Samuel
Walpole

Called to the Bar in 2021

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central

T | 07 3360 3345
E | [email protected]

Samuel
Walpole

Called to the Bar in 2021

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Appellate
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial
  • Competition and Consumer
  • Contract and General Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Corporate and White Collar Crime
  • Defamation
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Freedom of Information
  • Insurance
  • Professional Discipline and Regulatory
  • Transport

Overview

Samuel Walpole practises in commercial, regulatory and public law.
  1. Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Qld) 2016
  2. Bachelor of Laws (Hons I, University Medal) (Qld) 2016
  3. Bachelor of Civil Law (Dist) (Oxon) 2019

Prior to being called to the Bar, Samuel was Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. He also worked as a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission in the areas of Corporate Crime and Financial Services Regulation.

Samuel holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction.

Samuel is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Queensland, where he lectures in the postgraduate Commercial Equity course. His publications have appeared in a number of domestic and international journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Australian Journal of Administrative Law and Trusts & Trustees.

  1. Committee Member, Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch) (from 2021)
  2. Fellow, Australian Centre for Private Law (from 2021)
  3. Consultant, Australian Law Reform Commission (from 2021)
  4. Committee Member, Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (Queensland Branch) (from 2021)
  5. Adjunct Fellow, University of Queensland (from 2020)
  6. Director, University of Queensland Law Alumni Association (from 2019)
  1. Charitable Trusts – The Presbyterian Church of Queensland Incorporated by Letters Patent v Attorney-General for the State of Queensland (QSC Proceedings) (led by AM Pomerenke QC, SJ Webster and MJ Hafeez-Baig).
  2. Contract – Queensland Motorways Pty Ltd v CPB Contractors Pty Ltd & Ors (QSC Proceedings) (led by MH Hindman QC).
  3. Defamation – Acting in defence of proceedings for defamation, misleading or deceptive conduct and injurious falsehood (led by RJ Anderson QC).
  4. Freedom of Information – Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Prime Minister of Australia (AAT Proceedings) (led by JD McKenna QC).
  5. Maritime Regulation/Administrative Law – Brisbane Marine Pilots Pty Ltd v General Manager of Maritime Safety Queensland and Ors [2021] QCAT 436 (led by JD McKenna QC).
  6. Acting (unled) in various proceedings, including: provisional liquidator and just and equitable winding up applications, claims under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and ASIC Act 2001 (Cth) in relation to financial services; actions for defamation, breach of contract, restitution and negligence; merits review of decisions relating to stamp duty, land tax and the first home owner grant.
  7. Acting (unled) in defence of Supreme Court proceedings seeking the declaration of a constructive trust over land.
  8. Acting (unled) in Admiralty proceedings relating to the arrest of a ship.
  9. Appearing (unled) for the Crown at sentence in relation to indictable offences.
  10. Advising (led) in relation to the construction of provisions of the Mineral Resources Act 1994 (Qld).
  11. Advising (led) in relation to issues arising under the Rail Safety National Law.
  12. Advising (led) on the construction of a gas supply agreement.
  13. Advising (unled) in relation to a dispute concerning a retail shop lease.

Contact

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E | [email protected]

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