Tony Deane

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel Brisbane

Tony definitely knows this area very well and explains things very well

– Client quote



Tony practises in general commercial litigation, focused in liability law, contractual disputes, venture disputes, equitable remedies and dispute resolution. He has also served as a member and past chair of the Queensland Law Society Litigation Practice and Procedure Committee for 26 years. He has extensive experience in writing and presenting training programs as part of the Clayton Utz Training Program, and created modules for various organisations on topics including "Contract Risk Management", "Commercial contracts for non-lawyers", and "Basic contract training".

Notable Work
  • International heavy truck manufacturer: successfully defended an extensive class action involving 8,000 claimants.
  • Major retail and commercial property client: represented in numerous commercial lease disputes before Federal and Queensland State Courts and Tribunals.
  • Mining operator: achieved compensation recovery for land resumption by an authority for infrastructure projects.
  • Retail: provided advisory services, reviewed and redrafted standard form contracts for services and goods, and conducted comprehensive contract training programs.
  • Statutory will order: conducted an equitable action achieving one of the largest statutory will orders in Queensland.
  • Significant equitable tracing actions: conducted these actions, resulting in various property declarations.
  • Unfair contract provisions: advised on their operation.
  • Australian corporate group: advised on an injunction on worldwide assets to protect an equitable tracing remedy
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