Adam has a common law, statutory compensation and general commercial law practice.
He appears in both the State and Federal jurisdictions in his stated areas of practice. These appearances usually require involvement in the interlocutory stages as well as final hearings. Along with his appearance work, Adam drafts opinions and pleadings.
He also prepares documents for and appears in the Court of Appeal and in the Judicial Review and Appeals List of the Supreme Court.
Recent matters include:
- Interlocutory hearings:
- Goodenough -v- State of Victoria  (Supreme Court of Victoria) extent of authority of Associate Justice to hear an application for extension of time pursuant to s 27K of Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) - whether referral from Justice to Associate Justice validly made) (led by David Robertson QC)
- Goodenough -v- State of Victoria  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (limitations of actions – delay of approximately 22 years – claim based on alleged breaches of duty while the plaintiff was imprisoned - ss 27K(2), 27L(1) and (2) of the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic)) (led by David Robertson QC)
- Goodenough -v- State of Victoria  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (pardon - plaintiff wrongly imprisoned – whether Part 9C of the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) applies to the payment of damages and legal costs to the plaintiff) (led by David Robertson QC)
- Charalambous -v- Burgess  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (Application for freezing order – risk of dissipation of assets) (unled)
- Serious injury applications (accepts briefs to appear for the plaintiff or defendant and also accepts briefs for the preparation of opinions, affidavits and statements of claim);
- Junior counsel at trial
- Interlocutory hearings;
- Contested hearings (accepts briefs to appear for the plaintiff or defendant).
- Philippiadis -v- TAC  (Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal) (Appeal from the County Court of Victoria against the dismissal of serious injury applications pursuant to s 93 of the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) – clinical records as evidence – adequacy of reasons) (led by Andrew Clements QC)
- Ozmen -v- ABI Transport  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (s 109 Appeal from the Magistrates’ Court regarding a statutory compensation claim and whether a medical panel opinion was binding) (plaintiff discontinued the proceeding)
- Tien -v- Pho  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (s 148 Appeal from VCAT regarding proper construction of s 233 of the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic)) (unled)
- Anderson & Parslow -v- Angelopoulas  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (s 148 Appeal from VCAT regarding - apprehended bias – natural justice – costs order) (plaintiffs discontinued the proceeding) (unled)
- Jackson -v- The Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police  (Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal) (Appeal from the County Court regarding refusal to grant a stay of proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) pending a criminal trial) (led by Caroline Kenny QC)
- Hopkins -v- Hopkins  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (s 148 Appeal from VCAT regarding - adequacy of reasons – offers of compromise - costs order) (unled)
- Guss -v- Boroondara City Council  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (s 109 Appeal from the Magistrates’ Court) (unled)
- Interlocutory hearings;
- Appears in contract, insurance, professional negligence and Australian Consumer Law litigation;
- Mann -v- Condon  (Federal Court of Australia) (statutory interpretation – ss 149A and 149N of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) – whether bankrupt discharged from bankruptcy – acted for the trustee) (unled)
- Chalmers -v- Registrar of Titles  (Supreme Court of Victoria) (breach of finance contract – breach of fiduciary duty – fraud – misleading and deceptive conduct – unconscionable conduct) (settled) (led by Caroline Kenny QC and Michael Seelig)
- Delta Downs Pty Ltd -v- CS Accounting and Taxation Pty Ltd & Ors  (County Court of Victoria) (breach of retainer – breach of fiduciary duty – professional negligence by accountant and financial planner) (settled) (led by Stephen Marantelli)
Adam read with Sean Cash and his senior mentor was Paul Scanlon QC.
To get in touch with Adam Coote | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of clinical records as evidence in serious injury applications – Court of Appeal update2016-02-22 13:07:59
Notices to Admit2014-09-18 00:07:59
Entering Default Judgment - A Caution2014-05-20 22:02:10
Appeals from the Magistrates’ Court and the VCAT to the Supreme Court on a Question of Law2014-04-03 05:10:51
Practitioners’ Obligation to Keep Costs Reasonable and Proportionate – Court of Appeal Update2013-12-11 00:12:02
Update - Summary Judgment Under the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)2013-07-01 03:20:56