Young’s List is delighted to welcome the following barristers:
Noel Magee QC has considerable experience acting as Counsel in a large variety of commercial litigation, both in court and in international arbitrations. Noel is highly regarded for his expertise in corporations law and oppression of minority shareholders. His work includes an impressive array of multi-jurisdictional litigation in the area of building and constructions law. Noel is recognised as a leading Australian silk.
Garry Bigmore QC is a preeminent silk in insolvency and reconstruction. Garry’s practice includes all aspects of insolvency, as well as commercial and property law matters. A silk since 1994, Garry is Australia’s leading silk in insolvency law, as recognised by Doyle’s Guide.
Matthew Harvey is a commercial barrister with considerable experience in corporations and insolvency and in admiralty and maritime matters. He is often involved in cases about directors’ duties, members’ remedies and liquidators’ functions. He has a recognised expertise in shipping and international trade matters. His clients include leading carriers, insurers, government authorities and financial institutions. Matthew is the Australian Vice-President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand. He is known as a real advocate for his clients, with great attention to detail and a reputation for prompt and practical advice.
Daniel Christie has more than fifteen years’ experience as a commercial barrister. He has a broad commercial practice, appearing regularly in all Federal and State Courts and Tribunals. Daniel’s practice encompasses both appearance and advice work across a broad range of commercial areas including general insurance, professional negligence, life insurance, banking and financial services, general commercial law and contract disputes, corporations and securities law and insolvency, torts and alternative dispute resolution. Daniel impresses with his excellent advocacy skills and is renowned for his tough and tenacious style.
David Forbes has appeared in numerous complex and large scale commercial trials. His accounting background sees him frequently briefed in matters requiring in depth scrutiny of financial statements and accounting records. His practice includes insolvency, equity, partnership and shareholder disputes. He has also appeared in de facto and other family disputes involving business and property matters. David is well known for his use of advanced technology to manage cases with heavy information loads.
Robert Heath is a leading commercial barrister, with renowned expertise in professional negligence and insurance. Robert’s professional negligence practice encompasses claims based on breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust. As part of his broad commercial practice, Robert has significant experience in class actions, including matters involving the pharmaceutical industry and failed investment schemes. Robert has substantial trade practices experience, appearing in a major price-fixing trial in the Federal Court of Australia, ACCC v Leahy (2007) 160 FCR 321. Widely regarded for his “hard-working and user friendly” approach, Robert brings substantial experience as an advocate to deliver clear and concise advice on a range of matters.
Catherine Gobbo has broad experience acting for corporate and institutional clients in a variety of litigious matters dealing with contractual disputes, corporations law matters, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, directors’ disputes, trade practices, banking litigation, and professional negligence. She has conducted a wide range of proceedings in most jurisdictions and regularly appears in the County, Supreme and Federal Courts, the AAT and various lists at VCAT. Catherine offers excellent, clear commercial advice, and is able to lead clients through technically difficult and closely-fought proceedings. Her wealth of knowledge and commercial acumen make Catherine a favourite for contentious litigation.
Cam Truong is a commercial barrister practicing in all areas of commercial law. Cam has particular expertise in trade practices and consumer protection, competition law, corporations and securities law. His practice also includes insolvency, property law including residential and retail tenancies, contract law, equity and trusts administrative law and judicial review. He regularly appears in the Supreme and County Courts in trials and urgent interlocutory applications. Cam has recently appeared in a number of high profile cases including civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC against former officers of AWB which included a successful Court of Appeal decision, a group proceeding brought by Timbercorp investors against the failed Timbercorp Group (currently on Appeal). Cam is an experienced junior advocate with great ability.
Andrew Downie is a commercial junior with a broad practice, including banking and finance, insolvency, building and construction and property law. Andrew has particular expertise in large scale construction and technology cases. He has recently acted and appeared on behalf of a grower investor association in relation to proceedings to wind up and sell assets of a responsible entity of multiple timber investment schemes. Appearing both with and without a leader, Andrew is a talented junior barrister.
Cathy Dowsett practices in administrative and employment law. Cathy has advised and appeared in proceedings arising under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the national employment standards, general protections, unfair dismissal); Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005; Public Service Act 1999 (work performance, discipline, review of action); Australian Human Right Commission Act 1986 and Equal Opportunity Act 1995; Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986. Cathy comes to the List with a significant depth of experience in government related matters.
Louise Martin is an accomplished junior barrister with a strong practice in the fields of public and administrative law, human rights law, taxation, constitutional law and general commercial law. Louise completed her Masters in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she specialised in human rights law and graduated with distinction. Louise appears regularly in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals. A sought after junior, Louise is able to cut through to the important issues. Louise demonstrates solid performances in Court and carefully considered advocacy.
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