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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.

13 March 2018

List A congratulates Katie Stynes on her recognition in Doyle’s Guide Leading Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel

List A congratulates Kathryn (Katie) Stynes for being named by Doyle’s Guide as a preeminent junior barrister in Victoria in 2018 in the areas of construction and infrastructure.  Doyle's have identified Katie for her expertise in the fields of building and construction litigation.

6 March 2018

List A congratulates Herman Borenstein QC on his recognition in Doyle’s Guide Leading Employment and WHS Senior Counsel

List A congratulates Herman Borenstein QC named by Doyle’s Guide as a leading Senior and Queens Counsel in Victoria and a recommended Senior and Queens Counsel in Australia in 2018 in the areas of employment, industrial relations and workplace safety.  Herman's expertise in these fields is well-known and this recognition reflects his unparalleled experience.

26 February 2018

List A congratulates Marc Felman on his recognition in Doyle’s Guide Leading Employment and WHS Junior Counsel

List A congratulates Marc Felman for being named by Doyle’s Guide as a preeminent junior barrister in Victoria in 2018 and as a leading junior barrister in Australia in 2018 in the areas of employment, industrial relations and workplace safety.  Doyle's have identified Marc for his expertise in these fields.

 

1 December 2017

List A congratulates the Honourable Justice Simon Steward QC

The members and staff of List A congratulate Simon Steward QC on his appointment to the Federal Court of Australia on 30 November 2017. He commences in the Melbourne Registry on 1 February 2018.

Simon came to the Bar in 1999, following a successful career at Mallesons Stephen Jacques, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2009. Whilst his primary areas of focus at the Bar have been taxation and revenue law, he has also made a significant contribution in administrative law, constitutional law, commercial law, corporations and securities law and banking and finance law.

Simon’s appointment further enhances List A’s reputation as Australia’s leading list of commercial and public law barristers.

23 November 2017

Congratulations to Stephen Parmenter S.C., Claire Harris S.C., Lisa Nichols S.C. and Lisa De Ferrari S.C.

The Members and staff of List A congratulate Stephen Parmenter S.C, Claire Harris S.C., Lisa Nichols S.C and Lisa De Ferrari S.C.  on their appointments as Senior Counsel on 23 November 2017.

Stephen practises in the Supreme and Federal Courts in most areas of commercial law. His particular areas of interest include competition, conflict of laws, contracts, corporations, equity and trusts, joint ventures, mining, energy and resources and restitution. He joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2001.

Claire has practised in commercial law and public law, appearing in the High Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and County Court. She has a regulatory and advisory practice, including in the areas of insurance law and public law, particularly administrative law, judicial review and human rights. Claire also appears in inquests. She joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2003.

Lisa Nichols has been a commercial litigator since 1998 and has a diverse practice with a focus on commercial law and trade practices. She frequently acts for government clients including regulators. She has extensive experience in class actions and has appeared in many complex multi-party actions involving corporations, insurance and insolvency disputes and environmental and tort claims.  She joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2007.

Lisa De Ferrari practises in public law, commercial law and common law (major torts list, class actions and defamation). Lisa has appeared in a number of cases in the High Court, involving issues of constitutional and administrative law, intellectual property law, conflict of laws, directors' duties and the law of charities.  Lisa has also appeared in many other cases in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria.  She joined List A on signing the Bar Roll in 2002.

The appointments of Stephen, Claire, Lisa and Lisa further enhance List A’s reputation as Australia’s leading list of commercial and public law barristers, with 54 Silks and 78 junior barristers.

22 November 2017

List A congratulates Jeff Gleeson QC and Garrie Moloney for being included in Doyle’s list of Leading Insurance Barristers – Victoria 2017

List A congratulates Jeff Gleeson QC and Garrie Moloney for being named by Doyle’s Guide as two of the leading Victorian insurance barristers in 2017.  Jeff Gleeson was listed by Doyle’s Guide as leading and Garrie Moloney was listed as recommended.

The inclusion of Jeff and Garrie in Doyle's Guide reflects their outstanding expertise and abilities in insurance matters, personal injury matters for defendants and professional indemnity matters.

20 November 2017

List A congratulates Matt Collins QC and Wendy Harris QC on being elected President and Vice President respectively of the Victorian Bar Council

List A congratulates Matt Collins QC on his election as President of the Victorian Bar Council.  List A also extends its congratulations to Wendy Harris QC on her election as Senior Vice-President of the Victorian Bar Council.

The members and staff of List A sincerely thank Jennifer Batrouney QC, the outgoing President, for her leadership of the Bar throughout the 2017 year.