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Paul Jeffreys

QUALIFICATIONS  BCom, LLB (1st Hons) (Monash), LLM (Melb)
ADMITTED  2013    BAR  2020
CHAMBERS  ACK 2011

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0430 479 771
EMAIL  paul.jeffreys@vicbar.com.au

Paul Jeffreys, BCom, LLB (1st Hons) (Monash), LLM (Melb)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitrators International
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Computers / IT
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Corporations
  • Credit
  • Customs / Shipping / Maritime
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Environment
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Guarantees
  • Guardianship
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration / Migration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Valuation
  • Local Government
  • Media
  • Medical Negligence
  • Mining Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Patent
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Securities
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law
  • Trade Practices
  • Veterans Entitlements
  • Work Cover

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Experience

Paul practices in all areas of commercial and public law, including taxation law, employment and industrial relations law and migration law.

Paul commenced his career in private practice at MinterEllison. His experience includes commercial litigation, public law, taxation law and energy law. Before coming to the Bar, Paul worked as a Legal Researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria and was Associate to Justice Anderson at the Federal Court of Australia.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws (with first class honours) from Monash University. He also holds a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.

Paul is a law reporter for the Victorian Reports and Federal Law Reports.

Paul read with Kathleen Foley and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.

A summary of Paul’s recent matters is set out below.

Recent matters

Taxation law

  • Acting for a taxpayer in an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation regarding the taxpayer’s entitlement to research and development tax offsets under Division 355 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (with Andrew de Wijn).
  • Acting for a taxpayer in an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Commissioner of Taxation regarding issues arising under Division 7A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) (with Andrew de Wijn).
  • Acting for a tax agent in an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Tax Practitioners Board.

Employment and industrial law

  • Acting for TechnologyOne, an Australian enterprise software company, in an appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, and an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court, in relation to a former employee’s general protections claim and claim for breach of employment contract (led by Stuart Wood AM QC): TechnologyOne Limited v Roohizadegan [2021] FCAFC 137 and Roohizadegan v TechnologyOne Limited [2021] HCASL 249.
  • Acting for an employer, Australian Concert & Entertainment Security, in the Fair Work Commission in relation to an application for termination of an enterprise agreement: Application by David Mapledoram [2021] FWCA 5229 (led by Stuart Wood AM QC).
  • Acting for a former employee in a claim in the Supreme Court of Tasmania for breach of employment contract.

Migration law

  • Advising the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs in relation to applications to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for judicial review.
  • Acting for a Cambodian citizen in the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in relation to an application for judicial review of a decision refusing revocation of a visa cancellation: Say v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2021] FCAFC 84.
  • Acting for a Pakistani citizen in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to an application for judicial review of a decision refusing a protection visa: AIJ17 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2021] FCA 1617.

Magistrates’ Court

  • Acting for an individual in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria in relation to a contract and quantum meruit claim for unpaid work.
  • Acting for an individual in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria in relation to an application for a re-hearing.

Practice and Procedure

  • Acting for TechnologyOne in relation to an application for pre-judgment interest in the Federal Court of Australia: Roohizadegan v TechnologyOne Ltd (No 5) [2020] FCA 1734 (led by Stuart Wood AM QC).
  • Acting for TechnologyOne in relation to a costs application in the Federal Court of Australia: Roohizadegan v TechnologyOne Ltd (No 4) [2020] FCA 1729 (led by Stuart Wood AM QC).
  • Acting for a law firm in the Supreme Court of Victoria in relation to an application for the assessment of legal costs.
  • Advising an accounting firm in relation to a subpoena to produce documents in a proceeding in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Acting for a law firm in the County Court of Victoria in relation to an application for further discovery.



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