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Sydney NSW 200

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Lachlan Robison


Date of Admission to the Bar


Date of Admission as a Solicitor


Areas of Practice

  • Administrative law
  • Insurance/ Common Law
  • Intentional torts
  • Commercial


  • LLM, Australian National University

Practice Overview

I practice in most areas of law, with a particular interest in insurance-related disputes and commercial litigation.

Examples of recent briefs:

  • Dispute between company and former director regarding interest in real estate development valued at over $100M.
  • Dispute between overseas plaintiff and Australian defendant – application of the Foreign Judgments Act 1991.
  • Catastrophic brain injury claim in NSW Supreme Court – Common Law Division.
  • Life estate dispute in NSW Supreme Court – Equity Division.
  • Interstate tort litigation (involving allegations of negligence in both Queensland and New South Wales).

Selected papers/ publications

  • “Bullying” in common law litigation, (2015) 6 WR 105.
  • Telling Porkies, An update on misleading and deceptive conduct and other commercial skulduggery, CLE Far North Coast Law Society, 2014. Also delivered to North and North West Law Society, 2014.
  • Getting Costs in Small Cases, article for NSW Law Society Journal, 2013.
  • When Negligence is Not Enough, article for NSW Law Society Journal, 2012.
  • The Exciting World of Occupational Health and Safety Law…and other excursions into cl.176 compliance, CLE for Wollongong Law Society, 2011.
  • Federal Discrimination Law, CLE for Wollongong Law Society, 2011.
  • Recent Developments in Trade Practices (the more things change the more they stay the same), article, published by the journals of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Law Society of Tasmania, 2011.
  • Workers Compensation 101, CLE for Far South Coast & Monaro Law Society, 2010. 
  • Sentencing, CLE for Far South Coast & Monaro Law Society, 2010. 

Selected Cases

Administrative law

  • Ceric v Prosegur Australia Pty Limited [2016] FCA 1068.
  • LCNB v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] AATA 463.
  • SQZFV v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship & Anor, unrep, 19 December 2011, Federal Court.
  • Ceric and Prosegur Australia Pty Ltd (Compensation) [2017] AATA 1448

Insurance/ Common Law

  • Cartwright v Bluescope Steel Limited & Anor [2015] HCATrans 268.
  • Lal v Australian Administrative Services Pty Limited, unrep, 11 August 2015, NSWDC.
  • Lembo v Pacific Brands Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] NSWDC 35.
  • Walker v Howard [2009] NSWCA 408 (as solicitor).
  • Nicol v Whiteoak [2011] NSWSC 168.

Intentional torts

  • Rook v State of New South Wales (No 3) [2015] NSWDC 154.
  • Spanos v Thornberry [2013] NSWDC 193.


  • Travis v Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Limited, unrep, 2 December 2013, NSWDC.
  • Circuit Finance Australia Pty Limited v Sobbi & Anor [2010] NSWSC 789 and 912.