Alexander
McKinnon

Called to the Bar in 2019

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3360
E | [email protected]

Alexander
McKinnon

Called to the Bar in 2019

Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Building & Construction
  • Contract and General Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Inquiries and Coronial Inquests
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Resources & Infrastructure
  • Transport

Overview

Alexander practises predominantly in commercial and corporate litigation. He has experience in commercial disputes across a range of State and Federal courts, tribunals, and commissions of inquiry, as well as arbitration, mediation and expert determination.
  1. Master of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge
  2. 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for International Commercial Litigation (Cambridge)
  3. Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland
  4. Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Queensland

Prior to being called to the Bar in 2019, Alexander was an Associate to the Hon. Justice Byrne AO RFD in the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has also worked for a number of years as a solicitor in litigation and arbitration for a top-tier international firm in London and as the Litigation and Regulatory Counsel for a major international airline.

Alexander has experience in complex commercial disputes including joint ventures, construction and infrastructure, resources, trade practices, professional negligence and general contract. Alexander has acted in a range of courts, tribunals, arbitral bodies, commissions of inquiry and mediations.

He advises corporations and individuals on a range of matters including shareholders disputes, corporate liability and insolvency, contractual liability, and has defended companies and directors in regulatory prosecutions.

Alexander has specialist experience in aviation law and has advised insurers on related risks.

While undertaking his LLM studies at Cambridge, Alexander was awarded the 3 Verulam Buildings Prize for the highest mark in International Commercial Litigation.

Recent cases as a junior counsel include:

  1. Acting for the defendant in a billion-dollar commercial dispute in the Supreme Court of Queensland which has been referred to referees (led by G A Thompson QC S-G, L Kelly QC and D O’Sullivan QC)
  2. Appearing (unled) in a trial in the Supreme Court of Queensland involving alleged breaches of contract and a failure to afford natural justice
  3. Counsel Assisting the Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry (2020) (led by J Horton QC)
  4. Appearing in proceedings relating to mining and gas compensation matters
  5. Appearing and advising in relation to corporate insolvency, fraud and misrepresentation; pooling applications;  public examinations; winding-up applications; default judgment, strike-out and summary judgment applications
  6. Insolvency/Corporations – Colwell (Deed Administrator), in the matter of Wealth Mining Pty Ltd (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) v Wealth Resources Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 857

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3360
E | [email protected]

readership

For more than 20 years, Level 16 Quay Central Chambers has offered readerships to assist counsel starting at the Bar.

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