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    Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law (Judicial Review)
  • Administrative Law (Merits Review)
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations and Securities
  • Equity/Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Taxation
  • Transport Accident Commission

Philip Solomon, SC

Profile:
PROFESSIONAL CAREER
1997 to date
Appointed Senior Counsel in 2010.

Philip appears regularly in both appeals and trials, usually in the Supreme Court of Victoria and also in the Federal Court of Australia.

His areas of practice include administrative law, commercial and corporations law, equity and trusts, taxation, insurance, contracts, professional negligence, transport accident and accident compensation law.

A selection of cases in which Philip has appeared include the following:

In the High Court:
1. Sweedman v. Transport Accident Commission (2006) 226 CLR 362.
2. Andar Transport v. Brambles Limited (2004) 217 CLR 424.
3. Roy Morgan Research Centre v. Commissioner of State Revenue (2001) 207 CLR 72.


In the Supreme Court - Court of Appeal:
4. Doughty v Martino Developments [2010] VSC 121.
5. Gangemi v Osborne [2008] VSCA 221.
6. Golf Australia Holdings Ltd v Buxton Construction [2007] VSCA 200.
7. Harry One Pty Ltd v. Commissioner of State Revenue [2007] VSCA 73.
8. Ucar v Nylex Industrial Products Pty Ltd (2007) 17 VR 492.
9. Raeburn v Tenix Defence Systems (2007) 16 VR 290.
10. Barwon Spinners v. Podolak (2005) 14 VR 622.
11. Wilson v State of Victoria (2004) 10 VR 361.
12. Transport Accident Commission v. Sweedman (2004) 10 VR 31.
13. Arjon Pty Ltd v. Commissioner of State Revenue (2003) 8 VR 502.
14. Commissioner of State Revenue v. Royal and Sun Alliance (2003) 54 ATR 339.
15. Roy Morgan Research Centre v Commissioner of State Revenue [2003] VSCA 199.
16. Brambles Ltd v. Andar Transport (2002) 5 VR 169.
17. Victorian Teachers Credit Union v. KPMG (2000) 1 VR 654.
18. Rio Tinto v. Commissioner of State Revenue (2000) 1 VR 108.
19. Richards v. Wylie (2000) 1 VR 79.
20. Ipex Software v. Hosking [2000] VSCA 239.
21. Swannell v. Farmer [1999] 1 VR 299.
22. Australian Football League v. Williams [1998] 2 VR 546.
23. Leibler v. Air New Zealand [1999] 1 VR 1; and [1998] 2 VR 525.


In the Supreme Court:
24. Re Saeco Australia Pty Ltd [2010] VSC 161.
25. Peet Limited v Richmond (Nos. 1 and 2) [2009] VSC 585; [2009] VSC 158.
26. Bloomingdale Holdings Pty Ltd v 63 Buckley Street Pty Ltd [2008] VSC 168.
27. Meridian Retail v Australian Unity Retail Network Pty Ltd [2006] VSC 223.
28. XCB v. Creative Brands [2005] VSC 424.
29. Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue [2005] VSC 136.
30. Martinez v. Dynamic Engineering Construction [2005] VSC 204.
31. Commonwealth Bank of Australia v. White (No. 1) / (No. 2) [2004] VSC 267/268.
32. Royal and Sun Alliance v. Commissioner of State Revenue (2002) 50 ATR 476.
33. Australian Securities and Investments Commission v. MYOB (2002) 41 ACSR 44.
34. Commissioner of State Revenue v. Famajohn Nominees [1999] VSC 383.


In the Full Court of the Federal Court:
35. Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2010] FCAFC 52.
36. Lavrick v. Lease Auto (2002) 125 FCR 399.
37. Yates v. Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2000) 101 FCR 543.
38. May v. Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (1999) 92 FCR 152.


In the Federal Court:
39. Jarra Creek Central Packing Shed Pty Ltd v Amcor Ltd [2006] FCA 1802 (21 December 2006).
40. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v. Visy Industries [2006] FCA 136.
41. Australian Securities & Investments Commission; in re Giann & Giann [2005] FCA 81.
42. Australian Hospital Care v. Commissioner of Taxation of Commonwealth of Australia (2000) 105 FCR 20.
43. May v. Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (1998) 40 ATR 131.


1992 - 1997
Articled clerk and then solicitor at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks.

EDUCATION
Tertiary Education:
Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
Awarded Master of Law Degree in 1994, with First Class Honours.
Subjects studied:
Corporations and securities law H1
International commercial litigation H1
Restitution and remedies H1
Administrative law H2.1

• Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
• Queens’ College – Foundation Scholar

University of Melbourne
Awarded Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1991, with First Class Honours.

• Mallesons Stephen Jaques Exhibition for Litigation, 1991
• Butterworths Book Prize for Credit and Security Law, 1991
• Arthur Phillips and Just Exhibition for Company Law, 1990
• Sir George John Turner Exhibition for Legal Process, 1987
• (Also, State Chamber of Commerce Exhibition in Economics A, 1987)


Secondary Education:
Melbourne Grammar School (1975 – 1986)
Melbourne Grammar School - School Distinction 1986
J & W Derham Scholarship 1985
W A Syme Scholarship 1983


VICTORIAN BAR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS
• Equality & Diversity Committee
• Supreme Court – Commercial Court Users’ Group

From 01 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Name: Philip Solomon, SC
  B.Com, LL.B (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Cantab)
Date of Birth:
   
Tel: (03) 8600 1711
Mobile: 0411 207 532
Facsimile: (03) 8600 1725
Email: solomon@chancery.com.au
   
Admitted In Victoria: 7 Apr 1993
Signed Bar Roll: 22 May 1997
Appointed Senior Counsel: 2010
   
Previous Occupation:
Articled clerk and then solicitor at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks.