Bar Roll – 24 May 2007
Admitted – 03 Apr 2002
Mobile – 0412124076
Darren Ferrari has a broad civil and commercial practice. He regularly appears in matters across various state and federal jurisdictions.
Darren is an exceptional advocate who has a great ability to think on his feet. He has particular expertise in matters involving complex issues of fact and law.
Darren has a substantial insurance practice in which he advises and appears for insurers and insured entities. He regularly appears in disputes concerning policy construction, allegations insured entities failed to comply with their duty of disclosure, and cases where the insurer’s obligation to extend indemnity is in dispute. Darren’s insurance law experience includes professional indemnity, occupier’s liability, property and life insurance.
Negligence and Misconduct
Darren acts for professionals, companies and individuals accused of negligence and other breaches of duty. He also acts for professionals accused of misconduct. Darren appears in civil proceedings and represents clients before professional conduct bodies such as the Board of Examiners and the Tax Agent’s Board.
Darren has experience representing suppliers of educational services in claims made against them. He appeared for Geelong Grammar School in the matter of Weir v Geelong Grammar School (Civil Claims)  VCAT 1736. In that case, Darren successfully defended Geelong Grammar School against allegations of breach of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct and breach of duty brought by a former student and her mother as a result of her failure to gain direct entry into the university course of her choice.
Darren’s experience in commercial litigation covers various areas including, amongst others, breach of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct and misuse of confidential information cases. He has represented clients in diverse industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, property development, labour hire, franchising, and taxi services.
Away from the Bar, Darren has experience as a solicitor in the Commercial Litigation group of a leading national firm and, more recently, was employed as Special Counsel in the Insurance group of an international firm. In the first of these positions, Darren worked with PILCH (now Justice Connect) on a secondment.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.