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Gerard is a Special Counsel in our Disputes Group. He has a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial litigation with an emphasis on contractual disputes, insolvency and competition and consumer law. Gerard has a special interest in advocacy, particularly appeals, having conducted a broad range of appeals in courts including the Federal Court and the High Court.

Previously, Gerard was a member of the Victorian Bar and a partner at a commercial law firm in Perth. Gerard is a qualified mediator and is presently undertaking a diploma in international commercial arbitration.

Specific assignments

  • Application to quash town planning approval for multi storey development.
  • Proceedings to enforce claims in respect of debts, loans, guarantees and securities.
  • Acting on behalf of liquidator of public company to recover preferential payments and interpretation of reservation of title clause.
  • Review of the business activities of a government department and its institutions for the purpose of assessing compliance with competition law.
  • Acted for Singaporean timber company in relation to dispute with logging contractor over timber concession in Papua New Guinea.