rebecca o’briEn


D   08 9220 0508
0420 928 004
E robrien@francisburt.com.au
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Year of election to the Bar:

2019

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Areas of practice

Civil

Arbitration and mediation
Domestic commercial arbitration
international commercial arbitration

Commercial
Appeals
Building and construction
Construction and engineering
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
Equity
Insurance
International commercial arbitration
Mining and resources
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Trusts

Tax and revenue
Taxation litigation

Torts
Professional negligence
  

Public

Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administration
Merits review

Profile

Rebecca O’Brien is an experienced litigator, having acted for clients in disputes across a variety of sectors for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Bar, Rebecca was a Managing Associate at Allens and Special Counsel at Jackson McDonald.

Rebecca’s principal area of practice is commercial litigation, with particular focus on contractual disputes in the mining and resources and construction sectors.  She has acted for large corporate clients in actions in superior courts, including high profile / high value royalty, construction, environmental and joint venture disputes.   

Rebecca also has experience acting for underwriters, brokers and insureds.  Her insurance work has focused on professional negligence claims (including claims against engineers, real estate agents and accountants) and claims against directors and officers.  She has also acted on insolvency matters, including acting for banks and insolvency practitioners in relation to various pre and post-appointment matters.

Qualifications

Date of admission:  2004

Qualifications: BA, LLB

 

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