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Frank Tuscano2018-03-21T04:55:27+00:00

Project Description

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Contact Details

Phone: (02) 9336 5342
Fax: (02) 9336 5353
Email: [email protected]

Year of Admission as an Australian Lawyer – 1995
Year of Admission to the NSW Bar – 1997

Education

Degrees:
  • Legal Practitioners’ Admission Board DipL
  • Macquarie University BA
  • Sydney College of Advanced Education DipEd

Practice Areas

  • Dust Diseases
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence

Professional experience and qualifications 

Mr Tuscano has practiced full-time as a barrister since the beginning of 1997.

Prior to that he was a high school teacher for 10 years and a solicitor for 2 years in a suburban general practice.

Since admission to the Bar he has had extensive practice in all areas of common law. He has appeared in the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, District and Supreme Courts in NSW including the NSW Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court in the ACT including the ACT Court of Appeal, The Dust Diseases Tribunal of NSW, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Australian Capital Territory Civil & Administrative Tribunal.

Since his admission to the Bar he has been briefed in the areas of childhood sexual abuse involving institutions, medical negligence, industrial accidents, motor vehicle accidents, dust diseases, discrimination law, disciplinary matters involving doctors, coronial inquiries and Royal Commissions. He is also briefed in matters involving international law. He has been briefed by both plaintiffs and defendants.

He is a Member of the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Bar Associations.   He has full-time chambers in Sydney and Canberra.

Notable Cases

  • Dasreef Pty Limited v Hawchar [2011] HCA 21
  • Goode v Angland [2017] NSWCA 311 (7 December 2017)
  • Hulanicki v Walton [2015] ACTCA 14 (24 April 2015)
  • Roads and Maritime Services v Grant [2015] NSWCA 138 (21 May 2015)
  • Moon v Whitehead [2015] ACTCA 17 (22 May 2015)
  • Streller v Albury City Council [2013] NSWCA 348 (23 October 2013)
  • Dasreef Pty Limited v Hawchar [2010] NSWCA 154 (6 July 2010)
  • Nominal Defendant v Clancy [2007] NSWCA 349 (7 December 2007)
  • Laminex (Australia) Pty Ltd v Coutts [2006] NSWCA 186 (14 July 2006)
  • Cargill Australia Ltd v Parsons [2004] NSWCA 238 (16 July 2004)
  • New South Wales v Judd [2003] NSWCA 355 (10 December 2003)
  • Nominal Defendant v Rowland-Smith [2003] NSWCA 65 (4 April 2003)
  • NSW v Knight [2002] NSWCA 392 (6 December 2002)
  • Wallaby Grip Limited v State Rail Authority of New South Wales & Ors [2001] NSWCA 105 (24 April 2001)
  • Caltex Tanker Co (Aust) Pty Ltd v Robert Kerr [1999] NSWCA 115 (30 April 1999)
  • James Hardie & Coy Pty Limited v Roberts & Anor [1999] NSWCA 314 (13 September 1999)
  • Meachelle Dixon v Royal Insurance Australia Ltd & Ors [1998] FCA 1768 (24 December 1998)