Tim Farhall

Bar Roll: 2017 Admitted: 2012
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Tim has a broad practice spanning public, commercial and criminal law.

Tim’s practice includes:

-Commercial and regulatory: Tim appears and advises in commercial matters including consumer law proceedings, class actions, the Corporations Act, financial services matters and general commercial litigation. He is a lecturer and former Chief Examiner for Competition and Consumer Law at Monash University.

-Public law: Tim has a varied public law practice and regularly acts in both judicial review and merits review proceedings. He has advised on a range of public law issues, including statutory construction, constitutional and administrative law and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

-Royal Commissions, inquests and inquiries: Tim has appeared both as counsel assisting and for interested parties in inquisitorial proceedings, and in Supreme Court proceedings arising from the Coroners Act. In 2018, Tim was part of the team of counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

-Criminal Law and compliance: Tim has a particular interest in corporate, regulatory and white collar criminal matters. Since coming to the Bar he has acted in matters involving fraud, dishonesty, foreign corrupt practices and cartel conduct and he is on the Commonwealth DPP’s Junior External Counsel Panel.

Before coming to the Bar, Tim was a Senior Associate at Allens in the commercial litigation group. He was previously a solicitor-advocate with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, acting in summary and indictable criminal matters.

Tim graduated with First Class Honours in law from Melbourne University and is a former editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law. He read with Graeme Hill and his senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Class ActionsCommercialCompetitionCorporate & CommercialCustomsDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityEnvironmentEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsInquestsInsuranceJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewPlanningProduct LiabilityProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/LLB (Hons), Dip Arts (Development Studies)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Reporter, Victorian Reports
Co-Chair, Student Engagement Committee of the Victorian Bar
Secretary, Competition and Consumer Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association
Monitor, Public Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association

Tim Farhall

Bar Roll: 2017 Admitted: 2012
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Profile

Tim has a broad practice spanning public, commercial and criminal law.

Tim’s practice includes:

-Commercial and regulatory: Tim appears and advises in commercial matters including consumer law proceedings, class actions, the Corporations Act, financial services matters and general commercial litigation. He is a lecturer and former Chief Examiner for Competition and Consumer Law at Monash University.

-Public law: Tim has a varied public law practice and regularly acts in both judicial review and merits review proceedings. He has advised on a range of public law issues, including statutory construction, constitutional and administrative law and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

-Royal Commissions, inquests and inquiries: Tim has appeared both as counsel assisting and for interested parties in inquisitorial proceedings, and in Supreme Court proceedings arising from the Coroners Act. In 2018, Tim was part of the team of counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

-Criminal Law and compliance: Tim has a particular interest in corporate, regulatory and white collar criminal matters. Since coming to the Bar he has acted in matters involving fraud, dishonesty, foreign corrupt practices and cartel conduct and he is on the Commonwealth DPP’s Junior External Counsel Panel.

Before coming to the Bar, Tim was a Senior Associate at Allens in the commercial litigation group. He was previously a solicitor-advocate with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, acting in summary and indictable criminal matters.

Tim graduated with First Class Honours in law from Melbourne University and is a former editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law. He read with Graeme Hill and his senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

Class ActionsCommercialCompetitionCorporate & CommercialCustomsDisciplinary ProceedingsDiscrimination/Equal OpportunityEnvironmentEquity & TrustsFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsInquestsInsuranceJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewPlanningProduct LiabilityProperty, Planning, Environment & ResourcesPublic LawRegulatoryRoyal Commissions/Government InquiriesTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/LLB (Hons), Dip Arts (Development Studies)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Reporter, Victorian Reports
Co-Chair, Student Engagement Committee of the Victorian Bar
Secretary, Competition and Consumer Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association
Monitor, Public Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association