MINTZ, Colette

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MINTZ, Colette


Colette practises primarily in public and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Colette served as Associate to Justice Edelman of the High Court of Australia.

Earlier, she practised as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, predominantly in competition law, and served as Associate to Justice Katzmann of the Federal Court of Australia.  

Colette holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, with first class honours, from Monash University and a Master of Laws from Columbia University, which she attended on a scholarship and where she was named a James Kent Scholar.

Colette has served as a Fellow at Melbourne Law School, where she lectured in constitutional law. She has also published work in the Public Law Review.

Her recent matters include:

  • Slea Pty Ltd v Connective Services Pty Ltd: acting for the plaintiffs in complex commercial trial involving claims of oppression and breaches of directors’ duties (led by Michael Hodge QC, with Kathleen Foley and Geoffrey Kozminsky) (ongoing).
  • Lees v Connective Services Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 143: acted for the successful respondents in appeal concerning the scope of the Court’s power pursuant to s 241 of the Corporations Act (led by Catherine Button QC, with Geoffrey Kozminsky).
  • Celsius Fire Services Pty Ltd v Domain Aged Care (Services) Pty Ltd: acted for the plaintiff in Supreme Court judicial review proceedings (led by Anthony Strahan QC) (reserved).
  • Crest Pty Ltd v Realcover Pty Ltd: acting for the plaintiff in Federal Court insurance dispute (led by Anthony Strahan QC) (ongoing).
  • Acting for health practitioner regulators in a number of disciplinary proceedings arising from the cluster of stillbirths and neonatal deaths that occurred at Djerriwarrh Health Services (led by Stephen O’Meara QC, with Ben Jellis) (ongoing).

Colette is also regularly briefed to advise government on questions of constitutional law and statutory construction.

Colette read with Kathleen Foley and her senior mentor is Wendy Harris QC.

 


 

 

 

From 3 May 2019, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


 

 

 

 


 


 

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