© 2017 Sebastian De Brennan. Barrister at Law

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...

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 education law, employment law and/or with direct experience working in EPAC...

A MAN accused throwing a woman off a balcony, leaving her with bone fractures on Sunday, did not apply for bail when he appeared in court yesterday.

Appearing via videolink. Jimm Wallace Kihara faced one charge of attempted murder in Central Local Court yesterday.


I today learnt that the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW (‘IRC’) has moved from the lovely heritage building at 47 Bridge Street in Sydney to 10 - 12 Smith Street at Parramatta. The Commission’s new postal address will be PO Box 927 Parramatta 2124.

While the old...

Everyone loves a good work Christmas party. However, left unmanaged, a Christmas party can quickly escalate 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 p...

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