FABIAN BRIMFIELD

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Mobile – 0419 126 532
Email – fabian.brimfield@vicbar.com.au
Chambers – Level 2, Room 23,  Owen Dixon Chambers West, 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

FABIAN BRIMFIELD

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Mobile – 0419 126 532
Email – fabian.brimfield@vicbar.com.au
Chambers – Level 2, Room 0223, Owen Dixon Chambers West, 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

Area of Law

  • Arbitration
  • Civil
  • Defamation

About

Fabian specialises in construction disputes, commercial disputes, property and leasing disputes, and regulatory prosecutions, particularly in trial work involving expert evidence. Fabian enjoys a busy advocacy practice, regularly appearing in complex commercial matters unled.

Fabian’s experience includes:

  • Construction Disputes: a busy superior court and tribunal practice acting on behalf of builders, property developers, home-owners and other trades in respect of defect and delay claims, security of payment act disputes, down-stream sub-contractor disputes and front-end contract advice. Fabian’s practice spans both domestic and commercial construction disputes.
  • Commercial Disputes: a broad commercial practice including acting in partnership disputes, disputes between company directors, equitable claims (such as misrepresentation and duress), insolvency disputes and international and domestic commercial arbitrations.
  • Property & Leasing Disputes: appearing and advising in disputes regarding leases and licences, disposal and sales of property, removal of caveat proceedings, and adverse possession claims.
  • Regulatory prosecutions: appearing on behalf of individuals and companies charged with criminal offences, particularly in relation to building, workplace and licenced tradespersons prosecutions.
  • Urgent injunctions: appearing in urgent injunctions in all jurisdictions, such as freezing orders, orders to prevent the transfer of property, to urgently abate property damage, to restrain the use of confidential information, and to prevent the calling upon of securities.

Fabian maintains chambers in both Melbourne and Hobart, is a member of the Tasmanian Bar (his profile can be found here) and regularly appears in all Tasmanian courts.

Prior to joining the bar in Victoria, Fabian was an associate at a large Tasmanian firm (and instructed in the Romero v Farstad Shipping Federal Court litigation). As a solicitor, Fabian appeared as a counsel on a weekly basis before the Supreme, Magistrates and Federal Courts in Hobart. Fabian commenced his career at the bar by conducting a jury trial (unled) in a Supreme Court within the first month of his call. Fabian was also an associate to international arbitrator and the founder of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Dr Michael Pryles AO. Fabian was a founding board member of the Refugee Legal Service (Tas). In March 2019 Fabian was a finalist in the Lawyers’ Weekly 30 under 30 awards in the barrister category.

Fabian read with Tony Horan in 2018, and has been a member of the Svenson Barristers list committee since 2019.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.