Blake O’Connor

Blake’s experience is reflective of a broad practice area. Prior to being called to the Bar, Blake practiced law as a Solicitor and has particular experience in class action and representative proceedings, commercial litigation, insurance disputes (for insurers and insureds), corporations and securities law.

Junior Counsel

Year of Admission to the NSW Bar: 2020

Securities
Class Actions
Insurance/ Reinsurance
Corporations
Commercial Law and Equity
  • Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac (No 7) [2021] FCA 249 (led by T Bagley) – equity, presumption of advancement, trusts
  • Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac [2021] FCAFC 158 (led by J Hynes, T Bagley) – equity, presumption of advancement, trusts
  • Hempenstall v Minister for Home Affairs [2020] FCAFC 216 (led by T Bagley) – immigration, s501 character grounds
  • Stack v AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 1839 (led by Martin SC, Bagley) – class actions, contradictor Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation
  • The “Dick Smith” Class Action – Findlay; Mastoris v DSHE Holdings Pty Ltd – class actions, securities, acted for certain underwriters (led by Button QC, Fitzpatrick)
  • The “Count” Class Action – R&N Hunter v Count Financial Limited – class actions, financial services, for applicant (led by Bagley and Martin SC)
  • The “Victopia” Class Action – Koper v Zurich Insurance – class actions, insurance, technology and construction (led by P Braham SC)
  • I have also appeared in a number of corporate oppression proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court and general equity claims in the NSW Supreme Court which are ongoing.

Contact Details

Tel: 02 8915 2151

Email:
boconnor@selbornechambers.com.au

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