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4 August 2017

Tim Goodwin appointed to assist Traditional Owner Groups

The Attorney-General Martin Pakula MP announced on 3 August 2017 that List A member Timothy Goodwin, a member of the Yuin people, has been appointed to review the process whereby Traditional Owner groups demonstrate their traditional and cultural association to country and negotiate and enter into agreements under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) ("the Act").

Mr Goodwin's role will be to interview Traditional Owners and professionals with experience of the process.  He will then deliver a report to the Andrews Labor Government which will recommend improvements to the process to make it as efficient as possible for Traditional Owner groups who are seeking to negotiate native title claims under the Act.

24 July 2017

List A congratulates our barristers recognised in Doyles Leading Arbitration Barristers in Australia 2017

List A congratulates the 4 members named by Doyles Guide as Australia’s leading arbitration barristers in 2017.

They are Alan Archibald QC, Jeffery Gleeson QC, Albert Monichino QC and Jonathon Redwood.

This recognition confirms List A’s prominence in the international arbitration field in Australia.  We warmly congratulate these List members for being included as Australia’s leading arbitration barristers in 2017.

24 July 2017

List A congratulates our barristers recognised in Doyles Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Barristers in Victoria 2017

List A congratulates the 19 members (11 senior counsel and 8 junior counsel) named by Doyles Guide as the leading commercial litigation and dispute resolution barristers in Victoria in 2017.

The senior members include Alan Archibald QC, Allan Myers QC, Wendy Harris QC, David Batt QC, Matt Connock QC, Peter Collinson QC, Jim Delany QC, Jeffery Gleeson QC, Jonathon Moore QC, Penny Neskovcin QC and Michael O’Bryan QC.   Alan Archibald QC was listed as Market Leader and Allan Myers QC was listed as Preeminent (Doyle’s highest rankings).

The junior counsel members include Catherine Button, Oren Bigos, Carl Moller, Christopher Archibald, Andrew Hanak, Paul Liondas, Stephen Parmenter and Caryn Van Proctor, with Catherine Button listed as Preeminent.

The inclusion of these 19 members cements List A’s reputation as Australia’s leading list of commercial barristers.

24 July 2017

List A congratulates our barristers recognised in Doyles Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Barristers in Victoria 2017

List A congratulates the 10 members (6 senior counsel and 4 junior counsel) named by Doyles Guide as Victorian’s leading insolvency and restructuring barristers in 2017.

The senior members are Paul Anastassiou QC, Alan Archibald QC, Jim Delany QC, Wendy Harris QC, Jonathon Moore QC and Penny Neskovcin QC.

The junior counsel members are Oren Bigos, Carl Moller, Caryn Van Proctor and Catherine Button, with Oren Bigos and Carl Moller listed as Preeminent.

Doyles Guide is compiled on the basis of surveys and interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies.

 

14 July 2017

List A congratulates Rodrigo Pintos-Lopez on his appointment to the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The members and staff of List A congratulate Rodrigo Pintos-Lopez on his initial appointment as a part-time Senior Member of the Commonwealth AAT.  His appointment is for 7 years and commenced on 1 July 2017.  Rodrigo will continue his commercial practice at the Victorian Bar during the tenure of his appointment.

5 June 2017

List A congratulates our barristers included in Doyles Leading Intellectual Property Barristers in Victoria 2017

List A congratulates the 5 members (3 senior counsel and 2 junior counsel) named by Doyle’s Guide as Victoria’s leading intellectual property barristers in 2017.

They include Bruce Caine QC, Ross Macaw QC, Helen Rofe QC, Kate Beattie and Warwick Rothnie, with Bruce Caine QC listed as preeminent (Doyle’s highest ranking).

Doyles Guide is compiled on the basis of surveys and interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies.  The inclusion of these five members of List A reflects the depth of expertise of the members of Australia’s leading list of commercial barristers.

 

5 May 2017

LIST A WELCOMES NEW READERS – Fiona Hudgson, Andrew McRobert and Alice Muhlebach

FIONA HUDGSON

Fiona practises in commercial, environmental and government law.  She has extensive experience in corporate governance disputes and investigations (including anti-bribery and corruption), energy and resources disputes and consumer claims.  Her environment practice includes contaminated land claims, water management and environmental indemnities.  She has advised governments on civil claims, regulatory processes, administrative law and FOI and has been recognised for her expertise in Best Lawyers Australia 2014-2016, Chambers 2016 and Global Investigations Review 2016.

Fiona’s experience includes 10 years as a partner at Ashurst, and prior to that 10 years’ practice in the UK.

Fiona is reading with Stewart Maiden and her senior mentor is Wendy Harris QC.

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

 

ANDREW McROBERT

Andrew has 12 years' experience as a solicitor practising in intellectual property, information technology and commercial law.

Recently, Andrew was Special Counsel with NRF, where he conducted patent infringement matters (e.g. Gilead, regarding its hepatitis C drug “Harvoni”), parallel importation strategies (e.g. Lonsdale), and significant commercial disputes such as the Sunland (Dubai Waterfront) litigation, in which he acted for Matthew Joyce.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) from Murdoch University, and a Master of Laws from Cornell University Law School, where he was awarded two academic prizes.

Andrew is reading with Peter Wallis and his senior mentor is Bruce Caine QC.

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

 

ALICE MUHLEBACH

Alice has substantial experience in competition and consumer law, and the law regarding infrastructure access and economic regulation. She also accepts briefs in a wide range of other commercial and public law matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Alice was a partner in Ashurst’s competition practice, where she advised clients on ACCC merger clearances and other matters arising under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, including the Australian Consumer Law.  She also acted for clients during ACCC investigations, and in litigation before the Australian Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court and the High Court.

Alice is reading with Stephen Parmenter and her senior mentor is Michael O’Bryan QC.

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

2 May 2017

List A Barristers congratulates the Hon Judge Edward Woodward

The members and staff of List A congratulate Ted Woodward SC on his appointment to the County Court commencing on 2 May 2017.  Since coming to the Bar in 1997 following a successful career in private practice at Allens (then Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks), Ted has made a substantial contribution to the List as a Committee member and director.  As well as conducting a busy commercial practice, he also undertook a significant amount of work on behalf of the Bar as Chairman of the Ethics Committee and member of the Bar Council, amongst other roles.

24 April 2017

Editorial Appointment of Dr Paul Vout to the Commonwealth Law Reports

List A congratulates Dr Paul Vout on his recent appointment as a Co-Editor of the prestigious Commonwealth Law Reports, together with Mr Christopher Horan QC.

Dr Vout has been a senior reporter with the CLR's since 2002.  He is a title editor of The Laws of Australia (including the forthcoming third edition of Unconscionable Conduct), and edits and co-authors several law text books.

In a joint statement, the new CLR Co-Editors said:

"We are delighted to work together as co-editors of the Commonwealth Law Reports, after having spent 15 years as reporters.  We are equally humbled to be invited to follow in Jim Merralls AM QC's monumental footsteps and be entrusted with his legacy.  We look forward to working with the Justice's, Associates and staff at the High Court...to maintain the highest standards of law reporting for the CLR's."

More information about Paul's expertise and publications can be found here.

 

23 December 2016

Appointments cap off an outstanding year for List A

In the space of eight days List A has celebrated three significant appointments.

On 7 December 2016 Simon Molesworth AO QC was appointed as an acting Judge of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court, from 26 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

On 9 December 2016 David O’Callaghan QC was appointed to the Federal Court, and commences in the Melbourne Registry on 1 February 2017.
On 14 December 2016 Dr Stephen Donaghue QC was appointed Commonwealth Solicitor-General. His appointment, for 5 years, commences on 16 January 2017.

List A congratulates Simon, David and Stephen on their well-deserved appointments, which enhance our reputation as Australia’s leading list of commercial and public law barristers.