LL. B., B. A. (Melb), A.T.C.L.
10 February 2003
Signed Bar Roll:
20 November 2003
Floor 9, Room 21
555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Accredited Mediator
- Administrative Law
- Bankruptcy Law
- Building & Construction Law
- Commercial Law
- Criminal Law
- Employment Law
- Equity & Trusts Law
- Industrial Relations
- Wills & Estates
Simon takes a strategic and diligent approach to legal problems. He appears widely in State and Federal Courts at all levels. He has meditation experience both as mediator and counsel.
Examples of experience include:
Commercial Law – claims in commercial transactions including enforcement of judgments – commercial trading trusts - partnership disputes – injunctions, subpoenas and other interlocutory applications – shareholder oppression proceedings
Trusts – Litigation and construction of trust instruments, acting for both trustees and beneficiaries. Trading trusts, superannuation trusts and testamentary trusts. Advice and litigation concerning the Settled Land Act 1958 see Unsettling Repercussions, Law Institute Journal, LIJ 84.1/2, February 2010.
Wills and Probate– Family Provision claims – Part IV of the Administration and Probate Act 1958 - executor disputes including removal applications – contested applications: capacity undue influence and revocation cases – applications for judicial direction under Order 54.
Bankruptcy & Insolvency – acting for creditors and debtors in bankruptcy petitions - advice and appearances on statutory demands – unfair preference claims under the Corporations Act 2001.
Building and Construction -Domestic and commercial disputes in VCAT and state Courts for both builders and owners.
Employment Law – Acting for employers in general protections and unfair dismissal proceedings – Restraint of trade
Administrative Law - Appeals on questions of law from VCAT and Magistrates’ Court – Merits and judicial review of administrative decisions – Superannuation reviews including Federal Court appeals on an error of law – Social Security reviews, appeals and advice.
Property Law – Sale of land: appearances and advice on property transactions – Commercial leases – Restrictive covenants and easements – removal or modification – mortgage and transactional disputes – Body corporate disputes – Co-ownership disputes
Victorian Bar Committee Memberships
- Professional Standards Scheme Committee
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- Insurance Committee
- Ethics Committee
- Readers Course Review Working Group