Alex 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, and appellate litigation.
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). He was previously Associate to Justice Tate of the Victorian Court of Appeal. Before coming to Melbourne, Alex was 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
- Class Actions
- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Administrative Law
- Civil & Human Rights
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Constitutional Law
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Adel)
Bachelor of Arts (Adel)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Apple and Pear Australia Ltd v Pink Lady America LLC  VSCA 280: trademarks, construction of contractual terms, implication of terms (led by Michael Wise).
Distinctive FX Pty Ltd v Van der Slot  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  HCATrans 231: corporations, oppression proceeding relating to golf club merger (led by James Merralls QC).
Burge v Commonwealth Bank of Australia  HCATrans 224: interlocutory injunction, whether Financial Ombudsman Service an “officer of the Commonwealth” (unled).
Kelly v H.A. Jacobs & Sons Pty Ltd  VCC 1777: breach of employment contract, implied term of reasonable notice (unled).
Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility v Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2016) 113 ACSR 600: power of shareholders to move resolutions expressing opinions on best interests of company (led by Caroline Kenny QC).
R v Maybus (Ruling No 1)  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  VCAT 1826: freedom of information request regarding the Western Distributor project (unled).
Sandhu v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCATrans 90: power of court to declare decision affected by error but to decline to issue certiorari (led by Georgina Costello).
Stewart v City of Yarra  VCAT 1537: discrimination, strike out application by reason of delay (unled).
TC v UD  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).
MZZMG v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2015) 234 FCR 180: power of tribunal to exclude applicant from hearing (led by Nick Wood).
Public Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association