Alec Leopold SC

Date of admission to the Bar
1996

Date of appointment as Senior Counsel
2007

Areas of practice

  • General commercial litigation, including corporate, contractual, equity and insurance claims, estoppel and misleading conduct;
  • A wide range of banking and financial services litigation, for large banks and financial services entities;
  • Litigation concerning the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act, including corporate insolvency;
  • Fraud and fabrication;
  • Professional indemnity;
  • Class actions.

Over more than a third of a century in litigation practice, Alec has specialised in particular in:

  • a wide range of financial services litigation, especially for banks, including cheque fraud cases and defence of various claims brought by borrowers;
  • numerous representative proceedings;
  • misleading or deceptive conduct claims, particularly in the context of prospectuses, sale of businesses and retail shopping centres;
  • contract and equity, especially estoppel, on which he has published several articles;
  • litigation concerning the Corporations Act, including corporate insolvency.

Qualifications
LLB (Hons) (ANU)

Background

Associate to Mason J (High Court) 1981-1983

Commercial Litigation Partner (1988-1995) Allen Allen & Hemsley

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