Matthew Hickey and Florence Chen appointed to the Australian Bar Association’s Futures Committee
9-5-19 / Matthew Hickey, Florence Chen — Arbitration, Appellate, Banking, Building & Construction, Commercial Equity, Competition & Consumer, Contract, Corporate Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Corporations, Employment & Industrial, Inquiries & Coronial Inquests, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International, Judicial Review & Administrative, Land Law & Property, Media & Defamation, Planning & Environment, Professional Negligence, Resources & Energy, Succession, Tax
Matthew Hickey and Florence Chen have been appointed to the Australian Bar Association’s Futures Committee for 2019. The Committee aims to "...keep abreast of issues related to the future of the legal profession including (but not limited to) the impact of emerging technologies. Priority objectives include advising the Executive on…
Inquest into death of racing car driver Sean Edwards concludes
3-9-15 / Michael Trim — Inquiries & Coronial Inquests
Michael Trim recently appeared for mechanics who had undertaken some work on the car involved in the incident surrounding the tragic death of Sean Edwards. Please click here for the latest press coverage.
Inquest to consider if the Australian Defence Force had adequate processes in place to mitigate against the risk of insider attack
24-6-15 — Inquiries & Coronial Inquests
This morning Coroner John Lock took final submissions in relation to the deaths of three Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, in an “insider attack” in August 2012. Level Twenty Seven Chambers barrister Anthony Marinac, who has prior full-time military experience, was one of two Counsel Assisting the inquest, which initially ran…
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Coronial Inquest into four deaths at Dreamworld
25-2-20 / Matthew Hickey — Building & Construction, Employment & Industrial, Inquiries & Coronial Inquests, Professional Discipline & Regulatory
The inquest into the deaths of four people, who were killed in tragic circumstances on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld on 25 October 2016, involved 59 witnesses and was conducted over 6 weeks. It explored technical, engineering, management, regulatory and other systems failures, all of which the Coroner…
Inquest into the death of Maria Aurelia Willersdorf
24-1-20 / Matthew Hickey — Inquiries & Coronial Inquests, Professional Negligence
The Southern Coroner conducted an inquest into the death of an elderly woman following a radiological procedure in a suburban clinic. Matthew Hickey appeared for the radiologist who had administered the procedure, instructed by Minter Ellison.
Inquest into the Death of Steven Leonard Viner 
8-8-19 / Kristi Riedel — Inquiries & Coronial Inquests
The Deputy State Coroner conducted an inquest in relation to the death of a man who was found dead, partly submerged, in water in a basement of a commercial premises. He had been performing tasks for the owner of the premises in connection with an electrical installation located in the…