B.A.; LL.B. (Monash)
Qualifications:Areas of Practice:
VCAT - Victorian
Civil & Administration tribunal
Practice Information -
Brendan has two
main practice areas, commercial work and litigation. He advises and represents
private and corporate clients in transactional work including commercial and
retail leasing, sale of business and corporate structures, share buy backs,
shareholder agreements, creation of trusts and partnership agreements,
confidentiality and policy advice.
practice is broad ranging involving both civil and criminal litigation in which
he has over twenty years experience. Brendan advises both employer and
employees in wrongful dismissal claims, executive terminations, redundancy,
unfair dismissals, unlawful dismissals and discrimination claims.
extensive experience in representing clients in criminal matters in the
Supreme, County and Magistrates courts. He has represented a director in the
HIH Royal Commission and has represented clients in ASIC enquiries. He has also
represented various Government departments to advise on criminal matters and to
conduct prosecutions on behalf of those departments.
He has represented
many clients in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Brendan has acted in a variety of commercial disputes including construction,
insurance, partnership and trust disputes, personal injury, defamation,
contractual, trade practices and insolvency disputes. He had litigated in the
State and Federal courts, VCAT and AAT jurisdictions.
Brendan is a member
of the Law Institute of Victoria and is on its Ethics Liaison Committee.