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Sebastian De Brennan barrister publishes article on the recent music festival deaths in New South Wales. See: De Brennan, S. 'Dancing away from Reform: The Inquest into the Death of Six Patrons of NSW Music Festivals' (2019) 27 Journal of Law and Medicine 1, 1-14.

The Tristan Naudi inquest, in which Sebastian De Brennan appeared as counsel for Tristan's father, reported widely on ABC Radio National: 


See ABC Background Briefing a...

Everyone loves a good work Christmas party. However, left unmanaged, a Christmas party can quickly descend into a legal minefield. Potential pitfalls include:

(a) Damage to the professional reputation of a business as well as that of its employees.

(b) The bringing of pe...

Disclaimer: Please note the below is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a lawyer (whether barrister or solicitor) working in the area of whistle-blower law, employment law and/or with direct experience as a whist...

September 28, 2019


See my latest article on EPAC in Education Review: https://www.educationreview.com.au/2019/09/reviewing-the-reviewers-epac-and-the-2019-tedeschi-report/

Vindication for school teachers who have expressed concern about EPAC investigations:


Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a summary and general overview only. It is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a barrister or solicitor working in the area of working with children checks before ac...

On 1 November 2018, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) came into effect. The AFCA replaces the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), the Credit and Investment Ombudsman (CIO) and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT), with consumers now enjoying a...

Was pleased to read the following media release by the Law Council of Australia yesterday: 

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Rejection of ‘deeply flawed’ Family Court merger plan a win for Australian families

Australian families are better off with a stand-alone, specialised...

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