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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ralphed Notley Prior to coming to the Bar, Ralphed was a solicitor at Atanaskovic Hartnell from April 2008 to December 2009. During this time Ralphed primarily acted for four former directors of James Hardie Industries in civil penalty proceedings commenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC v MacDonald (No 11) [2009] NSWSC 287 and ASIC v MacDonald (No 12) [2009] NSWSC 714). Prior to Atanaskovic Hartnell, Ralphed was a solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons) in the Commercial Dispute Resolution Group from January 2006 to April 2008 and in the Corporate and Commercial Group from February 2005 to December 2005. Since coming to the Bar, Ralphed has appeared in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, as well as the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court, the New South Wales Land and Environment Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Ralphed has also appeared for Members of Parliament in public inquiries being conducted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Administrative Law Appellate Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Corporations Law Criminal Law Disciplinary Proceedings Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Intellectual Property Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce (University of Newcastle) Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class I) (University of Newcastle) Master of Laws (Corporate & Commercial Law) (University of New South Wales)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor, Atanaskovic Hartnell, April 2008 to December 2009 Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons), February 2005 to April 2008[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Australian Insurance Law Association Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Australian Professional Indemnity Group NSW Claims Discussion Group Society of Construction Law Australia[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Navid Sedaghati Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad range of practice areas, Navid brings 18 years of litigation experience when advising and advocating for clients. Navid’s core areas of practice include Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Building and Construction Law, and Private International Law. His practice extends to the banking, finance, property, engineering, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas, mining, shipping, maritime and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Navid also possesses particular expertise in international law and in matters where cross-jurisdictional issues arise. Such expertise extends to representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and mediations. Navid has been admitted as a Barrister in Australia and New Zealand, as a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Singapore International Commercial Court and as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The diverse range of clients for whom he has acted include individuals and boutique companies, to some of Australia’s and the world’s most recognised corporations and brands, including Panasonic, Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Burkert, KNet Technology and Blackmores. Prior to being called to the Bar, Navid was a Partner of a law firm and General Counsel at one of Australia’s leading beverage companies. The depth and breadth of his experience in legal practice gained through successfully representing or supervising more than 4,000 legal matters has served to bolster his legal and commercial acumen, as well as his client skills. His extensive experience in litigation, compliance, corporate governance and risk allows him to take a well balanced approach to the resolution of his clients’ disputes. In this way, Navid is highly skilled in identifying and allocating risk and seeking effective solutions, and he uses this for the advantage of his clients when advising or representing them in courts and alternative dispute resolution forums. He is commended for his technical knowledge, ability to think laterally and commercially, as well as his highly-developed negotiation and research skills. He also possesses a strong ability to quickly navigate through vast amounts of information and identify novel ideas to resolve complex legal issues. Navid’s qualifications include degrees in Law, Economics, Banking and Finance, a Master of Laws and he is currently in the final stages of completing his Doctorate. He is an accredited mediator pursuant to the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and a NSW Bar Association accredited mediator. Navid is a member of the 2019-20 Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the NSW Bar Association and a lecturer and tutor for the University of Technology Sydney, teaching civil practice, corporate law and evidence. Navid is available to represent clients in legal matters, including in arbitrations and mediations, in all Australian jurisdictions, Singapore, New Zealand, England, British Overseas Territories and upon request, may consider matters in other countries. Personal Website:  www.navidsedaghati.com.au [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Arbitrators Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation International Law (Public & Private) Mediators [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications 2019 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Queensland University of Technology 2017 Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme: Said Business School, University of Oxford 2017 ADC Mediator Accrediation: Australian Disputes Centre 2017 ADC Mediation Skills, Techniques and Practice Course: Australian Disputes Centre 2015 Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management: Governance Risk Compliance Institute 2011 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building): Master Builders Association of NSW 2007 The Chairman Course by Graham Bradley AM: Australian Institute of Company Directors 2007 Project Management: University of Sydney 2006 Company Directors Course Diploma: Australian Institute of Company Directors 2003 Master of Laws: Australian National University, Canberra 2001 Bachelor of Laws: University of Western Sydney 1999 Bachelor of Economics (Economics / Banking & Finance): University of Western Sydney 1998 Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) Settlements: Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Securities Institute of Australia [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership 2017 Admitted as a Barrister in Australia 2017 Admitted as a Barrister in New Zealand 2017 Accredited Mediator of the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) 2016 Admitted as a Registered Foreign Lawyer of the Singapore International Commercial Court 2010 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales 2010 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 2002 Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia Bar ADR accredited Mediator: New South Wales Bar Association Fellow: Financial Services Institute of Australasia Certified Compliance Professional Fellow: Governance Risk Compliance Institute Internationally Certified Compliance Professional: International Federation of Compliance Associations Member: New South Wales Bar Association Member: New Zealand Bar Association Member: Society of Construction Law Australia Member: The Commercial Law Association of Australia Member: Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Member: Environment and Planning Law Association (NSW) Member: INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Blackmores Limited v H MA Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] NSWSC 129757 Vanguard Financial Planners Pty Ltd & Anor v Ale & Ors [2018] NSWSC 314 (led by Christopher Wood) Bazaarvoice Inc v Suede One to One Pty Limited and Panasonic Australia Pty Limited [2013] District Court, 200th Judicial District Travis County, Texas USA, No D-1-GN-13-004278. Think Spirits Pty Ltd v Vish Enterprises Pty Ltd [2011] NSWLC 285082 Brandup Business Solutions Pty Ltd v Maelstrom McCarthy Pty Ltd [2009] NSWDC 5702 Burkert Contromatic Australia Pty Ltd v Nicole Salazar [2009] NSWLC 1477 Residential Property Investments Pty Ltd v Leon Moses Raaff and Denoz Cranes Pty Ltd and Dennis Brijeski [2007] NSWDC 1032 Bellmarch Developments Pty Limited v Stoneleigh Designer Homes Pty Limited and Ors [2007] FMCA 1690 Sellect Properties (Aust) Pty Ltd v Master Property Holdings Pty Limited [2007] NSWSC 2865 Nick Jamons and Anor v Bellmarch Developments Pty Limited and JRJ Plumbing Services Pty Ltd [2007] NSWCTTT HB 07/24295 Jeffrey Edward Buhler and Fiona Buhler v Bradley Scott James Turner and Kelly Marie Lee Skelly Turner and Peter John Bayssari and Baycorp (NSW) Pty Ltd and Peter Lawrence Duffy and All Building Certifiers Pty Ltd and Repel Pest Management Pty Ltd [2006] NSWDC 3870 Peek Developments Pty Limited v Medium Density Management Pty Limited [2004] NSWLC 135 Office of Fair Trading v Solar Lifestyle Pty Limited [2004] NSWCTTT B04/3988 Turrell Building Services Pty Limited and Anor v Hudson Timber & Hardware Limited [2003] NSWLC 17485 Rageaway Pty Ltd v Pike’s Plant Hire & Services [2002] NSWSC 6154 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Publications, Seminars & Training Navid regularly conducts training sessions, and delivers tailored seminars and continuing legal education presentations, to lawyers and industry professionals regarding specialised legal issues and emerging legal developments, including: How to use Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements and International Law to Win Domestic Australian Commercial and Administrative Law Court Cases Using International Law, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements to Win Court Cases for Australian Corporations in Overseas Jurisdictions Copyright Law, Defamation and Social Media – to the marketing department of corporations and communications agencies NSW Liquor Licence Obligations and Compliance – to compliance and accounting professionals Marketing Law, Advertising Code of Conduct and Liquor Promotion Guidelines – to the marketing department of corporations and communications agencies Contract Law, Dispute and Claim Prevention – to the sales force of corporations Corporate Law – to solicitors, Masters, post graduate and undergraduate law students at the University of Technology, Sydney The Law in Relation to the Admissibly of Evidence – to law students at the University of Technology, Sydney Repudiation of Contracts – to barristers and solicitors at the Off-Piste Continuing Legal Education Conference Law and Ethics – to banking, finance and securities practitioners and post graduate students for the Securities Institute of Australia [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jodi Steele Jodi is a highly-regarded barrister practicing in commercial law and equity who has been consistently recognised in Doyles Guide,  Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Australia and Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading barrister in Litigation, Insurance, Construction Law, Employment and Industrial Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She brings over 25 years’ legal and commercial experience to the resolution of her clients’ disputes. Complementing her practice as a barrister, she deploys her strong negotiation and communication skills when appearing as counsel at mediations, and when acting as a mediator. Often a barrister of choice in large-scale litigation, Jodi regularly appears unled in significant matters in the Supreme Court of NSW and Federal Court of Australia, and where the matter warrants, with a junior barrister. Jodi has also been led by some of Australia’s most highly-esteemed Senior Counsel in complex disputes in the High Court of Australia and NSW Court of Appeal. Her knowledge and expertise across the broad range of commercial practice areas listed below has seen her act and advise international and multi-national corporations, the State and Commonwealth Government, as well as high-profile individual clients. Her considerable list of long-standing clients commend her on her commercial and strategic advice, together with her advocacy skills and judgment. For any enquiries, or to brief Jodi, please contact her clerk, Paul Walker on (02) 8915 5102. Accolades 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation, Insurance and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2019 Who’s Who Legal: Australia – Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a highly regarded barrister who stands out for her strong expertise in construction claims and insurance matters”). 2019 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2018 Best Lawyers in Australia 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Construction (WWL says sources have praised me as “incisive, hardworking and with a great understanding of construction law and principles”) 2018 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2017 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2017 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Dispute Resolution 2016 Doyles Guide: Leading Junior Counsel in Construction Law, Employment, Industrial Relations and WHS barristers; 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2015 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2015 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation and ADR 2014 Best Lawyers in Australia: ADR [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Administrative Law Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Employment Law Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Work, Health & Safety [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Accredited Mediator, National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), 2015 Bachelor of Laws: University of New South Wales, 1992 Bachelor of Arts: University of New South Wales, 1992[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2013 – present: Barrister, 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers 2002 – 2013: Barrister, Seven Wentworth Chambers 1998 – 2000: Senior Legal Officer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1997 – 1998: Solicitor, Construction Department, Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) 1993 – 1997: International Manager (Contract Negotiation and Business Development) for a boutique Australian advertising firm – Asia Pacific and Latin America regions[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) Member, New South Wales Bar Association Jodi has adopted the Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy Appointments Director, Counsel Chambers Limited (since 2016) Co-Chair Arbitration of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association Lieutenant, Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) (since 2007) Sydney Legal Navy Panel [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Jodi has considerable experience appearing led and unled for clients in complex hearings and appeals in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Significant matters in which she has appeared are set out in her CV, which can be downloaded above.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Publications and Speaking Engagements Jodi regularly authors articles, delivered papers and presents tailored seminars to solicitors on topical legal issues and legal developments. Recent examples are as follows: DO’S and DON’TS of Running a Case in Equity: co-presented with The Honourable Justice Stephen Robb and chaired by Nick Kidd SC, at the NSW Bar Association. Implementing the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: Members of 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers How to Plead Proportionate Liability to Ensure it Covers the Concurrent Wrongdoer: Commercial Litigation Conference for Legalwise Review of Defect and Contractual Remedies in the Combustible Cladding Context: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Expert Witnesses – Effective Briefing and Giving Evidence in Court: Society of Construction Law Australia (SOCLA) Review of Defects Procedures and Contractual Remedies – Defect Liability and Cladding Claims: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Negotiation and Without Prejudice Communications: co-presented with Raphael Perla to various law firms Understanding Privilege: co-presented with Lucy Robb-Vujcic to various law firms Proportionate Liability: co-presented with Mark Dempsey SC to various law firms [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Joshua Wyner Areas of Practice Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Trade Practices & Competition [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Graduate Diploma of Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia, 2005 Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001 Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001 Bachelor of Business with Distinction, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Minter Ellison – Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution / Insurance and Corporate Disputes, July 2010 to January 2017 Minter Ellison – Senior Associate, Financial Services, January 2009 to June 2010 Minter Ellison – Lawyer, Financial Services, December 2007 to December 2008 Macquarie Bank Limited – Company Secretarial Division, September 2002 – November 2007 Macquarie Bank Limited – Corporate Reporting, Financial Operations Division, 2001 – 2002[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association Governance Institute of Australia[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...