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Rudi Kruse

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2011
  • Commercial Law Public Law
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Rudi Kruse practises in public law and general commercial law

Before coming to the Bar, Rudi was an associate to the Hon Justice Hayne AC at the High Court of Australia, an associate to the Hon Justice McLeish at the Victorian Court of Appeal and was the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria (then Stephen McLeish SC).  Rudi previously worked as a solicitor in commercial disputes at Minter Ellison.

Rudi is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he received a number of academic prizes and scholarships and was an editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.

Rudi is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports.  He read with Michael Borsky QC and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Real Property
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Privacy
  • White Collar Crime

Qualifications

Qualifications

Juris Doctor (Melb)

Bachelor of Science (Syd)

Bachelor of Arts (Syd)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Since coming to the Bar, Rudi has advised and appeared on behalf of companies and government agencies in commercial, public and common law matters, including:

Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd v Collins & Ors [2016] VSC 776 – breach of trust, representative proceedings, failed managed investment scheme (led by Don Farrands)

Gruyters v Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd – Court of Appeal – breach of trust, failed managed investment scheme (led by Don Farrands)

Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd v Lowe – Supreme Court of Victoria – misleading or deceptive conduct, failed managed investment scheme (led by Don Farrands)

Grocon (Victoria Street) Pty Ltd v Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – Supreme Court of Victoria – contractual dispute, property development rights (led by Norman O'Bryan SC) (settled)

XYZ v State of Victoria – Supreme Court of Victoria – negligence, statutory duties, release of private information (led by Rowena Orr QC, with Olaf Ciolek) (settled)

Towers Watson Superannuation Pty Ltd v IBM Superlife Services Pty Ltd – Federal Court – negligence, misleading or deceptive conduct, diverted superannuation benefits (led by Michael Borsky QC) (settled)

Marika & Ors v Northern Land Council & Ors – Federal Court – judicial review, Aboriginal land rights (led by Sturt Glacken QC)

Gumurdul v Northern Land Council & Ors – Federal Court – judicial review, Aboriginal land rights (led by Sturt Glacken QC)

Proceedings in the original jurisdiction of the High Court under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (unled)

Advice to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission about market manipulation and unfair practices in the Australian banking sector (led by Christopher Winneke QC, with Michael Borsky QC)

Advices on judicial review, administrative law, statutory construction and other public law issues (led by Richard Niall QC, Solicitor-General for Victoria; Neil Clelland QC; unled)

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association

Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Migration Law Bar Association