Contact Us


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm

Phone
+61 2 92231522

Fax
+61 2 92237646

Email
f.hayden@statechambers.net

Address
Level 36,
52 Marin Place,
Sydney NSW 200

Online Enquiry

* Required fields

Uche Okereke-Fisher

 

Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9223 1522
Email: ufisher@statechambers.net

Date of Admission to the Bar

2015

Date of Admission as a Solicitor

2007

Areas of Practice

  • Equity and Commercial Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Laws of Private Associations and Societies
  • Administrative and Migration Law
  • Equality, Discrimination, Vilification and Harassment law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Family and Child Protection Law

Qualifications

  • BA (English Language)
  • LLB (University of London)
  • LLM (University of Sydney) (Distinction)
  • MBA (Ecole Superieure de Gestion, Paris

Appointments

  • NSW Bar, New Barristers Committee
  • NSW Bar, Bar News Committee


 

Practice Overview

Prior to commencing practice at the NSW Bar, Uche was a practicing solicitor and member of the Law Society of New South Wales. She has worked as Senior Corporate Counsel, Head of Legal, Chief Contracts Negotiator, Legal and Compliance Manager for multiple ICT Multi- National Companies including Hewlett Packard, Avaya and Salesforce.com

She has extensive experience advising corporations on workplace relations as well as negotiating multi-million dollar ICT, Financial services agreements. She is an alumnus of the Harvard Law Program on Negotiation.

At the NSW Bar, Uche runs a general practice. She accepts briefs on a wide spectrum of practice areas. However, her core areas of interest include Employment/Industrial Relations, Commercial Law, Contractual Disputes, Laws of Associations, Administrative and Migration Law, Consumer Protection Laws, Restraint of Trade matters. Uche accepts direct briefs from corporations and in-house counsels in all areas of the law. She has appeared, unled in a wide range of matters in the Supreme Court, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission and Local Court. A significant component of of her practice includes commercial advisory work for small businesses.

Cases

Fair Work Commission

  • Cardosa v Australian Automotive Group Pty Ltd/ A City Ford-
    Fair Work Commission U2015/12870. Unfair Dismissal case. Appeared for the Applicant.
  • Ehsan Haq vs NSW Health Pathology.
    Industrial Relations Court – IRC 964 of 2015. Unfair Dismissal. Appeared for the Applicant
  • Alexis King v D.C lee & L.J Lyons (2015/12294) –
    Unfair Dismissal case. Appeared for the Applicant. Case decided in favor of Applicant.
  • De Paiva Souza, Debora v Apple Study Group Pty Ltd T/A Apple Study Group
U2016/974.
    Unfair dismissal case. Appeared for the Respondent
  • Calvey v The Law Society of New South Wales. C2017/963.
    Unfair dismissal case. Appeared for the Applicant

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

  • SZSOS vs Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
    Judicial review of Tribunal decision – Represented the Applicant. Minister conceded the matter.
  • BLD 15 vs Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
    Judicial review of Tribunal decision. Appeared for the Applicant.
  • AGF15 vs Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
    Judicial review of Tribunal decision. Appeared for the Applicant.
  • Taleb Ibrahim v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
    The applicant was appealing a decision by the delegate of the Minister not to grant citizenship to Applicant. Appeared for the Applicant. Matter was remitted to the Minister for set aside/reconsideration under s 42D of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal 1975.
  • Nguyen v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2016] FCCA 2731.
    Judicial review of Tribunal decision. Appeared for the Applicant.
  • Wendy Ann Madden v Manly Warringah Cabs (Trading) Co-operative Society Ltd
 SYG62/2017.
    Fair work Division -  Wrongful dismissal. Represented the Applicant
  • Peter Carr v Empirical Works Pty Ltd & Anor
 SYG549/2016.
    Interlocutory Application on an employment matter. Appeared for the Applicant
  • Chentankumar Morarilal Sharma & Ors v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
 SY32014/2016
  • Shri Shiva Mandir Ltd v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor SYG2504/2016.
    Judicial review of Tribunal decision. Appeared for both applicants. The two applications were heard together.

Federal Court of Australia

  • Nguyen v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCA 1460.
    Appeal from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Appeared for the Appellant

Family Court of Australia

  • Jenisha Dahal Uprety v Sunil Uprety SYC1712/2014 26/8/2016.
    Family Law Proceeding. Property Settlement. Appeared for the Respondent Husband.
  • Jameelah Anne Naven v Christopher Robert John Rolls (P) Syc 6067/2016.
    Family Law Proceeding. Child custody. Appeared for the Intervening Grand-parents.

Local Court

  • Moosa Zahedi v R.
    Possession of prohibited drugs. Matter was dismissed pursuant to section 10(1)(a) of the Crimes (Sentencing) Procedures Act 1999.
  • WILDEN PROPERTIES NO.1 PTY LTD v PHAN & NGUYEN (CASE NO: 2016/00204522).
    Purchase of property dispute. Representing the Defendant Purchaser.

Children's Court of New South Wales

  • In the matter of: Tamika Curtis, Jaykayla Curtis, Kayden Curtis-Little (case number 34-25/13 and 29/14).
    Child Protection proceeding. Appeared for the Applicant Mother.

Supreme Court

  • Cambodian Buddhist Society of NSW Inc v Thai.
    Interlocutory Application. Appeared for 12 Defendants.
  • Meng Eang Tahi Vs Vuthea Chet (oth) 2017/00102792.
    Interlocutory Application. Appeared for the Defendant. Proceeding against the Defendant was discontinued with costs.

District Court

  • Belinda Scott v Department of Education.
    Defending a Notice of Motion. Appeared for the Defendant. The Notice of Motion was struck out with 75% cost awarded to the Defendant in the Notice of Motion.
  • The Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Dickson & Ors - Proceeds of Crime Examination - Dagmar Maxianova.
    Junior Barrister (led by a Senior Barrister)