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525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Harlis was called to the Bar after two years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as a tax adviser. Harlis practices predominantly in civil and commercial law.
He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne. Harlis received a scholarship from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, New York, to attend the Hague Academy for International Law to undertake postgraduate study in private international law.
Harlis has appeared widely in varied state and federal jurisdictions including the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, and the Supreme Courts of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia.
In his civil and commercial practice, Harlis has advised clients in relation to a diverse range of matters: property law, equity (including trust law), contract law, corporations law and insolvency, employment law, deceased estates, taxation, and administrative law.
Harlis also appeared in the first successful habeas corpus application in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, and in the first proceeding prosecuted by the Australian Taxation Office under the promoter penalty regime.
Since 2013, Harlis has been a sessional lecturer, predominantly in the law of equity, taxation law and the law of evidence.
Some selected civil cases:
Inquest into the Death of Travis Fernandez, Coroner’s Court (15 January 2020) (Coroner Spanos); inquest into a death in custody, representing Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Limited.
Tulloh v Western Australia (2019) (Supreme Court of Western Australia) (awaiting decision) - appeal from Supreme Court decision concerning residual effect of quashed administrative decisions.
Tsamis v Victoria (No 7)  VSC 826; Supreme Court defamation action brought by nightclub owner against the State of Victoria (led by T Sowden).
Taylor v Taylor  VSC 533; Supreme Court appeal relating to application of equitable estoppel, equitable compensation, judicial notice, and procedural fairness principles.
Lex Group Holding Pty Ltd & ors v De Ren Xu  VSC 238; Supreme Court action alleging breach of a settlement agreement.
Australian Institute of Technical Training Pty Ltd v Minister for Education and Training  AATA 1281; stay application brought in Administrative Appeals Tribunal by registered training organisation against Minister for Education and Training.
Australian College of Vocational Studies Pty Ltd and Australian Skills Quality Authority  AATA 1088; stay application brought in Administrative Appeals Tribunalby registered training organisation against Australian Skills Quality Authority.
Chen v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police  FCA 1558; preliminary discovery application brought Federal Court against Australian Federal Police in relation to information connected with search warrant application.
Commissioner of Taxation v Ludekens (No 2)  FCA 755; Federal Court civil penalty proceeding under the promoter penalty regime of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (led by M Bearman).
Wealthcare Custodians Limited v Mathews  VSC 523; Supreme Court appeal from Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal regarding reasonable prior notice as a content of natural justice (led by T Alexander).
Tulloh v Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Corrections and Prisoners Review Board  WASC 368; application for a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum in Supreme Court of Western Australia (led by T Alexander).
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