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Walter Sofronoff QC

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About my services

34 years experience as commercial barrister. Appearances in Supreme Court of Queensland, Federal Court, Court of Appeal of Queensland, Court of Appeal of New South Wales, High Court of Australia, Arbitrations. Acted as arbitrator and in Expert Determinations. Qualified mediator.

Experience and qualifications

Post Nominals

BA;LLB (Hons); FAAL

Other ADR Experience

conducted many commercial mediations as mediator in last 20 years.

Cases Handled

too many to list

Publications

• Interlocutory Injunctions having Final Effect (1987) 61 ALJ 341. • Avoidance of Guarantees on Technical Grounds (1989) QLSJ 219. • Deakin, Isaacs and the Supremacy of the Commonwealth, essay in Justice According to Law, ed Rahemtula, 2006 • The Constitutional Writs, (2007) 14 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 145

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CURRICULUM VITAE Name: WALTER SOFRONOFF Address: 31st Level, MLC Centre, 239 George Street Brisbane Australia 4000 Telephone No.: Work: +61 7 3221 7823 Mobile: +61 407 925 837 Email: cossack@qldbar.asn.au Degrees/Professional Qualifications: BA/LlB (Hons) Date Admitted to Bar: 1977 Date of Commission as Queen’s Counsel: 1988 Offices held: • Member Committee Bar Association of Queensland 1980-82 • Vice-President, Bar Association of Queensland 1992-1994 • President, Bar Association of Queensland 1994-1996 • Member Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, 1999-2004 • Adjunct Professor of Law – University of Queensland 1999-2005 • President Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal 15 June 2001 - 2005 • Solicitor-General of Queensland since 2005 • Fellow of Australian Academy of Law Brief Details of Professional Experience: Commercial, constitutional and criminal law. Appearances in the Supreme Court, Family Court, Federal Court, and High Court of Australia as well as advisory work relating thereto. Experience in interlocutory applications, trials and appeals. Appearance work has included lengthy and complex commercial disputes in Supreme Court, Federal Court and arbitrations, property disputes in the Family Court, criminal trials, appeals in Queensland Court of Appeal, Full Court of the Federal Court, Full Court of the Family Court, Court of Appeal of New South Wales, and frequent appearances in the High Court of Australia. Mediator of commercial disputes. Other Professional Activities: • Lecturer to Bar Practice Course 1985 and continuing • Lecturer from time to time at Queensland Law Society Continuing Legal Education Program and at Bar Association of Queensland Advanced Legal Education Program. • Papers delivered at numerous Joint Law Society-Bar Association Symposia, Australian Bar Association Conferences and Queensland Bar Association Conferences. • Frequent lecturer at professional conferences of Supreme Court Judges. • Qualified mediator. • Lieutenant Commander in Royal Australian Navy Reserve. Publications: • Interlocutory Injunctions having Final Effect (1987) 61 ALJ 341. • Avoidance of Guarantees on Technical Grounds (1989) QLSJ 219. • Deakin, Isaacs and the Supremacy of the Commonwealth, essay in Justice According to Law, ed Rahemtula, 2006 • The Constitutional Writs, (2007) 14 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 145

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