Tobin Meagher specialises in complex commercial litigation and disputes, with particular expertise in contractual disputes, fraud/white collar crime, the Trade Practices Act (especially Part IV) and document retention. 

Tobin has been involved in a number of major litigation matters for large organisations and has considerable experience in the retail sector, where his clients include Woolworths and Myer. He is committed to working in partnership with clients to develop the best strategies to achieve their commercial goals.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Downer EDI Ltd: Acting in proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW in respect of a major completion accounts dispute regarding the acquisition of a business.

Woolworths Ltd: Acting for the company and its property damage insurer in proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW to recover substantial losses caused by a fire which destroyed an entire supermarket following oxy-acetylene cutting by contractors.


Myer Pty Ltd: Acting for Myer Pty Ltd on a range of matters, including in relation to the fire which destroyed the Hobart store in 2007.


Woolworths Ltd:
 Representing Woolworths Ltd in the Cole Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry.

AIW Pty Ltd: Defending the company in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland against an action by a former agent alleging unlawful termination of an agency agreement.

Rocla Ltd: Defending the company in proceedings commenced for breach of contract in relation to the relocation and modification of a concrete batching plant.

Vanglobe Holdings Pty Ltd: Acting in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of NSW involving an alleged breach of a share sale agreement.

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White Collar Crime and Investigations

Confidential client: Currently representing one of Australia's largest publicly listed companies in relation to a major criminal investigation, which has involved working closely with the New South Wales Fraud Squad, concerning the payment of secret commissions through Australia, British Virgin Islands, Israel, United States, Italy, UK and the Channel Islands.

Australian Safeway Stores Pty Ltd: Acting in proceedings commenced in the Federal Court of Australia to recover losses suffered as a result of the alleged theft of a large quantity of product involving a complex interstate fraud.


Australian resources company:
 Defending an Australian resources company in proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW brought by a former agent seeking to enforce an arbitral award for damages for unlawful termination of an agency agreement and which involved allegations of bribes paid in Pakistan.


Other:
 Acting for various clients who have been the victims of major frauds, including pursuing recovery action against the fraudsters as well as fidelity insurance claims.

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Enforcement and Cartels

Individual executive: Acting in proceedings commenced by the ACCC against various parties in relation to alleged price fixing in the Northern Territory's milk market.

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Competition

Toll Holdings Ltd: Acting in relation to the competition law aspects of Toll Holdings Ltd's bid for Patrick Corporation.

Confidential client: Advising a client in relation to a major contractual dispute with its bank regarding the provision of debit and credit card processing services.

Other: Acting for various clients who have been the victims of major frauds, including pursuing recovery action against the fraudsters as well as fidelity insurance claims.

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Investigations and Crisis Management

Confidential client: Currently representing one of Australia's largest publicly listed companies in relation to a major criminal investigation, which has involved working closely with the New South Wales Fraud Squad, concerning the payment of secret commissions through Australia, British Virgin Islands, Israel, United States, Italy, UK and the Channel Islands.

Australian Safeway Stores Pty Ltd: Acting in proceedings commenced in the Federal Court of Australia to recover losses suffered as a result of the alleged theft of a large quantity of product involving a complex interstate fraud.


Other:
 Acting for various clients who have been the victims of major frauds, including pursuing recovery action against the fraudsters as well as fidelity insurance claims.

See Investigations and Crisis Management

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