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Areas of Practice

  • Building Law
  • Commercial
  • Equity/Equitable Relief/Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Trade Practices



Toby principally practices in building and construction litigation and arbitration. Toby advises and appears as counsel in disputes ranging from small scale developments through to complex engineering and major infrastructure projects.

Recent major matters include:

  • An ICC arbitration concerning a Queensland LNG pipeline project before a three member panel (led by Nicholas Pane QC).
  • An IAMA arbitration concerning the termination of a contractor undertaking major redevelopment works for a municipal council before a single arbitrator (led by Jeff Gleeson QC).
  • An ad-hoc arbitration concerning a Queensland LNG pipeline project before a three member panel (led by Geoff McArthur QC).

From 2015 to 2018 Toby has been rated as pre-eminent, leading or recommended junior counsel in Melbourne and Australia by the peer reviewed Doyles guide.

Before joining the Bar, Toby worked as a Senior Associate in the construction and major projects group of Clayton Utz in Melbourne (2000-2008).

Toby holds honours degrees in law and Chemical Engineering and is also conversational in Mandarin Chinese and Danish.


From 01/07/2010, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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