Tom Barry practises in corporate, commercial and tax law, including competition, insolvency, regulatory and administrative law matters.
Tom has particular experience in litigation arising from complex transactions, M&A, corporate disclosure, warranty and indemnity insurance, directors’ duties and shareholder disputes as well as matters of contractual or legislative interpretation. He is recognised for his ability to apply the law to situations involving accounting, economic, financial or valuation evidence.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Tom was a Senior Lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin and a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth working closely with Janet Whiting.
Tom has 10 years experience as a solicitor and was the leader of teams in high profile matters including:
for the Bainbridge shareholders in oppression proceedings in 2016 regarding Grill’d;
for the State of Victoria to bring the East West Link project to an end in 2015; and
for Asahi in Federal Court proceedings which settled in 2014 for NZ$220m to Asahi.
Tom has sat on not for profit boards and subcommittees since 2011. He lectured economics at the University of Melbourne in 2007 and 2008 and tutored law at Newman College and economics at five residential colleges as an undergraduate.
Tom will complete his final subject of a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 2017 having specialised in tax and competition law.
Tom is reading with Dr Catherine Button and his senior mentor is Charles Scerri QC.
Elizabeth Bateman practices in a broad range of commercial law matters, with a focus on engineering and construction, professional liability, insurance and insolvency.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Elizabeth was a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in construction and engineering. There she developed particular experience in arbitration (both domestic and international) and the resolution of complex commercial disputes in the energy and resources and infrastructure sectors.
As a solicitor, Elizabeth has acted for clients on projects in Australia and the Middle East, including onshore and offshore oil and gas installations, wind farms, hospitals, major roads, public private partnerships, stadiums and domestic building. She has experience advising clients on related insurance, professional indemnity, trade practices and insolvency matters, and has instructed counsel in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Victorian Court of Appeal and arbitrations in Australia and the UK.
Elizabeth was awarded the Monash University Prize for Jessup Moot and, in addition to a Bachelor of Laws, holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with first class honours from the University of Melbourne.
Elizabeth is reading with Andrew Woods and her senior mentor is Jeffery Gleeson QC.
Natalie Campbell accepts briefs in matters involving public and regulatory, commercial, industrial and employment law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Natalie practised as a solicitor and in-house counsel across multiple government agencies, principally in public and administrative law, and in regulation and enforcement proceedings. Natalie has extensive experience in representing government clients. She appeared as a solicitor in Courts, as well as specialist tribunals. She regularly advised clients in sensitive and urgent matters.
Natalie was a lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor where she represented many Commonwealth government departments and agencies in administrative review proceedings, regulatory prosecutions, environmental, debt and bankruptcy proceedings. Natalie advised her clients about statutory interpretation, freedom of information, immunities and investigations. Natalie was also in the team assisting the Commissioner of the Montara Commission of Inquiry.
Natalie is experienced in the regulation of the education sector having been a Senior Lawyer for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. She was also a Senior Lawyer at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection where she provided sensitive and time critical advice on officers’ powers, investigations, statutory interpretation and Customs prosecutions.
Natalie was Associate to the Honourable Justice Christopher Jessup of the Federal Court of Australia. Natalie’s experience at the Court was predominantly in employment, industrial, administrative and commercial law. Natalie also developed specialist expertise in paperless trials as an e-Court Associate for the National Registry.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. Natalie is completing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne. She is also a Reporter for the Federal Law Reports.
Natalie is reading with Richard Dalton, and her senior mentor is Paul O’Grady QC.
Jim Hartley accepts briefs in a range of matters, including in public, commercial, industrial, environment and planning, and tax law.
Before coming to the Bar, Jim was:
Associate to the Hon. Justice R.R.S Tracey AM RFD, Federal Court of Australia (2016/17);
Associate to the Hon. Justice Mordy Bromberg, Federal Court of Australia (2015/16);
Senior Lawyer (previously Lawyer, previously Law Clerk) in the commercial litigation practice of Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, Canberra (2009–2015).
Jim holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons. 1st), and a Bachelor of Arts, from the Australian National University.
Jim’s experience at the Court was predominantly in industrial and public law. His private-practice experience was of a general commercial nature, including contractual, insolvency, leasing, trade practices, partnership, payroll tax, valuation, town planning, and personal property securities matters.
Jim is published on corporate insolvency, personal property securities, commercial leasing, and civil procedure. He is a member of the Melbourne subcommittee of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Jim is reading with Claire Harris, and his senior mentor is Rachel Doyle SC.
To brief Tom, Elizabeth, Natalie or Jim please contact Tammy on +61 3 9225 6777 or after hours on +61 (0)414 523 515.