Kane practices predominantly in commercial litigation and appears in trial and appellate courts in all Australian jurisdictions. His current and recent experience includes:
Class actions: shareholder class actions acting for defendants such as BHP, Newcrest, UGL, PwC, and Vocus, as well as on behalf of representative applicants and litigation funders; tortious actions, including acting for Wilson Security in the Manus Island class action.
Commercial disputes: acting regularly in commercial cases in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and in arbitrations, including currently or recently acting on behalf of the State of Victoria, Microsoft, Bega Cheese, Monto Coal, Telstra, Tabcorp and Fingal Pastoral.
Commissions and inquiries: acting for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Banking Royal Commission; acting for the Architects Registration Board and the Tax Practitioners’ Board in disciplinary inquiries.
Appeals: appearing in the High Court and in intermediate courts of appeal, including: Tabcorp Holdings Ltd v Victoria  HCA 4 (with Wendy Harris QC and Rob Craig); Victoria v Tatts Group Limited  HCA 5 (with Wendy Harris QC and Rob Craig); Botsman v Bolitho  VSCA 278 (unled); Bennett v Talacko  VSCA 163 (with Norman O’Bryan SC); Mercer Superannuation (Australia) v Billinghurst  FCAFC 201 (with Peter Collinson QC); Melbourne City Investments v UGL Limited  VSCA 128 (with Wendy Harris QC); Note Printing Australia Ltd v Leckenby  VSCA 105 (with Norman O’Bryan SC).
Kane is recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia and Doyle's Guide to Leading Barristers. He commenced his career as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and was an associate to Justice Whelan at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Commercial Arbitration
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Class Actions
- Commissions & Inquiries
Master of Laws (Sydney)
Bachelor of Laws (Dist)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (UWA)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia