Elizabeth Brumby

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2019
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Elizabeth practises primarily in commercial and public law. She also accepts briefs in other areas, including major torts and industrial and employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, Elizabeth was a senior associate to the Hon Justice Nettle AC and subsequently an associate to the Hon Justice Gordon AC at the High Court of Australia. She was also a solicitor in commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills, working across a range of areas including regulatory and financial services law, construction and infrastructure disputes, class actions and royal commissions. Elizabeth also has government experience, having worked in the Office of General Counsel at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and at the United States Congress.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Law (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria Trinity Hall Scholar, and a Juris Doctor (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne. She has also lectured in Torts in the JD program at Melbourne Law School and has published articles in both private and public law in leading Australian law journals.

Elizabeth is reading with Caryn van Proctor and her senior mentor is Alistair Pound SC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Arbitration Mediation & AdrBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConflict of LawsConstitutional LawConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEmployment and Industrial RelationsEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInquestsInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationMining and ResourcesProduct LiabilityProfessional NegligenceProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • ‘The Effect of Treaty Withdrawal on Implementing Legislation’ (2019) 47(3) Federal Law Review 390 (shortlisted for the 2020 Zines Prize for Excellence in Legal Research)
  • ‘Parent Company Liability in the Extractive Industries: A New Frontier for Business and Human Rights’ (2018) 36 Company and Securities Law Journal 185
  • ‘UK Supreme Court Finds “Crown Act of State” Doctrine Bars Certain International Claims’ (Case Note), Human Rights Law Centre (online), 17 January 2017
  • ‘Council’s Decision to Refuse Permit to Preach in Public Mall was Beyond Power’ (Case Note), Human Rights Law Centre (online), 18 August 2016

QUALIFICATIONS

LLM (Cambridge), JD, BCom, BA (Melb)

Elizabeth Brumby

Bar Roll: 2021 Admitted: 2019
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Profile

Elizabeth practises primarily in commercial and public law. She also accepts briefs in other areas, including major torts and industrial and employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, Elizabeth was a senior associate to the Hon Justice Nettle AC and subsequently an associate to the Hon Justice Gordon AC at the High Court of Australia. She was also a solicitor in commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills, working across a range of areas including regulatory and financial services law, construction and infrastructure disputes, class actions and royal commissions. Elizabeth also has government experience, having worked in the Office of General Counsel at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and at the United States Congress.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Law (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria Trinity Hall Scholar, and a Juris Doctor (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne. She has also lectured in Torts in the JD program at Melbourne Law School and has published articles in both private and public law in leading Australian law journals.

Elizabeth is reading with Caryn van Proctor and her senior mentor is Alistair Pound SC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Arbitration Mediation & AdrBanking & FinanceBanking, Finance & InsolvencyClass ActionsCommercialCompetitionConflict of LawsConstitutional LawConstructionCorporate & CommercialCorporationsDefamation & Media LawDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityElectoral LawEmployment and Industrial RelationsEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyFraud, White Collar Crime and CorruptionHuman RightsInquestsInternational ArbitrationJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewMigrationMining and ResourcesProduct LiabilityProfessional NegligenceProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic International LawPublic LawPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxation & SuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – StateTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Publication

  • ‘The Effect of Treaty Withdrawal on Implementing Legislation’ (2019) 47(3) Federal Law Review 390 (shortlisted for the 2020 Zines Prize for Excellence in Legal Research)
  • ‘Parent Company Liability in the Extractive Industries: A New Frontier for Business and Human Rights’ (2018) 36 Company and Securities Law Journal 185
  • ‘UK Supreme Court Finds “Crown Act of State” Doctrine Bars Certain International Claims’ (Case Note), Human Rights Law Centre (online), 17 January 2017
  • ‘Council’s Decision to Refuse Permit to Preach in Public Mall was Beyond Power’ (Case Note), Human Rights Law Centre (online), 18 August 2016

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

LLM (Cambridge), JD, BCom, BA (Melb)