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Frances Gordon

Bar roll 2007 Admitted 2002
  • Commercial Law Public Law
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Frances Gordon has a broad commercial and public law practice

She has appeared in a range of courts and tribunals, including the High Court, the Federal Court and the Victorian Supreme Court.  She is the co-author (with Peter Hanks QC and Graeme Hill) of Constitutional Law in Australia (3rd ed, 2012).

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
  • Superannuation
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Discrimination
  • Environment
  • Judicial Review
  • Taxation

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 

Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne) 

Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxford)

Admitted

Victoria

Recent Cases

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd[2014] FCA 1405 – Acted for defendant in claim for unconscionable conduct (led by Neil Young QC with Mark Moshinsky QC and others)

Bill Express Limited (in liq) v Pitcher Partners (a firm) – Supreme Court of Victoria (ongoing) – Acted for defendant to a claim for breach of contract and negligence (led by Charles Scerri QC).

Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated v Minister for the Environment [2014] FCA 468 – Acted for Defendant in judicial review proceeding (led by Richard Lancaster SC)

Australian Electoral Commission v Johnston [2014] HCA 5 – High Court sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns – Acted for a respondent to petitions disputing the election of six senators for Western Australia (led by Ron Merkel QC)

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association