Bruce Taylor

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Bruce Taylor

Qualifications: BA (Syd); LLB (NSW)
Date of Admission: 1994
Called to Bar in NT: December 2011
Phone: (02) 4032 4503
Email: btaylor@hunterstreetchambers.com.au
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Bruce joined Hunter Street Chambers from William Forster Chambers in Darwin. Prior to that time Bruce was Special Counsel at Minter Ellison.

Bruce initially worked as a clerk at the NSW DPP in between studies at the University of NSW. After graduating he moved to Darwin and commenced work at Cridlands, where he undertook a variety of litigation and dispute work.   In 1999 Bruce moved back to Sydney where he worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Legal, and subsequently set up a boutique employment and litigation practice in the city with a colleague, known as Henderson Taylor Lawyers.

He has appeared as an advocate in the various NSW and NT jurisdictions in litigation, employment/OH&S and criminal matters acting for the DPP, Legal Aid and NAAJA, and successfully represented clients in 2 landmark High Court cases. He has also acted as a commercial procurement and Governance consultant to the Royal Australian Air Force; was appointed Statutory Manager of the Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust; was a Councillor for the Law Society of the Northern Territory, and is a nationally accredited Mediator. Bruce has recently appeared in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Fellow of the Chartered Secretaries Institute of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators

Practice areas

Commercial:

  • Consumer protection law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Restraints of trade
  • Professional negligence
  • Strata title
  • Wills and Probate
  • Family Provisions Act
  • Equity

Public/Administrative:

  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Liquor Licensing

Criminal:

  • Appellate
  • Personal & Property Offences
  • White Collar and Corporate Crime

Family Law and Guardianship:

  • Property

Industrial/Employment:

  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Work Health and Safety

Inquests/Inquiries:

  • Commissions and Other Inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

  • Commercial and Family Law Mediator