PROFILE

Full Name: Darren A Bruno
Email: dbruno@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 8251
Mobile:0407 216 360
Chambers: Joan Rosanove Chambers
Room: 0606
Date of Admission: 5 May 2003
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2013
Qualifications: BA; LLB; Masters of Public and International Law
Previous Occupation: Senior Solicitor, Dept of Health and Dept of Human Services (Vic); Solicitor, Treasury Solicitor and Dept of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Lon); Solicitor, D'Angelo Kavanagh Lawyers (Ade); Associate to Mullighan J (Supreme Court of Sth Australia)

Profile

Darren Bruno practises in public and commercial law.

He acts for private and government clients in a range of commercial disputes, judicial review proceedings, merits review proceedings and other administrative law matters (including regulatory prosecutions).

Some of Darren's recent matters include:

  • Fertility Control Clinic v Melbourne City Council [2015] VSC 424 (led by Richard Niall QC) – judicial review proceeding
  • Family Violence Royal Commission, appearing as part of the Victorian State Counsel team (led by Rowena Orr QC)
  • National Retail Association v Fair Work Commission (2014) 225 FCR 154 (led by Steven Moore QC) – judicial review proceeding
  • Tatana v Director of Housing [2016] VSC 73 (unled) – appeal from VCAT

Darren is also instructed to provide advice and draft pleadings (including allegations for regulatory and disciplinary proceedings). Darren advises on statutory interpretation, litigation prospects/evidence and policy development.

He provides training to government on administrative law and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. He has taught Administrative Law as part of the legal traineeship program at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

Before coming to the Bar, Darren worked for 10 years as a solicitor in Melbourne, London and Adelaide across administrative and private law. This included commercial disputes, judicial review proceedings, employment law, contract law, anti-discrimination matters, regulatory prosecutions, tenancy law, torts and human rights.

He was an associate to the Honourable Justice Mullighan of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Darren holds a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne and holds degrees in Law and Arts from the University of Adelaide.

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Areas of Practice

Commercial

Public/Administrative

  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review
  • Privacy/Freedom of Information

Criminal

  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Mental Illness

Industrial/Employment

Environment and Planning

Inquests/Inquiries

International Law

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • South Australia
From 24 Oct 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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