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)

Weber v Deakin University [2017] VSCA 250 (Summary dismissal)

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

Al Raheb v Medical Board of Australia [2017] VSC 485 (Medical: Immediate action) 

Hunter v Nursing and Midwifery Board [2017] NTSC 64 (Nursing: costs)

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 (Vic Coroners Court)

Inquest into the Bourke Street Mall Deaths (Vic Coroners Court)

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

DPP Application [2017] VSC (reserved)

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

 

Personal Injury, Transport Accident, and Worker’s Compensation

P1 v Trustees of the Christian Brothers [2017] VSC (amendment of statement of claim)

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)