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Julia O’Brien

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Solicitor

ABOUT

Julia

Julia was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in July 2019, and the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia in January 2020.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Research (Philosophy) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University.
Prior to her admission, Julia was employed as a Paralegal and Graduate Lawyer at YPOL for 6 years. Prior to joining YPOL, Julia was involved in collaborating with a team of researchers, academics and legal practitioners as a Research Officer at Macquarie University.

Julia has focussed on commercial litigation, professional indemnity litigation and financial lines coverage and monitoring advice. Julia’s litigation skills and experience have included assisting in the conduct of major trust litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, corporate governance and oppression proceedings and private arbitration. She has also been involved in assisting in the conduct of the defence of professional indemnity claims in the New South Wales Supreme Court and the Federal Court.

  • Bachelor of Law (Honours), Macquarie University (2018)
  • Master of Research (Philosophy), Macquarie University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University (2013)
  • Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts Highest Achiever in More than One Unit of Study Commendation (2018)
  • Macquarie University, Law School Prize for first place in International Dispute Settlement (2017)
  • Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts Highest Achiever in a Unit of Study Award for LAWS551 (Professional and Community Engagement) (2017)
  • Tony Palma Prize for first place in Philosophy (2010)

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EXPERIENCE

Particular examples of Julia’s experience are:

  • Assisting in the conduct of a major domestic commercial arbitration conducted pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Act 2012 (WA): Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd (2019) 267 CLR 514
  • Assisting in recognition and enforcement proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia pursuant to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) arising out of a commercial arbitration conducted in the ICSID
  • Assisting in the conduct of proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia involving disputed access to court files: The Hancock Family Memorial Foundation Ltd v Fieldhouse [No 6] [2021] WASC 210
  • Assisting in the conduct of major corporate governance and oppression proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales: Rinehart v Rinehart [2020] NSWSC 68
  • Assisting in the defence of a complex professional indemnity claim brought against a leading law firm in the Federal Court of Australia: KTC v David [2020] FCA 1012
  • Assisting in the conduct of major trust administration proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales: Rinehart v Rinehart [2020] NSWCA 221; Hancock v Rinehart [2019] NSWSC 1451
  • Assisting in the conduct of a major dispute concerning intellectual property and oppression proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria in conjunction with satellite litigation in Japan and China: Knights Quest Pty Ltd v Daiwa Can Company (2018) 366 ALR 557; Knights Quest Pty Ltd v Daiwa Can Company [2018] VSC 426
  • Assisting in the conduct of proceedings concerning breaches of directors’ duties and unconscionable conduct: Targus Group (UK) v Targus Australia (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1322
  • Providing coverage advice on complex claims involving multinational corporations with local and master coverage programs, monitoring advice on ACCC proceedings against insured entities, and advice on complex crime coverage matters
  • Conducting the defence of a major claim against a professional firm concerning ASX disclosure obligations and the conduct and advice on disclosure issues in a publicly listed company

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