Stanley Isaiah Profile Page
Areas of Practice
|Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law (Judicial Review), Administrative Law (Merits Review), Insurance, Agricultural Law, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Building and Construction, Commercial Law, Probate/ Wills/ TFM, Property Law, Criminal Law, Defamation, Media and Entertainment, Taxation, Trade Practices|
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.
Stanley’s main areas of practice are commercial law, crime, taxation, administrative law and personal injuries. Upon joining the bar, he read with his master Cameron Macaulay SC, now Mr Justice Macaulay of the Supreme Court of Victoria. His Senior master is Robert Richter QC. Before joining the bar, Stanley undertook his articles and was a solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he worked on many large complex commercial matters.
His commercial practice broadly encompasses a wide range of Trade Practices, Contract and Negligence claims. He has appeared in several building/property and commercial construction cases mainly in the Supreme Court in addition to a wide range of other commercial matters.
Stanley has acted for and against the Tax Commissioner (including debt matters, part IVC work, insolvency and international fraud and money laundering) and for company directors in matters involving regulatory bodies such as ASIC.
His tax practice has also involved him in acting for accountants in professional negligence claims and disciplinary hearings. He has acted for barristers and solicitors in a number of contexts including disciplinary proceedings.
He appears in serious criminal matters (both defence and prosecution) and advises in Constitutional matters. His broad pracitce involves him in a wide range of work, including many different types of claims; just as an idea, including matters as different as defamation proceedings in the Supreme Court to Planning, Property and Lease matters in VCAT. He appears in Federal and State Courts and tribunals including VCAT and the AAT. No case is too big or too small.
Stanley consults carefully with solicitors and clients and communicates in plain English.
In 2008 upon reception of the Human Rights Charter in Victoria, Stanley published a paper to the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar on the House of Lords' approach to the UK Human Rights Act. Since publication of that paper there have been significant developments regarding the interpretation of the Victorian Charter, which has been interpreted as operating differently to the UK law in some material respects. Whilst Stanley's paper is broadly indicative of the reasoning processes employed by UK Courts in 2008 in determining human rights matters, it should not be relied on as representing the law in Victoria, and people should seek specific advice from a lawyer about the operation of the Victorian Charter. The paper can be found at the Human Rights Law Resource Centre website at the following link; http://www.hrlc.org.au/files/ECGN6BZ5UY/Isaiah%20-%20Charter%20case%20law.doc.
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