Quentin has a wide-ranging commercial practice with extensive experience in corporate, hedge fund, construction, insolvency, competition and IT/IP disputes.
He practices from Level Twenty Seven Chambers (Brisbane) and 8 New Square (London). He has acted as counsel in large-scale commercial litigation in Australia, the Cayman Islands, Bahamas and UK. Having practised in Australia, the United Kingdom and throughout the Caribbean, Quentin maintains a particular experience in transnational litigation, particularly involving large corporate groups.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Quentin worked software developer and systems/network security administrator in Silicon Valley. Quentin holds degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of Oxford. He is presently completing his D.Phil in law at Oxford on the topic of copyright enforcement.
Other matters of interest, include:
Lady Henrietta St. George et al v. Sir Jack Hayward et al
Acted in the long-running dispute between two family groups and related entities. Disputes arose as to the size of effective ownership of various companies (relating to trust and shareholding issues), management participation and engagement agreements with third parties regarding effective control of the second largest city in the Bahamas (Freeport). Satellite litigation in Cayman Islands, Bahamas, London and arbitration in the ICC.
Re: Investment Fund
Also acted on behalf of an investment fund regarding ongoing global disputes relating to asset placements, dealing with Mareva-style relief in a number of jurisdictions seeking restraints of hundreds of £millions.
Re: Bre-X (in liq). v. Felderhof
Acting for and advising in relation to matters where approximately US$3bn had been ordered restrained under a Mareva pending litigation arising from the Bre-X mining collapse in Canada. (Approximately CAD$6bn collapse).
Acting and advising in relation to dispute between administrators and liquidators of different companies in the Parmalat collapse.
Re: Attorney-General for the Cayman Islands
Acted for, appeared on behalf of and advised the Attorney General in relation to commercial matters in which the Attorney-General had been joined.
2013 Call to Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn).
2006 Call to Bar of the Cayman Islands.
2003 Call to Bar of the Supreme Court of Queensland; High Court of Australia.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Quentin worked software developer and systems/network security administrator in Silicon Valley. His technical experience includes system and network security, systems management, software design/implementation and support for systems hosting 100,000+ software developers in *nix (incl. legacy Irix, Tru64)/Linux, *BSD, and Windows environments. His programming experience includes C, Java, Perl, Pascal, Python, PHP, and related SQL aspects.
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (B.Sc. (Comp. Sci)) at University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons)) at University of Queensland
Master of Philosophy (Law) (Research Dissertation: Legal Ramifications of Information System and Data Security Compromise) at University of Queensland
Master of Science (M.Sc) at University of Oxford
Doctor of Philosophy (Law) (D.Phil) – In progress (Research Dissertation: Enforcement Procedures and Remedies for Copyright Infringement in the United Kingdom) at University of Oxford