FOLEY'S NEWS

Julie Condon QC

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Foley's List members, clerks and staff congratulate Julie Condon QC on her appointment today as a judge of the County Court of Victoria.

Julie Condon


CPD update - taxation

Thursday, 16th November 2017

Ellen Grant reviews recent developments in Victorian State Taxes including significant litigation and legislative reform.
Her paper highlights key areas where important changes have been made. 

Ellen Grant


Guidelines - March 2018 Readers

Friday, 3rd November 2017

Guidelines for reader applications to join Foley's List in March 2018 are now available. The closing date for applications for a List place is Friday, 12 January, 2018 at 4.00pm.


New Readers

Monday, 30th October 2017

Foley's List is pleased to welcome new Readers who have joined the List: Samuel Burt, Zac de Kievit, Caitlin Dwyer, Simon Fuller, Patrick Gordon, Ivan Hristovski, Ffyona Livingstone Clark, Katarina Ljubicic, Lucinda Thies, Sandra Wendlandt.


CPD update - Superannuation

Friday, 27th October 2017

Total and Permanent Disability in Superannuation. Nawaar Hassan looks at the process and provides tips for submitting claims and challenging rejections.
Nawaar Hassan


CPD update - commercial

Tuesday, 17th October 2017

We thank practitioners for their attendance at our Commercial Law CPD program this morning. Papers and AV will be available in the CPD Resouces section of our website shortly.


Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award

Monday, 9th October 2017

Shivani Pillai, List Member and past winner of The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award, was delighted to present the 2017 Award to Mr Andrew Rankin. Foleys' List is proud to sponsor this award for the Leo Cussen Institute.


Peter O'Callaghan QC

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

CEO John Kelly joined colleagues, family, friends of List Member Peter O’Callaghan QC at the unveiling of his portrait by the renowned artist, Rick Amor. The work, the first to be commissioned by the by Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery Foundation Limited, was unveiled by the Honourable Susan Crennan AC QC. The portrait is in recognition of Pete's service and contribution to the Victorian Bar.Unveiling of Peter O'Callaghan QC portrait
Peter O'Callaghan QC (right) with the former Governor of  Victora, The Honourable Alex Chernov AC, QC.


CPD update - Taxation

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

What's Happening in State Taxes Litigation? A presentation by Simon Tisher for The Tax Institute.

News_Simon Tisher


Foley's List - Australian Women Lawyers

Friday, 15th September 2017

Foley’s List was delighted to be the gold sponsor for the Australian Women Lawyers 20th Anniversary Dinner. The Dinner marked the farewell of AWL Patron and former List member the Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant AO, and acknowledged the AWL’s new patron, the Honourable Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.


William Lye OAM

Friday, 1st September 2017

Foley's List congratulates William Lye OAM - recipient of the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Award for 'Barrister of the Year' and the 'Excellence Award', "highlighting excellence in the business of law, coupled with a true passion for the industry".

William Lye winner 2017 Lawyers Weekly Awards


New Members

Thursday, 31st August 2017

Foley's List welcomes new members Samuel Burt, Zac de Kievit, Caitlin Dwyer, Simon Fuller, Patrick Gordon, Ivan Hristrovski, Ffyona Livingstone Clark, Katarina Ljubicic, Lucinda Thies and Sandra Wendlandt, who have commenced the Bar Readers course.


CPD update - Property Law

Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Philip Barton provides an update on recent developments in Property Law.

Philip Barton


Paul Higham

Tuesday, 15th August 2017

The Attorney-General has today announced the appointment of List Member Paul Higham as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria.
Victorian Bar media release.

Paul Higham


Family Law Breakfast 2017

Thursday, 10th August 2017

We thank practitioners for their support for our 2017 Family Law Breakfast held this morning. The presentations by Alison Burt, Lachlan Wraith and Johannes Schmidt, and video are now available in the CPD Resources section of our website.

Family Law Breakfast 2017 speakers


Remy van de Wiel QC

Monday, 31st July 2017

List Member Remy van de Wiel QC has been immortalised in a painting by artist William Luke which is one of 43 finalists in the Archibald Prize. The artist sketched Remy during a trial last year concerning Brett Whiteley paintings. The artist sought to capture Remy’s “warmth and eccentricity”.


Lesley Taylor QC

Friday, 28th July 2017

Foley's List congratulates Lesley Taylor QC on her appointment as the new Chair of the Criminal Bar Association.  Lesley is the first the woman to be appointed to the position. 

Lesley Taylor QC


Carolyn Burnside

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

Foley's List congratulates List Member Carolyn Burnside on her appointment to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.


Frank O'Loughlin

Wednesday, 28th June 2017

List member and taxation specialist Frank O'Loughlin has been appointed a part-time Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Frank will continue his practice at the Victorian Bar during the period of his appointment.

Frank O'Loughlin


Gender Equitable Briefing Policy

Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Foley's List is pleased to support the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy adopted by the Victorian Bar and the Law Council of Australia.


Christine Haag

Thursday, 1st June 2017

Foley's List welcomes the return of Christine Haag to the Bar as a Family Law mediator.

Christine Haag


Peter O'Callaghan QC

Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Foley's List congratulates Peter O'Callaghan QC on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the Australia Catholic University.


Law Week Mock Trial

Friday, 19th May 2017

Foley's List Barristers Julie Condon QC, Peter Chadwick QC, Sarah Lenthall and Michael Allen at the conclusion of Law Week's Mock trial.
Julie Condon QC, Peter Chadwick QC, Sarah Lenthall, Michael Allen



Henry Jolson OAM, QC - Melbourne Law School prize

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

Foley's List congratulates Mr David Kuster (Melboune Law School) on being awarded the Foley's List Henry Jolson Award for Dispute Resolution.


Foley's List - New Readers

Friday, 5th May 2017

Foley's List is pleased to announce the following Readers as List Members: Lachlan Carter, Estelle Frawley, James Humphris, Julia Kretzenbacher, Sarah Lenthall, Jennifer McGarvie, Robert Paoletti, Johannes Schmidt, Jordan Schulz, Angela Sharpley.


CPD update - Sex applications

Wednesday, 19th April 2017

Richard Edney and Sarah Lenthall review sex applications (confidential communications) under s32C of the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act  and s342 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 which relates to the use of sexual history evidence in criminal proceedings.
Richard Edney, Sarah Lenthall 


CPD update - Defamation

Thursday, 13th April 2017

Defamation law has its complexities and complications. Far from a “black art”, it is no more complex than most other causes of action. Marcus Hoyne explains.
Marcus Hoyne 


CPD update - Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Wednesday, 12th April 2017

The statutory action of misleading and deceptive conduct is one of the most (if not, the most) relied upon statutory provisions in the civil and commercial contexts.  While the opacity of the language can prove alluring, it contains hidden pitfalls. Marcus Hoyne explains.
Marcus Hoyne 


CPD update - Family Law

Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Emma Swart looks at the costs orders the family courts are empowered to make under s117 of the Family Law Act 1975, the Family Court Rules 2004 and the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001.
Emma Swart
 


CPD update - Property Law

Monday, 10th April 2017

Philip Barton looks at recent case law in relation to real property.
Philip Barton 


Commercial CPD seminar videos

Thursday, 30th March 2017

The AV recordings of each seminar are now available for viewing in the CPD Resources section of our website:
Commercial and Retail Leases: common pitfalls in leasing litigation; Costs Orders against lawyers under the Civil Procedure Act; Asian Litigants: The rise of Asian litigants in commercial disputes
Commercial CPD suite 


CPD update - Compensation for victims of fraud

Monday, 27th March 2017

Fraud expert Andrew Tragardh's video presentation on maximisng recovery for victims of fraud
Andrew Tragardh 


CPD update - Family Law

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Emma Heggie reviews the recent High Court ruling in Thorne v Kennedy   HCATrans 54.
Emma Heggie 


CPD update - retail releases

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Philip Barton looks at issues that may arise at the end of a retail lease.
Philip Barton 


CPD update - Unresolved issues from recent Court of Appeal decisions

Monday, 20th March 2017

Video presentation: Paul Holdenson QC and Jack O'Connor discuss recent decisions of the Court of Appeal.
Paul Holdenson QC and Jack O'Connor 


CPD update - Compensation and the Sentencing Act

Monday, 20th March 2017

Video presentation: Applications for Compensation under the Sentencing Act, presented by Darren Bracken.
Darren Bracken 


CPD update - Ethics and the Criminal Lawyer

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Lesley Taylor QC and Simon Moglia offer tips for criminal practitioners when dealing with clients and the court. (Video presentation.)
Lesley Taylor QC & Simon Moglia 


CPD update - Ethics and the Criminal Lawyer

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Lesley Taylor QC and Simon Moglia offer tips for practitioners when dealing with clients and the court. (Video presentation)
Lesley Taylor QC & Simon Moglia


CPD update - Disclosure - Hidden Traps

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Julie Condon SC and Paul Higham's CPD seminar 'Disclosure - Hidden Traps' video is now available online.
Julie Condon SC and Paul Higham 


Henry Jolson OAM, QC Monash Law School Prize

Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Foley's List congratulates the Monash University Postgraduate students on receiving the following awards: Ms Eloise Daff on receiving the 2016 Henry Jolson OAM, QC Award for Advanced Mediation: Skills and Theory A, and Ms Alannah Slater on receiving the 2016 Henry Jolson OAM, QC Award for Negotiation: Essential Skills for Dispute Resolution. Foley's List is proud to sponsor these Awards and we wish both students well for their future careers. 


The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2016

Monday, 6th March 2017

Foley's List is pleased to support lawyers of the future. Chief Clerk John Kelly was delighted to present The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2016 to Ms Stephanie Falconer at the Leo Cussen Institute Awards, held on 3 March, 2017.


CPD update - Court of Appeal

Friday, 3rd March 2017

A full house greeted Paul Holdenson QC and Jack O'Connor when they presented the final seminar in our 2017 Foley's February Criminal Law CPD series. We thank all those who attended for their support. Where available, papers and AV recordings will be published in the CPD Resources section of our website from next week.
 Paul Holdenson QC & Jack O'Connor


Member update

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Foley's List is pleased to welcome Lachlan Carter, Estelle Frawley, James Humphris, Julia Kretzenbacher, Sarah Lenthall, Jennifer McGarvie, Robert Paoletti, Johannes Schmidt, Jordan Schulz and Angela Sharpley who commenced the Readers course today.


Foley's List barrister selected for VLA 2017 Trial Counsel Development Program

Wednesday, 1st March 2017

List Members Phillip Bloemen, Amanda Burnnard and Rahmin deKretser have been selected for Victoria Legal Aid's 2017 Trial Counsel Development Program.
VLA 2017 Trial Counsel Development Program 


CPD update - Applications for compensation

Thursday, 23rd February 2017

Darren Bracken offers useful advice when making an application for compensation under the Sentencing Act in the 4th seminar of our annual criminal law CPD program. 
Darren Bracken

Contact Matt Parnell or Andrew Turner to register your attendance for the final seminar on the Court of Appeal.


CPD update - Taxation and Property Developments

Thursday, 16th February 2017

Cases on the capital revenue distinction continue to occupy the courts today. Accordingly, there are a number of instances where the capital revenue distinction is of great importance to the taxpayer. Anna Wilson explains.


Ethics and the Criminal Lawyer

Thursday, 16th February 2017

Lesley Taylor QC and Simon Moglia offer useful tips to practitioners at the 3rd seminar in our Criminal Law CPD series.
Lesley Taylor QC & Simon Moglia 

Contact Matt Parnell or Andrew Turner to register your attendance for the remaining seminars in this series.


CPD update - local government

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

Good Corporate Governance underlies the way in which organisations conduct their business. Yet there continues, at Federal, State and Local Government levels, breaches of the standard of conduct tax and rate payers are entitled to expect of their elected representative. Julie Davis explains.


CPD update - Maximising recovery for victims of fraud

Thursday, 9th February 2017

Fraud expert Andrew Tragardh recommends civil action as the best way to maximise recovery for victims of fraud.
Andrew Tragardh_fraud seminar_170209 


Case Note - Aldridge v VWA [2016] VCC 678

Wednesday, 8th February 2017

In the decision of Albridge v VWAthe Defendant made a request to refer questions to medical panel in relation to a Serious Injury Application by Margarita Yerusalimsky.


'Foley's February' Criminal Law seminars

Friday, 3rd February 2017

Julie Condon SC and Paul Higham presented the first session of our annual Criminal Law CPD seminars for 2017. Contact Matt Parnell or Andrew Turner to register your attendance for the remaining seminars in this series.
Foley's February 2017_seminar 1

 


Foley's List barristers receive Australia Day Honours

Friday, 27th January 2017

Brian Walters AM, QC has been recognised for his services to conservation though environmental protection law, and to human rights advocacy in Victoria. William Lye OAM has been recognised for his service to the law, to business, and to the promotion of cultural diversity.
Brian Walters QC & William Lye 


Christmas-New Year - Clerk's Office hours

Thursday, 22nd December 2016

We wish all practitioners and clients a Happy Christmas, and a safe and enjoyable summer break.

The Clerk's Office will close at 1.00pm on Friday, 23 December and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. For assistance during this period, please call John Kelly on 0412 360 174 or email johnkelly@foleys.com.au.


CPD update - Employment Law

Wednesday, 21st December 2016

Employment Law barrister Glen Pauline presented a case update at the National Franchise Convention held in Canberra in October 2016.


No case to answer

Friday, 16th December 2016

Expert fraud defender, Andrew Tragardh, achieves acquittal for former AWB General Manager. (AFR 15 December, 2016)


William Lye - World Chinese Economic Summit 2016

Thursday, 15th December 2016

List Member William Lye (centre) participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Round Table at the recently held World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES) in Malaysia. William is a member of the WCES Global Advisory Council, and is the WCES Principal Representative in Australia.
WCES 2016 panel William Lye 


CPD update - Workplace Relations

Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Brendan Avallone reviews recent developments regarding applications for protected action ballot orders under s437.


Leading Family Law Mediators

Friday, 2nd December 2016

Family Law barristers Geoff Dickson QC and Belle Lane have been recognised by their peers as leading family law mediators.(Doyles Guide, 1 December, 2016)


Leading Family Law Queen's Counsel (Victoria)

Thursday, 1st December 2016

Geoff Dickson QC, David Brown QC and Andrew Strum QC have been recognised by their peers as leading family law Queen's Counsel.  (Doyles Guide 1 December, 2016)


Reader Applications to join Foley's List in March 2017

Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Guidelines for prospective Readers to join Foley’s List in March 2017 are now available.


First across the line - seven years straight for Foley's List runners

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Foley's List runners were the fastest team across the line for the seventh consecutive year at the 2016 LIV Fun Run. Led by Daniel Gurvich QC, the team of Cara Foot, Daniel Porceddu, Rachel Waters, Mark McNamara and Julie Davis were joined on the run by distance specialists Andrew Turner, Matt Hartigan, Dan Tran and Dak Kuirthoi. 

Special congratulations to Cara Foot who successfully defended her 2015 title as the overall fastest female runner.

LIV Fun Run 2016 winning team 


Senior Counsel appointments

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Members, clerks and staff congratulate the following counsel on their appointment as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Victoria. Michael Cahill, Timothy Seccull, David Hallowes, Julie Condon, Jonathan Evans.
Foley's List Silks 2016 


Reminder CPD - Advancing claims before international tribunals - Baby Gammy.

Monday, 14th November 2016

Victorian Bar - Foley's List seminar - 21 November, 5.15pm - Owen Dixon Chambers - Advancing claims before international tribunals.This CPD will discuss the range of options that claimants may have when seeking to pursue international justice. The seminar will cover the procedural steps that are necessary before claims may be raised at the international level, including discussing the rule on the exhaustion of domestic remedies. 


CPD update - Criminal Law

Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Emily Clark looks at the legislative changes to the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 which were, in part, a response to the Harper Review.


CPD update - Family Law

Friday, 28th October 2016

When Family Law, Family Business and Trusts Collide. Jim Mellas looks at how courts exercising jurisdiction under the Family Law Act 1975 deal with discretionary trusts and the assets of those trusts. 


Friday, 28th October 2016

Foley's List was delighted provide a suite of CPD seminars for members of the Geelong Law Association last week. Papers will be published on the CPD Resources page.
GLA-Deakin 2016 (web) 


New Readers

Thursday, 27th October 2016

Foley's List Members, Clerks and Staff welcome new readers: Jennika Anthony-Shaw, Jonathan Bayly, Emily Clark, Amie Hancock, Emma Heggie, Katherine Rolfe, Margarita Yerusalimsky.

 


Clerk update

Monday, 24th October 2016

We are delighted to welcome Ms Anna Barry to Foley's List. Anna joins our clerking team as Assistant Clerk working with Chief Clerk John Kelly, Deputy Chief Clerk Andrew Turner and Clerk Matt Parnell.


Foley's List Clerk Andrew Turner wins gruelling Brazilian jungle marathon

Thursday, 20th October 2016

Foley's List congratulates Andrew Turner on winning the infamous Jungle Marathon, a gruelling 254km trek through the Brazilian rainforest.

EuroNews jungle marathon


Case note - Sio v The Queen

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

This case note by Michael Stanton looks at the the appeal to the High Court in the matter of Sio v The Queen


CPD update - Informal Wills

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

Practitioners should be aware of the flexibility for the Supreme Court to deal with informal wills. Gavan Rice explains.


CPD update - taxation

Monday, 17th October 2016

Anna Wilson's paper focuses on court and AAT decisions during the period from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016.


The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2015

Monday, 10th October 2016

Foley's List is pleased to support lawyers of the future. Chief Clerk John Kelly was delighted to attend the Leo Cussen presentation on 7 October and to present the Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2016 to Ms Kerry Beth Riley. Congratulations Kerry.


CPD - Advancing human rights claims before international fora - 21 November, 2016

Friday, 7th October 2016

List Member Rishi Gulati, in his practise in international law, has advanced claims on behalf of individuals before several international tribunals and fora, including on behalf of Baby Gammy before the UN Human Rights Committee. In this CPD, Rishi will discuss the range of options that claimants may have when seeking to pursue international justice, including at the UN Committee Against Torture and the UN Human Rights Committee. Rishi will shed light on the procedural steps that are necessary before claims may be raised at the international level, including discussing the rule on the exhaustion of domestic remedies. This CPD is open to all members of the legal profession, law students and those with an academic interest in international human rights . (Venue: Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers, 205 William Street, Melbourne)


CPD update - Drafting in Civil Litigation

Thursday, 29th September 2016

The litigation process is about persuasion; not only at trial but also during the interlocutory phase including at mediation. Marcus Hoyne explains.


A rare opportunity has arisen for an energetic person to join our clerking team.

Monday, 19th September 2016

For further details including a position description and how to apply follow this link.  


Foley's List - recent appearances in the High Court of Australia

Thursday, 15th September 2016

Michael D. Wyles QC appeared for the respondent Collins in the matter of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Collins & Anor.
Lucy Kirwan appeared for the respondent Tomes in the matter of  Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) v Tomes.
Watch proceedings


Richard Stanley QC

Thursday, 15th September 2016

Members and staff of Foley's List congratulate List Member Richard Stanley QC on his 50 years as a member of the Victorian Bar and Foley's List. Watch interview to mark this milestone.


Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel – Australia, 2016

Friday, 9th September 2016

Justin Mereine - Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel (Australia). (Doyles Guide, 9 September, 2016)


Crime & Defence book launch

Wednesday, 7th September 2016

One behalf of the criminal law barristers of Foley's List, the Clerks extend their thanks to practitioners for their support  this morning of the launching Crime & Defence.


CPD update - When is a laneway a public highway?

Thursday, 1st September 2016

The latest paper by Julie Davis considers a decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria wherein the Court considers the legal status of a laneway.


Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Barristers (Victoria)

Thursday, 1st September 2016

List Members recognised by their peers for expertise in Wills & Estates Litigation in Victoria.
Andrew Panna QC, Andrew Dickenson and Stewart McNab. (Doyles Guide 1 September, 2016) 


Lynette Schiftan QC

Wednesday, 31st August 2016

List Members are saddened by the recent passing of former Member Lynette Schiftan QC. Lynette  was the ninth woman to come to the Victorian Bar and later appointed a judge of the County Court. We offer our condolences to her family and friends. Obituary (Victorian Bar).


Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Barrister

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

List Member Marcus Hoyne has been recognised by his peers as a Leading Junior Counsel in Technology, Media and Telecommunications law. (Doyles Guide, 30 August 2016)


Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel – Victoria, 2016

Friday, 19th August 2016

List Members recognised by their peers for their expertise and skills in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
Justin Mereine - Leading counsel; Scott Wotherspoon - Recommended counsel. (Doyles 19 August, 2016)


Member update

Thursday, 18th August 2016

Foley's List is pleased to announce that Jennika Anthony-Shaw, Jonathan Bayly, Emily Clark, Amie Hancock, Emma Heggie, Katherine Rolfe and Margarita Yerusalimsky will join the List as Readers on signing the Bar Roll on 26 October, 2016.


Leading Criminal Law Barristers

Monday, 15th August 2016

Foley's List Queen's Counsel Con Heliotis QC, Philip Dunn QC, Paul Holdenson QC together with Junior Counsel Dr Mark Gumbleton, Anthony Lewis, Julie Condon, Ruth Shann, Antony Trood and Olivia Trumble have been recognised by their peers as Leading Criminal Law Barristers in Victoria. (Doyles Guide 7 August, 2016)


Catherine Dermody

Friday, 12th August 2016

Competion and Regulatory law specialist Catherine Dermody is a co-author of new release Access Regulation Australia. (Thomson Reuters)
Catherine Dermody 


Family Law breakfast

Thursday, 11th August 2016

Foley's List Family Law Barristers extend their thanks to practitioners for their support of our 2016 Family Law breakfast. A full house for the 7th year running! The papers and video will be available shortly in the CPD Resources page.
 


CPD update - restraining lawyers from acting on behalf of clients in family law proceedings

Thursday, 11th August 2016

This paper was presented by Carmella Ben-Simon at the Foley's List 2016 Family Law breakfast.


CPD update - Are Add Backs in or Out?

Thursday, 11th August 2016

It has been a long-standing practice of the Family Court, in certain circumstances, to notionally “add-back” sums to the property pool. Laura Colla reviews some recent decisions of the Family Court. 


CPD update - The vexed issue of the vexatious litigant

Thursday, 11th August 2016

Caroline Jenkins looks at the provisions of Section 102Q of the Family Law Act in as they apply to a vexatious llitigant.


Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!

Thursday, 11th August 2016

The insertion of Division 12A into the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (“the FLA”) brought with it a whole new regime of case management and trial process. Debra Harris reviews some recent cases.


Leading Criminal Law Barrister - David Edwardson QC

Monday, 8th August 2016

List Member David Edwardson QC has been recognised by the legal profession in South Australia as a leading Criminal Law Barrister. (Doyle's Guide 2016)


Leading Planning & Environment Barristers

Thursday, 28th July 2016

The following members of our Planning Law practice group have been recognised by their clients and peers as leading Planning & Environment Barristers in Australia. Susan Brennan SCChris Canavan QC, Jeremy Gobbo QCMichelle Quigley QCPeter O'FarrellJuliet ForsythEmma PepplerJennifer Trewhella.(Doyles Guide, 28 July 2016)


Leading Insolvency & Reconstruction Barristers

Thursday, 7th July 2016

List Members Jonathan Evans, Peter Fary, Joshua Kohn and Justin Mereine have been recognised by clients and peers as leading barristers in the area of Insolvency & Reconstruction in Victoria. (Doyles Guide, 7 July, 2016)


Leading Construction Law Barrister Australia

Thursday, 7th July 2016

List Member John Gurr has been recognised by clients and peers as a leading barrister in the area of Construction Law (Australia). (Doyles Guide, 5 July, 2016)


CPD update - The protection of trade secrets

Friday, 1st July 2016

The protection of trade secrets (Commercial Confidential Information) can be divided into two parts: information taken dishonestly in breach of loyalty to an employer and information taken honestly as part of an ex-employee's knowhow and skill. Dr Robert Dean explains.


Former List Member appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria

Tuesday, 28th June 2016

List Members, together with Foley's List Clerks and Staff, congratulate former List Member Her Honour Judge Maree Kennedy, on her appointment today as a Justice of the Supreme Court in and for the State of Victoria.


David Kim

Monday, 20th June 2016

List Member David Kim was today sworn in as a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. David has been assigned to the Civil Claims and Residential Tenancies Lists.


Leading Construction Law Barrister

Monday, 20th June 2016

List Member Anthony Thomas has been recognised by clients and peers as a leading barrister in the area of Construction Law (NSW). (Doyles Guide, 20 June, 2016)


CPD update - Personal Injuries Decisions

Monday, 20th June 2016

A review of Personal Injuries Decisions in the County Court,  January 2015-June 2016 by Sasha Manova.


Andrew Turner appointed Deputy Chief Clerk

Tuesday, 7th June 2016

We are delighted to announce that List Clerk Andrew Turner has been promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Clerk.


Applications to join Foley's List at the Victorian Bar

Monday, 6th June 2016

Guidelines for applicants seeking to join Foley's List at the Victorian Bar are now available. Our interviews will be conducted between 18 July and 5 August, 2016. In advance, enquiries in confidence may be directed to the Chief Clerk, John Kelly.


Empowering women in the Law in Papua New Guinea

Friday, 27th May 2016

Foley's List barristers Paul Higham and Aggy Kapitaniak have been selected to join a Victorian Bar delegation travelling to Papua New Guinea in July as part of the mentoring program for women in the Legal Training Institute Advocacy Workshop.


Foley's List Henry Jolson Award

Thursday, 26th May 2016

Foley's List congratulates Mr Shane Chandra, the recipient of the Foley's List Henry Jolson Award for Dispute Resolution. The award was presented at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School Award ceremony on 25 May, 2016.


Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources v Stella [2016] VSC 260

Wednesday, 25th May 2016

LAND ACQUISITION AND COMPENSATION – vacant land on urban fringe purchased by self-managed superannuation fund for long-term sale and/or development – compulsory acquisition of part of land for regional rail project - The claim for compensation for loss due to disturbance made by the respondents is not established. Michelle Quigley QC and Simon Tisher appeared for the Applicant.  VSC 260


Leading Planning & Environment Barristers

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

The following members of our Planning Law practice group have been recognised by their clients and peers for their expertise and abilities in this area of law. Susan Brennan SC, Jeremy Gobbo QC, Chris Canavan QC, Michelle Quigley QC, Peter O'Farrell, Emma Peppler, Juliet Forsyth, Paul Chiappi, Jennifer Trewhella.(Doyles Guide (Melbourne), 24 May 2016)


Supporting Law Week 2016

Friday, 20th May 2016

Peter Chadwick QC poses the questions during the Mock Trial.
Peter Chadwick QC questions the witness in the Law Week Mock Trial.


CPD update - Earthquakes: lessons for construction lawyers

Monday, 16th May 2016

Just released - Issues and lessons from the New Zealand Royal Commission, implemented in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. By Dr Donald Charrett.


CPD update - Legitimate expectation

Friday, 13th May 2016

Legitimate expectation: a useful concept in administrative law? Darren Bruno looks at two recent High Court cases.


CPD update - Dispute Boards

Friday, 13th May 2016

Dr Donald Charrett looks at the commercial value of dispute boards under FIDIC contracts.


Welcome - New Readers

Friday, 6th May 2016

We are delighted to welcome the following readers as Members of Foley's List: Michael Allen, Brett Harding, Naomi Lenga, Lisa Mendicino, Jack O'Connor, Gareth Redenbach, Joel Ruffles, Gary Taylor and Rachel Waters.


Ian Hayden

Monday, 2nd May 2016

The latest chapter in our Oral History series, an interview with Ian Hayden, is now available online


CPD update - I spy with my little iPhone

Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Phone recordings, emails and social media - the mobile conundrum by Belle Lane and Alison Burt.


CPD update - Recent Family Law and Property Division update

Thursday, 21st April 2016

This paper by Robyn Wheeler covers pre- and post-separation contributions; special contributions; the slip rule; and other jurisprudence.


Foley's List proud supporter of the 2016 Australian Women Lawyers' Conference

Monday, 11th April 2016

Foley's List is delighted to continue its association with the Australian Women Lawyers and was proud sponsor of the recent AWL 2016 conference held in Perth. CEO John Kelly along with several Foley's List barristers attended the three-day conference.


CPD update - Preparing a Successful Relocation case

Monday, 11th April 2016

Relocation cases, where one parent seeks to move a child away from the other parent, can be notoriously difficult cases to prepare and run and very difficult to settle. Emma Swart explains.


CPD update - Contract for sale

Friday, 8th April 2016

Typically the making of a contract for the sale of land in Victoria is relatively straightforward. However this process may break down at various stages due either to factors of a general contract law nature or peculiar to contracts of sale of land. Philip Barton explains.


CPD update - Mediation is not a method for resolving disputes'.

Thursday, 24th March 2016

Michael Sharkey's case note looks at the matters of SSC Plenty Road Pty Ltd v Construction Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd VSC 631 and SSC Plenty Road Pty Ltd v Construction Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 2) VSC 680.


CPD update - "The Ice Epidemic" and Family Law Matters

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

The challenge for legal practitioners when dealing with a client using Ice or where Ice usage is alleged by a partner is to confirm the allegation by Caroline Jenkins.


Foley's List barristers - Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2016

Friday, 18th March 2016

Foley's List is proud to represent Robert Peters and Justin Meriene, both of whose legal acumen has been recognised in Chambers and Partners 2016 Global guide published today.


Henry Jolson OAM, QC Monash Law School Prize

Friday, 18th March 2016

Foley's List congratulates the recipients of the Monash Law School 2015 Postgraduate awards. Announced last night, the Henry Jolson OAM, QC Award for Advanced Mediation: Skills and Theory A prize was awarded to Chenae Sparkes, and the Henry Jolson OAM, QC Award for Negotiation: Essential Skills for Dispute Resolution was awarded to Katherine O'Brien. 


CPD update - Noisy Neighbours

Wednesday, 9th March 2016

Julie Davis looks at  a recent case of 'noisy neighbours'  in the City of Port Phillip and the employ of The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.


Best Lawyers 2017 recognises Foley's List barristers

Friday, 26th February 2016

Christopher Canavan QC, (Climate Change Law; Planning and Environmental Law), Michael D. Wyles QC (Litigation), Guy Gilbert (Immigration Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law), Robert Peters (Litigation), Andrew Palmer (Occupational Health and Safety Law), John Gurr (Construction/Infrastructure Law), Jonathan Forbes (Labour and Employment Law) and Louise Hicks (Planning and Environment Law-Government Practice) been listed in peer-ranked Best Lawyers 2017 Australian directory.


Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award

Wednesday, 24th February 2016

Foley's List is pleased to support lawyers of the future. John Kelly presented the Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award to Benjamin van Poppel, a student at Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Congratulations Benjamin.


CPD update - Councillor Misconuct

Friday, 19th February 2016

Julie Davis reviews the decision of VCAT to order the Council of the City of Greater Shepparton to bear the costs of Councillors who made an application to the Tribunal for a finding of serious misconduct by a municipal councillor.  


CPD update - Jury Directions Act 2015

Thursday, 18th February 2016

Glenn Casement and Amelia Beech examine the 2015 Jury Directions Act.


CPD update - Mental Impairment

Thursday, 11th February 2016

Some observations by Simon Moglia on Mental Impairment; Olivia Trumble provides a practical guide for practitioners preparing a defence in such cases.


CPD update - Police powers

Tuesday, 9th February 2016

Is there a police power to randomly stop people and ask for identity (or even their names and addresses) or visa status? Neill Hutton examines this somewhat vexed question.


Leading Employment & Industrial Relations Barristers – Victoria (2016)

Monday, 8th February 2016

Mark Rinaldi (Leading) and Nicholas Harrington (Recommended) have been recognised by their peers for their expertise in the area of Employment Law & Industrial Relations. (Doyles 2016)


Foley's List barristers recognised by their peers

Friday, 5th February 2016

Congratulations to barristers Justin Mereine and Robert Peters recognised for their expertise in Dispute Resolution, and to Frank O'Loughlin for Taxation - Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2016).


Guy Gilbert - John A. Gibson AM Memorial Award 2016

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016

Foley's List Committee, Barristers and Staff congratulate List Member Guy Gilbert on receiving the John A. Gibson AM Memorial Award 2016 for 'Distinguished Human Rights and Refugee Advocacy'.


CPD update - Building and Construction

Friday, 22nd January 2016

Project scoping and risk allocation are central to improving outcomes in the realm of megaprojects, writes international building and engineering expert Dr Donald Charrett.


CAS applied correct legal principle legal principle in finding Essendon players used Thymosin Beta 4

Thursday, 14th January 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) made findings of fact that 34 Essendon players used Thymosin Beta 4 (“TB4”). CAS approached the task before it, by “evaluating all relevant and credible items of evidence and asking itself whether, considered cumulatively, they satisfied the test of comfortable satisfaction”. Glen Pauline explains.


CPD update - Public international law

Wednesday, 23rd December 2015

The High Court is currently a hotbed of public international lawDr Adam McBeth looks at three recent cases.


CPD update - Powers of Attorney Act 2014

Tuesday, 22nd December 2015

The Powers of Attorney Act 2014 introduces important changes which create significant risk for attorneys that ought to be explained to them before they accept appointment as an attorney, and before they commence to act under the power. Andrew Dickenson explains.


Advocacy training in Uganda

Friday, 18th December 2015

At the request of NGO International Justice Mission (IJM), a voluntary team - including List Members Lesley Taylor QCMichael Cahill and Tony Trood - travelled to Uganda to provide advocacy training to lawyers from the office of the Ugandan DPP.


Rishi Gulati interview on Australian fighters opposing Islamic State militants

Thursday, 17th December 2015

Rishi Gulati, International Law expert, interviewed on ABC RN (17 December, 2015) regarding a landmark trial on how returning Australian fighters who joined groups opposing Islamic State militants are defended in court.


CPD update - Delivery and timing when serving documents

Tuesday, 1st December 2015

Proving delivery and the time of delivery are both critical when serving documents. Brenton Devanny explains. 


CPD update - Tell us what you really mean?

Monday, 30th November 2015

Recent decisions of the Full Court of the Federal Court, and the Fair Work Commission (FWC), reveal an emerging debate about the interpretation of both contracts and enterprise agreements made under the Fair Work Act 2009.  Brendan Avallone investigates.


CPD update - The Legal Profession Uniform Law

Thursday, 26th November 2015

When the Legal Profession Uniform Law came into effect on 1 July 2015 so too did the new Conduct Rules made on 26 May 2015. Jeremy St John QC takes a look at the conduct rules for solicitors. 


Foley's List barristers outrun the law

Tuesday, 24th November 2015

Foley's List team of Cara Foot, Daniel Gurvich and Daniel Porceddu were the first barristers' team to cross the finish line in the2015 LIV Fun Run. This win marks the seventh consecutive year in which Foley's List has won the barrister team category.

In another first, Cara Foot was the fastest overall female runner, as well as the fastest in her section.


Senior Counsel appointments

Tuesday, 24th November 2015

Foley's List Members and staff congratulate Andrew Strum SC and Daniel Gurvich SC on their appointment as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Victoria.


Foley's List Members elected to Victorian Bar Council

Thursday, 12th November 2015

List members Paul Holdenson QC, Michelle Quigley QC and Elizabeth Ruddle have been elected to the Victorian Bar Council for 2015/2016.


Case Note - Voice Identification and Opinion Evidence

Friday, 6th November 2015

In Kheir v The Queen the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the trial judge erred by permitting the informant to give evidence as to his identification of the accused’s voice in various intercepted telephone conversations. Daniel Porceddu explains.


CPD update - Riley v The Queen

Thursday, 5th November 2015

The Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision in Riley v The Queen concerned a procedural anomaly arising from the Criminal Procedure Act 2009(Vic)(‘CPA’). In particular, this appeal queried whether s 277(1)(c) of the CPA confers power on the Court to substitute a conviction where a person enters a guilty plea. Tyson Manicolo explains.


CPD update - Property developments, duty and consideration

Sunday, 1st November 2015

A High Court decision is a warning to property developers that, in complex developments, the dutiable consideration will rarely comprise merely the purchase price in the contract of sale. Simon Tisher explains.


CPD update - Family Law and Deceased Estates

Friday, 30th October 2015

The law is grappling with issues surrounding “family” asset control and division in the context of relationship breakdown, death and incapacity on an ever increasing basis. It is in this context that streams of law with quite distinct origins and approaches meet and interact. Lachlan Wraith explains.


Welcome new Readers

Friday, 23rd October 2015

We are delighted to announce the following new members of Foley's List: Brendan Avallone, Alison Burt, Rose Cameron, Dr Adam McBeth, Patrick Miller, Kimberley Phair, Carly Robertson, Michael Sharkey and Olivia Thompson. Our new Readers reflect the diversity of backgrounds and the breadth of legal knowledge of our List. Commercial Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Human Rights, Insolvency, Insurance Law, Planning, Public Law, Workplace Relations.


CPD update - Course of Conduct

Wednesday, 21st October 2015

Under new provisions in the Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Act 2014 introduced on 1 July 2015, police and prosecutors can bring charges alleging that an accused committed an offence as a “course of conduct”. Olivia Trumble explains.


Congratulations - Tyson Manicolo

Tuesday, 20th October 2015

Congratulations to staff member Tyson Manicolo on his recent graduation with a Bachelor of Laws.
 Tyson Manicolo


CPD update - Sporting injuries and the right to sue

Thursday, 15th October 2015

Insurance Law experts Danny Masel SC and Diana Costaras  take a look at an injured person’s right to sue for damages when injury occurs in a sporting context. In particular, when does the defence of “voluntary assumption of risk” answer the claim? 


Tim Grace - Leading Taxation barrister

Monday, 12th October 2015

Foley's List is proud to represent Tim Grace who has been recognised as a Leading Taxation practitioner. (Doyles Guide 2015)


Supporting lawyers of the future

Monday, 12th October 2015

Foley's List is proud to support the lawyers of the future, and congratulates the winners of the Melbourne Law Students Society 2015 witness examination competition. Barrister James Anderson with the finalists. 

 MLSS witness examination 2015


CPD update - Drafting Affidavits

Thursday, 8th October 2015

When drafting an affidavit, it is important to consider the audience. The affidavit will need to be drafted clearly and logically. Belle Lane explains.


Reader Applications for March 2016

Tuesday, 6th October 2015

Guidelines for prospective Readers to join Foley's List in March 2016 are now available.


Case Note – General Deterrence in ‘white collar’ offending post Boulton

Thursday, 1st October 2015

Daniel Porceddu reviews the recent Court of Appeal case Dyason v The Queen, where the Court was asked to consider whether the sentencing judge had erred by failing to impose a Community Corrections Order for serious ‘white collar’ offending.


CPD update - Non-disclosure by franchisor of franchisee wage costs

Wednesday, 30th September 2015

The 7-Eleven wage scandal puts the spotlight on franchisees, franchisors and the obligation to pay employees their proper wages. But whose problem is it? by Glen Pauline


Leading Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers 2015

Tuesday, 29th September 2015

Foley's List is proud to represent Michael D. Wyles QC (recommended Silk) and Justin Mereine (Leading Junior Counsel) and congratulates both who have been listed in the Doyles Guide 2015 Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Barristers 2015. The Guide details counsel practising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution in the Australian legal market who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities in this area of law.


Construction Law - John Gurr and Nicholas Frenkel

Monday, 28th September 2015

Foley's List is proud to represent John Gurr (Leading Junior Counsel) and Nicholas Frenkel (Recommended Junior Counsel) and congratulates both who have been listed in the Doyles Guide 2015 leading Australian Construction Barristers. The Guide details counsel practising in construction matters in the Australian legal market who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities in this area of law.


Life at the Bar

Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Foley's List Clerk Kate Conners was invited to join an VWL and WBA panel discussion on 'Life at the Bar' where she spoke about the unique relationship between barrister and clerk, and important considerations for solicitors contemplating a career at the Bar.


CPD update - municipal matters

Monday, 21st September 2015

The latest update from planning and local government expert Julie Davis takes a look at height limits, short-stay (party) apartments, restrictive covenants and planning policy.

Browse our CPD Resources Library.


Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award

Friday, 11th September 2015

Foley's List congratulates Ms Penny Hagekyriakou on receiving the Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2015. This Award is offered by the Leo Cussen Institute and acknowledges the contribution of Kevin Foley, former Chief Clerk of this List, to the legal profession.


CPD update - A Tax Roadmap for Family Lawyers

Thursday, 10th September 2015

Family lawyers, are neither qualified, nor insured to provide clients with expert taxation advice. They are, however, required to understand the potential tax consequences of property settlements and to know when to refer clients to their accountants for taxation advice. Jeanette Swann explains.


CPD update - What's happening at the Family Violence Royal Commission

Thursday, 10th September 2015

Emma Swart provides an overview of the Family Violence Royal Commission process and offers suggestions for family lawyers to improve their practice ahead of the release of the Commission’s final report.


CPD update - The Hague Abduction Convention

Thursday, 10th September 2015

Family Law barrister Holly Renwick provides an overview of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“the Convention”) and the matters solicitors should address when a client seeks the return of a child or seeks to resist an order for a return. 


Supporting Medecins Sans Frontieres to help with the current refugee crisis

Monday, 7th September 2015

We can see the refugee crisis unfolding before our eyes on our televisions. It is a terrible situation. We are asking lawyers to donate one billable hour of their time to Medecins Sans Frontieres who are on the front line helping refugees. Australian organisers Belle Lane & Alison Burt.


App update - desktop, tablet and mobile

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Foley's List apps for Apple and Android have been updated for all platforms. Download from iTunes of Google play store.


Sam Stafford

Monday, 31st August 2015

O H & S expert Sam Stafford was guest presenter at the Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors' Group Annual conference held on 31 August, 2015.


CPD update - SMSFs

Friday, 28th August 2015

Tax expert, Anna Wilson takes a look at SMSFs - a significant pool of investment funds, which appears set to keep growing.


CPD update - Family Law

Monday, 24th August 2015

With the current Family Violence Royal Commission there is an ever increasing focus on victim’s rights and the need to protect genuine victims of family violence.

Family Law barrister Caroline Jenkins looks at the particular sections of the state legislation that family law practitioners should be most aware of, and explores the connection between the state legislation and the Family Law Act (“the FLA”) and the implications for parties in that jurisdiction.

Browse CPD catelogue.


Remy van de Wiel QC - Legend of the Victorian Bar

Thursday, 13th August 2015

Foley's List Members and staff congratulate Remy van de Wiel QC on his induction today as a Legend of the Victorian Bar. Remy joins seven former, and current members (Peter O'Callaghan QC, Graeme Uren QC, Richard Stanley QCChris Canavan QC, Philip Dunn QC, Henry Jolson OAM QC, and Colin Lovitt QC), of Foley's List recognised as leaders at the Bar. 


Proud sponsors of the Asian Australian Lawyers Mentoring Program launch

Wednesday, 12th August 2015

Foley's List is delighted to sponsor the launching of the Asian Australian Lawyers (AALA) Mentoring Program (Victorian chapter). We applaud this initiative and look forward to partnering with the AALA on future events.


CPD update - The Effects of Alcohol

Thursday, 2nd July 2015

The effects of alcohol are well known. In this paper, criminal barrister Michael Cahill looks at both prosection and defence arguments in proceedings where the effects of alcohol are a factor.

View CPD Resources.


Rishi Gulati interviewed regarding the Australian Border Force

Thursday, 2nd July 2015

International public law expert, Rishi Gulati, interviewed on Sky News regarding on newly created Australian Border Force


CPD update - Restraint or restriction of trade?

Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Dr Robert Dean's article looks at the difficulty the courts have in dealing with restraint of trade clauses in Australia.

View CPD Resources.


Rishi Gulati interviewed regarding proposed citizenship laws

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

International Law expert Rishi Gulati interviewed regarding the Australian Government's proposal to strip terrorists of Australian citizenship.
ABC News 24 (24 June, 2015) 
Sky News (23June,  2015) 


Former List Member Chief Judge Michael Rozenes OA, QC

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015

List Members together with Chief Clerk, John Kelly, acknowledge former List Member Chief Judge Michael Rozenes OA, QC's outstanding contribition to the Bar, the judiciary and the legal profession. We wish him well in retirement.


International Pressure the Key to Citizenship for the Rohingya

Thursday, 4th June 2015

In latest article published in Australian Outlook, List Member, Rishi Gulati argues that the human tragedy of the Rohingya that is unfolding in front of us has a root cause and Myanmar’s refusal to acknowledge the issue continues to make the situation worse


Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Appointment

Monday, 1st June 2015

Foley's List Members and staff congratulate List Member Ragini Durai on her appointment to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.


CPD update - Relocation cases in the Family Court of Western Australia

Saturday, 30th May 2015

Co-authored by Emma Swart, this paper reviews decisions of the Family Court from June 2013 0 March 2015) in relation to relocation cases.

View CPD Resources.


CPD update - The Shepherd v Felt Principle

Friday, 29th May 2015

Employment Law Expert Mark Rinaldi looks at the recent consideration by the Federal Court in Melbourne Stadiums Ltd v Sautner.

View CPD Resources catalogue.


Melbourne Law School prize honours Henry Jolson OAM, QC

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Members of Foley's  List congratulate Mr Thomas Wu on receiving the Foley's List Henry Jolson Award for Dispute Resolution. The Award was presented at the Melbourne Law School Awards held on 26 May, 2015.


Sunday, 10th May 2015

Whistleblower Protection at the UN: Reasons for Despair or Hope? By Rishi Gulati.
In a recent article in the Guardian, it was disclosed that French authorities thanked a senior UN official, Mr Anders Kompass for disclosing sexual abuse by French troops.

(The author has had no involvement in the cases mentioned below; this entry should not be construed as legal advice in any way or form whatsoever)




Walk for Justice 2015

Tuesday, 5th May 2015

Foley's List is proud to support Walk for Justice 2015, organised by Justice Connect.


The Anders Kompass case: A fine moment for the UN internal justice system

Saturday, 2nd May 2015


CPD update - Trade Marks

Friday, 1st May 2015

Ian Horak's article 'A mark of faith' looks at bad faith registrations of trade marks.


CPD update - Malleability of a doctrine

Friday, 1st May 2015

The vitality of the principle of proprietary estoppel is illustrated by recent High Court and Victorian Court of Appeal cases. Philip Barton explains.


Welcome new Readers

Friday, 1st May 2015

Members of Foley's List together with the Clerks and Staff are delighted to announce the folllowing Readers who have joined the List:
Cara Foot, reading with Colin Mandy; Lucien Richter, reading with David Hallowes; Anna Wilson; Daniel Lorbeer; Diana Costaras; and Rishi Gulati


CPD update - New Zones

Wednesday, 29th April 2015

Read planning expert Peter O'Farrell's paper on the new planning zones.


CPD update - New Part IV Provisions

Friday, 24th April 2015

Read / Watch Stewart McNab's presentation on the new Part IV Provisions of the Administration and Probate Act 1958.. 


CPD update - Real Property

Monday, 20th April 2015

Philp Barton's recent presentation entitled New Form Contract for Sale of Land and Its Impact on Your Practice is now available in our free CPD Resources Library.

Browse Foley's List free CPD Resources Library.


Leaders in their field

Friday, 10th April 2015

Chief Clerk John Kelly, together with Foley's List Clerks and Staff, congratulate the following List Members who have been recognised as leaders in their field.

Christopher J. Canavan QC - Planning and Environmental Law
Michael D. Wyles QC - Litigation 
W. Guy Gilbert - Immigration Law, Occupational Health & Safety Law
Robert M. Peters - Litigation
Louise M R Hicks - Government Practice, Planning and Environmental Law
(Source Best Lawyers in Australia 2015)


Counsel return to Foley's List

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Foley's List is delighted to announce the return of John Bailey (Mediation - international, Commercial, Family Law ), Michael Connolly (Mediation - Family Law) and David O'Brien (Property Law; Planning and Environment) to the List.


Henry Jolson OAM, QC Monash Law School Prize

Friday, 27th March 2015

Henry Jolson OAM, QC Monash Law School Prize for the 2014 academic year was awarded to the following students: Adrian Zuccarini (Advanced Mediation: Skills and Theory A) and Katie Bull (Negotiation: Essential Skills for Dispute Resolution).

Foley's List congratulates both students on their outstanding achievement.


Peter Nugent

Monday, 2nd March 2015

Foley's List Members and Staff are deeply saddened by the passing of List Member Peter Nugent after a courageous battle with cancer. At this sorrowful time, our thoughts are with Peter's family, friends, and colleagues at the Bar and the broader legal profession


CPD update - Unresolved issues from recent Court of Appeal decisions

Thursday, 26th February 2015

Paul Holdenson QC and Chris Carr identify unresolved issues from recent decisions of the Court of Appeal.

Search Foley's List free CPD Resources library.


CPD update - Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements

Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Janine Wald looks at settlement agreements, and notes the tips and traps for drafting terms of settlement.

Browse Foley's List free CPD Resources.


CPD update - Tendency and Coincidence Evidence

Thursday, 12th February 2015

Former List Member, Justice Beale (Supreme Court of Victoria) and Lucy Line present the latest seminar on tendency and coincidence.

Search our free online CPD Resources library.


Global recognition for Foley's List barristers

Wednesday, 11th February 2015

The expertise and experience of List Members, Justin Mereine and Marita Foley, have been recognised in Chambers and Partners 2015 guide to the world's best lawyers.


CPD update - Culpable Driving

Thursday, 5th February 2015

Jason Gullaci and Anthony Lewis  offer practical tips on how to prepare and run culpable driving cases and the effect of baseline sentencing on future cases.

Search CPD Resources catalogue. View photos.


CPD update - Doctrine of Accretion

Thursday, 5th February 2015

Julie Davis looks at the little known doctrine of accretion which came into the spotlight recently. 

Search CPD Resources catalogue.


CPD update - Workplace Relations

Thursday, 11th December 2014

Workplace Relations expert, Glen Pauline, examines the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2014.


Kris Walker

Wednesday, 26th November 2014

Foley's List Committee and List Members together with Chief Clerk, John Kelly and staff congratulate Kris Walker on her appointment as senior counsel.


Inhouse Counsel Award

Thursday, 20th November 2014

As Gold Sponsor, Foley's List was delighted to present the Young Lawyer Achiever of the Year award at the recent ACLA conference. Congratulations to the 2014 winner Grant Pritchard, Telstra Legal Counsel.


Foley's List Members elected to Victorian Bar Council

Friday, 14th November 2014

List Members Paul Holdenson QC, Michelle Quigley QC, Elizabeth McKinnon and Emma Peppler have been elected to the Victorian Bar Council for 2014/2015. 


Foley's List runaway winners in the LIV Fun Run

Tuesday, 11th November 2014

For the sixth consecutive year, Foley's List team was the fastest in the Barristers section of the LIV Fun Run. The team of Daniel Gurvich, Daniel Porceddu, Scott Wotherspoon and Andrew Turner collected a second trophy on the night when they were declared the overall fastest team at the event. Well done to all!


March 2015 Applications for places on Lists at the Victorian Bar

Monday, 3rd November 2014

Together with the Victorian Bar, all Lists at the Victorian Bar have prepared guidelines for places on Lists at the Victorian bar. The next Reader intake will be in March, 2015.


CPD update - Duties Act and trusts

Friday, 24th October 2014

CPD update - Taxation expert  Andrew de Wijn examins the Duties Act as it relates to trusts. View paper. Search CPD Resources Library.


Brian Walters QC awarded 2014 Victorian Bar Pro Bono Trophy

Friday, 17th October 2014

Foley's List members and staff congratulate Brian Walters QC on receiving The Victorian Bar Pro Bono Trophy for 2014. The Award acknowledges Brian's past and continuing outstanding achievements in pro bono advocacy. Brian has been a pro bono advocate the areas of environmental law and human rights for over thirty years. Read Brian Walters QC's blog.

Download The Victorian Bar Pro Bono Awards 2014 media release.


Juliet Forsyth - Victorian Bar Pro Bono Trophy nominee

Friday, 17th October 2014

Foley's List members and staff congratulate Juliet Forsyth on her nomination for the 2014 Victorian Bar Pro Bono Trophy. Juliet was nominated for her oustanding pro bono work for conservation groups in Tasmania fighting mining developments in the Tarkine Forest and other areas of high conservation significance.


Michelle Quigley QC - nominee 2014 Ron Merkel QC Pro Bono Award

Friday, 17th October 2014

Foley's List members and staff congratulate Michelle Quigley QC on her nomination for the 2014 Ron Merkel QC Award for her pro bono work on behalf of Womens Housing Ltd in relation to the contruction of an emergency and interim accommodation facility for women and children in crisis.


Anna Forsyth and Romesh Kumar - 2014 Pro Bono Award nominees

Friday, 17th October 2014

Congratulations to Anna Forsyth and Romesh Kumar on their nomination for the 2014 Ron Castan AM QC Award for pro bono work. 

The nomination acknowledges Anna's practise in Employment law and in industrial relations, and Romesh's significant contribution, dedication and support to the Duty Barrister Scheme assisting and advising litigants at court.

Anna also received a nomination for the Public Interest/Justice Innovation Award. This Award acknowledges work which has a strong public interest element, particularly in relation to enhacing access to justice.


Kristen Walker receives the Susan Crennan AC QC Award

Friday, 17th October 2014

Members and staff at Foley's List congratulate Kristen Walker on receiving the 2014 Susan Crennan AC QC Award for her Pro Bono assistance in refugee, transgender and environmental issues. This Award was presented last night as part of 2014 The Victorian Bar Pro Bono Awards.


CPD update - Workplace Relations

Friday, 3rd October 2014

James McDougall examines the implications of the penalty privilege in employment and other civil litigation. James' paper is available in our free CPD Resources online library.


Thomas Mees

Monday, 29th September 2014

List Members and staff are saddened by the recent passing of former List Member, Thomas Mees. We extend our sympathy to Thomas's family and friends.


Fiona Todd selected for VLA Trial Counsel Development Program

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Foley's List congratulates List Member, Fiona Todd, on her selection for the Victoria Legal Aid Trial Counsel Development Program.


The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2014

Friday, 12th September 2014

Foley's List congratulates the recipient of The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2014, Ms Christina Cussen. The Award was presented to Ms Cussen by Chief Clerk, John Kelly at the ceremony held last night.


William Lye appointed Australia Day Ambassador

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

Foley's List Members and Staff congratulate William Lye on his appointment as an Australia Day Ambassador. This appointment recognises William's long-standing and continuing contribution to building relationships between Asia and Australia.


CPD update - Planning and Local Government

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

A suite of papers by Environment, Planning and Local Government expert, Julie Davis: Restrictive Covenants, S.115B - VCAT fee order, Contempt of VCAT order and councillor misconduct update.


Supreme Court apppointment - Christopher Beale QC

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

Foley's List members and staff congratulate List Member, Christopher Beale QC on the announcement this day of his appointment to the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Who really owns the farm? A full house again at Foley's List annual Family Law breakfast

Monday, 18th August 2014

Family Law barristers, Fabian Dixon SC and Robyn Wheeler, drew a full house when they discussed farming cases at the annual Family Law breakfast held on 14 August, 2014. Listen to Fabian Dixon SC's interview with ABC Rural Victoria's Nikolai Beilharz. following the breakfast..

View / Download 'Who Really Owns the Farm?' papers and video.


CPD update - Pocket Evidence Law

Monday, 18th August 2014

Download Christopher Beale QC's latest Pocket Evidence Law update, and other free CPD resources.


CPD update - Non-arm's length income - how does it apply and where is it at?

Thursday, 14th August 2014

Taxation expert Simon Tisher presentation at The Tax Insitute's National Superannuation Conference in August, 2014. Read Simon's paper.


CPD update - Sale of Land: Enforcing Rights and Remedies

Friday, 25th July 2014

In his latest paper, Sale of Land: Enforcing Rights and Remedies, Property Law expert Philip Barton reviews the legal doctrines that have arisen in recent Victorian Surpeme Court cases in relation to conveyancing transactions.


CPD update - Pocket Evidence Law

Monday, 23rd June 2014

Download Christopher Beale QC's latest Pocket Evidence Law update, and other free CPD resources.


CPD update - Pocket Evidence Law

Thursday, 12th June 2014

An update of Christopher Beale QC's popular "Pocket Evidence Law" which identifies the "must read" cases on the Uniform Evidence Act.


CPD update - Pocket Evidence Law

Tuesday, 10th June 2014

An update of Christopher Beale QC's popular "Pocket Evidence Law"which identifies the "must read" cases on the Uniform Evidence Act.


Interview with Hellenic Australian Lawyers President Andrew Panna QC

Monday, 26th May 2014

Andrew Panna QC, President of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association's (HAL) spoke to SBS following the official launching of the Association In April, 2014. Watch interview.


CPD update - Local Government, GAIC, VCAT

Friday, 23rd May 2014

Download a suite of papers in the CPD resources section by local government and VCAT expert, Julie Davis.


Melbourne Law School prize in honour of Henry Jolson OAM, QC

Friday, 23rd May 2014

List Members together with the Jolson family congratulate Mr Jason Juan on receiving The Foley's List Henry Jolson Award announced last night at the Melbourne Law School Awards.


CPD update - Pocket Evidence Law

Thursday, 15th May 2014

An update of Christopher Beale QC's popular "Pocket Evidence Law"which identifies the "must read" cases on the Uniform Evidence Act.


CPD update - Uniform Evidence Law: s38 Unfavourable Witnesses

Monday, 12th May 2014

This paper by Christopher Beale QC examins s38 Unfavourable Witnesses of Uniform Evidence Act.


Welcome new Readers

Friday, 2nd May 2014

Foley's List is proud to announce that the following counsel have joined as List Members. Fiona Knowles, Amelia Beech, Max Hume, Amanda Burnnard, Brenton Devanny, Gordon Chisholm, Philip Teo, James Westmore.


CPD update - Chris Beale QC

Thursday, 1st May 2014

An update of Christopher Beale QC's Pocket Evidence Law which identifies the "must read" cases on the Uniform Evidence Act.


A celebration of Women in the Law

Thursday, 17th April 2014

A full house greeted Justice Crennan AC of the High Court of Australia at Foley's List annual Celebration of Women in the Law.  
Michael D. Wyles QC, John Kelly and Foley's List clerks express their thanks to members of the judiciary, the Victorian Bar and the legal practitioners who attended to support this event. Read Justice Crennan's address.


Foleys List barristers amongst the best lawyers in Australia

Friday, 11th April 2014

Foley's List is proud to represent and congratulates Chris Canavan QC, Michael D Wyles QC, Guy Gilbert, Robert Peters and Louise Hicks - members who have been recognised as leaders in their field.

Source: Best Lawyers in Australia 2014-2015 (published by Best Lawyers Internationa)


Foley's List barristers recognised as leaders in Family Law

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Foley's List congratulates David Brown QC, Geoffrey Dickson QC, Andrew Strum and Sarah Fisken who have been identified for their expertise and abiliities in this practice area by solicitors. For further information refer to Doyle's Guide - Leading Family Law Barristers Victoria 2014.


Monash Law prize honours former List Member, Henry Jolson OAM, QC

Wednesday, 19th March 2014

Members of Foley's List together with the Jolson Family congratulate the inaugural winners of the Monash Law Faculty Henry Jolson OAM, QC Awards:  Ms Sarah Nicholson for Advanced Mediation: Skills and Theory A and  Mr Adrian Zuccarini  for Negotiation: Essential Skills for Dispute Resolution.

 

 


Clarinda Molyneux QC

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

The Members and Staff of Foley's List are deeply saddened by the passing of former Member Clarinda Molyneux QC. We offer our condolences to Clarinda's family, friends and colleagues at the Bar. Read obituary written by Clarinda's husband, Hugh Fraser, published in the Age (28 March, 2014).


CPD seminar update: Advocate's Immunity and the Civil Procedure Act 2010

Thursday, 27th February 2014

This paper by Kieran Hickie examines the interation between the advocates' immunity and claims for compensation under the Civil Procedure Act  2010 (Vic).


The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award 2013

Thursday, 20th February 2014

Foley's List congratulates Clair Humphreys on receiving the The Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award  2013. The Award was presented by CEO, John Kelly, at the Leo Cussen graduation ceremony held today.


CPD seminar update: Dealings and Negotiations with the Prosecution

Thursday, 20th February 2014

A CPD seminar from the Director of Public Prosecutions (and former List Member) on 'Dealings and Negotiations with the Prosecution' proudly presented by Foley's List. View the latest free CPD resource.


CPD seminar update: Richard Edney - Interlocutory Appeals in Victoria

Thursday, 13th February 2014

New CPD paper by barister, Richard Edney,  Interlocutory Appeals in Victoria: Existing Jurisprudence and Likely Future Trends.
View Foley's List free CPD resources online.


A Graeme Uren QC - marks 50 Years as a member of the Victorian Bar

Tuesday, 4th February 2014

Foley's List Chairman, List Members and Clerks congratulate A Graeme Uren QC on his fifty years as a Member of Foley's List and the Victorian Bar.


Rex Patkin

Wednesday, 29th January 2014

Members and staff of Foley's List are deeply saddened by the passing of former List Member, Rex Patkin. Rex was called to the Bar and joined Foley's List in 1971. We extent our condolences to Rex's family, friends and colleagues.


Foley's List congratulates winner of Young Lawyer Achiever Award for 2013

Friday, 29th November 2013

Foley's List congratulates Richard Clarke on receiving the in-house Young Lawyer Achiever Award for 2013. The Award, sponsored by Foley's List, was presented to Richard by John Kelly, CEO, at the Awards dinner held on 28 November.


Silk appointments for Foley's List

Monday, 25th November 2013

Members and staff of Foley's List congratulate Michael Osborne, Geoffrey Dickson and Susan Brennan on their appointments as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Victoria.


Magistrate's Court appointment for Foley's List member, Tim Walsh.

Thursday, 21st November 2013

List Chairman, Michael D Wyles SC and List Members together with the List Clerks and staff, congratulate Tim Walsh on his appointment today to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.


Foley's List member appointed Victoria Legal Aid Chief Counsel

Wednesday, 20th November 2013

Foley's List congratulates former member, Tim Marsh, on his appointment to the position of Chief Counsel with Victoria Legal Aid. We wish him well in this challenging role.


Ian Hayden celebrates fifty years at the Bar

Tuesday, 19th November 2013

Foley's List Chairman, Members and Clerks congratulate Ian Hayden on fifty years as a Member of Foley's List and the Victorian Bar.


Foley's List members elected to Victorian Bar Council

Thursday, 14th November 2013

Foley's List congratulates members Paul Holdenson QC, Michael Stanton and Emma Peppler on their election to the Victorian Bar Counci.


Four wins in a row for Foley's List Barristers in Legal Fun Run

Tuesday, 12th November 2013

Foley's List Members Daniel Gurvich, Scott Wotherspoon and Daniel Porceddu were on form in the Legal Fun Run & Walk held on Monday, 11 November taking out first place in the Barrister team category. Their win marks the fourth time that members of Foley's List have won the Barristers team event. Well done!


Anna Forsyth presentation on legal recourse and remedies

Monday, 4th November 2013

Barrister, Anna Forsyth, has been selected to speak at a forthcoming Discrimination Law Training for community sector lawyers.


Top lawyers join Foley's List

Friday, 25th October 2013

Foley's List is pleased to welcome readers Kieran Hickie (BCom, LLB (Hons)) reading with Michael Osborne, Jennifer Findlay (LLB (Hons), BA) and Darren Bruno (LLB, BA).


Andrew Kincaid appointed to VCAT

Wednesday, 16th October 2013

The Governor in Council has appointed Foley's List Member, Andrew Kincaid, as a full-time Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Read Victorian Bar media release.


Henry Jolson OAM, QC

Sunday, 13th October 2013

It is with much sadness that the Members and staff at Foley's List acknowledge the passing of list member Henry Jolson OAM, QC. Henry will be remembered for his leadership in ADR, Sports Law, AFL Football and his legend status as a member of the Victorian Bar. All at Foley's List offer our deepest sympanthy to Henry's family, friends at colleagues. Read notice from the Victorian Bar.


Foley's List barristers finalists in Women in Law awards

Tuesday, 8th October 2013

Foley's List congratulates Elizabeth Ruddle and Jessie Taylor both finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards. The winner will be announced on 18 October. 


The Hon. John Fogarty AM

Saturday, 5th October 2013

Foley's List Members and staff are deeply saddened by the passing of former Member and retired Family Court Judge John Fogarty AM. John joined Foley's List in 1956 and was later appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Australia in 1976. He retired from the Bench in 1998. All at Foley's list extend our condolences to John's family and friends. 


CPD resources update: Restrictive Covenants

Tuesday, 1st October 2013

Read / Download the latest free CPD paper: Interpretation of Restrictive Covenants by Philip Barton


CPD resources update: Uniform Evidence Law; Simplifying Subdivision

Friday, 27th September 2013

CPD update: Two new papers have been added to Foley's List free CPD resources library.
Pocket Evidence Law: update 27 September, 2013 by Chris Beale SC.
Simplifying Subdivision: An overview of the Subdivision Act 1988 and related procedures by Emma Peppler.

 


The Honourable Norman O'Bryan QC

Monday, 23rd September 2013

Chairman Michael D Wyles SC, List Members, Chief Clerk, John Kelly and Staff of Foley's List extend their condolences to the family and friends of The Hon. Norman O'Bryan QC who died on Friday, 20 September.

On the same day in 1954, His Honour was both admitted to practice and signed the Bar Roll as a Member of Foley's List. He had eight Readers, took silk in 1971 and was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in 1977.


David Belson

Thursday, 5th September 2013

David Belson, a List Member from 1973 and until his retirement in 2006, died yesterday after a long illness.

Members of Foley's List, List Clerks and staff extend their condolences to David's family and friends. 


New CPD paper by Simon Tisher: Who wants to be a director?

Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

Taxation specialist, Simon Tisher's paper on the amendements to the directory penalty regime has been published in the September issue of the Law Institute Journal. This paper, and others written by Simon, is available from our library of free CPD Resources.


Foley's List commercial law expertise continues to grow with New Readers

Monday, 2nd September 2013

Michael D Wyles SC, List Chairman and John Kelly, CEO are pleased to welcome the Readers Kieran Hickie (reading with Michael Osborne), Darren Bruno and Jennifer Findlay to the Foley's List.


Foley's List Family Law breakfast draws a full house

Thursday, 22nd August 2013

The 2013 Foley's List Family Law breakfast was held this morning at the RACV Club. Presenters, Family Law barrisers Jim Mellas and Belle Lane addressed a full house of Family Law practitioners from city, suburban and regional firms. Foley's List would like to thank all those who attended. If you were unable to attend and would like information on our Family Law practice area, please contact Andrew Turner


Foley's List - proud sponsor of the Australian Women Lawyers

Monday, 19th August 2013

Foley's List was proud to be a sponsor of the Australian Women Lawyers 15th Anniversary Dinner. Over 200 guests, including List Chairman, Michael D Wyles SC, Chief Clerk, John Kelly, and Foley's Clerking team attended the dinner held on 17 August.


Foley's barrister, Justin Mereine, part of winning team in Rodney Jane/Bob Jane Corporation matter

Friday, 9th August 2013

List Member, Justin Mereine, was part of the winning team in the Rodney Jane/Bob Jane Corporation matter. The decision was handed down today in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Read Justin's profile for his experience and expertise.


Foley's List Member appointed to the Family Court of Australia

Monday, 29th July 2013

Chairman, Michael D Wyles SC together with List Members congratulate former Foley's List Member Ms Sharon Johns on her apppointment as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia, effective today. Ms Johns practised as a barrister for 15 years following her admission as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1992. At the Bar, Ms Johns worked exclusively in family law since and was a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and of the Family Law Bar Association of the Victorian Bar.


The Kevin Foley Advocacy Award 2013 winner announced

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

List Chairman, Michael D Wyles SC, together with CEO, John Kelly, congratulate Ms Gemma Cafarella on her announcement as the winner of the Kevin Foley Memorial Advocacy Award for 2013.

The Award is named after Kevin Foley, former CEO of Foley's List, and  is conferred on a student of the Leo Cussen Institute. Foley's List is proud to support practitioners of the future.


Stephen Shirrefs SC

Monday, 1st July 2013

Last Friday, 28 June 2013, former List Member Stephen Shirrefs SC died following a long illness. We offer our sincere sympathy and condolences to his wife Lee and family.


The Honourable Barry Connell

Thursday, 23rd May 2013

The members and staff of Foley's List mourn the death of Barry Connell on Tueday 21 May.  Barry was a member of our List from 1961 until appointed to the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nauru in 2001.  He retired in 2006.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Marlene, his children and extended family and friends.

Read Notice from the Victorian Bar.


Talented readers join Foley's List

Thursday, 23rd May 2013

List Chairman, Michael D Wyles SC, together with Chief Clerk, John Kelly, welcome new readers to Foley's List.

Ms Jaclyn Lontos LLB (Hons) BSc (Hons)
Mr Andrew Newman BA LLB BCL PhD (Candidate)
Mr Robin Chan LLB (Hons) B.Com MTax
Mr Phillip Bloemen LLB, BA (Hons)
Mr Hayden Rattray LLB
Ms Jeanette Swann BA LLB

We also welcome Members returning to the List.

Mr Mark E Regan
Mr Andrew Kincaid
Mr Lachlan Wraith


Foley's List Barrister appointed to Public Interest Monitor

Thursday, 16th May 2013

Foley's List Member, Darren Bracken, has been appointed Deputy Public Interest Monitor. Mr Bracken, whose appointment was announced yesterday, will continue his practise at the Victorian Bar.


Media interviews may threaten fair trial

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

David Brustman SC told Lawyers Weekly that a media interviews with the woman who has accused Harris of sexually assaulting her have most likely already planted pre-judgements in the minds of potential jurors.

Read David Brustman SC's interview with Lawyers Weekly.


Foley's List Member Richard Edney co-winner of the Ron Merkel QC Pro Bono Award

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Foley' List congratulates List Member Richard Edney as a co-winner of the Ron Merkel QC Pro Bono Award. The award was announced last night at the Annual Victorian Bar Pro Bono Awards.


Foley's List congratulates former List Member Judge Tim Ginnane on his appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Foley's List congratulates fomer List Member Judge Tim Ginnane on his appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Read Media Release.


Congratulations Andy Turner!

Monday, 22nd April 2013

A heartfelt congratulations to Andy Turner for once again completing the gruelling Oxfam Trailwalker 100 km event.  His team came in 4th overall (out of 756 teams), were the first legal team across the line and raised over $5000. A great effort for a great cause.


Legal Aid's refusal to provide sufficient funds for proper representation is a threat to the rule of law

Thursday, 11th April 2013

Read Statement from Foley's List Chaiman, Michael D Wyles S. C.


Foley’s List Barrister wins historic native title settlement

Thursday, 28th March 2013

Foley’s List Barrister, Adam McLean, successfully represented the Dja Dja Wurrung in their long-running claim for native title. The settlement, a first of its kind in Australia, reached after four and half years, was announced yesterday by Attorney General, Robert Clark MP.

Read ABC media report.


Foley's List launches Android app

Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Following the successful launch of Foley's List iPhone app in 2012, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Android app. Click here to search for a barrister, barrister availability and more.


Ray Perry

Thursday, 14th February 2013

Foley's List Members and staff are saddened to learn of the passing of Ray Perry. Ray was called to the Bar in 1962, served as a Crown Prosecutor from 1969 to 1978 when he returned to the Bar, retiring in 2002. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Margaret and his family.


Foley's List Barristers represent the Law Institute of Victoria in legal aid application

Wednesday, 13th February 2013

Foley’s List Barristers George Georgiou SC and Chris Carr are appearing pro bono for the Law Institute of Victoria in Supreme Court application currently before the Court.


Marketing Director appointed by Foley’s List

Monday, 11th February 2013

Foley’s List is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Bolger as Marketing Director.


Henry Jolson OAM QC - An Oral History

Monday, 11th February 2013

We have been fortunate enough to secure a copy of an interview with Henry detailing his remarkable life. I urge everyone to watch it - it is available here.


Mark Dreyfus QC

Monday, 4th February 2013

Foley's List congratulates list member Mark Dreyfus QC on his appointment as the new Federal Attorney-General. We wish him well in his new role.


Opening of the 2013 Legal Year

Tuesday, 29th January 2013

Foley's List acknowledges the opening of the Legal Year and wishes all members of the profession a prosperous 2013.


Australia Day Honours

Tuesday, 29th January 2013

Foley's List congratulates former List member The Honourable Paul Guest OAM QC who was recognised in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List for his service to the community and to the sport of rowing. A proud achievement - well done Paul.


Graeme Cantwell

Tuesday, 18th December 2012

The Members and staff of Foley’s List were saddened to learn of the passing of Graeme Cantwell, esteemed barrister and former List Member. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jill and his family.


Stephen O'Bryan SC to head anti-corruption commission

Tuesday, 11th December 2012

Foley's congratulates Stephen O'Bryan SC on his appointment as head of the new independent anti-corruption commission. Stephen will begin his new role on 1 January 2013 for a 5 year term. We wish him every success.


New Senior Counsel

Tuesday, 27th November 2012

Foley's List congratulates list members Chris Beale and George Georgiou upon their appointment as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Victoria.


Justice Tate celebrates Women in the Law

Wednesday, 14th November 2012

On 23 October 2012, over 120 barristers and solicitors came together to "Celebrate Women in the Law" at Foley's annual Cocktail party. Her Honour Justice Pamela Tate was our guest speaker and engaged the crowd on the evening. For the Lawyer's Weekly article on the event, click here. To read Her Honour's speech, click here.


Fastest Barristers' Team - Again

Tuesday, 13th November 2012

Congratulations to Foley's Fitness members who last night took out the Fastest Barristers' Team trophy for the 3rd consecutive year at the LIV Fun Run. Well done to all who participated. A short video has been made of the evening, click here to view it.


Criminal Bar Association

Friday, 2nd November 2012

Foley's are delighted to announce that Remy van de Wiel QC is the new Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, ably supported by Michael Cahill also of Foley's List. They bring a wealth of knowledge to the positions and we know they will enjoy their tenure.


Evan James Smith

Wednesday, 24th October 2012

Foley's List mourns the loss of Evan Smith who died in Sydney last Thursday 18 October at the age of 56. Evan was with Foley's List before leaving the bar to prosecute with the NSW Workcover Authority. He later practised at the NSW Bar until June of this year. We extend our condolences to his family.


Foley's List app has arrived

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Foley's List is pleased to announce the new Foley's List app. Our unique app is available through the iTunes store. To access this groundbreaking innovation, simply click here. For those of you using android phones, our website will convert to the mobile friendly version. Simply type "www.foleys.com.au" into your mobile device.


Foley's List Dinner

Friday, 12th October 2012

The 2012 Foley's List Biennial Dinner was held last night and was an overwhelming success. We are very grateful to Sir Murray Rivers QC for his words of wisdom and thank all of our guests for making it a wonderful evening.


Congratulations to our Legends

Friday, 14th September 2012

Foley’s List congratulates our seven senior barristers who were last night inducted as Legends of the Victorian Bar. Well done to Peter O’Callaghan QC, Graeme Uren QC, Richard Stanley QC, Chris Canavan QC, Colin Lovitt QC, Henry Jolson OAM QC, and
Philip Dunn QC.


Lest We Forget

Friday, 31st August 2012

Foley’s List honours the bravery and sacrifice of all of our soldiers and extends its condolences to the families and loved ones of the five brave Australians who lost their lives recently in bleak days for our defence forces, and to all families who have lost loved ones in war.


Foley's welcomes new List Chairman

Thursday, 23rd August 2012

Foley’s List congratulates Michael D. Wyles SC on his appointment as our new List Chairman. Michael came to the bar in 1990 and took silk in 2009. He has a broad practice across a variety of jurisdictions, specialising in all areas of commercial law.


Good Luck Andy Turner

Friday, 17th August 2012

On 23 August, Andrew Turner will take leave to run the Kokoda Trail. Andy has been chosen as one of 20 international runners to take on the gruelling 96 kilometre trek. We wish him every success and trust that he will return safe and well on 3 September. Feel free to drop into the clerks’ office to wish him well on what will be an incredible adventure.


Foley's List Launches New Website!

Wednesday, 15th August 2012

Welcome to the new Foley’s List website. New features include: • the CPD Resources section in which we have a number of CPD-earning seminars and discussion papers; • the Barrister Availability Request to allow solicitors to email a request to the clerking team; • an upgraded barrister, mediator, arbitrator - search facility; and • a mobile friendly version for your mobile device. Take some time to look around the new site and learn how Foley’s List clerking team can assist you.


Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11th June 2012

Foley's List congratulates Henry Jolson OAM QC. Henry has been recognised for his service to the law, particularly in the area of alternative dispute resolution, to professional organisations, and to the community. Well done Henry!


VicBar Pro Bono Award Winners

Wednesday, 16th May 2012

Foley's List congratulates Kristen Walker and Jessie Taylor for being honoured by the Attorney-General last night in the Victorian Bar Annual Pro Bono Awards. Kris was one of a dedicated team of barristers to be awarded the Public Interest / Justice Innovation Award after extensive work on the "Malaysia Solution" case. Jessie received the Daniel Pollack Readers Award for her numerous appearances since signing the Bar roll in October 2011, particularly in relation to the treatment of, and laws affecting, asylum seekers. We congratulate them both on their commitment to the disadvantaged in our community and applaud them for having been recognised by their peers in these awards.


Foley's List welcomes our new readers

Friday, 4th May 2012

Congratulations to our readers, Alex Fogarty, Gideon Boas, Andrew de Wijn and Jennifer Trewhella, who signed the Bar roll last night. We wish them every success in their career at the Bar.


Congratulations Andrew Turner!

Monday, 23rd April 2012

Andrew Turner, one of our clerks, has finished the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km run in fourth place overall, in an outstanding 12 hours and 25 minutes. We congratulate Andy and his team on their efforts and their fundraising. For more information, click here


Foley's barrister wins at European Film Festival

Tuesday, 10th April 2012

Foley's barrister, Jessie Taylor, has taken out the 'Best Non-European Documentary' category at the prestigious European Independent Film Festival in Paris for her film "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea". Jessie co-wrote and produced the film - her second, following "We Will Be Remembered For This" in 2007. We congratulate Jessie on her film's recognition and wish her every success in the upcoming film festivals in which the film has been nominated. You can view the trailer here.


2012 Trial Counsel Development Program

Thursday, 29th March 2012

Foley's congratulates our successful juniors who have been accepted into the Trial Counsel Development Program for 2012. We applaud Moya O'Brien, Samantha Dixon, Megan Casey, Robyn Harper, Alex Burt, Ruth Champion & Chris Farrington.


Employment Law Conference

Tuesday, 31st January 2012

Two of Foley's barristers, Andrew Palmer & Anna Forsyth, are speaking at the upcoming Leo Cussen Employment Law Conference on Thursday 29 March 2012. Andrew's topic is "Preparing for Worksafe Investigations" and Anna will present "Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) - Where are we now?" More information can be found here.


Sharon Noorman joins Foley's List

Monday, 23rd January 2012

Foley's List welcomes Sharon Noorman to our clerking team. Sharon comes to us after 12 years as an Executive PA at a top tier legal firm. Sharon can be contacted on 9225 8061 or via email at sharonnoorman@foleys.com.au.


Maurice Gurvich

Friday, 20th January 2012

The members and staff of Foley's List mourn the loss of former list member and long serving Magistrate Maurice Gurvich. We extend our condolences to his family and, in particular, to his sons Daniel and Michael, both members of Foley's List.


Foley's Newsletter

Monday, 12th December 2011

Foley’s bumper Christmas Edition has been released - full of great news, wonderful achievements and general information pertaining to the list. Click here to read the Christmas edition.


Celebrating Women in the law

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011

This year Foley’s celebrated women in the law with a cocktail party at the Essoign Club, attended by over 100 solicitors. The Honourable Diana Bryant, Chief Justice of the Family Court, was our guest speaker. Her presentation can be found here, subtitled Celebrating Women in the Law (Where to from here?).


New Senior Counsel appointed

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011

Foley's List congratulates list members Danny Masel, Peter Gray and Lesley Taylor upon their appointment as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Victoria.


Foley's List congratulates its new readers

Monday, 31st October 2011

Foley's List congratulates its new readers who have now signed the Bar Roll. We welcome Christopher Farrington, Sarah Fisken, Jessie Taylor, Fiona Todd and Jane Warren.


Kate Conners joins Foley’s List

Monday, 24th October 2011

Foley’s List welcomes new clerk Kate Conners LLB, who joins the team after three years as an Associate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Contact Kate on 9225 7882 or by email kateconners@foleys.com.au.


Foley’s List Barristers feature in the October edition of the LIJ

Friday, 7th October 2011

The October edition of the Law Institute Journal features Foley’s List barristers, Matthew Harvey, Anna Forsyth and Emma Mealy. Matthew practices in commercial and corporations law and has written “Minority shareholders” analysing a series of cases which have clarified the provisions relating to oppression of minority shareholders and related matters. Anna’s article, which features on the cover of the magazine, “The (human) right to equality” addresses the sweeping changes to equal opportunity legislation. Anna practices in employment law, anti-discrimination and human rights law, as well as administrative and commercial law. Emma practices in taxation and civil litigation. Co-written with Eric Dyrenfurth, “State tax privative clauses after Kirk: the gates to review” considers a High Court decision which overrides some privative clauses in state legislation and allows supreme courts to review administrative, lower court and tribunal decisions for jurisdictional error.


John Champion SC appointed DPP

Thursday, 22nd September 2011

We are delighted to announce that Foley’s List member John Champion SC has today been announced by the Attorney General, Robert Clarke MP, as the new Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Champion SC has been a member of Foley’s List for more than 33 years. He was appointed in-house counsel at the Commonwealth DPP in 1999, a position he held for six years. In 2003, during his time at the Commonwealth DPP, Mr Champion SC took silk. We congratulate Mr Champion SC and wish him every success in his new role.


John Searle appointed Chair of Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 23rd August 2011

Foley's List member, John Searle, has been appointed chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC). Mr Searle has been a practising barrister for over 22 years, specialising in civil litigation. We congratulate him on his appointment. Mr Searle remains in active practice at the Victorian Bar.


Jan MacLean appointed to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Tuesday, 28th June 2011

Foley's List member Jan MacLean has been appointed to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. Jan has been at the Bar for more than 14 years during which time she has specialised in industrial relations and employment law, anti-discrimination law and administrative law. We congratulate Magistrate MacLean on her appointment.


John Champion SC appointed Acting DPP

Tuesday, 28th June 2011

Attorney-General Robert Clarke today announced the appointment of Foley's List member John Champion SC as Acting Director of Public Prosecutions. John was admitted in 1976 and signed the Bar Roll in 1977. He took silk in 2003. We congratulate John Champion SC on his appointment.


VLA Talented Junior Counsel Progam

Friday, 24th June 2011

Foley's List congratulates barristers Michael Stanton, Rohan Lawrence, Naomi Smith, Samantha Poulter, Cecily Hollingworth, Olivia Trumble and Erin Ramsay on their selection as Junior Counsel in the Victoria Legal Aid Talented Junior Counsel Program.

The success of the Program depends on the active and enthusiastic involvement of experienced trial advocates, including Philip Dunn QC, Remy van de Wiel QC, John Champion SC, David Brustman SC, Peter Chadwick SC, Michael Cahill, George Georgiou and Frances Dalziel. Together with VLA, Foley's List looks forward to developing talent and growing justice through the innovative Talented Junior Counsel Program.


Christopher Beale returns to the Victorian Bar

Monday, 30th May 2011

Christopher Beale has extensive trial and appellate experience as a criminal lawyer, acting for both defence and prosecution. Immediately prior to returning to the Bar, Christopher has been a Crown Prosecutor, a position he was appointed to in 2007.


Welcome to our new barristers

Wednesday, 18th May 2011

Foley's List extends a warm welcome to our new barristers: Kylie Evans, Louise Hicks, Lucy Kirwan, Romesh Kumar, Jim Mellas, Justin Mereine and Yael Steel.


Foley's List welcomes Annette Kaitinis

Tuesday, 12th April 2011

Annette Kaitinis returns to Foley's List from her role as Special Counsel at Gadens, where she specialised in back end security enforcement, possession and mortgagee sales. Annette has broad commercial experience as a barrister.


Foley's List Welcomes March Readers

Thursday, 3rd March 2011

Foley's List welcomes seven new readers in March 2011: Kylie Evans, Louise Hicks, Lucy Kirwan, Romesh Kumar, Jim Mellas, Justin Mereine and Yael Steel.


Daniel Gurvich returns to Foley's List

Friday, 11th February 2011

Daniel was in-house counsel at the Commonwealth DPP from 2008 until February 2011. Daniel was called to the Bar in 1997 and has extensive experience in Federal criminal law, the Court of Appeal, trials in the County and Supreme Courts and bail applications, for both defence and prosecution.


Foley's List Members Appointed SC

Thursday, 25th November 2010

Foley's List congratulates List members Andrew Moulds SC and Peter Chadwick SC upon their appointment as senior counsel.


Foley's List Readers Sign the Bar Roll

Thursday, 18th November 2010

Foley's List congratulates 9 new readers on signing the Bar Roll: Alex Burt, Ruth Champion, Marita Evans, Katharine Gladman, Panayiota Karnis, Louise Martin, Emma Mealy, Emma Peppler and Robin Robinson.


Matt Parnell Joins Foley's List

Thursday, 11th November 2010

At Foley's List we are excited to announce the appointment of our newest clerk, Matthew Parnell. Matt comes to Foley's with eighteen years experience as a clerk. His appointment will enhance our clerking team led by John Kelly.


Foley's List welcomes 9 new readers

Monday, 4th October 2010

Foley's List is delighted to welcome 9 new readers: Alex Burt, Ruth Champion, Marita Evans, Katharine Gladman, Panayiota Karnis, Louise Martin, Emma Mealy, Emma Peppler and Robin Robinson.


The Honourable Justice David Byrne

Monday, 31st May 2010

We congratulate the Honourable Justice David Byrne on his retirement from the Supreme Court of Victoria, after a career dedicated to service as a Judge and as a barrister on Foley’s List.


Welcome to our New Readers

Tuesday, 25th May 2010

Foley’s List extends a warm welcome to our new members: Jessica Fallar, Martin Guthrie, Vanessa Plain and David Goodwin. These barristers expand the experience of our List and are committed to providing you with quality legal services.


Andrew Kincaid

Monday, 1st March 2010

Andrew Kincaid has left the Bar after almost 14 years with Foley's List, to practise in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman with the Said al Shahry Law Office, where he heads its construction and arbitration group.


Frank Costigan QC

Thursday, 3rd December 2009

The Victorian Bar Oral History Project now includes an Audio/Visual presentation on the career of the late Frank Costigan QC


The Honourable John Harber Philips AC QC

Friday, 7th August 2009

All at Foley's List are deeply saddened by the passing of our former member and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honourable John Harber Philips AC QC. We extend our condolences to his family.

Watch interview with John Harber Phillips AC, QC.


Timothy Ginnane S.C.

Tuesday, 4th August 2009

We congratulate Timothy Ginnane S.C. upon his appointment to the County Court.


New Foley's Barrister

Thursday, 21st May 2009

We welcome our new list member, Thomas Warner.


Frank Costigan QC

Monday, 13th April 2009

Foley's List mourns the loss of its most senior member Frank Costigan QC. Frank joined Foleys upon signing the Bar Roll in 1957.



Daniel Gurvich returns to Foley's List

Daniel Gurvich was in-house counsel at the Commonwealth DPP from 2008 until February 2011. Daniel was called to the Bar in 1997 and has extensive experience in Federal criminal law, the Court of Appeal, trials in the County and Supreme Courts and bail applications, for both defence and prosecution.




CPD - Advancing Human Rights Claims before International Fora - 21 November, 2016

List Member Rishi Gulati who practices in international law has advanced claims on behalf of individuals before international tribunals and fora, including the case of Baby Gammy.  In this CPD, Rishi will discuss the range of options that claimants may have when seeking to pursue international justice. Further details on the Victorian Bar website.


Foley's List members - recent High Court of Australia appearances

In the matter of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Collins & Anor, Michael D. Wyles QC appeared for the respondent Collins.


Foley's List barristers - recent High Court of Australia appearances

In the matter of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Collins & Anor, Michael D/ Wyles QC appearred for the responent Collins.
In the mattet of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) v Tomes, Lucy Kirwan appeared for the respondent, Tomes.
Watch proceedings. 


Foley's List members - Recent High Court of Australia appearances

In the matter of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Collins & Anor, Michael D. Wyles QC appeared for the respondent Collins.
In the matter of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) v Tomes, Lucy Kirwan appeared for the respondent Tomes.

 

 







Life at the Bar

Foley's List Clerk Kate Conners was invited to join an AWL and WBA panel discussion on 'Life at the Bar'. Kate provided insight into the unique and special relationship between barrister and clerk.






Foley's February Criminal Law seminars

Julie Condon SC and Paul Higham kicked off our CPD seminars for 2017 at the first session of 'Foley's February Criminal Law CPD seminars. 


CPD update - Court of Appeal

A full house greeted Paul Holdenson QC and Jack O'Connor when they presented the last seminar in this year's 'Foley's February' Criminal Law CPD series. Where available, papers and AV recording will be published in our CPD Resources section from next week.


'Foley's February' - Criminal Law seminars

Julie Condon SC and Paul Higham presented the first in the 2017 series of our annual Criminal Law CPD seminars.