Industrial Relations, Alternative Dispute Resolution/ Mediation, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Building and Construction, Commercial Crime, Commercial Law, Contract, Corporations and Securities, Criminal Law, Equity/ Trusts, Family Law/ De Facto, Inquests, Insolvency Law, Insurance, Intervention Orders, Intellectual Property, Licensing and Disciplinary Tribunals, Local Government, Occupational Licensing, Partnerships, Personal Injuries, Probate/ Wills/ TFM, Professional Negligence, Property Law, Residential/ Retail Tenancies, Road Safety, IT/ Computers, Traffic Law, VCAT, Victims Of Crime Assistance Tribunal
A highly experienced advocate and civil/commercial litigator.
Dermot’s practice includes drafting commercial documents and pleadings, advice and appearances in Courts (Magistrates / County / Federal / Supreme) and various Tribunals. Considerable experience at high value/complex arbitrations.
Valued for my pragmatic advice, understanding of business and my commercial application and interpretation of law and regulations in order to try and achieve business objectives.
Been practicing for over 20 years and have a broad, eclectic range of commercial experience and litigation skills operating in a variety of jurisdictions including UK, US and EU.
Returned in 2015 from practicing in London where I was Head of Legal and General Counsel at various companies , predominantly in the Insurance, Asset Management and Financial Services sectors.