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Dr Andrew Hanak

Profile

Dr Andrew Hanak is a member of the Victorian Bar practicing in commercial law. He has substantial experience in providing advice and appearing in matters at both trial and appellate level in Superior Courts and Statutory Tribunals.  He also accepts briefs in commercial arbitration disputes (both domestic and international).

He is frequently briefed in matters arising in a complex factual or legal setting, including multi party disputes and disputes involving a substantial body of expert evidence.  He is recognised as a thorough and considered advocate who pursues a strategic approach to dispute resolution.

Areas of Practice

Dr Hanak practises in all aspects of commercial law.  He has been briefed in a wide range of commercial matters including disputes in the following areas: contract, corporations and securities, equity and trusts, insolvency, insurance and re-insurance, professional liability, property, mortgages and securities, torts, technology and trade practices.  He has appeared in a considerable number of first instance trials. He has also been briefed in a number of appeals in the Victorian Court of Appeal and in the High Court of Australia.

Professional 

Member Victorian Bar Council Readers’ Course Committee (2015 - 2016).

Member Victorian Bar Council Human Rights Committee (2015 - 2016).

Accredited advocacy coach by Australian Advocacy Institute (2013).

Accredited Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (2008).

Member, List A list committee and director of List A Barristers Pty Ltd(2009 - current).

Assistant General Editor Australian Property Law Journal (2003 - current).