ANDREW DENTON

Bar Roll – 1 May 2014  
Admitted – 19 March 2013

Phone – 03 9225 7596
Mobile – 0411 274 727
Email – denton@vicbar.com.au
Chambers – Level 16, Room 3 Aickin Chambers, 200 Queen St, Melbourne

ANDREW DENTON

Bar Roll – 1 May 2014  
Admitted – 19 March 2013

Phone – 03 9225 7596
Mobile – 0411 274 727
Email – denton@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Level 16, Room 3 Aickin Chambers, 200 Queen St, Melbourne

Area of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Employment Law
  • Industrial Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety

About

Andrew’s practice focuses on commercial disputes, employment law and industrial relations.

View Andrew’s blog here.

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At the Bar, Andrew has been briefed to advise and appear before the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the Fair Work Commission in matters regarding:

  • Adverse action;
  • Unfair dismissal;
  • Constructive dismissal;
  • Interpretation of enterprise agreements and modern awards;
  • Right of entry provisions;
  • Breach of contract;
  • Breach of good faith; and
  • Jurisdictional objections.

 

As well as providing submissions to the Trade Union Royal Commission on regulation of union governance and corruption.

Andrew has also appeared before the Supreme Court, the County Court, the Magistrates’ Court and the VCAT in matters regarding;

  • Breach of contract;
  • Breach of statutory duties and fiduciary duties by directors and members;
  • Breach of privacy;
  • Injunctive relief;
  • Oppression proceedings;
  • Insolvent trading and unreasonable director related transactions;
  • Statutory demands for payment and winding-up applications; and
  • Interlocutory applications

 

Some of Andrew’s recent experience includes:

  • Independent Education Union of Australia v Australian International Academy of Education Inc [2016] FCA 140
    (INDUSTRIAL LAW – Breach of Award requirement – Right of entry – Right to inspect and copy “non-member records” – Requirements of permitholders when on premises – Whether documents on premises where work performed – Whether permitholders hindered or obstructed – Employer with advance notice of intention to enter – Whether documents manipulated to avoid inspection – Whether amounted to hindrance or obstruction – Whether hindrance and obstruction was intentioned.) (led by William Alstergren QC)
  • Soteriadis v Nillumbik Shire Council [2015] VSC 363
    (COSTS – Discontinuance – leave to appeal from VCAT – whether making allegations breach of overarching obligation to have a proper basis – Civil Procedure Act 2010, ss 18 and 29 – Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2005, rr 25.05 and 63.15) (led by Gary Hevey RFD)

 

Some of Andrew’s current matters include:

  • Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd –v– Precision Sports Entertainment Group Pty Ltd & Ors SCI/2014 5854
    (breach of fiduciary and statutory obligations by director) (led by David Denton QC) – 11 day trial
  • Chillimia Pty Ltd & Pickering –v– Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd & Ors S ECI/2014 0316
    (oppression proceeding – injunctive relief) (led by David Denton QC) – 11 day trial

On coming to the Bar, Andrew read with Richard Dalton.

Andrew also holds the position of Chairman of the Law Hawks – an official coterie group of the Hawthorn Football Club.

Victorian Bar Committee Memberships:

  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Industrial Bar Association

 

Publications:

Tattsbet Ltd v Morrow: Employee or Contractor? (2015) 6 WR 68 – August 2015

Employee or Contractor? Look Beyond the Words – 23 February 2015

Privacy Considerations and Social Media in the Workplace – 21 May 2014

 

 

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Assistant Honorary Secretary – Honorary Secretaries of the Victorian Bar Council

From 01 May 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

 

 

From 01 May 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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