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Geoff Gunn

Geoff Gunn

Department:

Position: Barrister

Phone: 07 3007 1709 / 0438 320 000

Email: gunn@qldbar.asn.au

About Me

Current Practice

Mr Gunn has a broad and diverse practice, and appears regularly in the Federal Circuit, Family, and Federal Courts of Australia as well as Magistrates, District, and Supreme Courts. Mr Gunn appears regularly in ad hoc Military Tribunals namely Defence Force Magistrates hearings and Courts Martial for ADF Officers and members. He appears in Commissions of Inquiry and Royal Commissions. Mr Gunn’s primary practice is as either an advocate or mediator (Nationally accredited*) in matters relating to Administrative Law, Admiralty, Commercial matters, Crime, Military discipline, Employment and Industrial, Equity, Family (Children, Property, Spousal Maintenance, CSA Departure Orders, Hague Convention and Magellan), Insurance, Personal Injuries and Work cover matters. Mr Gunn was a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) (2014 – 2017) hearing minor civil and urgent tenancy disputes. Mr Gunn is a member of the Legal Aid Queensland Complex Criminal Case Panel. Mr Gunn has a special interest in business valuations, forensic disclosure, corporate and public sector governance, cyber crime, and the law relating to electronic storage and virtual transactions.

Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law

  • Appeals against decisions of the Migration Review Tribunal
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
  • Notices to show cause – Public Sector and ADF
  • Redresses of grievance – ADF
  • ADF Command advice
  • Administrative advice and defence for Officers, sailors, soldiers, and airmen facing administrative sanctions, including reduction in rank, retention not in service interests etc.

Admiralty and Law of the Sea

  • Salvage
  • Collision on the high seas
  • Arrest of Ships

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Employer and employee disputes
  • Children spending time with parents
  • Property disputes
  • Wills and estates
  • Family provision

Commercial matters

  • Bankruptcy
  • Winding up
  • Contracts
  • Directors’ guarantees and indemnities
  • Public Examination of Directors and Officers
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance including personal injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • Work injuries
  • Debt recovery
  • Summary judgment applications and responses

Criminal Law (Code States and Commonwealth)

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Indecent treatment
  • Unlawful carnal knowledge
  • Grooming
  • Unlawful wounding
  • Serious assault, assault occasioning bodily harm and grievous bodily harm
  • Unlawful uses of motor vehicle
  • Firearms offences
  • Explosives
  • Stealing as a servant
  • Apprehended, Domestic and Family Violence for aggrieved and respondents
  • Breach of Domestic violence
  • Possess and distribute CE Material
  • Arson
  • Robbery whilst armed in and company
  • Fraud
  • Home invasion
  • Traffick produce and possess schedule 1 and 2 dangerous drugs
  • Import Border Controlled Drug
  • Bail Applications – Magistrates and Supreme Courts
  • Revocation and variation of bail
  • Breach suspended sentence
  • Breach probation
  • Coercive hearings
  • Confiscation of assets State and Commonwealth
  • Money laundering
  • Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • Unlawful use of motor vehicle
  • Pervert course of justice
  • Traffic matters
  • Drink driving minor and major
  • Speeding
  • Hooning, excessive noise and smoke,
  • Work licence applications
  • Advising ADF Investigative Service re sensitive serious overseas offences
  • Assault superior ADF
  • Prejudicial conduct (discipline and ADF reputation)
  • False statements in connection with Commonwealth benefit ADF
  • Assault ADF
  • Absent without leave (AWOL) ADF
  • Various Territory (Jervis Bay) and Commonwealth crimes

Employment and Industrial

  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • General Protection
  • Negotiation
  • Approval and interpretation of Industrial Instruments
  • Post-employment restraints including database access for customer lists, customer lists
  • Geographical and temporal restraint of trade
  • Advocate in negotiation, conciliation and arbitration of Industrial disputes
  • Breach of employment contract claims
  • discrimination
  • Harassment claims under Federal and State Legislation

Equity

  • Estate planning
  • Family provision
  • Fraud
  • Probate
  • Capacity

Family Law

  • Disclosure
  • Funding for Litigation (Hogan’s) Orders
  • Property
  • Children
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Domestic and family violence orders
  • Family and Personal Intervention Orders
  • Breaches of Domestic and Family Violence orders
  • Access to firearms (Law enforcement and ADF)
  • Magellan cases (allegations of serious risk of harm to children)
  • Child protection
  • Counsel for Independent Children’s Lawyers (ICL)
  • Juvenile Offending

Insurance and Personal Injuries

  • Motor vehicle QLD
  • Workers’ Compensation QLD
  • Occupiers liability QLD
  • Total and Permanent Disability claims

*Nationally Accredited Mediator – VCAT 2016 – 2020

Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

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