Administrative Law (Merits Review & Judicial Review)
Regulatory (Compliance & Investigations)
Geoffrey has a general commercial law practice.
Geoffrey graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours. In 2008 - 2009, Geoffrey served as Associate to the Honourable Justice Finkelstein in the Federal Court of Australia.
Prior to joining the Bar, Geoffrey worked as a Senior Associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler. As a solicitor, Geoffrey acted for a number of listed companies and high-net-worth individuals in a variety of matters in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and appellate Courts.
Some recent matters in which Geoffrey has been briefed since coming to the Bar include:
Stubbings v JAMS 2 Pty Ltd  VSC 404 (led by Albert Dinelli);
Camperdown Dairy International Pty Ltd v The Camperdown Cheese Company Pty Ltd (No 2)  VSC 107 (unled);
The Bellamy's class actions in the Federal Court of Australia (led by Michael Garner);
Supreme Court proceedings regarding breach of contract and breaches of directors' duties (led by Michael Borsky QC);
Supreme Court proceedings regarding misleading conduct (led by Albert Dinelli);
Supreme Court proceedings regarding the validity of security registered on the PPSR (unled);
An injunction application in the Supreme Court on behalf of liquidators (unled);
County Court proceedings for summary judgment (unled);
Batrouney v Forster  VSCA 80 (led by Michael Borsky and others);
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Bilkurra Investments Pty Ltd  FCA 371 (led by Jonathon Moore QC);
Advising AFL players about their appeal rights following the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport;
Federal Court proceedings on behalf of ASIC to freeze assets under s 1323 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (led by Ted Woodward SC);
Supreme Court proceedings concerning misleading conduct issued by Australian Super Pty Ltd against Future Fund Board of Guardians (led by Michael O’Bryan QC and Nick De Young);
The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption on behalf of the Hon Bill Shorten MP (led by Neil Clelland QC and others);
Supreme Court proceedings seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the disclosure of confidential information (led by Sam Horgan QC);
Supreme Court proceedings opposing relief against forfeiture (led by Sam Horgan QC).
Geoffrey read with Michael Borsky QC and his Senior Mentor is Michael O’Bryan QC. He is a Teaching Associate in the Law Faculty at Monash University.
*liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation