Congratulations to Bruce Geddes QC on being recommended for Leading Family Law Senior Counsel 2021 in both Victoria & Australia.
Angus signed the Bar Roll on 22 October 2020 and is reading with Roslyn Kaye. His Senior Mentor is Andrew Clements QC.
Angus has a broad range of litigation experience as a solicitor, including statutory compensation, common law, insurance and commercial litigation.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Angus was employed in-house at Coles Group Limited in a WorkCover self-insurance role, which involved managing Victorian common law and statutory benefits claims across Coles Group businesses, as well as advising the internal claims team as to appropriate claim and dispute management.
Prior to that, Angus spent over 8 years in Minter Ellison’s Insurance and Corporate Risk Group, latterly as a Senior Associate. His experience at Minter Ellison included personal injury, professional indemnity, class actions, commercial litigation and banking and finance insurance.
During his time at Minter Ellison, Angus managed a busy and diverse WorkCover practice including serious injury applications, common law, statutory benefits, revocations, judicial review and appeals. This experience included proceedings at all levels of the Victorian Courts, including a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd v Trpceva and Ors  VSCA 217.
Angus was first admitted to practice as a solicitor in Scotland in 2009, and trained at UK Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. His experience there included competition and regulation (particularly in the energy sector), property and construction disputes, commercial leasing, corporate restructuring and insolvency.
Angus obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh, and also completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice there. After migrating to Australia, Angus completed a Diploma in Law part-program at the University of Sydney, leading to admission in Victoria in 2014.Read More
Lennon’s List congratulates David Purcell SC on his appointment as a Judge of the County Court.Read More
Lennon’s List welcomes our new reader Brendan Johnson on the 8 May 2020.
Brendan accepts briefs in a broad range of areas, including:
- Public Liability
- Medical Negligence
- Dust Diseases
- Employment and Industrial
- Criminal law
- Administrative Law & Judicial Review
- Coronial Inquests
Before signing the Bar Roll, Brendan worked as a solicitor for over a decade, specialising in the area of personal injuries. He practised in the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts.
Brendan became an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law in 2017 and has extensive experience managing both common law and statutory benefits claims.
Brendan was admitted to practice in April 2013, having completed his traineeship at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. Most recently, Brendan led the Workcover Team at the Maurice Blackburn Sunshine office, and obtained successful outcomes for hundreds of plaintiffs in statutory benefits, and common law claims including many litigated matters.
Prior to his admission to practice, Brendan worked as a Federal Industrial Officer for the Transport Workers’ of Australia appearing regularly in the Fair Work Commission in conciliations and arbitrations in industrial disputes, unfair dismissals and full bench appeals. Brendan also authored a chapter in an edited book: Johnson, B., ‘Developing Legislative Protection for Owner Drivers in Australia: The Long Road to Regulatory Best Practice’ in Fudge, J., McCrystal, S. and Sankaran, K (eds.) Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation, Onati International Series in Law and Society (2012).
Brendan is reading with Maria Pilipasidis and his senior mentor is Paul O’Dwyer SC.Read More
Lennon’s List congratulates Justin Foster on his appointment as a Magistrate.Read More
Lennon’s List congratulates Michael Richards on his appointment as a Magistrate.Read More
Congratulations to Bruce Geddes QC for featuring in the following categories in the Doyle’s Guide 2020:
Leading Family Law Senior Counsel – Victoria 2020
– Leading Counsel
Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Barristers – Victoria 2020
– Recommended Counsel
Leading Family Mediators – Victoria 2020
– Recommended Mediator