Israel has advised and appeared in a range of commercial matters including in the areas of competition and consumer law, corporations law, professional negligence, equity and trade marks law. In 2017, Israel was listed by Doyle's Guide as an Emerging Intellectual Property & TMT Junior Counsel.
Israel has also advised government on numerous constitutional and administrative law issues, and has acted for regulators and in Royal Commissions, including as counsel assisting in the Royal Commission into the management of Police Informants.
Before coming to the Bar, Israel was an Associate to the Hon Justice Middleton and an Associate to the Hon Justice Moshinsky at the Federal Court of Australia. Earlier, Israel worked as a solicitor at Allens on intellectual property, corporate insolvency and tax litigation matters.
Prior to his legal career, Israel worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs JBWere. He also has experience in the advertising and public relations industries. Whilst undertaking his Juris Doctor, Israel was an editor of the Monash University Law Review.
Israel read with Daniel Crennan QC and his senior mentor is Philip Crutchfield QC.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.
- Banking & Finance
- Class Actions
- Commercial Arbitration
- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporate Insolvency
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Confidential Information
- Copyright & Designs
- Trade Marks
- Administrative Law
- Constitutional Law
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
- Commissions & Inquiries
Master of Laws (JD)
Bachelor of Commerce (Mon)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Since coming to the Bar, Israel has advised, and appeared on behalf of, individuals, corporations and government agencies. Some matters in which Israel has been briefed include:
Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (2019-2020) - member of Counsel Assisting (led by C Winneke QC, with A Woods, M Tittensor, M Allen and N Kaye)
ASIC v MyWealth Manager Financial Services  FCA 2107 - ASIC application for the appointment of receivers
BJO18 v Minister For Home Affairs  FCCA 1616;  FCAFC 189 - judicial review (led by J Burnside QC)
McCrohan Super Investments Pty Ltd & Ors v Ashdown & Ors  VSC 422 – misleading or deceptive conduct (led by J Slattery)
Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (2018) - acted for a superannuation fund
Application by Tabcorp Holdings Limited  ACompT 1 – merger authorisation (led by A McClelland QC, with K Anderson, P Thiagarajan and S Zeleznikow)
Australian Property Custodians Holding Ltd v William Lewski and Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria, settled) – breach of trust and knowing assistance (led by J Slattery)
The Really Good Company Pty Ltd v MAE Pacific Pty Ltd and Ors (Supreme Court of Victoria) – breach of contract, fiduciary duties and misleading or deceptive conduct (led by D Crennan)
Dahlia (Aust) Pty Ltd and Anor v Fulcrum Management Pty Limited and Ors (Federal Court) – breach of contract, trade mark infringement and misleading or deceptive conduct (led by C Golvan QC with M Marcus)
Various proceedings in the County Court of Victoria, including contract disputes and Australian Consumer Law claims (led by S Anderson QC; P Gray QC; unled).
Acting for various plaintiffs and defendants in insolvency proceedings (unled, Supreme Court of Victoria)
Advices on statutory interpretation, constitutional and administrative law issues (led by P Hanks QC; unled)
Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association