Dr Charles Parkinson

Bar Roll: 2009 Admitted: 2007
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Charles practises in commercial law and constitutional law.

He has particular experience in class actions, including the Timbercorp class action and the Black Saturday bushfires class action (the largest class action in Australia and longest civil trial in Victoria), and appeals, notably to the High Court of Australia.

He has also acted as counsel assisting the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee of the Victorian Parliament on its Report on the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (2011).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Charles variously: was Associate to the Hon KM Hayne AC, then a justice of the High Court of Australia; practised as a solicitor in the litigation group at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills); lectured at the Melbourne Law School; and was junior dean at Trinity College, Oxford.  He has published widely and is the author of Sir William Stawell and the Victorian Constitution (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2004) and Bills of Rights and Decolonization (Oxford University Press, 2007).  His published work has been cited in decisions of the High Court of Australia.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Banking & FinanceClass ActionsCommercialConflicts of LawConstitutional LawCorporationsEquity & TrustsInsolvencyInsurancePropertyTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MA (Melb), DPhil (Oxon)

Charles studied law and history at the University of Melbourne, attended Kings College London on a Menzies Studentship, and completed a Doctorate at the University of Oxford on a Commonwealth Scholarship.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of the Victorian Bar’s Art and Collections Committee;
Duty chair of the Bar History Committee.

Dr Charles Parkinson

Bar Roll: 2009 Admitted: 2007
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Profile

Charles practises in commercial law and constitutional law.

He has particular experience in class actions, including the Timbercorp class action and the Black Saturday bushfires class action (the largest class action in Australia and longest civil trial in Victoria), and appeals, notably to the High Court of Australia.

He has also acted as counsel assisting the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee of the Victorian Parliament on its Report on the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (2011).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Charles variously: was Associate to the Hon KM Hayne AC, then a justice of the High Court of Australia; practised as a solicitor in the litigation group at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills); lectured at the Melbourne Law School; and was junior dean at Trinity College, Oxford.  He has published widely and is the author of Sir William Stawell and the Victorian Constitution (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2004) and Bills of Rights and Decolonization (Oxford University Press, 2007).  His published work has been cited in decisions of the High Court of Australia.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Banking & FinanceClass ActionsCommercialConflicts of LawConstitutional LawCorporationsEquity & TrustsInsolvencyInsurancePropertyTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MA (Melb), DPhil (Oxon)

Charles studied law and history at the University of Melbourne, attended Kings College London on a Menzies Studentship, and completed a Doctorate at the University of Oxford on a Commonwealth Scholarship.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of the Victorian Bar’s Art and Collections Committee;
Duty chair of the Bar History Committee.