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29 May 2018

List A congratulates our Barristers recognised in Doyles Guide as Australia’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Barristers

List A congratulates the six members of the List (four Senior Counsel and two Junior Counsel) named by Doyles Guide as the leading technology, media and telecommunications barristers in Australia in 2018.

The senior members of counsel included were Bruce Caine QC, Matt Collins QC, Peter Collinson QC and Helen Rofe QC.  Matt Collins QC was listed as preeminent and Helen Rofe QC was listed as leading.  Bruce Caine QC and Peter Collinson QC were both listed as recommended.

The junior members of counsel included were Kate Beattie and Warwick Rothnie.  Kate Beattie was listed as leading and Warwick Rothnie was listed as recommended.

29 May 2018

List A congratulates our Barristers recognised in Doyles Guide as Australia’s Leading Intellectual Property Barristers

List A congratulates the four members of the List (two Senior Counsel and two Junior Counsel) named by Doyles Guide as the leading intellectual property barristers in Australia in 2018.

The senior members of counsel included were Bruce Caine QC and Helen Rofe QC.  Bruce Caine QC was listed as preeminent and Helen Rofe QC was listed as recommended.

The junior members of counsel included were Kate Beattie and Warwick Rothnie.  Kate Beattie was listed as leading and Warwick Rothnie was listed as recommended.

15 May 2018

List A welcomes New Readers – Andrew Roe and Caroline Dawes

Andrew Roe

Andrew practises primarily in commercial, public and tax law.

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was an associate to the Hon Justice Crennan AC at the High Court of Australia, a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, and the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria.  He has experience in constitutional law, administrative law, tax law and commercial disputes in a range of areas including contract law, equity, conflict of laws, and competition and consumer law.

Andrew holds undergraduate degrees in arts and law with first class honours from Monash University, where he was an Editor of the Monash University Law Review and received the Vice-Chancellor’s Honours-PhD Scholarship.  He also holds a Master of Law with first class honours from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Patrick Moore Cambridge Australia Scholar and received several academic prizes and scholarships.  Andrew has published on tax and international law, and has taught law at the Australian National University.

Andrew is reading with Dr Catherine Button and Jonathon Redwood.  His senior mentor is Philip Crutchfield QC.

Andrew is now available to accept briefs.  Enquiries regarding his availability and fees can be made by contacting List A Barristers on (03) 9225 8444.  Click here to view Andrew's full profile.

 

Caroline Dawes 

Caroline practises primarily in commercial law.  Her key experience includes complex contractual disputes, franchising, trade practices and consumer law and property disputes across a range of industries.

Before coming to the bar, Caroline gained experience as a commercial litigator at MinterEllison and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers.  In that capacity, she ran matters in all Victorian courts, the Federal Court and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, acted at mediations, undertook significant pleading and advice work and appeared in various jurisdictions.

Caroline has been working in commercial litigation since January 2008. Prior to being at HWL Ebsworth and MinterEllison, Caroline was the Associate to His Honour Judge Anderson, Judge in Charge of the County Court’s Commercial List for nearly 5 years (2008 to 2012).  Between November 2012 and March 2013, Caroline was interned to Judge Khalida Rachid Khan of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.

Caroline is reading with Renee Enbom.  Her senior mentor is Wendy Harris QC.

Caroline is now available to accept briefs.  Enquiries regarding her availability and fees can be made by contacting List A Barristers on (03) 9225 8444.  Click here to view Caroline's full profile.

 

11 May 2018

List A warmly congratulates Jennifer Batrouney QC on her recent election as the Advocate Member of the Victorian Legal Services Board

List A warmly congratulates Jennifer Batrouney QC on her recent election as the Advocate Member of the Victorian Legal Services Board.  Every four years one barrister and two solicitors are elected to the Legal Services Board by their peers in the legal profession.  We have no doubt that Jennifer will make a significant contribution to the Board.

9 May 2018

Congratulations to Wendy Harris QC and Nicholas Hopkins QC on their CommBar appointments

The members and staff of List A wish to congratulate Wendy Harris QC on her appointment as President of CommBar.  In addition, we would like to congratulate Nicholas Hopkins QC, who has been appointed as Senior Vice President of CommBar.

These appointments follow the resignation of the former chairman of the List, Matthew Connock QC, as President of CommBar due to his appointment to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

 

4 May 2018

List A congratulates our Barristers recognised in Doyles Guide as Leading Intellectual Property Barristers

List A congratulates the four members of the List (two Senior Counsel and two Junior Counsel) named by Doyles Guide as the leading intellectual property barristers in Victoria in 2018.

The senior members of counsel included were Bruce Caine QC and Helen Rofe QC.  Bruce Caine QC was listed as preeminent and Helen Rofe QC was listed at leading.

The junior members of counsel included were Kate Beattie and Warwick Rothnie.  Kate Beattie was listed as preeminent and Warwick Rothnie was listed as leading.

24 April 2018

List A congratulates our Barristers recognised in Doyles’s Guide as leading Planning and Environment Barristers in Victoria – 2018

List A congratulates the seven members of the List (4 Senior Counsel and 3 Junior Counsel) named by Doyle's Guide as the leading planning and environment barristers in Victoria in 2018.

The senior members of counsel included were Stuart Morris QC, Chris Townshend QC, Adrian Finanzio QC and Jim Delany QC.  Stuart Morris QC and Chris Townshend QC were listed as preeminent (Doyle's highest ranking).

The junior members of counsel included were Barnaby Chessell, Emily Porter and Roshan Chaile.  Barnaby Chessell and Emily Porter were also listed as preeminent.

This recognition confirms the prominence of List A's members in planning and environment law, and further enhances its reputation and expertise in those fields.

10 April 2018

List A congratulates the Honourable Justice Matthew Connock QC

The members and staff of List A congratulate Matthew Connock QC on his appointment to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Admitted to practice in 1988 and following a successful legal career at Mallesons Stephen Jacques, His Honour signed the Bar Roll in 1993 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2006. Matt developed a substantial commercial practice and was briefed as junior counsel in many of Victoria’s major disputes in the 1990’s. Since his appointment as Senior Counsel in 2006, he has appeared in many noteworthy commercial matters in all states and territories.  In addition, Matt has been Chairman of List A since November 2015.

We know that His Honour will make a significant contribution to the Bench and we wish him all the best in his new role. His commitment to the List and the Bar more generally will be greatly missed.

26 March 2018

List A congratulates our Barristers recognised in Doyle’s Guide Leading Australian Construction and Infrastructure Barristers

List A congratulates the four members of the List named by Doyle's Guide as the leading construction and infrastructure senior counsel in Australia in 2018.

The senior members of counsel included were Jeffrey Gleeson QC, Nicholas Hopkins QC, Nicholas Pane QC and Richard Manly QC.  Jeffrey Gleeson QC was listed as Preeminent in this field.

List A also congratulates Kathryn (Katie) Stynes for being named by Doyle’s Guide as a preeminent junior barrister in Australia in 2018 in construction and infrastructure law.

13 March 2018

List A congratulates our Barristers recognised in Doyle’s Guide Leading Construction and Infrastructure Senior Counsel

List A congratulates the five members of the List named by Doyle's Guide as the leading construction and infrastructure senior counsel in Victoria in 2018.

The senior members of counsel included were Jeffrey Gleeson QC, Nicholas Hopkins QC, Nicholas Pane QC, Richard Manly QC and David Batt QC.  Jeffrey Gleeson QC was listed as the Market Leader in this field and Nicholas Hopkins QC and Nicholas Pane QC were listed as Preeminent.

This recognition confirms List A’s prominence in construction and infrastructure in Victoria.