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.
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