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, commercial, insolvency, regulatory and planning matters, led by Kristen Walker QC (Solicitor-General for Victoria), Stuart Morris QC, Bret Walker SC, Michael Rush QC, Chris Young SC, Dr Oren Bigos SC, and unled.

Recent matters:

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; led by Carl Moller (ongoing)

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

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)

Ongoing matter re enforcement of a bank guarantee, led by Mark Costello

390A Queens Pde Pty Ltd v Yarra City Council [2020] VCAT 518, disputed amendment to planning scheme; administrative law; led by Stuart Morris QC (under appeal)

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

Ongoing matter arising under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) for the Commonwealth led by Geoff Kennett SC and Chris Tran

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

 

ArbitrationClass ActionsCommercialFOI/PrivacyInsolvencyMigrationPlanningPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

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, commercial, insolvency, regulatory and planning matters, led by Kristen Walker QC (Solicitor-General for Victoria), Stuart Morris QC, Bret Walker SC, Michael Rush QC, Chris Young SC, Dr Oren Bigos SC, and unled.

Recent matters:

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; led by Carl Moller (ongoing)

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

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)

Ongoing matter re enforcement of a bank guarantee, led by Mark Costello

390A Queens Pde Pty Ltd v Yarra City Council [2020] VCAT 518, disputed amendment to planning scheme; administrative law; led by Stuart Morris QC (under appeal)

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

Ongoing matter arising under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) for the Commonwealth led by Geoff Kennett SC and Chris Tran

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

ArbitrationClass ActionsCommercialFOI/PrivacyInsolvencyMigrationPlanningPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

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