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Adam Baker

QUALIFICATIONS  LLB (Hons) BSc
ADMITTED  2009    BAR  2014
CHAMBERS  ACK 2113

PHONE  9225 6279
MOBILE  0456 461 163
EMAIL  abaker@vicbar.com.au

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Adam Baker, LLB (Hons) BSc

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Aviation Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Insurance
  • Intervention Orders
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sports Law

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Experience

Adam has a general commercial and common law practice, and has appeared in all Victorian and Federal Courts, and the VCAT. He is also on the NSW roll. Prior to coming being called to the Bar, Adam was Associate to Justice Middleton at the Federal Court and Justice D Beach at the Supreme Court, and was a solicitor in London.

He has particular expertise and accepts briefs in:

  • commercial contracts, equity, trade practices and intellectual property matters;
  • class actions (eg. financial services and bushfire matters);
  • insurance and liability matters;
  • general common law matters involving intentional torts, defamation and negligence;
  • building regulation and prosecutions under Building Act 1993 and the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995;
  • liquor licencing and regulation; and
  • contempt proceedings.

Adam also has specialist knowledge in aviation and airports law (both regulatory and liability) having been a solicitor in London working on major aviation disasters for large international carriers and insurers at Gates and Partners (now Kennedys), and a government lawyer in the Airports Branch of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Adam graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science in 2006. He read with Chris Winneke QC and Stephen O'Meara QC was his Senior Mentor.


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