Albert Dinelli

Bar Roll: 2007 Admitted: 2003
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Albert has a broad commercial and public law practice.  He has appeared in the High Court of Australia in a number of commercial, constitutional, administrative and criminal law matters, and has appeared in numerous cases in intermediate appellate courts.  His most substantial experience is in commercial trials in the Supreme and Federal Courts, both as leading counsel and junior counsel.   In 2018, he was appointed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General as one of the Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Albert has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales, and is a member of chambers at Twenty Essex, a leading international law and arbitration set.

Before coming to the Bar, Albert was Associate to the Honourable Murray Gleeson AC, the then Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.  Prior to that, he practised as a solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in the dispute resolution group.

He holds a D.Phil in Law from the University of Oxford.

Cases

 High Court of Australia
Kozarov v State of Victoria (2002) 96 ALJR 405
Stubbings v Jams 2 Pty Ltd (2022) 96 ALJR 271
Hsiao v Fazarri (2020) 270 CLR 588
DBE17 v Commonwealth of Australia (2019) 266 CLR 156
NH v Director of Public Prosecutions (2016) 260 CLR 546
Wotton v Queensland (2012) 246 CLR 1
Momcilovic v The Queen (2011) 245 CLR 1
Hogan v Hinch (2011) 243 CLR 506
South Australia v Totani (2010) 242 CLR 1
Wurridjal v Commonwealth (2009) 237 CLR 309
Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club Incorporated v Commissioner of Police (2008) 234 CLR 532

Intermediate appellate courts
Freedom Foods Pty Ltd v Blue Diamond Growers (2021) 390 ALR 647
Eustace v The Queen [2021] VSCA 142
Traffic Technique Pty Ltd v Burgmann [2020] VSCA 319
Danbol Pty Ltd v Swiss Re International SE [2020] VSCA 274
McLean v Racing Victoria Ltd [2020] VSCA 234
Racing Victoria Ltd v Kavanagh [2017] VSCA 369
Yarra City Council v Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (2017) 223 LGERA 135
MZAHK v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2017) 72 AAR 257
Secretary of The Department of Justice and Regulation v Fletcher [2017] VSCA 44
Attorney-General v Dreyfus (2016) 242 FCR 472
Adnow Pty Ltd v Greenwells Wollert Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 282
Clarke v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) (2012) 36 VR 308

Federal Court of Australia
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) v Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 438
Scholes v Commonwealth of Australia [2022] FCA 27; [2021] FCA 1593
EDJ21 v EBO21 (2021) 395 ALR 310
Seven Network v Cricket Australia (2021) 393 ALR 53; [2021] FCA 1032; [2021] FCA 1303

Supreme Courts
Tianjin Yingtong Materials Co Ltd v Young [2022] NSWSC 943
Uren v Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 145
DP (A Pseudonym) v Bird [2021] VSC 850
Director of Public Prosecutions v Westbrook [2020] VSC 290; [2020] VSC 472;
Orwin v Rickards [2019] VSC 374; [2019] VSC 375
Liu v Ma (2017) 55 VR 104
“Great Southern Litigation”: Clarke v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) [2014] VSC 334 (see Annexure to [2014] VSC 516); [2012] VSCA 207; [2012] VSC 260; [2012] VSC 295; [2012] VSC 312

Other Fora
Chen & Chen [2020] FamCA 602; [2020] FamCA 744; [2018] FamCA 828; [2017] FamCA 555
Noll & Noll (2013) 48 Fam LR 635
“Cobalt Cases”: Kavanagh v Racing Victoria Limited [2018] VCAT 291; [2018] VCAT 674; Racing Victoria Limited v Kavanagh & O’Brien [2017] VSCA 334; Hope v Racing Victoria Limited (No 2) [2018] VCAT 1688; Racing Victoria Limited Stewards v Pateman & Barton (unreported, Victorian Racing Tribunal, 16 March 2021, 14 May 2021).

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

ArbitrationBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConflict of LawsConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEnvironmentFOI/PrivacyInsolvencyInsuranceJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewNative TitlePrivate International LawProfessional NegligencePropertyProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSports LawSuperannuationTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • Albert Dinelli – was, from 2013-2021, a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports.
  • Albert Dinelli – “Proper law” and “Freezing injunctions and search orders” in Encyclopaedia of European Private International Law (Elgar, 2018) (co-authored with Alexander Layton QC).
  • Albert Dinelli – “The Limits on the Remedy of Damages for Breach of Jurisdiction Agreements: The Law of Contract Meets Private International Law” (2015) 38 University of Melbourne Law Journal 1023. Click here to view this paper.
  • Albert Dinelli – Handy Hints on Legal Practice (3rd ed, Thomson Reuters, 2004) (co-authored with the Honourable Justice Emilios Kyrou and his Honour Gordon Lewis).

QUALIFICATIONS

D.Phil, BCL (Oxon), LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)

Albert completed his D.Phil and BCL at the University of Oxford, having earlier graduated from Monash University with first class honours in his undergraduate Law degree.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple)
Member of Twenty Essex Chambers in London and Singapore
Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne Law School, where he teaches subjects in constitutional law and international commercial litigation.

Albert Dinelli

Bar Roll: 2007 Admitted: 2003
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Profile

Albert has a broad commercial and public law practice.  He has appeared in the High Court of Australia in a number of commercial, constitutional, administrative and criminal law matters, and has appeared in numerous cases in intermediate appellate courts.  His most substantial experience is in commercial trials in the Supreme and Federal Courts, both as leading counsel and junior counsel.   In 2018, he was appointed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General as one of the Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Albert has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales, and is a member of chambers at Twenty Essex, a leading international law and arbitration set.

Before coming to the Bar, Albert was Associate to the Honourable Murray Gleeson AC, the then Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.  Prior to that, he practised as a solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in the dispute resolution group.

He holds a D.Phil in Law from the University of Oxford.

Cases

 High Court of Australia
Kozarov v State of Victoria (2002) 96 ALJR 405
Stubbings v Jams 2 Pty Ltd (2022) 96 ALJR 271
Hsiao v Fazarri (2020) 270 CLR 588
DBE17 v Commonwealth of Australia (2019) 266 CLR 156
NH v Director of Public Prosecutions (2016) 260 CLR 546
Wotton v Queensland (2012) 246 CLR 1
Momcilovic v The Queen (2011) 245 CLR 1
Hogan v Hinch (2011) 243 CLR 506
South Australia v Totani (2010) 242 CLR 1
Wurridjal v Commonwealth (2009) 237 CLR 309
Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club Incorporated v Commissioner of Police (2008) 234 CLR 532

Intermediate appellate courts
Freedom Foods Pty Ltd v Blue Diamond Growers (2021) 390 ALR 647
Eustace v The Queen [2021] VSCA 142
Traffic Technique Pty Ltd v Burgmann [2020] VSCA 319
Danbol Pty Ltd v Swiss Re International SE [2020] VSCA 274
McLean v Racing Victoria Ltd [2020] VSCA 234
Racing Victoria Ltd v Kavanagh [2017] VSCA 369
Yarra City Council v Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (2017) 223 LGERA 135
MZAHK v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2017) 72 AAR 257
Secretary of The Department of Justice and Regulation v Fletcher [2017] VSCA 44
Attorney-General v Dreyfus (2016) 242 FCR 472
Adnow Pty Ltd v Greenwells Wollert Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 282
Clarke v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) (2012) 36 VR 308

Federal Court of Australia
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) v Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 438
Scholes v Commonwealth of Australia [2022] FCA 27; [2021] FCA 1593
EDJ21 v EBO21 (2021) 395 ALR 310
Seven Network v Cricket Australia (2021) 393 ALR 53; [2021] FCA 1032; [2021] FCA 1303

Supreme Courts
Tianjin Yingtong Materials Co Ltd v Young [2022] NSWSC 943
Uren v Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 145
DP (A Pseudonym) v Bird [2021] VSC 850
Director of Public Prosecutions v Westbrook [2020] VSC 290; [2020] VSC 472;
Orwin v Rickards [2019] VSC 374; [2019] VSC 375
Liu v Ma (2017) 55 VR 104
“Great Southern Litigation”: Clarke v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) [2014] VSC 334 (see Annexure to [2014] VSC 516); [2012] VSCA 207; [2012] VSC 260; [2012] VSC 295; [2012] VSC 312

Other Fora
Chen & Chen [2020] FamCA 602; [2020] FamCA 744; [2018] FamCA 828; [2017] FamCA 555
Noll & Noll (2013) 48 Fam LR 635
“Cobalt Cases”: Kavanagh v Racing Victoria Limited [2018] VCAT 291; [2018] VCAT 674; Racing Victoria Limited v Kavanagh & O’Brien [2017] VSCA 334; Hope v Racing Victoria Limited (No 2) [2018] VCAT 1688; Racing Victoria Limited Stewards v Pateman & Barton (unreported, Victorian Racing Tribunal, 16 March 2021, 14 May 2021).

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

ArbitrationBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConflict of LawsConstitutional LawCorporate & CommercialCorporationsEnvironmentFOI/PrivacyInsolvencyInsuranceJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewNative TitlePrivate International LawProfessional NegligencePropertyProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesSports LawSuperannuationTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Publication

  • Albert Dinelli – was, from 2013-2021, a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports.
  • Albert Dinelli – “Proper law” and “Freezing injunctions and search orders” in Encyclopaedia of European Private International Law (Elgar, 2018) (co-authored with Alexander Layton QC).
  • Albert Dinelli – “The Limits on the Remedy of Damages for Breach of Jurisdiction Agreements: The Law of Contract Meets Private International Law” (2015) 38 University of Melbourne Law Journal 1023. Click here to view this paper.
  • Albert Dinelli – Handy Hints on Legal Practice (3rd ed, Thomson Reuters, 2004) (co-authored with the Honourable Justice Emilios Kyrou and his Honour Gordon Lewis).

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

D.Phil, BCL (Oxon), LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)

Albert completed his D.Phil and BCL at the University of Oxford, having earlier graduated from Monash University with first class honours in his undergraduate Law degree.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple)
Member of Twenty Essex Chambers in London and Singapore
Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne Law School, where he teaches subjects in constitutional law and international commercial litigation.