Jeremy Kirk SC

Date of admission to the Bar
2002

Date of appointment as Senior Counsel
2011

Areas of practice
Jeremy Kirk practises nationally, undertaking both trial and appellate work across a wide range of areas.

He has appeared in over 40 appeals or original jurisdiction matters in the High Court, and regularly appears in intermediate courts of appeal.

He has undertaken a number of lengthy and significant trials in commercial, medical negligence and public law matters.

Notable recent matters including acting for Ms Amber Heard in the prosecution brought relating to the importation of dogs owned by Ms Heard and Mr Johnny Depp; acting for ICAC in the case brought against it by members of the Obeid family; and acting as counsel assisting for the Child Abuse Royal Commission in Case Study No.38, relating to law reform issues with respect to the criminal process.

He has been included in the “Best Lawyers” list (published in the AFR) since its inception, is listed by Chambers & Partners in their barrister rankings, and is recommended as a leading commercial litigation senior counsel in Doyle’s Guide.

His specific practice areas include:

  • Administrative & public law
  • Appellate practice
  • Class actions
  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Constitutional law
  • Environment, planning and property law
  • Industrial law
  • Professional liability
  • Public & private international law
  • Trade practices & competition law

Qualifications
BA, LLB (Hons) (ANU)
BCL, DPhil (Oxon)

Jeremy obtained law and arts degrees at the Australian National University, receiving a University Medal for law along with 14 other prizes.

He then attended the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, obtaining a Masters degree (the BCL) and a doctorate. He was awarded the Vinerian Scholarship at Oxford for the top student in the BCL course.

When coming to the bar, he received the Bar Association’s prize for coming top of the bar exams.

He has published many articles on constitutional, administrative and tort law.

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Clerk: Andrew Laughlin
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