Ella Delany

Bar Roll: 2019 Admitted: 2017
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Ella has a broad practice in commercial and public law including corporations, tax and planning.

Before coming to the bar, Ella was Associate to Justice Gordon at the High Court, Senior Associate to Justice Dixon at the Supreme Court, and a solicitor in litigation at Arnold Bloch Leibler, where she worked on complex commercial matters.

Ella completed her undergraduate law degree at Cambridge University as a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar, where she was awarded the Richard Akinjide Prize for exceptional academic performance. Ella also holds an LLM from Melbourne University (first class honours GPA) and a Masters and Teaching Fellowship from Columbia University.

Ella is a reporter for the Commonwealth law reports.

Since coming to the bar, Ella has been briefed to advise in constitutional, administrative, commercial, insolvency and planning matters, led by Kristen Walker QC (Solicitor-General for Victoria), Stuart Morris QC, Julie Dodds-Streeton QC, Bret Walker SC, Claire Harris QC, Michael Rush QC, Chris Young SC, Dr Oren Bigos SC, and unled.

Recent matters:

• Habrok (Dalgaranga) Pty Ltd v Gasgoyne Resources Ltd [2020] FCA 1395, corporate insolvency; voluntary administration; application to terminate deed of company arrangement; conflicts; adequacy of sale process; standing; led by Bret Walker SC, with Dr Elizabeth Boros, and Tim Boyle.

• CYG20 v the Commonwealth of Australia VID359/2020; matter arising under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth); led by Geoff Kennett SC with Chris Tran (ongoing).

• 390A Queens Pde Pty Ltd v Yarra City Council S ECI 2020 02279, appeal; disputed amendment to planning scheme; administrative law; led by Stuart Morris QC (ongoing).

• PharmX Pty Ltd (in its capacity as trustee of the PharmX Unit Trust) v Fred IT Group (S ECI 2019 00770) shareholder dispute; change of control; judicial advice; led by Carl Moller (ongoing).

• Jeshing Property Management Pty Ltd v Yang & Ors No. S ECI 2020 00998 restrictive covenants; application for modification; led by Sam Horgan QC (ongoing).

• Braham Investments Pty Ltd v Charles Wantrup (S CI 2013 01984) managed investment scheme; whether creation of trust; led by Mark Costello (settled).

• Chen v Blockchain Global Ltd; breach of settlement deed; transfer of bitcoin (ongoing) (unled).

• APC Projects v Angelodemou & Ors S CI 2020 03146, breach of contract; enforcement of guarantee (ongoing) (unled).

• McClelland v Cooke & Anor (S ECI 2019 05514) breach of shareholder agreement; estoppel; (settled) (unled).

• Freeman v Qantas Airways Ltd (K12692040) various contractual claims; acting for Qantas (unled).

• Bertalli v Stonnington City Council (P2290/2019) application of heritage provisions to proposed works; led by Juliet Forsyth SC.

• CKT16 v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2020] FCCA 1267 (unled).

 

Ella read with Kathleen Foley and her senior mentor is Dr Catherine Button QC.

 

* Liability limited under a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

 

ArbitrationBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCorporate & CommercialFOI/PrivacyInsolvencyMigrationPlanningProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

Proportionate Liability: Procedural or Substantive? Building and Construction Law Journal (Volume 36 Part 2). Please click here to view paper.

• ATO Penalties Panel presentation with Dr Philip Bender and Fiona Cameron. Presentation to ATO staff on penalties with Dr Philip Bender and Fiona Cameron

QUALIFICATIONS

BA MA (Law) (Cambridge), LLM (Melb), MFA (Columbia)

Ella Delany

Bar Roll: 2019 Admitted: 2017
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Profile

Ella has a broad practice in commercial and public law including corporations, tax and planning.

Before coming to the bar, Ella was Associate to Justice Gordon at the High Court, Senior Associate to Justice Dixon at the Supreme Court, and a solicitor in litigation at Arnold Bloch Leibler, where she worked on complex commercial matters.

Ella completed her undergraduate law degree at Cambridge University as a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar, where she was awarded the Richard Akinjide Prize for exceptional academic performance. Ella also holds an LLM from Melbourne University (first class honours GPA) and a Masters and Teaching Fellowship from Columbia University.

Ella is a reporter for the Commonwealth law reports.

Since coming to the bar, Ella has been briefed to advise in constitutional, administrative, commercial, insolvency and planning matters, led by Kristen Walker QC (Solicitor-General for Victoria), Stuart Morris QC, Julie Dodds-Streeton QC, Bret Walker SC, Claire Harris QC, Michael Rush QC, Chris Young SC, Dr Oren Bigos SC, and unled.

Recent matters:

• Habrok (Dalgaranga) Pty Ltd v Gasgoyne Resources Ltd [2020] FCA 1395, corporate insolvency; voluntary administration; application to terminate deed of company arrangement; conflicts; adequacy of sale process; standing; led by Bret Walker SC, with Dr Elizabeth Boros, and Tim Boyle.

• CYG20 v the Commonwealth of Australia VID359/2020; matter arising under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth); led by Geoff Kennett SC with Chris Tran (ongoing).

• 390A Queens Pde Pty Ltd v Yarra City Council S ECI 2020 02279, appeal; disputed amendment to planning scheme; administrative law; led by Stuart Morris QC (ongoing).

• PharmX Pty Ltd (in its capacity as trustee of the PharmX Unit Trust) v Fred IT Group (S ECI 2019 00770) shareholder dispute; change of control; judicial advice; led by Carl Moller (ongoing).

• Jeshing Property Management Pty Ltd v Yang & Ors No. S ECI 2020 00998 restrictive covenants; application for modification; led by Sam Horgan QC (ongoing).

• Braham Investments Pty Ltd v Charles Wantrup (S CI 2013 01984) managed investment scheme; whether creation of trust; led by Mark Costello (settled).

• Chen v Blockchain Global Ltd; breach of settlement deed; transfer of bitcoin (ongoing) (unled).

• APC Projects v Angelodemou & Ors S CI 2020 03146, breach of contract; enforcement of guarantee (ongoing) (unled).

• McClelland v Cooke & Anor (S ECI 2019 05514) breach of shareholder agreement; estoppel; (settled) (unled).

• Freeman v Qantas Airways Ltd (K12692040) various contractual claims; acting for Qantas (unled).

• Bertalli v Stonnington City Council (P2290/2019) application of heritage provisions to proposed works; led by Juliet Forsyth SC.

• CKT16 v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2020] FCCA 1267 (unled).

 

Ella read with Kathleen Foley and her senior mentor is Dr Catherine Button QC.

 

* Liability limited under a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

 

Areas of Practice

ArbitrationBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCorporate & CommercialFOI/PrivacyInsolvencyMigrationPlanningProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

Publication

Proportionate Liability: Procedural or Substantive? Building and Construction Law Journal (Volume 36 Part 2). Please click here to view paper.

• ATO Penalties Panel presentation with Dr Philip Bender and Fiona Cameron. Presentation to ATO staff on penalties with Dr Philip Bender and Fiona Cameron

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BA MA (Law) (Cambridge), LLM (Melb), MFA (Columbia)