Leading Cases as Counsel

* Superior Ct decisions highlighted in bold

Administrative Law/Human Rights


 Re Certain Children [2017] VSC 251 (Charter, human rights, children’s detention in adult prison, jurisdictional fact, remedies)

Re Certain Children [2017] VSC 304 (Expert evidence)

AS v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  [2017] VSC 162 (public interest immunity)

Weber v Deakin University [2016] VSC 679 (costs entitlements)

Weber v Deakin University [2016] VSC 147 (nature of appeal from Associate Judge)

Pearson v Martin [2015] VSC 696 (discrimination: evidence)

Crook v Victorian Institute of Teaching [2015] VSC 208 (natural justice)

Weber v Deakin University  [2015] VSC 703 (discrimination)

Omant v Nursing and Midwifery Board [2014] VSC 512 (natural justice, remittal)

DPP v Eastman [2014] ACTSC 104 (judicial inquiry status, jurisdictional error, prerogative relief)

Martin v Reverend Laurie Pearson [2014] VCAT 1652

Secretary to the Department of Transport Planning and Local Infrastructure  v Muto [2013] VCAT  2149 (application for reopening of hearing)

Secretary to the Department of Planning; Community Development v Muto (No 5)  [2013] VCAT  1378 (application for reopening of hearing)

Secretary to the Department of Planning; Community Development v Muto [2013] VCAT  (application for stay)

Secretary to the Department of Planning; Community Development v Muto [2012] VCAT 1772 (referral to Supreme Court, amendments)

Priest v West [2011] VSCA 186 (role of the Attorney-General in appellate litigation)

Hooper v Chiropractic Board of Australia [2013] VCAT 236 (Judge Macnamara) (reconstitution on the ground of bias)

Hooper v Chiropractic Board of Australia No 2 [2013] VCAT  417 (Garde J) (reconstitution on the ground of bias)

Hooper v Chiropractic Board of Australia [2012] VCAT 1042 (strike out application)

Hooper v Chiropractic Board of Australia  [2011] VCAT 2400 (change of position by litigant)

Chiropractic Board of Australia v  Hooper [2011] VCAT 641 (necessity principle)

ABY, ABZ v Patient Review Panel [2011] VCAT 905 and 1382 (access to IVF)

Barrett v Coroner’s Court of South Australia [2010] SASCFC 70 (life in being, jurisdiction of coroner)

Kortel v Mirik & Mirik [2008] VSC 103; (2008) 28 VAR 405 (Charter)

Repatriation Commission v Green [2008] FCA 1614 (veterans’ entitlements)

Ordo Templi Orientis Inc v Devine [2007] VCAT 2470 (imprisonment powers of a tribunal)

Mokbel v Commonwealth of Australia [2007] FCAFC 161 (extradition)

Board of Examiners v XY [2006] VSCA 190 (costs); (2006) 25 VAR 193 (costs)

Caldwell and Secretary, Department of Family and Community Services [2005] AATA 523 (social security)

Gardner; Re BWV [2003] VSC 173 (with Burnside QC) (life support)

Kanina Banner Pty Ltd and Minister for Health and Ageing [2002] AATA 169 (HIC)

Garden v Secretary, Department of Health (2001) 111 FCR 312 (social security)

Hamilton v Transport Accident Commission (2001) VCAT 2027 (legal professional privilege)

Pardo and Department of Family and Community Services [2000] AATA 1105 (social security)

Secretary To the Department of Social Security and Lee-Anne Glanville [1994] AATA 201; (1994) 35 ALD 151 (social security)

 

Constitutional

ABY, ABZ v Patient Review Panel [2011] VCAT 905

Marin v Chiropractic Board of Australia [2015] SAHPT 1; [2015] SADC 119

 

Judicial Inquiries/Royal Commission

Eastman Inquiry: Report: http://www.eastmaninquiry.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Final-Full-Report-29-May-14-10.40-am_Redacted.pdf

DPP v Eastman [2014] ACTSC 104 (terms of reference appeal)

DPP v Eastman [2014] ACTSC 154 (costs)

 

Immigration

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Epeabaka [2001] HCA 23; 206 CLR 128; 179 ALR 296; 75 ALJR 848

McCarthy v Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs (1996) 65 FCR 195

Epeabaka v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (1998) 150 ALR 397; 47 ALD 796

 

Disciplinary/Regulatory

Psychology Board of Australia v Periera [2017] VCAT 610 (Psychology: costs against practitioner) 

Medical Board v Wong [2017] QCA 42 (Medical: costs against regulatory Board)

Victorian Institute of Teaching v O’Byrne [2017] VSCA 43 (Teaching: meaning of misconduct)

Pereira v Psychology Board of Australia [2016] VCAT 1882 (Psychology: endorsements)

O’Byrne v Victorian Institute of Teaching [2016] VCAT 1093 (Teaching: misconduct)

Salter v Victorian Institute of Teaching [2015] VCAT 2045 (Teaching: registration)

Dental Board of Australia v Abdullah [2016] VCAT 19 (Dental)

Medical Board v Dr Jayant Patel [2015] QCAT 133 (Medical: registration fraud, incompetent conduct)

Medical Board of Australia v Dr ZOF (No 2)  [2015] VCAT 379 (Medical: sexual impropriety)

Chinese Medicine Registration Board v Lee [2014] QCA 149 (Chinese medicine: registration)

Coppa v Medical Board of Australia  [2014] NTSC 48 (Medical: health assessment power)

Pereira v Psychology Board of Australia [2014] VSC 417 (Psychology: endorsement)

Medical Board of Australia v ZOF [2014] VCAT 1548 (Medical: sexual impropriety)

Dental Board of Australia v Ham [2014] VCAT (Dental)

Medical Board of Australia v Bajpe [2014] VCAT 1162 (Medical)

Legal Services Commissioner v PLP [2014] VCAT 793 (Solicitor)

Dental Board v Singh [2014] VCAT 643 (Dental)

Dental Board v Hussain [2014] VCAT 643 (Dental)

Chinese Medicine Registration Board  v Teo [2014] VCAT 415 (Chinese medicine)

Dental Board v Zehtab-Jadid [2014] VCAT 80 (Dental)

Medical Board of Australia v Perry [2014] VCAT 107 (Medical)

Medical Practitioners Board of Australia v Myers [2013] VCAT 1806 (Medical)

Chiropractic Board of Australia v Hooper [2013] VCAT 1346 (Chiropractic)

Medical Board of Australia v Perry [2013] VCAT 2016 (Medical: similar fact evidence)

Pereira v Psychology Board of Australia [2013] VCAT 1866 (Psychology))

Chiropractic Board of Australia v Hooper [2013] VCAT 878 (Chiropractic)

Secretary to the Department of Planning and Community Development v Muto [2013] VCAT 1180 (Local government)

Krause v Medical Practitioners Board [2013] VCAT 1009 (Medical, registration)

Chiropractic Board of Australia v G [2013] VCAT (Chiropractic)

Psychology Board of Australia v Milosevic [2013] VCAT 12 (Psychology)

Psychology Board of Australia v Cicconi [2013] VCAT 516 (Psychology)

Dental Board of Australia v Lozanova [2012] VCAT 1943  (Dentistry)

Chinese Medicine Registration Board v Ghaffurian [2012] VCAT 1944 (Chinese medicine)

Medical Board of Australia v Topchian [2013] VCAT 86 (Medical)

Medical Board of Australia v Molnar & Scarff [2012] VCAT 1732 (Medical)

ArulananthanMedical Board of Australia [2012] VCAT 124 (Medical: stay)

Chinese Medicine Registration Board v Ghaffurian [2012] VCAT 478 (Chinese medicine)

Medical Board of Australia v Reimers [2011] VCAT 2004 (Medical)

Dental Board of Australia v Fibishenko [2011] VCAT 1835 (Dental)

Secretary to the Department of Planning and Community Development v Muto [2011] VCAT 328 (Local government)

Medical Board of Australia v Samaddar [2011] VCAT (Medical)

Medical Board of Australia v Jansz [2011] VCAT 1026 (Medical)

Dental Board of Australia v Gazelakis [2011] VCAT 726 (Dental)

Psychologists Registration Board v Mair [2010] VCAT 534 (Psychology)

Chinese Medicine Registration Board v Schulte [2010] VCAT 457 (Chinese medicine)

Chiropractors Registration Board v Willis [2010] VCAT 2131 (Chiropractic)

Medical Practitioners Board v Williams & Lichter [2010] VCAT 1277 (Medical)

Optometrists Registration  v Ho [2010] VCAT 251 (Optometry)

Chinese Medicine Board v Woo [2010] VCAT 753 (Chinese medicine)

Medical Board of Australia v Bapke [2010] VCAT (Psychology)

Psychologists Board of Australia v D [2010] VSC 375 (Psychology)

Secretary to the Department of Planning and Community Development v Muto [2010] VCAT 1327 (Local government)

Psychologists Registration Board v Mair [2010] VSC 628 (Psychology)

Medical Practitioners Board v Dr Hafizullah [2010] VCAT (Medical)

Medical Board of Australia v Bajpe [2010] VCAT 1439 (Medical)

Medical Practitioners Board v Naik [2009] VCAT 755 (Medical)

Medical Practitioners Board v Grolaux [2009] VCAT 901 (Medical)

Psychologists Registration Board v Pallini [2008] VCAT 2632 (Psychology)

Malter v Chinese Medicine Registration Board [2007] VCAT 815 (Chinese medicine)

Board of Examiners v XY [2006] VSCA 190 (Law)

Fiek v Nurses Board of Victoria [2006] VCAT 1968 (Nursing)

XY v The Board of Examiners [2005] VSC 250 (Law)

Carmody v Nurses Panel of Victoria [2005] VCAT 2268 (Nursing)

Exler v The Dental Practice Board of Victoria [2005] VCAT 2595 (Dental)

Law Institute of Victoria Limited v Flood [2004] VLPT 12 (Law)

Aavelaid v Dental Practice Board of Victoria [2002] VCAT 1763 (Dental)

Re Del Castillo [1999] FCA 626 (Solicitor)

 

Coronial Inquests

Inquest into the Bay Street, Brighton Deaths

Inquest into the Bourke Street Mall Deaths

Inquest into the Death of Michael O’Toole (Vic Coroners Ct, 8 June 2017) http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/home/coroners+written+findings/finding+inquest+into+the+death+of+dermot+michael+otoole

Inquest into the deaths of  Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and Man Monis (The Lindt Cafe Inquest: NSW Coroners Court, 2015-2017): http://www.lindtinquest.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/findings-and-recommendations.pdf 

Inquest into the Death of Kumanjay Brown (NT Coroners Court: Alice Springs, 2015): http://www.justice.nt.gov.au/courtsupp/coroner/documents/2015_findings/A00462014%20Brown.pdf

Inquest into the Death of Luke Batty (Victorian Coroners Court, Melbourne): http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/home/findings+-+inquest+into+the+death+of+luke+geoffrey+batty

Inquest into the death of Gregory Anderson (Victorian Coroners Court, Melbourne): http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/resources/7cb6a356-f843-499c-81e3-07620016fb6e/gregoryanderson_085814.pdf

Inquest into the Death of Eric Lewis (NT Coroners Court): http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/courtsupp/coroner/documents/2014/D01682012%20Lewis.pdf

Inquest into the Death of Sibel Yilmaz (Victorian Coroners Court, Melbourne): http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/home/coroners+written+findings/findings+-+inquest+into+the+death+of+sibel+yilmaz

Inquest into the Death of Gong Ling Tan  (rulings on privilege against self-incrimination) (Victorian Coroners Court, Melbourne: http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/home/orders+and+rulings/rulings+-+179010+gong+ling+tang; http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/resources/48478706-8af3-42ed-b7ff-865b1494d661/linggongtang_179010.pdf

Inquest into the Death of Roehnfelds (NT Coroners Court): http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/courtsupp/coroner/documents/2013%20_findings/A0060201%20Roennfeldt.pdf

Victoria Police Special Operations Group Operators v Coroners Court of Victoria [2013] VSC 246 (natural justice)

Inquest into the Deaths of Chisholm and Webb [2013] NTMC 6 (NT Coroners Court, 2013): http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/courtsupp/coroner/documents/D0087D0088D00892012ChisholmandWebb.pdf

Traynor v Spooner [2012] VSC 651 (autopsies)

David Wilson Inquest (Vic Coroner’s Court, 2012): http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/resources/733e55e4-b3e4-4eab-8bdc-7de6f29d530b/davidwilson_305994.pdf

Inquest into the Death of Kumanjay Briscoe (NT Coroner’s Court, 2012): http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/courtsupp/coroner/documents/2012_findings/A00052012_Briscoe.pdf

Tyler Cassidy Inquest (Vic Coroner’s Court, 2010-2011) [23 November 2011]: http://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/home/case+findings/

Evans v Northern Territory Coroner [2011] NTSC 100; (2011) 214 A Crim R 444 (autopsies)

Khan v Keown [2001] VSCA 137 (with Hore-Lacy QC) (cause of death)

Barrett v Coroner’s Court of South Australia [2010] SASCFC 70; (2010) 211 A Crim R 1 (scope of coroner’s jurisdiction)

Militano v State Coroner [1992] VicSC 675; [1993] MC (Vic) 72 (Coronial findings)

Kahn v West [2002] VSC 227

Khan v West [1999] VSC 530

Kew Inquests (Vic Coroner’s Court)

Multiple prison, police shooting, workplace, transport and hospital inquests

 

Crime

Richards v The Queen  (No 2) [2017] VSCA 174

State of NSW v Kamm [2016] NSWSC (Final extended supervision order)

State of NSW v Kamm [2015] NSWSC 1492 (interim extended supervision order)

NOM v DPP [2012] VSCA 198 (mental impairment)

Re SDK [2009] VSC  363 (mental impairment)

DPP v Daniel [2008] VSCA 76 (sentencing)

DPP v Fodero [2008] VSC 46; (2008) 18 VR 606 (charge sheets and summonses)

R v Oznek [2007] VSC 192 (manslaughter sentencing)

R v  Lane (2007) 176 A Crim R 471; [2007] VSCA  222 (illness of offender)

Leach v The Queen [2005] NTCCA 18; [2007] HCA 3; (2007) 81 ALJR 598 (natural justice)

Cherry v The Queen (2005) 12 VR 122; [2005] VSCA 89 (challenges)

The Queen v Heaft (2004) 87 SASR 496; SASC 37 (sex offending)

Harland-White v Gibbs [1993] 2 VR 215; Vic Rp 70 (procedure)

R v Smith [2002] VSCA 219 (expert evidence)

Juric v The Queen [2002] 4 VR 411; (2002) 129 A Crim R 408 (DNA evidence)

DPP v Riddle [2002] VSCA 153 (sex offending)

RDM v Director of Public Prosecutions [1999] 2 VR 270 (mental impairment)

R v Tarr [1999] VSCA 61 (sentencing)

In the Matters of Major Reviews of Percy, Farrell and RJO (1998) 102 A Crim R 554 (mental impairment)

In the matter of s35 Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried Act) 1997 ; In the matter of a major review of: R J O [1998] VSC 85 (mental impairment)

Musson v R [1997] 1 VR 656; (1996) 86 A Crim R 561 (culpable driving)

Shea v Jones [1995] VSC 17; [1995] VICSC 17 (driving)

R (A Child) v Whitty (1993) 66 A Crim R 462 (doli incapax)

Townsend v The Queen (1992) 59 A Crim R 244

Redl v Toppin [1992] Vic SC 185; [1993] Vic SC 159 [1992] MC 169 (costs)

Latoudis v Casey [1990] HCA 59; (1990) 170 CLR 534 (with Black QC) (costs against police)

 

Crimes Compensation/s85B Applications

RK v Mirik and Mirik [2009] VSC 14; (2008) 21 VR 623

Bakic v Yamasa Seafood Australia Pty Ltd [2003] VSC 309

R v Scarborough [2000] VSC 255

S v Crimes Compensation Tribunal [1998] 1 VR 83

Field v Crimes Compensation Tribunal (1998) 12 VAR

Hards, Budds & Elliott v Crimes CompensationTribunal [1997] 1 VR 608; (1997) 89 A Crim R 97; 11 VAR 95 (with Goldberg QC)

Powley v Crimes Compensation Tribunal (1996) 11 VAR 146

Re L and Crimes Compensation Tribunal (1996)10 VAR 325

Martin v Crimes Compensation Tribunal (1994) 8 VAR 39

 

Transport Accident and Worker’s Compensation

Coates Hire Ltd v TAC [2015] VCAT 270 (registration charges)

Steen v VWA [2014] VSCA 299 (natural justice)

Kaur v VWA [2014] VSCA 300 (judicial notice)

VWA v Elsdon [2013] VSCA 235 (expert evidence, AMA Guides)

Elsdon v VWA [2012] VSC 347 (AMA Guides)

Transport Accident Commission v Kutz [2011] VSC 236 (AMA Guides)

Dawson v Transport Accident Commission [2010] VCAT 644 (Charter)

Rekatsinas v Transport Accident Commission [2010] VCAT 967 (Charter)

Serwylo v Transport Accident Commission [2010] VSC 421 (affirmed by Ct of App: [2011] VSCA 305) (AMA Guides)

Transport Accident Commission v Elworthy [2007] VSC 48

Sleep v Transport Accident Commission [2004] VCAT 6

Taylor v Mountain Pine Furniture [2004] VSC 324 (with O’Loghlen QC)

McRitchie v Transport Accident Commission [2000] VSC 151; (2001) 17 VAR 347 (with Rush QC)

Commisso v Transport Accident Commission [2000]VCAT 1916

Bentley v Furlan [1999] 3 VR 63

Mobilio v Transport Accident Commission [1998] 3 VR 833 (with Uren QC)

Transport Accident Commission v Lake (1997) 11 VAR 260; (1998) 1 VR 616 (with Uren QC)

Transport Accident Commission v Dennis (1997) 25 MVR 421; (1998) 1 VR 702 (with Uren QC)

 

Medical Negligence

Edwards v Kennedy [2009] VSC 74 (limitation periods)

Odisho v Bonazzi [2014] VSCA 11 (obligation to warn & causation)

 

Family Law and Child Protection

Department of Human Services v X [2014] VSC 609 (Macaulay J)

Re Jamie [2013] FamCAFC 110 (special medical procedures, Gillick competence)

Re Jamie [2012] FamCAFC 8 (standing)

Department of Human Services v Merigan [2006] VSC 129 (Hansen J)

Purcell v R M [2004] VSC 14;  [2004] VSC 78 (Gillard J)

Re J (1993) 6 VAR 174

M v M [1993] 1 VR 391: (with Costigan QC)