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Matthew Darke SC

Admitted to the bar September 2001
Appointed Senior Counsel 2014
Entitled to practise in all Australian jurisdictions


Areas of Practice:

Commercial
Corporations Law / Insolvency
Insurance and Reinsurance
Intellectual Property

Professional Negligence
Trade Practices / Competition
Representative proceedings





Selection of Cases

  • Pharm-a-care Laboratories Pty Ltd v Commonwealth (No 3) [2010] FCA 361 (representative proceeding)
  • Coastline Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Kakavas [2009] NSWSC 1438 (contract, restitution, tort of conversion)
  • Watson v AWB Ltd (No 2) (2009) 259 ALR 524 (FCA) (representative proceeding)
  • Mont Adventure Equipment Pty Ltd v Phoenix Leisure Group Pty Ltd (2009) 81 IPR 505 (FCFCA) (patents)
  • E & J Gallo Winery v Lion Nathan Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 175 FCR 386 (FCFCA) (trade marks)
  • Parker v Comptroller-General of Customs (2009) 83 ALJR 494 (HCA) (evidence, procedural fairness)
  • Lift Capital Partners Pty Ltd (in liq) v Merrill Lynch International (2009) 73 NSWLR 404 (NSWSC) (corporations)
  • Trust Company Fiduciary Services Ltd v Challenger Managed Investments Ltd (2008) 68 ACSR 356 (NSWSC) (trusts)
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pratt (2008) 250 ALR 661 (FCA) (application to set aside parts of subpoena issued in criminal proceedings)
  • Mont Adventure Equipment Pty Ltd v Phoenix Leisure Group Pty Ltd (2008) 79 IPR 252 (FCA) (patents)
  • Dorajay Pty Ltd v Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (2008) 67 ACSR 569 (FCA) (representative proceeding)
  • Korean Airlines Co Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (No. 3) (2008) 247 ALR 781 (FCA) (trade practices)
  • Seven Network Ltd v News Ltd (2007) ATPR (Digest) 42-274 (FCA) (trade practices)
  • Roche Products Pty Ltd v National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee (2007) 243 ALR 381 (FCA) (judicial review)
  • Winnote Pty Ltd (in liq) v Page (2006) 68 NSWLR 531 (NSWCA) (professional negligence)
  • Re Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd (2006) ATPR 42-092 (trade practices)
  • Dorajay Pty Ltd v Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (2005) 147 FCR 394 (FCA) (representative proceedings)
  • Special Commission of Inquiry into the Medical Research and Compensation Foundation (James Hardie Group's funding of asbestos-related liabilities, junior counsel assisting)
  • Re Daisytek Australia Pty Ltd (admin apptd) (2003) 45 ACSR 446 (FCA) (corporations)


Employment

1999 - June 2001 Solicitor, Minter Ellison, Sydney
1998 Associate to Justice Antony Whitlam, Federal Court of Australia
Research Officer, Criminal Law Committee, NSW Bar Association (part-time)



Tertiary Education

Degree BA(Hons)/LLB(Hons)
University Australian National University, Canberra
Prizes University Medal in Law
Supreme Court Judges' Prize (first in the year)
Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department Prize (best results in final year)
Baker & McKenzie Intellectual Property Prize (shared)
Butterworths Selected Topics in Torts Prize
Fenner Hall Fellows' Prize (shared)
Phillips Fox Scholarship in Law



Publications

  • 'Lobbying by Law Firms: a study of lobbying by national law firms in Canberra' (1997) 56(4) Australian Journal of Public Administration 32-46
  • 'Euthanasia Laws and the Australian Constitution' (1997) 20(3) UNSW Law Journal 647-65 (co-authored with George Williams)


Contact:

10th Floor Selborne/Wentworth Chambers
174 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 375 Sydney

Tel No. 02 9232 2197
Fax No. 02 9221 3724
Email mdarke@tenthfloor.org

Clerk: Dianne Strathdee
Tel No. 02 9232 4609
Fax No. 02 9221 3724
Email strathdee@tenthfloor.org


 

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