Brent Reading

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Prior to joining the bar, Brent practiced as a commercial litigator with Minter Ellison (from 2011-2013) and with Allens (from 2013-2015). Brent was called to the Bar in 2015.

Brent has a broad commercial practice with a focus on construction, contract, tort, insolvency, trade practices, discrimination, intellectual property and wills and estates. Brent’s speciality is arbitrations. He has appeared in Australia and internationally (most recently in Singapore).

In 2017, Brent was recognised by Doyle's Guide as an emerging construction and infrastructure junior counsel. In 2018, Brent was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as one of Queensland’s leading construction and infrastructure junior counsel. Brent is a co-author of the Intellectual Property and Probate Chapters (which are published by LexisNexis Australia).

Since joining the Bar, Brent has appeared in numerous trials and interlocutory applications before international arbitrators and the State and Federal Courts. Some examples include:

  • appearing as counsel in a number of international arbitral proceedings (including before former members of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division);

  • Telvent Australia Pty Ltd v Acciona Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] QSC 201

  • Built Qld Pty Limited v Pro-Invest Australian Hospitality Opportunity (ST) Pty Limited as Trustee for the Pro-Invest Australian Hospitality Opportunity (BRF Springhill) Trust [2019] QSC 108

  • J.R. & L.M. Trackson Pty Ltd v NCP Contracting Pty Ltd & Ors [2019] QSC 201

  • Built Qld Pty Limited v Pro-Invest Australian Hospitality Opportunity (ST) Pty Limited as Trustee for the Pro-Invest Australian Hospitality Opportunity (BRF Springhill) Trust (No 2) [2019] QSC 179

  • The Trust Company (Australia) Ltd atf the WH Buranda Trust v Icon Co (Qld) Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] QSC 87

  • Citigroup Pty Limited v Burchard [2019] QDC 23.

  • DZAFH v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2017] FCCA 387

  • Campbell & Anor v T.L. Clacher No. 2 Pty Ltd & Ors [2019] QSC 218

Brent also lectures in forensic evidence at Griffith University. He has done so since 2015.