Alexander Solomon-Bridge Portrait

Alexander Solomon-Bridge

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 2009
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Alex Solomon-Bridge practises principally in commercial and public law. He also has a substantial practice in employment law.

Alex regularly appears in trial and appellate courts, both with and without a leader. He has a broad range of experience across all types of commercial disputes, including in contractual, trade practices, corporations and equity matters. He also has particular expertise in administrative and constitutional law.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex was the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria, Stephen McLeish SC (now Justice McLeish of the Victorian Court of Appeal). Prior to that he was an Associate to Justice Tate of the Victorian Court of Appeal and a solicitor in the Crown Solicitor’s Office in South Australia.

Alex is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports, and editor of the freedom of information chapter of the Victorian Administrative Law looseleaf service. He is also Assistant Secretary of the Public Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 18 Room 06

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
Tort Law
  • Defamation
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Discrimination
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Privacy

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Adel)

Bachelor of Arts (Adel)

Admitted

Victoria

South Australia

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Languages

Italian

Spanish

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Down Town Visuals v Panorama Investments [2018] VSC 427: assignment of equitable charge, scope of mortgagee’s entitlement to enforcement costs (led by Michael Colbran QC).

Apple and Pear Australia Ltd v Pink Lady America LLC (2016) 343 ALR 112: trademarks, construction of contractual terms, implication of terms (led by Michael Wise).

Distinctive FX Pty Ltd v Van der Slot [2016] VSCA 39: proprietary claim in proceeds of life insurance policy paid with allegedly stolen moneys, knowing receipt and knowing assistance claim relating to alleged employee misappropriation (led by Caroline Kenny QC).

Falkingham v Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club Ltd [2015] HCATrans 231: corporations, oppression proceeding relating to golf club merger (led by James Merralls QC).

Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2016] HCATrans 224: interlocutory injunction, whether Financial Ombudsman Service an “officer of the Commonwealth” (unled).

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility v Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2016) 248 FCR 280: power of shareholders to move resolutions expressing opinions on best interests of company (led by Caroline Kenny QC).

Public Law

Minogue v State of Victoria (2018) 92 ALJR 668: laws altering power of parole board in respect of prisoners convicted of the murder of a police officer (led by Chris Horan QC).

Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Branch) v Rae [2018] VSC 731: whether election how-to-vote cards likely to mislead or deceive (with Chris Tran).

Fauna and Flora Research Collective Inc v Secretary to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning [2018] VSC 366: lawfulness of zoning scheme concerning timber harvesting in East Gippsland (led by Lisa De Ferrari SC).

Crowther v Whitehorse City Council (No 2) [2018] VSC 344: judicial review of decision to bring Council prosecution (unled).

R v Maybus (Ruling No 1) [2016] VSC 57: public interest immunity claim regarding application to give evidence by video link (led by Paul Holdenson QC).

Hartland v Department of Treasury and Finance [2016] VCAT 1826: freedom of information request regarding the Western Distributor project (unled).

Sandhu v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] HCATrans 90: power of court to declare decision affected by error but to decline to issue certiorari (with Georgina Costello)

TC v UD [2015] VSC 92: power of doctors to make recommendations for involuntary treatment (unled).

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v WZAPN (2015) 254 CLR 610: test for "serious harm" under the Migration Act where threat to liberty (led by Richard Niall QC).

Employment Law

National Union of Workers v AB Oxford Cold Storage Company Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1220: injunction preventing employees being transferred between labour hire companies before expiry of enterprise agreement (unled).

Kelly v H.A. Jacobs & Sons Pty Ltd [2016] VCC 1777: breach of employment contract, whether implied term of reasonable notice (unled).

Stewart v City of Yarra [2016] VCAT 1537: discrimination in employment, strike out application by reason of delay (unled).

Memberships

Public Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association