Mr W Harry C Forrester

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Harry is available to appear and advise in all areas of commercial law. He has particular experience in class actions, corporations and insolvency matters, building and construction matters, and taxation disputes.

Before joining the Bar, Harry worked as a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson, where he gained broad experience in tax litigation and corporate law.

Harry also worked as an Associate to the Hon. Justice Ryan of the Federal Court and the Hon. Justice Murphy of the Federal Court.

Recent notable matters include:

Commercial:

Devon v Thirteenth Kaysan Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 357.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Ltd (prov liq apptd) [2016] FCA 42 (led by P Corbett QC).

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, in the matter of  Sino  Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) v  Sino  Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) [2016] FCA 934 (led by P Corbett QC).

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, in the matter of Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) [2016] FCA 1488 (led by P Corbett QC).

Cross Country Realty Pty Ltd v Ubertas 350 William St Pty Ltd [2015] VSCA 347 (led by A Panna QC).

Gunns Finance Pty Ltd (In liq) v Correy [2015] VSC 385.

Gunns Finance Pty Ltd (R & M Appntd) (In Liq) v Storey & Anor [2014] VSC 260.

Great Southern group proceedings and other related proceedings – representing Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (led by AJ Myers AC QC, P D Crutchfield QC and P Neskovcin).

  • Clarke (as trustee of the Clarke Family Trust) & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (in liquidation) & Ors [2014] VSC 516;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors (No 2) [2012] VSC 338;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd & Ors [2012] VSC 312;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors (Ruling No 1) [2012] VSC 295;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (recs & mgrs apptd) & Ors [2012] VSC 260.

Tax:

Confidential v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] AATA 257.

David Dix v Commissioner of Taxation 2013/4381 AAT (Settled prior to trial) – junior to Stephen Sharply QC - acting for Commissioner.

GSA Bloodstock Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation VID 1225 of 2013 FCA (Settled prior to trial) – junior to Simon Steward QC - acting for Commissioner.

Four Vanguard Servicos E Navegacao Lda v Commissioner of Taxation NSD 2552 of 2013 FCA (Settled prior to trial) – junior to Stephen Sharpley QC - acting for Commissioner.

IP:

TV Plus Broadcasting Company Pty Limited v United Broadcasting International Pty Limited [2012] FCA 565.

Public/Administrative:

MZZJO v Minster for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCAFC 80.

Isbester  v Knox City Council [2014] VSCA 214 – appeal allowed in Isbester  v Knox City Council [2015] HCA 20.

Building and construction:

Versa-Tile Pty Ltd v 101 Constructions Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 73.

 

Harry is also a judicial officer for the Victorian Rugby Union.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    15 April 2008
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    27 October 2011
  • Qualifications
    LLB (Hons), LLM (Melb)

Areas of Speciality

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • Sports