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Dr Simon Blount


Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9223 1522
Linked In: simon-blount-barrister

Date of Admission to the Bar


Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Appeals
  • Equity and Family Provision
  • Insurance
  • Wills and Probate


  • Bachelor of Laws (UNSW)
    • Julius Stone Prize in Legal Theory (UNSW)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (UNSW)
    • Australian Postgraduate Award
  • Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours (UNSW)
    • Economic History Prize (Strathclyde University, U.K)
  • Diploma of Arts (VCA)


  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Law, Sydney

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

  • Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

  • Research Fellow (0.5), University of Sydney



  • 2015 Electronic Contracts: 2nd ed (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths)
  • 2009 Electronic Contracts: Principles from the Common Law (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths)


  • 2019 The New Judicial Review – Legal Unreasonableness 9 WR 78 (with M Robinson SC)
  • 2017 "eConveyancing: principles, platforms and procedures" LSJ Issue 38 October 2017 (82). With C. Martin.
  • 2009  “When are Emails Writing?” 47(8) LSJ 56
  • 2009  “Implied Terms in Web Page Contracts for the Sale of Software” 47(1) LSJ 56
  • 2008 “Agreeing to Terms in Web Page Contracts” 46(11) LSJ 74
  • 2008 “Click Signatures in Webpage Contracts” 46(10) LSJ 70



Practice Overview

Dr Simon Blount practices in the areas of administrative law, appeals, commercial law and equity, insurance, and wills and probate in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Federal Court, and the District Court. He is the author of Electronic Contracts 2nd ed (Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths 2015) and has the knowledge and experience to provide smart solutions for his clients.

Simon is a PhD from the University of New South Wales and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Simon has for many years lectured the emerging generation of legal professionals at the University of New South Wales

Simon is an advocate for the rights of asylum seekers. Away from law Simon is fluent in German and enjoys classical music, an outcome from his career performing as a principal player with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. 

Decided Cases

High Court of Australia

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZMTA (2019) 264 CLR 421; 93 ALJR 252; [2019] HCA 3. *S Prince. Administrative Law: PRINCIPLE Materiality of error in establishing a denial of procedural fairness.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZMTA & Anor [2018] HCATrans 34 (16 February 2018). Special Leave. Administrative Law.

Court of Appeal of New South Wales

Anthony Skates v Hills Industries Ltd 2020/219415 NSWCA (25 February 2021) Administrative Law-Statutory Interpretation. Decision reserved.

Capar v SPG Investments Pty Ltd (t/as Lidcombe Power Centre) (2021) ALMD 747; [2020] NSWCA 354. Administrative Law - Statutory Interpretation. *S Flett.

Booth v Fourmeninapub Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 57: *M Cranitch SC – Administrative Law - Statutory interpretation

Bluescope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd v Sekulovski [2019] NSWCA 136 – Administrative Law – Statutory Interpretation. * M Robinson SC

Hee v State Transit Authority of New South Wales (2019) 100 NSWLR 274; 287 IR 200; [2019] NSWCA 175 – Administrative Law – Statutory Interpretation *S Flett

El Wasfi v State of New South Wales [2017] NSWCA 332.  Malicious prosecution: *M Cranitch SC

State of New South Wales v Stockwell [2017] NSWCA 30.  Administrative Law: Statutory interpretation of workers compensation legislation. *S Flett

StateCover Mutual Ltd v Cameron (2015) 13 DDCR 272 [2015] NSWCA 127.  Administrative Law: Statutory interpretation of workers compensation legislation. *L King SC

Prior as executrix of the estate of John Prior v Willmott anor. 2012/20866 Commercial Law: Leave to appeal from decision of District Court

Atkinson anor v Crowley [2011] NSWCA 194.  Commercial Law: Leave to cross-appeal against decision of Supreme Court.

Sullivan v St George Community Housing Co-op Limited [2010] NSWCA 230. Administrative Law: Principle: no appeal to the Court of Appeal from a statutory appeal to the District Court.

Valantine v Technical and Further Education Commission (2007) 166 IR 459; 97 ALD 447; [2007] NSWCA 208.  Administrative Law: Principle: In administrative proceedings a party cannot be compelled to produce documents in contravention legal professional privilege or in contravention of the privileges against self-incrimination and exposure to penalties. *R Lovas

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Specialist Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd t/as Laverty Pathology v Aisha Naqi [2020] NSWSC 1791 – Judicial Review – Insurance

Skates v Hills Industries Ltd [2020] NSWSC 837 – Judicial Review – Insurance.

Starr v Pendergast Painting Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 725 – Judicial Review – Insurance

Martinovic v Workers Compensation Commission of New South Wales [2019] NSWSC 1532 – Judicial Review- Insurance 

Ljubisavljevic v Workers Compensation Commission of New South Wales [2019] NSWSC 1358: Judicial Review – Insurance.  M Robinson SC

Hanna v Delta Electrical and Security Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 1127. Judicial Review - Insurance

IAG Ltd (t/a NRMA Insurance) v Chahoud (2019) 89 MVR 87; [2019] NSWSC 767. Judicial Review

Blendell v Byrne [2019] NSWSC 583. Equity – Family Provision 

Mercy Connect Ltd v Kiely [2018] NSWSC 1421 .  Administrative Law - Insurance

Cobar Shire Council v Harpley-Oeser [2018] NSWSC 964 .  Administrative Law - Insurance

Lansom v Lansom [2018] NSWSC 763 Procedural - improperly obtained evidence

New South Wales v Hill [2018] NSWSC 541. Administrative Law - Insurance

Department of Education v TF [2017] NSWSC 1569 Judicial Review - Insurance

Mercy Centre Lavington Ltd v Kiely  [2017] NSWSC 1234.  Judicial Review - Insurance  *M Robinson SC.

McKeough v Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales [2017] NSWSC 868 Judicial Review – Insurance

Lando v Rawlinson & Brown Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 328 – Procedural – transfer of proceedings

Department of Education and Communities (NSW) v Kaur [2016] NSWSC 346 Judicial Review - Insurance

Boldi v Crozier [2015] NSWSC 2015 Procedure – joinder of beneficiary in family provision proceedings.

Cook v City of Sydney [2015] NSWSC 1904.  Administrative Law - Insurance

Idrizovska v Saliu [2015] NSWSC 1642. Equity - Constructive trust - equitable fraud.

Cullen v Woodbrae Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 1416.  Administrative Law - Insurance

Wilkinson v Leussink Pty Limited  [2015] NSWSC 1369. Administrative Law - Insurance

Nicholas v Astute Hire Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 711 – Procedural - amendment

Ryder v Sundance Bakehouse [2015] NSWSC 526.   Administrative Law – Insurance

Matthew Francis Horne v Raymond Charles James anor [2015] NSWSC 465.  Equity – specific performance. * F Corsaro SC 

Kolundzic v Quickflex Constructions Pty Limited [2014] NSW 1523. Administrative Law – Insurance

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group v Laurence James Pola  [2014] NSWSC 59 – Procedural – costs

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group v Laurence James Pola [2013] NSWSC 1502.  Possession - cross claim for sale at undervalue.  *Wright SC

McGarry v NSW Local Health Network [2013] NSWSC 1110 – Procedural – amendment

McGarry v NSW Local Health Network [2013] NSWSC 1109 – Procedural – interrogatories

George v Wombo Lane Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 660. Administrative Law – Insurance

Bukorovic v Registrar of the WCC [2010] NSWSC 507. Administrative Law – Insurance

Tulloch (deceased) v Braybon anors (No 2) [2010] NSWSC 65.  Equity - undue influence. *P Taylor SC

Borg v Registrar of the WCC [2009] NSWSC 1389. Administrative Law – Insurance

Hollows v Macquarie University [2009] NSWSC 820. Administrative Law – Insurance

Jerrick v Greyhound and Harness Racing Regulatory Authority and anor [2008] NSWSC 203 Administrative Law *Cranitch SC

Rose v Boxing NSW Inc anor [2007] NSWSC 20.  Equity - associations – denial of procedural fairness. *M Robinson SC

Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

AWN 17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2019) 164 ALD 287; [2019] FCA 440 Administrative Law - Migration

SZMTA v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2017) 255 FCR 215; [2017] FCA 1055 Administrative Law - Migration  

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZUXN (2016) 69 AAR 210; [2016] FCA 516 Administrative Law - Migration

SZQDS v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2012] FCA 396 Administrative Law – Migration

Federal Court of Australia

Southwell v Equity Trustees Limited [2015] FCA 536. Commercial - Statutory Appeal – Superannuation.

Jones v Evans [2006] FCA 320.  Orders under s 18C Racial Discrimination Act.  *R Goot SC.