Project Description

peter-tierney

Areas of Practice

  • Common law/personal injury
  • Commercial
  • Criminal
  • Equity
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 9336 5399
Fax: (02) 9336 5353
Email: mail@petertierney.net

Year of Admission as an Australian Lawyer – 1987
Year of Admission to the NSW Bar – 2014

Degrees

  • University of Sydney BEc
  • Australian National University LLB

Experience

Peter has successfully conducted cases as both barrister and solicitor against the State of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, the Attorney-General of Australia and large corporations. Some of the more interesting litigation matters that Peter has acted in include:

Intentional torts

  • Lewis v The Australian Capital Territory [2020] HCA 26; 94 ALJR 740; 381 ALR 375 (principles for damages in false imprisonment)
  •  State of New South Wales v. Riley [2003] NSWCA 208 (1 August 2003) (intentional torts of assault and false imprisonment by police – aggravated and exemplary damages) http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2003/208.html
  • Niven v. SS [2006] NSWCA 338 (30 November 2006) (civil damages for sexual assault involving a re-statement and application of the tort/felony rule in New South Wales) http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2006/338.html

Human rights

Equity proceedings

Peter accepts instructions in range of matters including:

  • Appellate practice;
  • Common law;
  • Human rights; and
  • Equity proceedings

Peter has extensive experience in advocacy in a range of courts and tribunals in the Federal jurisdiction, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and has appeared in inquiries, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.