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Sue  Kee

About Sue

Sue Kee is a member of the dispute resolution & litigation practice. Her practice has included advising and representing clients in corporate and other regulatory investigations, taxation prosecutions, legal professional privilege claims, insolvent trading allegations, trademark ownership/copyright infringement disputes, freedom of information and disciplinary and discrimination complaints.

She has also been involved in advising government, advising organisations on corporate governance and privacy obligations, drafting privacy policies and prosecuting a variety of commercial disputes. Sue has practised in a wide variety of jurisdictions, acting for major Australian corporations, private individuals, and statutory and government authorities with particular expertise in large, complex cases.

Prior to commencing with Arnold Bloch Leibler, Sue completed a research associateship at the Federal Court of Australia. She has also held positions as a senior manager in the Commonwealth government with experience in heritage and native title, and as a social policy adviser to a Federal Minister. Sue joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2004 and was made senior associate in July 2007.

Sue was a commentary author for Lexis Nexis Native Title Service from 1999 to 2010 and has published in the areas of heritage, native title and freedom of information.

Practice focus

Sue’s practice focuses on the following areas:
  • commercial litigation and dispute resolution;
  • constitutional and administrative law matters; and
  • public interest law, including native title and human rights.

Directorships & memberships

Sue has been elected as 2017 President Elect of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV).   Sue has served on the LIV Council since 2014.  As a woman of Australian and Chinese heritage who started a career in commercial law in her 40s after working in human rights and social justice,  Sue celebrates success in diversity in her LIV leadership role.

Experience

Sue has acted in a range of matters, including on behalf of:

  • a large hospitality group: in relation to regulatory compliance issues;
  • a key service provider to the Federal Government review of contracts for legal risk;
  • company directors in ASIC examinations;
  • an unlisted public company: in relation to a shareholder’s Section 247A application to inspect the company’s books;
  • one of several directors: in relation to proceedings brought by liquidators under Section 588M(2) to recover damages for losses to the company alleged to have arisen by reason of the directors’ contravention of insolvent trading provisions;
  • Department of Justice: in relation to the gambling licences review, including advising on natural justice issues, legal risk in relation to draft legislation and drafting the monitoring licence and related agreements;
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation: in relation to the review of the public lottery licence;
  • various private clients and government: in relation access to documents under Freedom of Information, including representation in review proceedings;
  • AWB in the Cole Royal Commission into the Oil-for-Food Program: including in relation to Federal Court legal professional privilege proceedings arising in relation to the production of documents; and
  • Victorian WorkCover Authority: in relation to the implementation of internal review procedures under the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004; administrative decision review proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Recognition & publications

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