List G Rh 3975

Rebecca Howe

Bar roll 2015 Admitted 2007
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Rebecca has a broad practice primarily focused on commercial law including the areas of corporations and securities, corporate governance, insolvency, trade practices, equity and class action litigation.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Rebecca was a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Baker & McKenzie Melbourne and in 2013 was seconded to that firm’s London office.  During her time at that firm she worked exclusively in litigation and dispute resolution and was involved in many large commercial and public law disputes including complex receiverships, cross-border IT and banking disputes, public interest environmental litigation and criminal proceedings commenced by ASIC in respect of breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Rebecca undertook her articles at Allens Arthur Robinson (as it then was). She was also an associate to the Honourable Justice Buchanan in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Rebecca read with Stephen Parmenter. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Consumer Law
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Environment
  • Civil & Human Rights

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Class actions

Majid Karami Kamasaee v The Commonwealth of Australia & ors (led by David Curtain QC, Georgina Costello, Fiona Forsyth and Melanie Szydzik): counsel for the plaintiff in an ongoing Supreme Court of Victoria class action regarding negligence allegations concerning persons detained at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre.

Money Max Int Pty Limited v QBE Insurance Group Pty Limited (led by Michael Lee SC): Federal Court of Australia securities class action.

Commercial arbitration

IAMA Arbitration (led by Michael Wise): arbitration proceedings before the Honourable Susan Crennan QC.

Equity/Fraud

Lam v Lam; Lam v Nguyen (led by Georgina Costello): Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings relating to allegations of forgery of documents effecting the transfer of land, resulting and constructive trusts (presently on appeal to the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria).

Judicial review and appeals

Dirckze v Holmesglen Institute (led by Andrew Clements QC): resisting an application under s. 148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act for leave to appeal from orders made relating to claims pursuant to the Equal Opportunity Act.

Dirckze v Holmesglen Institute (led by Andrew Clements QC): appeal from decision of Associate Justice, reinstatement.

General commercial

Network Ten Pty Ltd v Centriq Insurance Company Limited (led by Nicholas De Young): Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings regarding construction of a performance bond.

Garden City Planters Pty Ltd v Master Distributors Pty Ltd (unled): County Court of Victoria proceedings regarding breach of contract.

Memberships

Member of the Board of Directors of List G Barristers

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association