Date of admission to the Bar
Areas of practice
Brendan has a diverse practice in public law (administrative, constitutional and regulatory, including taxation, competition, electoral and securities) and commercial law (including contracts, equity, corporations and trade practices).
He has appeared in several recent High Court matters in constitutional and administrative law, as well as in evidence, electoral, migration, and other areas. He has appeared both led and unled in the principal NSW and Federal courts, and various administrative and regulatory bodies. Brendan is also available for international law matters and has appeared before the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization.
Before coming to the bar, Brendan was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth (Stephen Gageler SC). In that role, he worked across a wide range of statutory regimes in both advisory and litigious matters. He also worked as Associate to Justice Gageler of the High Court, and previously to Justice Besanko of the Federal Court.
Brendan has degrees in law, music and mathematics and University Medals for both law and music. He obtained postgraduate qualifications from Yale Law School, where he studied as a John Monash Scholar and won the John Addison Porter Prize for his dissertation. He has published widely on constitutional law, statutory interpretation and the law of jurisdiction.
Brendan accepts briefs in all areas of law, including:
- Administrative and public law
- Appellate practice
- Commercial law
- Constitutional law
- Environment, planning & property
- Insolvency & bankruptcy
- Insurance law
- Public and private international law
- Revenue law
- Trade practices & competition law
JSD, LLM (Yale)
LLB (Hons) (University Medal), BMus (Hons) (University Medal), BMa&CompSc (Adel)