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Zoe Maud

QUALIFICATIONS  B.A., LL.B (Hons)
ADMITTED  2004    BAR  2007
CHAMBERS  CAS 1110

PHONE  9225 7164
MOBILE  0407 529 324
EMAIL  zoe.maud@vicbar.com.au

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Zoe Maud, B.A., LL.B (Hons)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Customs / Shipping / Maritime
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Taxation Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Veterans Entitlements
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Experience

Zoe practises in commercial and public law. Matters in which she has been involved include:

Public Law

Re Parry & Re Lambie [2018] HCA 6 – Senate references to the court of disputed returns pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) (led by Stephen Donaghue QC, Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth with Brendan Lim).

Re Kakoschke-Moore [2018] HCA 10 – Senate reference to the court of disputed returns pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) (led by Stephen Donaghue QC, Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth with Mark Costello and Julia Watson).

Chen v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police [2017] FCA 1558 – acted for the Commissioner in successfully resisting application for preliminary discovery of search warrant affidavits; ongoing brief in application for leave to appeal to Full Federal Court (unled).

Comptroller General of Customs v Sulo MGB Australia Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 315 – appeared for the successful applicant in an appeal on a question of law from a tariff classification decision of the AAT (unled).

Solu Pty Ltd v Comptroller-General of Customs (NSD 20 of 2016) – acted for respondent in appeal on a question of law from the AAT in relation to a tariff classification decision (led by Stephen Lloyd SC).

Internet Marketing Solutions Corp v Environment Protection Authority (unreported, VSC 2017) - acted for EPA in successfully resisting interim injunction to prevent clean up of property containing large stockpile of used tyres (led by Peter Gray QC).

Austube Mills Pty Ltd v Comptroller-General of Customs (VID 210 of 2016) – acted for the respondent in a proceeding seeking declarations and mandamus to compel collection of dumping duties (led by Stephen Donaghue QC).

Iliopoulos v Repatriation Commission [2016] FCA 756 – appeared for successful respondent in an appeal on a question of law from the AAT in relation to s 120 of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (Cth) (unled).

Amoena Australia Pty Ltd v CEO of Customs [2016] AATA 357 – acted for the respondent in a review by the AAT of a tariff classification decision (unled).

Comptroller-General of Customs v Vestas - Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 185 - appeared for the successful applicant in the Full Federal Court in an appeal regarding the operation of Part XVA of the Customs Act 1901 (led by Stephen Donaghue QC). Special leave refused: Vestas-Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd v Comptroller-General of Customs [2016] HCASL 85.

GM Holden Limited v Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission [2014] FCA 708 - appeared for the respondents in a judicial review proceeding of a decision to impose dumping and countervailing duties under Part XVB of the Customs Act 1901 (led by Peter Gray SC).

Other appearances for the Repatriation Commission include: Repatriation Commission v Richmond [2014] FCAFC 124 (led by Sashi Maharaj QC); Repatriation Commission v Woodall [2015] FCA 1267 (unled); Hunt v Repatriation Commission[2017] AATA 697 (unled); Richmond v Repatriation Commission [2015] AATA 647 (unled); Woodall and Repatriation Commission [2015] AATA 163 (unled).

Re AWB Ltd (No 6) [2009] VSC 330 appeared for ASIC in application by AWB for access to transcripts of s 19 examinations for purpose of reviewing for legal professional privilege (led by Norman O’Bryan SC). Special leave from the Court of Appeal granted: AWB Limited v Australian Securities & Investments Commission & Anor [2009] HCATrans 331. Appeal to the High Court resolved just prior to hearing (led in the High Court by Stephen Gageler SC, Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth and Peter Hanks QC).

AWB Ltd v ASIC [2008] FCA 1877 – appeared for ASIC in a challenge to information sharing powers (led by Stephen McLeish SC).

Commercial Law

ASIC v Gem Management Group Pty Ltd (VID 759/2017) appeared for ASIC in an application to wind up unregistered managed investment scheme, winding up orders made by consent after commencement of trial (led by Michael Pearce SC).

Guy v Crown Melbourne Limited (No 2) [2018] FCA 36 - appeared for the applicant in this proceeding involving allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct in relation to "pokie" machines (led by Ron Merkel QC and Peter Gray QC, with Chris Tran).

ASIC v Planet Platinum Ltd (Prov Liq Apptd) [2015] VSC 682 - appeared for ASIC in a successful application to have an ASX-listed company wound up on the just and equitable ground. Succeeded in having provisional liquidator appointed: ASIC v Planet Platinum Limited [2015] VSC 273. Declaration obtained that the appointment of administrator was invalid: ASIC v Planet Platinum Ltd (in liq) [2016] VSC 120. (Led by Michael Pearce SC.)

Matthews v SPI & Ors - briefed for the Department of Sustainability and Environment in the class action relating to the Black Saturday bushfires.

Specialist Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd v Healthscope Ltd & Ors [2012] VSCA 175; (2012) 305 ALR 569 and [2010] VSC 443 – appeared for a defendant in a dispute regarding leases of premises within hospitals to pathology provider (led by Philip Solomon SC).


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.