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Robyn Sweet

QUALIFICATIONS  BA, LLB (Hons)
ADMITTED  2004    BAR  2007
CHAMBERS  ACK 2717

PHONE  9225 7833
EMAIL  sweet@vicbar.com.au

Robyn Sweet, BA, LLB (Hons)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Liquor Licencing
  • Securities
  • Trade Practices

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Experience

Robyn is sought after counsel in complex litigious matters and often acts for and against regulators having practised for a decade and a half, first at Ashurt and, for the last 12 years, at the Bar.

She is briefed repeatedly by her clients, including many regulators for whom she has obtained effective relief, including large compensation and penalties. She also regularly defends large corporations against whom such relief is sought.

She understands, and is an expert in, all aspects of prosecuting corporations for breaches of the law including the gathering and reception of evidence, the procedural rules and rights affecting individuals and the importance of court craft in securing results.

EXAMPLES OF RECENT CASES (the party Robyn represented is indicated by asterisks below):

N Issac & Anor* v D Issac & Ors – Supreme Court Proceedings – application for relief in respect of unlawful share transfers and unauthorised removal of office holders

Fink v Secretary, Attorney-General's Department* – Administrative Appeals Tribunal – application for redundancy pay under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act following the insolvency of an employer

Lunt v Victoria International Container Terminal Pty Ltd*- Federal Court of Australia - application for constitutional writs (special leave application scheduled September/October 2020)

SR v Australian Postal Corporation* – Federal Court of Australia – application for compensation and penalties

Ward v Australian Postal Corporation* - Federal Circuit Court of Australia – application for compensation and penalties

Upton v Australian Federal Police* - Federal Court of Australia – application for compensation and penalties

De Sousa v Newcrest Pty Ltd*– Supreme Court of Victoria – proceeding for damages arising from alleged breach of contract – misleading and deceptive conduct

Rachel Shafner v Amazon Commercial Services Pty Ltd* - Federal Circuit Court of Australia – application for compensation and penalties - misleading and deceptive conduct

Katherine Morton v Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation*– Federal Court of Australia – application for compensation and penalties

Hutchinson v Comcare*– Federal Court of Australia – application for relief under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth)

Australian Building and Construction Commission* v CFMMEU– Full Court of the Federal Court - appeal – liability and penalty orders

Psychology Board of Australia* v Wilkinson -Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal - disciplinary proceedings under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

TP v Rio Tinto Shipping Pty Ltd* - Federal Court of Australia - misleading and deceptive conduct - breach of contract

Director, Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate* v CFMEU - Federal Court of Australia (Queensland Registry) - application for injunctive relief and penalties

Maritime Union of Australia v Fair Work Ombudsman* - Full Court of the Federal Court - appeal - liability, penalty and compensation orders

From 07 Aug 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.