are extensively used throughout Australian universities as standard textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well for practitioners in specialised subject areas. John has over 35 years experience as a University Lecturer and Teacher in the contract, commercial and corporation law fields. LLB University of Sydney LLM (Hons) University of Sydney BA University of Sydney DipEd Sydney College of Advanced Education Banking and Finance Bankruptcy Building and Construction Law Competition and Consumer Law Contract Law Corporations and Associations Law Equity and Trusts Franchising Insurance Partnerships Real Property and Strata Titles Succession and Administration of Estates Tort John has been involved in several significant long-running commercial disputes in the Federal Court and in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia some of which were running concurrently and which involved numerous interlocutory applications prior to final hearing. Those cases involved a number of areas of commercial law and included cases in the following courts: For more detail please see https://www.johngooley.com/John has a considerable practice in giving advice in specialist fields of law. In his career at the Bar he has been involved in advising: In relation to class-actions in the Federal Court and Supreme Courts; Senior Officers of insurance companies on issues of indemnity and reinsurance, proportionate liability particularly related to Professional Indemnity and directors and officers Insurance. Insurers in relation to life insurance issues, such as the application of policy exclusions to fact situations; Company directors, officers and shareholders of listed and non-listed corporations and their insurers as well as officers of both incorporated and unincorporated associations in relation to liability for breaches of duty including insolvent trading and in relation to criminal liability and civil penalty breaches;  In relation to shareholder disputes including derivative actions and oppression actions under the Corporations Act, as well as meeting procedures and disputes arising out of the management of companies; Company directors in relation to legal strategies when involved in take-over, merger and reconstruction activity; Liquidators, receiver-managers and other administrators in relation to their responsibility and management of those bodies; Bank Officers, including senior legal staff and directors of matters impacting upon Bank’s liability; In relation to partnership disputes and disputes between joint ventures; Franchisees and franchisors in relation to the operation of franchises; Trustees and beneficiaries of trusts in relation to Bankruptcy and Insolvency issues. For further information please see https://www.johngooley.com/John has authored and/or co-authored a number of legal works many of which have been or are prescribed textbooks in their subject areas at Universities around Australia. John’s publications can be found at https://www.johngooley.com/ John’s current publications are: 1. Insolvent Trading and Fraudulent Trading in Australia: Regulation and Context, with Mitchell Gooley, 2016, 1st ed., LexisNexis Butterworths; 2. Corporations and Associations Law: Principles and Issues, with Michael Zammit, Matthew Dicker SC and David Russell SC, 2020, 7th ed., LexisNexis Butterworths; 3. Principles of Australian Contract Law, with Peter Radan and Ilija Vickovich, 2021, 5th ed., LexisNexis Butterworths; 4. Principles of Australian Contract Law – Cases and Materials, with Peter Radan and Ilija Vickovich, 2021, 5th ed., LexisNexis Butterworths;NSW BAR ADMISSION: 1996gooley@153phillip.com.au +61 2 9132 5700