Lionel has a broad commercial practice with a focus on insolvency, building and construction disputes and property disputes.
Lionel also has an interest in disciplinary, licensing and regulatory prosecutions. His experience includes matters brought by the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, the Building Practitioners Board, the Victorian Racing Club Ltd’s disciplinary subcommittee, the Migration Agents Registration Authority and under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
Other general matters in which Lionel has appeared include contract disputes, professional negligence claims, banking and finance disputes, partnership disputes and claims of oppressive conduct in corporate affairs. He has also appeared several times in the Court of Appeal (led and unled) and conducted appeals on questions of law in the Trial Division of the Supreme Court.
Lionel graduated with first-class honours in law from Monash University. He received the Peter Twining Prize for the Best Honours Thesis in Common Law, the topic of which concerned the law of restitution.
Lionel maintains a blog: www.lionelwirth.com.au.
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Federal Circuit Court