• Christopher Barry QC is appearing for families in the Federal Court class action against Malaysian Airlines relating to the aircraft shot down over Ukraine, recently discussed on ABC Law Report’s Suing Foreign States for Wrongful Deaths.

  • Christopher Palmer presented at Legalwise’s Complex Conveyancing Masterclass. The presentation addressed key issues related to the operation of the NSW Supreme Court Real Property List and the real property options case Brannigan v Smith [2017] NSWSC 1201; (2017) 18 BPR 37,193 in which he appeared for the successful plaintiff.

  • Nishad Kulkarni presented to Norton Rose Fulbright on Corporate Trustee Liquidations. The presentation addressed key issues in light of recent authorities, including Amerind ([2018] VSCA 41) and Killarnee ([2018] FCAFC 40).

  • 5 Selborne associate member Christopher Hodgekiss SC presented at the Commercial Law Association of Australia’s Misuse of Market Power masterclass.

  • Christopher Palmer was on an expert panel at the Lexvoco Sydney In-house Legal Operations Masterclass. The panel discussed innovative ways to deal with disputes, including direct briefing, resourcing options, project management and technology tools.

  • Peter Wood has been listed as Preeminent in Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Leading in Insolvency & Restructuring in Doyle’s Guide NSW 2018.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC has been listed as the Market Leader in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel – Victoria, 2018.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Shane Doyle QC has been listed as Preeminent in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel – Queensland, 2018.

  • Peter Wood is appearing for Arrium’s deed administrators in NSW Supreme Court public examinations of individuals about its affairs.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC is appearing for Arrium’s deed administrators in NSW Supreme Court public examinations of individuals about its affairs.

  • Peter Wood is appearing for Sirtex in Federal Court proceedings relating to its acquisition by Varian by scheme of arrangement.

  • Christopher Catt has presented at the Tax Institute’s NSW 11th Annual Tax Forum on freezing and restraining orders under the proceeds of crime legislation.

  • Nishad Kulkarni has presented to K&L Gates on Corporate Trustee Liquidations. The presentation covered key issues in light of recent developments, including Amerind ([2018] VSCA 41) and Killarnee ([2018] FCAFC 40).

  • Peter Wood has been listed in the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Construction/Infrastructure Law and Litigation categories in Best Lawyers Australia (2019 Edition).

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC has been listed in the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation categories in Best Lawyers Australia (2019 Edition). He has also been named Lawyer of the Year in Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Shane Doyle QC has been listed in the Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Law, Competition Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Litigation and Oil & Gas Law categories in Best Lawyers Australia (2019 Edition). He has also been named Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Law.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC is appearing for Herbert Smith Freehills in its dispute against United Petroleum in the Victorian Supreme Court.

  • Sheila Kaur-Bains and Michelle Hirschhorn have presented on the employment agency provisions in the Payroll Tax Act 2007 as part of Toongabbie Legal Centre’s Tax and Equity CLE at Ashurst.

  • Nishad Kulkarni has presented to Ashurst on Liquidation of Corporate Trustees. The presentation addressed key issues against the background of the recent judgments in Amerind ([2018] VSCA 41) and Killarnee ([2018] FCAFC 40).

  • 5 Selborne associate member Christopher Hodgekiss SC’s annual Competition Law Conference took place in Sydney on 5 May 2018. This year’s speakers included distinguished Federal Court judge the Honourable Justice Lindsay Foster and leading competition law practitioners.

  • Nishad Kulkarni has presented to Arnold Bloch Leibler on the topic Key Issues in the Liquidation of Corporate Trustees. The presentation addressed new developments, including the recent Amerind appeal ([2018] VSCA 41).

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC is appearing for AMP in the Financial Services Royal Commission.

  • Peter Wood has been listed in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2018.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC has been listed as a leading silk for Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2018.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Shane Doyle QC has been listed as a leading silk for Dispute Resolution (Band 1), Construction & Infrastructure (Band 1) and Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2018.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC is appearing for ASIC in the Federal Court bank bill swap rate proceedings against Westpac.

  • Gregory Drew is appearing for customers in the recently commenced class action against Westpac in the Federal Court, which concerns insurance products obtained in connection with financial advisers at Westpac, St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and BT Advice.

  • 5 Selborne hosted an Open Chambers Event for delegates of the International Bar Association conference in Sydney, with presentations on recent developments in international tax law and financial services class actions in Australia.

  • Sheila Kaur-Bains has been listed in Women in Tax Leaders (3rd edition) in the International Tax Review.

  • Michelle Hirschhorn has been listed in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Tax Barristers – NSW, 2017.

  • John Hyde Page has been listed in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Tax Barristers – NSW, 2017.

  • Peter Fraser has presented to the Gunn Club on the topic “Has the High Court decision in Bywater Investments Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation changed the law regarding corporate tax residency?”. The presentation addressed how auditors might now approach the issue of corporate residency, especially in relation to foreign subsidiaries of Australian multinationals.

  • The Honourable Ian Vitaly Gzell, a former Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, Queen’s Counsel and 5 Selborne Head of Chambers, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the judiciary, to estate and trust law, to the advancement of professional development and to the performing arts.

  • Benjamin Zipser has co-authored the leading practitioner text, Professional Liability in Australia (3rd edition).

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