Brendan Reilly

Brendan Reilly
Executive Counsel

E: brendan@pl.com.au

P: 03 8699 4088

BA (Hons), Grad Dip Urban Policy and Research, LLB (Hons)

Brendan Reilly is an exceptionally capable and experienced litigation lawyer, having practised as a solicitor and at the Victorian Bar in significant litigation during the past 20 years. Mr Reilly has a thorough understanding of commercial law and excels in providing his clients with timely, reliable and strategically valuable advice. Combined with his strong oral and written advocacy skills, Brendan is your expert lawyer to achieve successful outcomes.

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons) – First class honours, second in year.

First class honours – Banking and Negotiable Instruments; Constitutional and Administrative Law; Equity and Trusts; Feminist Legal Theory; Human Rights Law; International Law; Jessup International Law Moot; Legal Research (International Environmental Law); Property; and Torts.

Some significant cases Brendan has appeared or instructed in include:

Alcoa Of Australia Ltd -v- Apache Energy Ltd [2014] WASCA 148 (Link)

Alcoa Of Australia Ltd -v- Apache Energy Ltd [No 6] [2014] WASC 287 (Link)

Sandri v O’Driscoll [2014] VSCA 88 (Link)

Alcoa of Australia Ltd -v- Apache Energy Ltd [No 4] [2013] WASC 377 (Link)

Sandri v O’Driscoll [2013] VSCA 281 (Link)

Sandri v O’Driscoll [2013] VCC 139 (Link)

Guissine v Secretary to the Department of Transport [2013] VSC 41 (Link)

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd -v- Department Of Mines And Petroleum [2012] WASCA 167 (Link)

SMS v Secretary to the Department of Transport [2012] VCAT 1044 (Link)

Apache Energy Pty Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority and Lander & Rogers Lawyers [2012] AATA 296 (Link)

SS v Secretary to the Department of Transport [2012] VCAT 401 (Link)

Ryan v Director of Public Transport [2012] VCAT 157 (Link)

Love v Roads Corporation [2011] VSCA 434 (Link)

SS v Secretary to the Department of Transport [2011] VCAT 2169 (Link)

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd -v- Department Of Mines And Petroleum [No 3] [2011] WASC 314 (Link)

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd -v- Department Of Mines And Petroleum [No 2] [2011] WASC 283 (Link)

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd -v- Department Of Mines And Petroleum [2011] WASC 187 (Link)

Laming v Racing Victoria Limited [2011] VCAT 112 (Link)

Palais Theatre R9309 [2009] VHerCl 8 (Link)

State of Victoria v Tymbook Pty Ltd [2010] VCAT 418 (Link)

Love v State of Victoria [2009] VSC 215 (Link)

Thomas v Whittlesea CC [2009] VCAT 825 (Link)

Marston & Cook Pty Ltd v Sensis Pty Ltd [2008] VSC 568 (Link)

State of Victoria v Tymbook Pty Ltd [2008] VCAT 965 (Link)

State of Victoria v Tymbook Pty Ltd (ACN 006 387 659) [2007] VCAT 1991 (Link)

Internet Business Systems Australia Pty Ltd v Webb [2007] VSC 347 (Link)

Love v Minister for Planning [2007] VSC 176 (Link)

Tymbook Pty Ltd v State of Victoria [2007] VSC 140 (Link)

State of Victoria v Tymbook (Palais Theatre) [2006] VCAT 2298 (Link)

State of Victoria v Bradto Pty Ltd (Palace Entertainment Complex) and Tymbook Pty Ltd (Palais Theatre) [2006] VCAT 1813 (Link)

Bradto Pty Ltd v State of Victoria; Tymbook Pty Ltd v State of Victoria [2006] VSCA 89 (Link)

State of Victoria v Bradto Pty Ltd (Palace Entertainment Complex) and Tymbook Pty Ltd (Palais Theatre) [2006] VCAT 100 (Link)

State of Victoria v Bradto Pty Ltd (Palace Entertainment Complex) and Tymbook Pty Ltd (Palais Theatre) [2006] VCAT 99 (Link)

State of Victoria v Bradto Pty Ltd (Palace Entertainment Complex) and Tymbook Pty Ltd (Palais Theatre) [2005] VCAT 2596 (Link)

State of Victoria v Bradto Pty Ltd (Palace Entertainment Complex) and Tymbook Pty Ltd (Palais Theatre) [2005] VCAT 2261 (Link)

State of Victoria v Tymbook Pty Ltd [2005] VSC 267 (Link)

Kelso v Director of Housing and State of Victoria [2005] VCC 232 (Link)

Barraton PL v Kingston CC [2004] VCAT 1571 (Link)

Wenzel v Australian Stock Exchange Limited [2002] FCAFC 400 (Link)

Wenzel v Australian Stock Exchange Ltd [2002] FCA 95 (Link)

Awards:

1996/97 Student Published Research Prize; 1995 – Spero Wilson Memorial Prize, Victorian Environmental Law Prize, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Prize, Raynes Dickson Memorial Exhibition and John Madden Exhibition; 1994 – Minter Ellison Prize and Bailey Exhibition; 1992 – Sir George Turner Exhibition and Price Waterhouse Prize.

Outside interests:

Brendan has broad music interests, ranging from Baroque, such as Glenn Gould playing Bach, to relatively modern, including Gyorgi Ligeti’s choral music and Megadeth. Brendan enjoys playing piano and listening to others. His favourite pianists include Leopold Godowsky, Jorge Bolet, Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Teddy Wilson, Sonny Clark, Ray Charles, McCoy Tyner, Nicky Hopkins, Leon Russell, Keith Emerson and Keith Jarrett.

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